Circles of Care

Circles of Care

Our Purpose

The Circles of Care grant focuses on providing tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, evidence and community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health for children, youth, and families. It is intended to increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health systems serving AI/AN communities. The program also seeks to reduce the gap between the need for mental health services and the availability of such services for the target population. The program has a strong emphasis on cross-system collaboration, the inclusion of family, youth, and community resources, and cultural approaches

Goal #1 

Identify gaps, stigmas, barriers, and biases

Goal #2

Acquire community-member preferred strategies

Goal #3

Increase trauma-informed organizational care

Goal #4

Create behavioral health infrastructure 

Who We Serve

Target population: American Indian/Alaska Native children, youth, and families

Where We Serve

Target demographic: Rapid City, (He Sapa Catchment area) and surrounding areas including tribal reservation

What We Do 

Target objective: Engage community members, community partners, and healthcare providers to gather feedback; provide culturally comprehensive and trauma-informed trainings; create a community behavioral health system of care


How can you help?

Use your voice: complete a survey

Engage with others: participate in community listening sessions

Foster community: get involved in activities and events

Build strong community connections: collaborate with community partners


Contact Us

Eltina Three Stars
Program Manager

Oyate Health Center Lacrosse
725 N. Lacrosse St. 
Rapid, City, SD 57701
605-718-5095

*Funding for this project was made possible by award numbers 6H79TI083207-01 and 5H79SM083039-02 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

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