Support Groups

Notice to Users: This list includes support groups held in several communities throughout the hills area and covers a wide variety of topics. These are not Regional Health support groups unless clearly identified as such. This list is provided as a service to the community.


American Brain Tumor Association
The unique challenges of living with a brain tumor call for special resources. Cancer Care Institute staff member have reviewed and purchased many brochures and pamphlets for patient and family use. Patients wanting more information are encouraged to call (800) 886-2282 or E-mail or check out the website:

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has a strong presence in Rapid City, providing Navigator patient services and other resources to cancer patients and their families. Cancer Care Institute staff members work closely with the American Cancer Society personnel to provide access to those resources and to assist with American Cancer Society special events. Patients are encouraged to call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or to access the national website at

Cancer Support Group
Meetings are held Wednesdays (excluding holidays and closures for inclement weather)
3 to 4 p.m., Regional Cancer Care Institute Conference Room
Group is open to patients and family members whose lives have been affected by cancer.

First Wednesday - Support Group

For more information, call (605) 755-2300.

Bariatric Support Group
Regional Weight Management Bariatric Support Group meets at Rapid City Regional Hospital each month. Schedule and information can be found on the bariatrics websites.

For more information, call the Weight Management Center at (605) 755-1375

Black Hills Chapter of Bereaved Parents
1501 E. Centre Street, Rapid City
A national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved.
Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. and
the second Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the conference room at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
(605) 347-0422

Better Breather's Club
This group provides support and information to those with chronic lung disease. For more information, call (605) 755-3670
Day & Month - 1st Monday of each month (March - October)
Time - 1 p.m. Charge - Free

Black Hills Area Survivors of Suicide
A support group for adults and children who have lost a family member, friend or colleague to suicide. This group meets at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark Street. For more information, call (605) 348-6692 or (605) 721-7720.
Day & Month - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
Time - 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday
Also offer an 8 week group. Call for more information.
Charge - Free

Brain Injury Support Group
This group meets at Community Transitions, 803 Sioux San Drive. Call Ron Sasso at (605) 343-7297 for more information.
Day & Month-2nd Tuesday of every month
Time-6 p.m. Charge-Free

Friends Against Breast Cancer
Call Ellen at (605) 341-6493, Laurie at (605) 718-5656, or Julie at (605) 347-0094 for more information.
Day & Month - 2nd Tuesday each month
Time - 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Charge - Free

Gluten Intolerance Group of the Black Hills
For more information contact Judy Smither, (605) 393-1210
Day & Month-2nd Monday of every month
Time-6 p.m., Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rushmore Room

Grieving Over Loved Ones
Call 605-755-7726 for more information.

Insulin Pump Support Group
This group provides support and education for persons who are insulin dependent. For more information, call (605) 341-1273.
Day & Month - 3rd Sunday: Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept & Nov.
Time - 2 p.m.
Charge - Free

Little B.I.T. of Comfort
Meeting for families who have lost babies, infants or toddlers takes place monthly.
Please call Hospice of the Northern Hills at (605) 644-4444, for meeting information.
Lupus/Arthritis Support Group
For more information, call Nicki at (605) 721-2864.
Day & Month - 2nd Saturday of every month
Time - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Charge - Free

Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts
Support organization for people, young or old, who have heart defects and heart disease. Quarterly family gatherings. For more information call Jo DesJarlais, 347-7928 or 720-2981 anytime; Dixie Varns 642-1669 evenings.
Day & Month-First Saturday
Time-10 am Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rushmore Room

NAMI Support Group
National Association for Mental Illness
For more information visit

Parents of Children with Diabetes
For more information, call (605) 343-1636 or (605) 341-7347.
Day & Month-1st Tuesday during school year, also 3rd Sunday of January, March, May, July, September, November)
Time-Tuesdays 9:30 a.m., City School Administration Building
Sunday 3 p.m., Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rushmore Room

Prostate Cancer Support Group
A support group for prostate cancer survivors, those diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. Call (605) 343-8100.
Day & Month - 2nd Thursday: Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct & Dec
Time - 6:30 p.m.
Charge - Free

Stroke Support Group
For more information call (605) 484-2260
Day & Month-1st Saturday of each month
Time-10 a.m., Regional Rehabilitation Institute, Rehab 1

A support group for parents of children with heart anomalies. Call (605) 642-1699 or (605) 863-1475 for more information.
Day & Month-1st Saturday each month
Time - 10 a.m.

Price: Free
Location: Area
Registration Type: Call for Schedule Information