We are non-profit and here to help you find the best path forward to financial wellness.
We are an accredited agency and uphold a rigorous code of ethics and maintain high standards requiring counselor certification, fiscal integrity, and volunteer Board governance. Our affiliations include:
- Council on Accreditation
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling
- HUD –approved Housing Counseling Agency
- South Dakota H.E.R.O (Homeownership Education Resource Organization) Provider
- United Way agency in Rapid City, Sturgis, and Northern Hills
- Rapid City Chamber of Commerce
- Better Business Bureau
- South Dakota Retailers
Why People Choose Us
We have Certified Consumer Credit Counselors who work with you in developing a personalized Financial Action Plan that results in positive and lasting solutions and helps you reach your goals. We have a variety of programs to offer ranging from debt management, financial counseling, housing counseling and bankruptcy.
We have financial education classes, pre-purchase home buying classes and more taught by our well-trained educators. Our educators are certified through the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
proven track record
We have been serving individuals and families for over 45 years.
We have provided counseling for over 45,502 families and provided education classes for over 86,227 individuals.
We have returned $58,267,124.98 back to the community on behalf of our Debt Management Clients.
Our latest surveys show a 100% satisfaction rate with our services.
We are committed to the financial wellness of every person in our community. We believe that education – at any age- is the key to making positive, informed financial decisions for yourself and your family. We know that managing finances can sometimes be overwhelming and we are here to help.
Amy was just 23 years old when she came to CCCS of the Black Hills. Her relationship with her significant other ended. She thought it ended on good terms. Then she found out the debt was in her name and all her responsibility. She had to move back home - and moved in with her Dad.
Carolyn found herself divorced, with small children and most all of the debt. She was frustrated, angry, but mostly scared.
“After my last divorce I was depressed, and I ended up maxing out my credit cards. I thought I would end up filing for bankruptcy. But I didn’t feel good about it."
Todd A. Schweiger is an attorney and is the current Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Dave Semerad has been a board member of Consumer Credit Counseling for 20 years.