Classic Hits Q 92-3, SHE 106-3, and Community Members Team Up to Help Bring Holiday Joy to Children

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm by Brianna

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As the holiday season approaches, two local radio stations are bringing it upon themselves to help create magical memories for girls enrolled in YFS Girls Inc.’s program. Classic Hits Q 92-3 and SHE 106-3 are enlisting the help their listeners to try and fulfill the holiday wishes of these girls.

Staff members at the Duhamel Broadcasting stations are urging community members to come down to 518 St. Joseph St. and pick up a card with the name, age, and gift wish of child. Community members are then asked to purchase the gift, wrap it, and bring it back to the station with card. YFS staff members will deliver the gifts to the girls the week of Christmas. Q 92-3 and SHE 106-3 have been collecting gifts for YFS Girls Inc. members for years.

What a special way to spread some holiday cheer to children in our community!

Hits 102.7 and YFS are collecting clothes for kiddos in need!

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:37 am by Brianna

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Hits 102.7 and YFS are collecting clothing items for children in need! This Giving Back To Basics program was launched on November 18 and will be running through December 19!

Drop boxes have been placed at Black Hills Harley Davidson, Kmart, Shopko, and Walmart (Stumer Road). To participate, all you must do is purchase clothing items listed above and drop the items in one of the drop boxes. Items will be collected and distributed to children in need who are enrolled in YFS programs!

YFS Needs Volunteers for Holiday Gift Wrapping Booth!

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm by Brianna


The Exchange Club of Rapid City is once again sponsoring the gift wrapping booth for Youth & Family Services in the Rushmore Mall during the month of December! Shoppers will be able to stop by the booth and have their holiday purchases wrapped for a nominal fee. All proceeds will be supporting the programs of YFS.

The wrapping station is located in the North Wing near Hallmark Gold Crown store and will be open during the Rushmore Mall shopping hours from December 5 – December 24. All types of volunteer shifts are still available from morning to evening, and even weekends!

“The gift wrapping booth is not only a fun and festive way to provide a holiday service to the community, but it is also a fundraising project that– for several years now– has helped support the programs and services provided by YFS to more than 13,000 children and families throughout western South Dakota. By volunteering your time at this year’s gift wrapping booth, you can expect to have some fun, meet new people, help wrap gifts, and share a little holiday cheer with shoppers,” says Darcie Decker, YFS Director of Community Outreach.

If you’re interested in volunteering at this year’s gift wrap, please call Darcie Decker at 342-4195 or email her at

Referral Database for Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Services is Available in South Dakota

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:33 am by Brianna


Drug Rehab Services: The #1 Referral Service in the United States

Finding a drug rehabilitation center can be arduous when it is time to find the right one.

Most people will look for rehab services when there is an emergency situation such as overdose, legal trouble, or physical problem which stems from the lifestyle of the addict. Families are often pressured to make a decision when the addict finally voices the decision of changing his life for the better. Addicts have a tendency to change their minds so being able to talk to a counselor right away and getting the proper information is crucial. has developed a database of more than 4000 different rehab clinics for alcohol and drug dependency such as outpatient clinics, withdrawal management facilities, residential programs, and no cost treatments in the U.S.

Drug and alcohol addiction are progressing habits which go through predictable steps. It takes a certified counselor to make the proper assessment so they may refer you appropriate treatment option. A lot of factors have to be taken into consideration to have the best chance of success.

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinics available in Rapid City has a database of more than 4000 various addiction treatment clinics for alcohol and drug addiction. It can be outpatient rehabilitation centers, withdrawal management facilities, residential drug rehabs, and no-cost rehabs in the U.S. has a unique and personal approach.The first counselors you talk to are assigned to you until you or your loved one actually attend a program. You will be able to reach this counselor at any time.

Rapid City has several facilities and services for people in need of help and support with addiction such as:

  • Outpatient programs
  • Residential rehab centers
  • Services and classes for DUI offenders
  • Homeless shelters

Follow the link below to view a list of addiction treatment providers in the Rapid City area including Youth & Family Services’ Counseling Center.

Community “Shares the Love” with Girls Inc.!

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm by Brianna


On Thursday, October 9, 16 stylists from nine Rapid City salons donated their time and talent to help make 112 members from Youth & Family Services Girls Incorporated® of Rapid City feel extra special!

The 2014 Share the Love event marks the third year that YFS has collaborated with Headlines Academy, stylists and salons from the Black Hills area, and volunteers from Ellsworth Air Force Base to focus on supporting and encouraging young girls, helping them feel beautiful inside and out.

112 members from YFS Girls Inc. made their way to Headlines Academy where they were greeted by cosmetology students and stylists and then taken to have their hair shampooed, cut, and styled. After the girls had their hair done, service women from Ellsworth Air Force Base painted their fingernails.


Darcie Decker, YFS’ Community Outreach Director stated, “The goal of Share the Love was for the girls to experience kindness, care, and love and that was certainly accomplished. We were delighted by the smiles, the confident stature that girls walked away with, and the joy from within that was brought to each of the girls.”

A special thanks to Headlines Academy and their students, the volunteers from EAFB, and this year’s stylists:

  • Amber Thompson from A Perfect Ten
  • Jennifer Wiese from Cheveux
  • Stephanie Cole from Devine Designs by Stephanie at Classy Cuts
  • Allie from Great Clips
  • Cathy Gates from Great Clips
  • Jenna from Great Clips
  • Kara Bounous from Great Clips
  • Julia Read from Mystique Edge Day Spa & Salon
  • Katy Odenbach from Mystique Edge Day Spa & Salon
  • Rhonda Morgan from Mystique Edge Day Spa & Salon
  • Angie Pourier from Planet Hair
  • Kate Collins from Planet Hair
  • Kayla Trombetta from Planet Hair
  • Meghyn Cabot from Planet Hair
  • Sue Ballard from Salon De Soleil
  • LouAnn Thoemke from Shear Attitudes