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AT LEAST 4.2 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCE A FORM OF HOMELESSNESS IN A YEAR.
The Drop-In and Transitional Housing Center, ‘The Circle’, is a much-needed bridge of support for youth ages 16-24 to help address obstacles, provide support, and assist youth at risk of, or experiencing homelessness in the Rapid City area.
The Circle is available to youth and young adults 365 days per year, and does not close for holidays, as well as offers extended hours from 1pm to 8pm to best serve youth.
Currently, in Rapid City, in our schools, and neighborhood, there are hundreds, if not thousands of youth at risk, or literally houseless.
1 in 10 Youth ages 18-25 face homelessness each year.
1 in 30 Youth ages 13-17 face homelessness each year.
Rapid City School District has identified over 750 students at risk of or experiencing homelessness, just this school year.
Many of the students identified are living doubled up, meaning they are living with other people, such as a grandparent, or friend of the family, the lease or mortgage is not in their name, or their guardians name, and are still considered ‘at risk’ of homelessness.
This doesn't include young adults 18-24, or youth not engaged with the school district.
Some supports, based on youth and young adult goals, include:
Runaway and Homeless Emergency Shelter
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Human Trafficking Advocacy, Education, and Case Management
Medical Education and Referral
Showers, Laundry, and Personal Care Items
Computer Lab, Internet, and Technology
Independent Living Skills Workshops
Social and Emotional Events
At the Circle, we believe supporting youth through obstacles to empower and lead to independent living.
Your support enables us to continue programs to help youth overcome obstacle.
We anticipate opening Spring 2023. The Drop-In Center is 8,000 square feet, and Transitional Housing in an additional 2016 square feet, with more housing coming right after opening. The property is almost an acre and has opportunity to meet the needs of youth and young adults.
The Circle, Drop-In Center
706 East Monroe Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701, United States
(605) 716-0422 by Phone or (605) 349-1880 Phone or Text
10:00 am – 08:00 pm