November 2022 Newsletter (Annual Report)

Matt and Emily had two successful adoption experiences with Catholic Social Services, but it was their experience briefly fostering a third baby that proved to them the real benefit of working with a professional adoption agency. The couple finalized the adoption of their second child, a daughter named Annie, in January 2021...

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Celebrate Adoption Month With Adoption Story Time

Let’s kickoff National Adoption Month with a live reading of adoption and foster care themed stories for children at the Rapid City Public Library.
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Additionally, during the month of November, I would love to come to your program, classroom, or daycare and read stories about adoption and/or foster care to your kiddos. Adoption themed coloring sheets can also be made available. If you would like to schedule a time for adoption story time, please use this link

If you have more questions, I can be reached at

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August 2022 E-Newsletter

Last night as I held little Lucia, a three-month-old infant, in my arms I visited with her mother, who at 20, was welcomed back to the University of Mary in Bismarck. In support of the overturning of Roe V. Wade. U of Mary will provide free room, board and childcare for single moms who want to complete their higher education goals. It was made possible by 1 generous donor...

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July 2022 Newsletter

CSS held its Strategic Planning Retreat on Tuesday, June 7. In attendance were 15 CSS Board members and staff excited to chart the direction of CSS for the next five years. “We’ve had these types of retreats since our founding,” says CSS Executive Director Jim Kinyon. “They ensure that we have the input to remain on course of serving all peoples of faith."

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988 Lifeline to launch July 16 in South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 14, 2022

DSS MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Long, 605.773.3165,

HELPLINE CENTER MEDIA CONTACT: Wendy Dooley, 605.274.1417,


988 to launch July 16 in South Dakota

PIERRE – A new three-digit dialing code, 988, will launch on Saturday in South Dakota connecting those experiencing mental health distress to compassionate, accessible care and support...

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Uplifting Parents Segment

Uplifting Parents is a CSS program dedicated to single parents working to earn their college degree! 

Thank you to Anya Mueller and the Connect With US segment that recently aired, highlighting one of our amazing graduating participants. 

If you missed out, watch the segment above!  You can also see our Uplifting Parents page to learn more about the program or apply.

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Adoption Story Time

For our next Adoption Story Time, Kelli will be reading "Delly Duck" by Holly Markow and Suzy Garland.

Watch on Facebook

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Uplifting Parents Celebrates 15 Graduates

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The Uplifting Parents Program celebrates the graduation of 15 participants from its program. Each individual has worked diligently to get to graduation. We congratulate each graduate for all your hard work! 

Read more to see the graduates!

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Tornadoes Make Destruction in Sioux Falls Area

May 12th, 2022 brought a destructive storm that did damage across eastern South Dakota. At least 28 counties have reported damage.

CSS is involved in Disaster Relief for western South Dakota and is a member of South Dakota VOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).
You can see our Disaster Relief services here.

Read more to see videos of the storm.

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15 Graduating from Uplifting Parents Program this Spring!

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The Uplifting Parents program is excited to announce that it will graduate 15 participants from the program this spring. The participants will have obtained degrees from the following schools, including Bay Mills Community College, Black Hills State University, Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota State University, Western Dakota Tech, and University of South Dakota.

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May 2022 E-Newsletter

“Starting Palm Sunday, the church is telling us that these are the eight days that changed your life. Your life was redeemed by Jesus Christ and transformed,” said Dr. Tim Gray, guest speaker at the Palm Sunday Brunch sponsored by Catholic Social Services...

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March 2022 E-Newsletter

Keynote speaker Dr. Tim Gray, one time employee of the Diocese of Rapid City and now President of the Augustine Institute, is a well known Catholic speaker and author...

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January 2022 E-Newsletter

As we enter into the season of Lent, we are invited to fast, pray and give alms. Through these actions we set ourselves aside for the sake of God and others...

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