Walking With Moms in Need

The Catholic Church has always been pro-life, from conception to natural death. The church has also always been pro-woman. From the days of the Apostle Paul, the Christian understanding of marriage promoted a vision of the equal dignity of men and women, and that was radical in the ancient world. Christians defended the right of a woman to choose who she would marry and when, and to protect the life of her child. In the prevailing society, Roman and Hellenic husbands held the absolute power to put an unwanted infant to death or to force a wife to abort. The Catholic Church changed all this (See Rodney Stark, “The Triumph of Christianity”).

Through centuries of Catholic hospitals, schools, and orphanages, the church has consistently promoted the needs of the poor and the vulnerable. In 2019, the USCCB announced the launch of Walking With Moms in Need (WWMIN) an initiative of the USCCB which is designed to be a ministry of accompaniment that would continue that good work. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer to a pregnant woman in need.

Please be patient as we build our page!  If you know of other resources, please fill out the form below to share that information with us!

Resources

Rapid City

Birthright-Rapid City
Friendship, love and hope:  Information about: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Community programs; Referrals for: Medical Support, Financial Resources, Social Assistance; Free Resources:  Pregnancy Tests, Maternity and Baby Items

2002 5th St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.343.1732
www.birthright.org/rapidcity

Black Hills Pregnancy Center
Free Pregnancy Help: Pregnancy Tests, Limited Ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy, Pregnancy Counseling; Education Classes; Referrals for: Medical care, Professional Counseling, Financial Resources, Housing; Post Abortion Support

1774 Centre St., Suite 1
Rapid City, SD  57703
605.341.4477
www.blackhillspregnancycenter.com

For Baby’s Sake-Bright Start Nurse Family Partnership
Bright Start pairs up pregnant women and families with children up to age two with their own personal nurse: improved pregnancy outcomes, improved child health and development, and meeting life, school and work goals.

900 E. St. Patrick St., Suite 7
Rapid City, SD  57701
605.394.2495
www.forbabysakesd.com

Spearfish

Bella Pregnancy
Pregnancy Testing, Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound,  Confidential Support, Education on Pregnancy and Parenting, Maternity and Baby items, Post Abortion Recovery

119 E Grant St, Suite 2
Spearfish, SD 57783
605.642.4140
http://bellapregnancy.com

Pierre

Birthright-Pierre
Friendship, love and hope:  Information about: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Adoption, Prenatal Care, Community programs, Parenting Skills, Child Care; Referrals for: Medical Support, Financial Resources, Housing, Legal, Social Assistance, Professional Counseling; Free Resources:  Pregnancy Tests, Maternity and Baby Items, Live Chat through website

314 S. Henry St.
Pierre, SD  57501
605.224.6828
www.birthright.org/pierre

Catholic Social Services:  Trinity Adoption Services
Serving the Adoption Triad of adoptive parents, adopted child and birth parents.  Support includes pregnancy, international adoption, domestic infant adoption, contract work (kinships home studies, designated placements, voluntary termination of parental rights counseling and post-placement supervision), and other support such as case management, birth relative searches, support all members of the adoption triad. 

529 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.348.6086
Trinity Pregnancy and Adoption – Trinity Adoption

Lutheran Social Services:  Adoption Services
Assists families looking to adopt a child through domestic or international adoption, birth parents facing difficult decisions regarding an unintended pregnancy, adopted individuals searching for information about their birth families.

621 East Presentation St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0820  (Serves the entire state)
605.221.2346 or 888.201.5061
LSS Adoption Services helps families who are looking to adopt. (lsssd.org)

South Dakota Department of Social Services:  Adoption Services
Information on adoption of children placed in custody of the Department of Social Services, with the goal of finding a “forever family,” which could be a relative or non-related family.  Includes information on Indian Child Welfare Act, Relative Preference Statute, Multiethnic Placement Act and Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act

510 N. Campbell Street, PO Box 2440
Rapid City, SD 57709-2440
605.394.2525
Adoption Services (sd.gov)

Catholic Social Services
No person should live a life burdened by depression, grief, anxiety, relationship problems, or any of life’s stressors without having a support system to go to for relief and guidance. Fortunately, Catholic Social Services of Rapid City offers top-notch counseling services to those in need throughout Rapid City, the Black Hills, and Western South Dakota.  Catholic Social Services of the Black Hills is also offering confidential telehealth counseling through the Zoom platform. The location at which you receive the services must be physically located in South Dakota.

529 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.348.6086
Catholic Social Services

The entries below provide information on general financial assistance.  For special circumstances, such as domestic violence, please see those tabs as well.

St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics who follow Christ’s call to serve the poor, the suffering and the deprived.  Our founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit. Through these visits, Vincentian members establish personal relationships with our neighbors in need, not only providing material assistance such as rent, utilities, food, or clothing, but also offering friendship, understanding, and prayer.

The Black Hills Chapters of SVdP are funded through parish donations and the SVdP Thrift Store located in Spearfish.  Money raised at the store goes directly to help local people in need in our area.  Follow them on Facebook.

Northern Hills Conference, Located in the SVdP Thrift Store
137 E. Illinois Street
Spearfish, SD 57783
605.269.0676  (Open M,T,Th,F  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Rapid City Conference
605.718.5896

Foothills Conference (Piedmont Area)
605.389.6739

Conference of St. Patrick/St. Ambrose (Lead/Deadwood)
605.717.6860

Sturgis Conference
605.519.8583

Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services of the Black Hills proudly provides funding and mentoring for single parents working towards their college degree through our Uplifting Parents Program in Rapid City. Geared to empower single parent families to advance their education, CSS works with over thirty coalition partner agencies throughout the Black Hills to uplift the lives of our mentees.

Catholic Social Services is also a leading provider of Disaster Relief Services throughout the state of South Dakota. Operating as a beacon of hope for those affected by disasters such as fires and floods, CSS has a devoted disaster team that offers aid in times of critical need, while also looking for opportunities to nurture and enrich the communities we live in.

529 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.348.6086
Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services
Enabling the communities we serve to prosper and grow relies on spreading educational resources throughout. In light of this, Catholic Social Services of the Black Hills offers a wide variety of educational workshops or groups across western South Dakota ranging from workshops on alcohol and drugs to trauma, mental health, and more. With the help of our uniquely trained staff, we offer compassionate, growth-driven workshops on a regular basis. Moreover, we are equipped to address the unique needs of specific needs by offering tailored educational workshops, by request, for different age groups.  Regular Workshop topics include:  Alcohol & Drugs, Trauma, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage and Suicide Prevention.  

529 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.348.6086

Black Hills Special Services-Career Learning Center of the Black Hills

BHSSC’s Education and Workforce Development division for education allows South Dakotans to work in jobs that make economic self-sufficiency possible. The Career Learning Center of the Black Hills in Rapid City is the base for division activities, but they happen also in communities throughout the Black Hills.

Participants enroll in Community Education of the Black Hills classes, job specific training, GED® prep, adult basic education, English as a Second Language instruction, computer and keyboarding classes, alternative high school learning, and the National Farmworker Jobs Program. They can gain National Career Readiness Certification, career counseling, and test for professional certification and licensure.

730 East Watertown Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.394.5120  |  Evening GED 605.721.7431

Catholic Social Services
Common Sense Parenting© (CSP) is a group-based parent-training class designed for parents of youths aged 6–16 who exhibit significant behavior and emotional problems. The objective of the program is to teach positive parenting techniques and behavior management strategies to help increase positive behavior, decrease negative behavior, and model appropriate alternative behavior for children. Available in Spanish.

Start Making it Livable for Everyone (SMILE) is an educational program to provide information for separating/divorced parents with minor children.

Catholic Social Services of the Black Hills proudly provides funding and mentoring for single parents working towards their college degree through our Uplifting Parents Program in Rapid City. Geared to empower single parent families to advance their education, CSS works with over thirty coalition partner agencies throughout the Black Hills to uplift the lives of our mentees.

529 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.348.6086

South Dakota Birth to Three

SD Birth to Three contributes to the success of children with developmental delays and their families by providing dynamic, individualized early intervention services and supports by building on family strengths through every day routines and learning experiences.

The South Dakota Birth to Three Early Intervention Program serves children from birth to 36 months with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

800 Governors Drive
Pierre SD  57501
605.773.3678  |  800.305.3064

South Dakota Department of Social Services:  Child Care Services
Child Care Services provides assistance to low income families who need help with child care costs while parents work or attend school. It also provides an online listing of South Dakota’s registered and licensed child care providers.  

510 N. Campbell Street, PO Box 2440
Rapid City, SD 57709-2440
605.394.2525
SD DSS Child Care Services
SD DSS Child Care Assistance Program

Rapid Discovery Centers-A BHSSC Program

The Rapid Discovery Centers (RDC) are co-curricular programs that enhance a student’s normal learning opportunities after school and during the summer months. They provide a safe and supervised setting that will offer many fun and creative learning opportunities for children in grades K-5. Individual and group activities will be designed to improve school performance, utilize technology, promote good character, encourage healthy behavior, and increase exposure to arts and culture.  Students in grade K-5 attending Horace Mann, Knollwood Heights, General Beadle, Valley View or Rapid Valley are eligible to participate.  Free of charge, however roster fills quickly, and there may be a waiting list.  

General Beadle 605.381.9348
Horace Mann 605.391.6047
Knollwood 605.381.1972
Valley View 605.206.1919

Artemis House
Providing 100% Free and Confidential Services to anyone affected by violence.  Services include Emergency Shelter for those made homeless due to recent domestic violence, 24 Hour Hotline and a monthly support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault,

In addition they provide assistance in Personal Advocacy.  For instance, assisting in filing for protection orders, finding affordable housing, funding for transport costs, food, counseling, rent etc., to help survivors get their lives back on track.  They will also meet you at the Emergency room to guide you through the process of getting the right medical care.  

PO Box 486
Spearfish SD  57783
605.642.7825  |  800.999.2348
programdirector@artemishouse.org

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)
Providing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault temporary emergency shelter, food and supportive services.  Other services include Safety Planning, Domestic Violence Education, In-Shelter Children’s Program, Community Referrals, 24/7 Crisis line.  

527 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD  57701
605.341.4808  |  888.716.9284

Bethany Christian Services
ReNew:  Recovering Mothers with Newborns, support expectant mothers with a history of substance use.  Walking with expectant mothers, through their infant’s first year, supporting the mother in her recovery, connecting her with community resources and sharing parenting practices to help with attachment and bonding.

508 Columbus Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.343.7196

Fill out my online form.
X