When Catholic Social Services provides services under any health program or activity, any part of which receives Federal financial assistance, Catholic Social Services does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any individual on the grounds of  race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  The foregoing statement is in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d, et. seq.), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et. seq.), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101 et. seq.), and Section 794 of Title 29 as the same are incorporated in Section 1557 of the Patient Protection Act (42 U.S.C. 18116).  Catholic Social Services reserves all rights under the Federal and state constitutions, statutes, rules, and case law.

Catholic Social Services:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as: (1) Qualified sign language interpreters; (2) Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as (1) Qualified interpreters; (2) Information written in other languages
  • If you need these services, contact the Civil Rights Coordinator. The Civil Rights Coordinator for Catholic Social Services is: Lorinda Collings, 529 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701; phone: (605) 348-6086; toll free: 1-800-727-2401; fax: (605) 348-1050; email:; TDD: 711.

If you believe that Catholic Social Services has failed to provide services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with the Civil Rights Coordinator.  You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email.  If you need help filing a grievance, the Civil Rights Coordinator is available to help.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at, or by mail or phone at:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington DC 20201, 1-800-868-1019, 800-537-7597 (TDD).  Complaint forms are available at