"OneHeart represents a culmination of efforts for the last few years to get us all together on the same page - working, not worrying so much about our own turf or own legacy, but worrying about the overall outcome."

~Mayor Steve Allender, Rapid City


Rapid City's poverty rate; higher than both the state and national poverty rates.


Number of children in Rapid City Area Schools identified as homeless during the 2017-2018 academic year.


Average monthly income (before taxes) for a full-time minimum wage worker.


Monthly income needed (after taxes) for a single-parent with two kids to meet basic needs.


Number of people on the wait list for Section 8 housing vouchers.

18-20 Months

Average wait time to obtain a Section 8 housing voucher.

OneHeart started up as a project through Rapid City Collective Impact.

Rapid City Collective Impact: A community-supported initiative for solving complex social problems. We connect and collaborate with numerous individuals and organizations in an effort to improve the quality of life for Rapid City residents and, ultimately, build a more caring community. RCCI is a program of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation.