If you are pregnant, whether it’s expected or unexpected, find organizations to help you. These organizations provide services and support such as counseling, emotional support, referrals for financial or legal assistance, health care and more.

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Registered Pregnancy Help Centers

SDCL §34-23A-58 requires the Department of Health to maintain a registry of pregnancy help centers in the state. To be listed on the registry, pregnancy help centers must comply with the affidavit requirements of §34-23A-58 to 58.3. The South Dakota abortion statutes can be found in SDCL 34-23A.

The following centers have submitted the necessary affidavits to the department. The list will be updated as additional affidavits are submitted.

  • Alpha Center
    • The Alpha Center is a nonprofit agency that provides a full range of services to women and men involved in an unplanned pregnancy. Our goal is to provide practical support to women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Black Hills Pregnancy Center
    • The Black Hills Pregnancy Center is a nonprofit agency that exists to provide resources and support for all impacted by an unplanned pregnancy.

The Department of Health strives to provide information the public can trust and routinely reviews content to ensure links to outside resources support our mission. The inclusion of links to other websites is provided for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement of specific organizations or materials. This information is not a substitute for medical care. The department is not able to answer personal medical questions. Please see your healthcare provider concerning appropriate care, treatment, or other medical advice.

Private Organizations

Bethany Christian Services is a licensed child-placing agency providing comprehensive, professional pregnancy counseling, free of charge, to women of all ages experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Women can also call the pregnancy counseling hotline (1-800-BETHANY) to speak with trained counselors, 24 hours a day. In addition, Bethany is licensed to provide foster care and adoptive placements for children; adoptive home studies for families seeking to adopt a child; designated adoption services; international adoption services; and post-placement services for families who have adopted. Bethany's Stepping Stones ministry offers support to couples in search of answers, purpose, and direction in the midst of their infertility.

Bethany Christian Services

Birthright provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. We provide friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy tests, and maternity and baby clothes. We also provide information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs. Birthright treats each woman as an individual who deserves kindness and respect, as well as personal attention to her unique situation. And all Birthright services are free, absolutely confidential, and available to any woman regardless of age, race, creed, economic or marital status.


Catholic Family Services provides counseling, adoptions, home studies, foster care, psychological evaluations, and educational programs.

Catholic Family Services Sioux Falls

606 Cathedral Drive, Rapid City, SD 57709 | 605-343-3541 | Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, group presentations, parenting classes, adoption services, and free birth parent services throughout western South Dakota.

Catholic Social Services Rapid City

Lutheran Social Services is the largest private non-profit social service agency in South Dakota. Its services include consumer credit counseling, mental health counseling, residential care for youth at risk, employee assistance program, affordable housing, housing resource center, child care, adoption, foster care, school-based mentoring, refugee and immigration, interpreter services, rural ministry, disaster response and Partners in Caring.

Lutheran Social Services

The Mother Teresa Endowment is a fund established by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls and Catholic Family Services to provide financial assistance to individuals or couples experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Catholic Family Services provides free pregnancy counseling and will work with the birth parents to determine the community resources they are qualified to receive. The Mother Teresa Endowment Fund assists with legitimate costs that are not covered by these community resources.

Mother Teresa Endowment Fund

Private Physicians

To find a private physician providing care related to your pregnancy, contact the Community Health Nurse in your area.

Other Agency Services

Community Health Centers (www.communityhealthcare.net/)
Provide quality primary and preventive health care regardless of ability to pay.

Indian Health Service
IHS delivers care services to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

Local school counselors/nurses
Many local schools have counselors and nurses who may be able to offer assistance in identifying resources and services.