Black Hills Community Outreach

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies works within the Rapid City community to provide education, outreach, and resources to those affected by homelessness.

If you are in need, please request assistance.

Housing Assistance 

In order to assist those experiencing homelessness directly, Community Outreach services include: 

  • Emergency Shelter 
  • Short-term Housing Assistance
  • Long-term Housing Assistance

Mommy's Closet and Other Community Resources

Mommy's Closet is a diaper bank and provider of other necessary resources to parents of children 5 and under. We are open 12-3 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and has 12 Diaper Pantry Partners that dispense diapers and other necessities on our behalf. We will also be operating Mommy's Closet On Wheels in order to provide these resources to communities that may not otherwise have access to our services. 

Community Outreach also operates a food pantry with many resources available to those in need. Please get in touch to find out more. 

Homeless Coalition 

The Community Outreach program at Volunteers of America facilitates the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition, which is made up of 35+ homeless provider members. We work together with these members to address the problem of homelessness on individual, community, and social levels. The coalition supports the initiatives of the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium, operated by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, on a local level.