Welcome to the South Dakota United For Hope & Recovery Homepage!

FREE Statewide Conference in Pierre September 19th and 20th! More info below. Contact us today to register! Financial assistance is available. Quick & easy application process.

Check out the announcements on the left side of this page for new information and all the latest updates. The most urgent news and latest updates will scroll at the top of this page. More information about scrolling updates will be available in the announcements section. 

The 2014 Collective Dialogue Conference will be held at the Kings Inn in Pierre, SD

You will need:

  •  A belief, or a desire to believe, in the power of human potential to recover a full life in contribution to the community regardless of    circumstance
  •  A recognition of the importance of growing together as a human community toward wellness and healing in order to maximize  both our      individual and our collective human potential
  •  An openness to the idea that experiencing trauma, emotional distress, and adversity creates both challenges and opportunities.  

What we’re making:

We’re building a statewide collaborative healing community to advance a working knowledge of key concepts useful in furthering social change toward healthy and inclusive communities (equality track), providing natural support for one another in times of emotional distress (true-support track), and exploring the ways in which our cultural surroundings shape our understanding of our experiences by viewing these experiences through the “lens” of Lakota oral history, teachings, and traditions (Lakota lens track).

The  most important ingredient is YOU!

We want to ensure that those who would like to attend are able to.  Use the contact information below to:

  •  Request lodging, transportation, and/or meal assistance
  •  Offer additional aid to accommodate more people seeking to attend 
  •  Register to attend this FREE Conference  

Contact Us

By email:


By phone (leave a message, we will return your call)

toll-free (844)894-4673

                         local: (605)549-5509

In person: 420 East Saint Patrick St. # 109 in Rapid City

Learn more about SD United by reading below, or kick back and listen in to hear more about who we are and what we do...
On February 20th, Jennifer Constantine was interviewed on behalf of SD United on Dakota Midday, a regular weekday South Dakota Public Radio show. Click the link below to hear a recording of the live interview.


South Dakota United for Hope & Recovery (SDUnited) is a statewide non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)3 status. Because SDUnited is peer-run, we are managed and directed by people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and/or extreme/altered states. We are growing potential as we pursue improved advocacy, education, and support by and with our peers.



    The SD United for Hope and Recovery Board of Directors

  • We use the language of "lived experience" because we see this as the most universal description of our common, yet diverse, experiences.

  • From our own lived experience, we know the importance of choice in how each person defines their experiences and we believe each person should have access to education and supports that promote informed choice and personal power.

  • We believe that the people of South Dakota should have access to education and support services that have been proven most effective to promote healing, recovery, and wellness - for individuals, families, and communities.

  • We believe in the POWER of PEERS! Power to heal. Power to recover. Power to influence positive change. Power to encourage, educate, and support one another, our families, and our communities. Power born of wisdom and strength. Wisdom and strength born of uniquely intense/challenging life experiences.

Announcements and Website Updates

Please check back often as we update this website with the latest programs, activities, and opportunities. The "Announcements " section on the left of this home page is the best place to find out about upcoming events and opportunities. This is also where we will announce completed website updates. Please be patient with us as we work together to perform quality updates to the SD United website. We want to do the best job we can at building a website with credible and accurate resources and information. Check out the "Connect " tab to connect with SD United on Facebook, You Tube, or Twitter. Look for more ways to connect- coming soon.

Coming Soon!!!

  • Recordings of past public education teleconferences

  • A completely redesigned, easy to navigate, stellar resource page for advocacy, education, and support information

  • Sign-up information for SD United e-mail lists based on what YOU want in your inbox. Choose the updates, information, and/or support e-mails YOU'RE interested in. You don't have to choose between having your e-mail inbox flooded with notices outside your interests and getting the information and/or support you are looking for. More info. coming soon.

  • All new information packages and applications for people wanting to volunteer.  Lots of new opportunities available soon, based on your strengths, interests, and schedule.

  • A Big Thank You!

    To the growing community of supporters and participants in our activities as we seek to promote education through mutual learning and individual empowerment through mutual support.

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    Rapid City Office NOW OPEN!

    420 East Saint Patrick Street Suite 109 Rapid City, SD

    Open hours are: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 A.M. to 2:30 PM
    Open hours are times open for anyone to stop by and check out resources, ask questions, or find out more.
    We never ask for credentials, diagnosis, or income information.

    If for any reason you would like to arrange a time to stop by outside these hours, please call the office message phone at (605) 549-5509...we will gladly set up a time that works for you.

    NOTE:  peer groups, multi-media dialogue events, and other activities happen outside these "open hours".  Check back often (in this section) for the latest happenings... 

    Free Statewide Conference September 19th & 20th

    Live Connections available now in Rapid City!!

    Midweek Coffee Break
    Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 AM
    Coffee and treats provided
    Learn more about mutual support by taking part in a mutual support group...
    Come prepared to speak from your own experience, share your unique wisdom, and be valued for your voice.

    Coming in September: Hearing voices/extreme states experiences support groups, and evening hangouts are returning
    In the works: live mens life talk support group, virtual google hangout support options,  

    Not in Rapid City and interested in virtual group meetings like the ones listed above?  They're coming soon...Contact us to find out more...

    Call the office at (605)549-5509
    e-mail info@southdakotaunited.org
    Stay updated via Facebook or twitter

    Our website is getting regular makeovers

    If you are a regular visitor, refresh your page to make sure you are viewing the latest updates and information. Please check back often or to get update notifications via e-mail send an e-mail request with "In the loop" in the subject line to:


    Our Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube sites are also updated regularly, feel free to visit and like, follow, or subscribe. You can access these sites by clicking on the "Connect" tab on the top right side of this home page.