Black Hills Center for Equality

Rapid City, South Dakota

Contact Information

General Email:
Public Contact: Ron Wright, HIV Prevention Program Coordinator
Board Leader: CK Schartle, Vice President
Board Leader: David Patton, President

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 605-348-3244
  • Main Address

    611 Herman Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701-1513  (Map)
  • Mailing Address

    P O Box 9504
    Rapid City, SD 57709-9504 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year Founded: 2006
Annual Budget: $30,000

Services and Programs

LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)

Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Housing; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support.

LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)

Caregiver Support Groups; Discussion Groups; Education; Friendly Visitor Program for Isolated Older Adults; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.

Arts/Culture Programs

Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Religious Services/Spiritual Counseling.

Legal Services

Hate Crimes Reporting; LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Representing LGBT People Facing Discrimination.

Information/Education Services

Adult Education; Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Computer/Internet/Email Training; In-House Library; Newspapers/Publications; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses; Speakers Bureaus.

Policy/Civic Engagement Activities

'Get Out The Vote' Drives; Mobilizing Clients to Contact Lawmakers; Online Actions to Contact Lawmakers; Voter Registration.

Physical Health Programs

Discussion or Support Groups; Health Screenings/Healthcare; LGBT Friendly Referrals; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing; STD/HIV Treatment.

Note: This location operates a food pantry.

Mental Health Programs

Addiction/Recovery Counseling; Peer Led Services and Groups; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs.

Anti-Violence Programs

Literature/Materials/Resources; Techinical Assistance/Training/Support.

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