How You Can Help


How You Can Help



Your tax-deductible contribution will enable Passages to provide women with a safe home and the opportunity to change their lives and re-unite with their families.

Please make your check payable to "Passages" and mail to:

P.O. Box 9614
Rapid City, SD57709

Or Donate Online please us the button below:

How Cash Donations are Used

Cash donations help run and maintain the Passages home:

RentUtilitiesInsuranceMaintenanceOffice SuppliesTraining and Educational materials

Donate Used Cars and Bicycles

People are encouraged to donate their used cars and bicycles to Passages. Cars and bicycles are needed for transportation to jobs, meetings, church, and other appointments.

Donating Other Items

Items needed to help run and maintain the Passages home:

  • Canned foods

  • Bicycles

  • Hygiene products

  • Paper products

  • Linens (twin bed size)

  • Towels

  • Clothes and shoes

  • Kitchen house wares

  • Furniture (contact us for a list of specific needs)

Please check the Volunteers/Sponsors page to see how you can sponsor a specific need on an ongoing basis in some areas.

 Watch for South Dakota Gives Day!!! November 27th!!! You can help Passages by going to the following link!

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Shop Online

With GoodShop or AmazonSmile and they will send Passages a check! Choose Passages Women’s Transitional Living as your non-profit when you go to or
They will donate a percent of your sales to Passages.

Volunteers and Sponsorships

Volunteers and Sponsorships

Volunteers Make the Difference

Your volunteer involvement will enable Passages to provide women with a safe home and the opportunity to change their lives and re-unite with their families.

Some of the volunteer opportunities include:

  • Administrative Support
  • Auxiliary (PATHS) Member
  • Church Involvement
  • *Friend / Encourager
  • Fundraising / Public Relations
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • *Transition Coach
  • Life Skills Teacher
  • Bible Study Leader
  • Kitchen Coordinator or Helper

To inquire about volunteering, please fill out the PATHS Membership Form and mail to us or contact us online.

*What is a Friend / Encourager women who are available to visit the Passages house with the idea to just hang out with residents - watch a movie, play games, do crafts, or just visit. You can also go through a workbook with her, "The Fine Art of Female Friendships", by Jane Freund.  Be her friend and encourager!

*What is a Transition Coach - a woman who commits to meeting with a particular resident for a minimum of one hour per week to assist her in developing her goals and helping her lay out a path to achieve her goals. Mandatory training to become a Transition Coach is given at specified times through the year.

The first step to becoming a Transition Coach is to fill out the Volunteer Form. You will then be contacted for an interview and to set up a time for your training.


Sponsorship Opportunities

 Individuals or groups are invited to become a sponsor for a specific area of need:

  •     Social Event - such as the monthly birthday celebration party, Phase-up Party, graduation, Christmas Party, etc.
  •     Welcome Basket - a welcome basket to each new resident, which includes toiletries, Pjs, underwear, journals, pen & pencil, etc.
  •     Landscaping and grounds keeping.
  •     Sunday night dinner and Life Skill Class, i.e., cooking; sewing; finances and budget; etc.
  •     Month End Sunday night dinner and message.

Please call the Passages Office (605-939-0744) to get necessary details regarding a specific sponsorship opportunity and to sign up.