Uplifting Parents applications are open through October 23rd.  Apply Now 
Catholic Social Services

Serving People of All Faiths

Monday: 8 AM - 7 PM  (Closed 12 PM - 1 PM)
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM  (Closed 12 PM - 1 PM)
Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM

529 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Catholic Social Services of Rapid City

Our Mission

To share in Christ’s ministry of offering hope, promoting individual human dignity and strengthening families and communities, by providing professional social services to people of all faiths in Western South Dakota.


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CSS Annual Gathering 
The 2023 Msgr. O'Connell Founders Award will be presented to this year's honoree, Dale Lamphere (pictured).

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Uplifting Parents Application Round
Uplifting Parents is accepting applications for the Fall 2023 Enrollment Round! Applications close October 23rd.

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Trinity Adoption Waiting Families
Learn more about Jonas & Heidi and our other families waiting to adopt. Discover what else Trinity has to offer.

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Supporting Communities in South Dakota

Catholic Social Services of Rapid City is devoted to providing life-changing social services for those in need throughout South Dakota. As a trusted, respected provider of a wide range of services including counseling, educational workshops, mental health first aid training, and more, CSS of Rapid City is nurturing our local communities with unprecedented access to uplifting resources and support in line with our mission of offering hope to those in need.

 Telehealth Counseling Telehealth Counseling
 Uplifting Parents Uplifting Parents
 Trinity Pregnancy and AdoptionTrinity Pregnancy and Adoption
 Disaster Relief Services/Community Outreach Disaster Relief and
Community Outreach
 Educational Workshops Educational Workshops
 S.M.I.L.E. S.M.I.L.E.
 Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid
 Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)
 Common Sense Parenting Common Sense Parenting
 Lakota Circles of Hope Lakota Circles of Hope
 Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention

Offering Care, Hope, and Dignity to all we serve.

For the past 45 years, Catholic Social Services has strengthened families and communities in South Dakota by offering professional social services. At Catholic Social Services of Rapid City, we believe instilling care, hope, and dignity in all we do is essential in fostering a welcoming, comfortable environment for all. We see people of all walks of life, religions, and backgrounds, who trust in our services to help them out in times of need. With compassion for those who have lost and those looking to pursue new chapters in their lives, our trained staff are here to provide an unrelenting support system.

Recent News

Uplifting Parents: Empowering single parents through education and support

Catholic Social Services' Uplifting Parents program is making a remarkable impact in the lives of single parents pursuing higher education. By providing both mentoring and financial support, this initiative aims to break the cycle of poverty and uplift not only the parents but also their children.

Through success stories and testimonials, it becomes evident that the program is transforming lives and creating opportunities for a brighter future.

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July 2023 E-Newsletter

CSS Community Outreach & Disaster Director Dominique hit the ground running when flooding hit Spearfish in June 2023. Tigert had been preparing for this type of situation where she could put her knowledge, preparational activities and “tackle what’s in front of you” attitude into action. “We project that we are going to be moving into a long-term recovery situation.” Tigert knows that it is going to take upwards of two months to have full closure of people getting back into their homes and lives. With the aim of getting people back into their homes and...

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

The Uplifting Parents program is proud to celebrate five participants whom have graduated spring 2023; and we look forward to cheering on two more for the summer semester! These new graduates are ready to blaze their trails in their new career fields including Engineering, Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Criminal Justice, and Tourism and Hospitality Management. They earned their degrees from South Dakota...

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