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April 20, 2020

Step Forward to Prevent Suicide

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and our concerns for the safety of all of our participants we have made the decision to hold the Step Forward to Prevent Suicide 2020 as a virtual event.On June 14, you are invited to join us for a Facebook live event at 9:00 a.m. This live event will feature  [ more ]

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-10 pandemic, the 211 Helpline Center is providing up to date information, assistance in finding food or other basic essential needs, and connecting volunteers to those who need them. In addition to connecting individuals with resources, we’re providing a centralized location for organizations and businesses to list available assistance, closures and  [ more ]

March 10, 2020

Understanding Overdose Grief: Dr. Alan Wolfelt

professionals Workshop RegistrationJuly 30, 2020 – 9am – 3:30pmCommunity Loss RegistrationJuly 29, 2020 – 6pm-8PMIf you have any questions about either event, please call Taylor at 211 or email her at  

March 6, 2020

Meaningful Moments

Meaningful Moments is an auction – but it’s more than that. This is our fundraising event to connect our community in the Black Hills in more ways – through business and personal donations and business and personal auction bids. Whether you are just wanting to browse and bid online, or can attend the Meaningful Moments  [ more ]

March 6, 2020

Survivor Support Group & Class

Surviving After Suicide Monthly Support GroupThe Surviving After Suicide Support Group is held at the Helpline Center in an atmosphere that is warm, friendly, and nonjudgmental. Anyone who has lost a family member or friend is invited to attend. We are here to support you whether your loss is recent or even years ago. Feelings  [ more ]

March 6, 2020

The Critical Importance of Seeking Support

Learning from the Geese, with permission by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., C.T.If there is ever a time in life when we need others to support and nurture us, it’s when someone we love dies through suicide. In many ways, “grief work” is the most difficult work we will ever do. And hard work is less  [ more ]

March 5, 2020

Reading for Healing

The following reviews are for two books that are among those available to borrow at no charge from the Helpline Center’s grief support library.  For more information, contact Jennie at or by calling (605) 274-1416.The Gift of Second: healing from the impact of suicideBrandy LidbeckOctober, 2016 by Gift PubFrom the publisher:Brandy Lidbeck is a  [ more ]

March 5, 2020

The Need to Tell Your Story

The Need to Tell Your Story, by Jennie Marks                                                                                         “A mourner is perforce a person with a story.The pity is how rarely it gets told.” – Christian McEwanThere is a difference between grief and mourning. Grief is all the natural feelings we feel and is a natural response we  [ more ]

January 24, 2020

Sioux 52 Mentoring Initiative

Sioux 52 is a collaboration between the City of Sioux Falls, Helpline Center, the Downtown Rotary Club of Sioux Falls, Lawrence & Schiller as well as business leaders and mentoring organizations in the Sioux Falls region.Click on the link below to learn more about this exciting new initiative!Sioux 52 Website 

December 13, 2019

211 Day

National 211 Day is a time to recognize the important and comprehensive services that 211 brings to each community we serve.  On a national level, 211 is currently available to 94.6% of the country’s population. In South Dakota, 75% of the entire population has access to 211 through the Helpline Center. Each year our professionally  [ more ]

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