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All-Ability Arts Benefit EVERYONE

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Blogs

From outside, the large brown building that houses Flutter Productions gives little indication of the colorful magic that happens inside its doors. But when performers, volunteers, and theater students fill the space, new possibilities and…

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Jason Bunch: A Legacy of Giving, Protecting and inspiring

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Press Release, Uncategorized

Editor’s Note: Sadly, as this story was being written, Jason passed away. He was so excited to share his story of giving. “I hope by sharing that I can inspire others to see what’s…

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Journeys of Hope: New book by Black Hills Works Foundation

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Blogs

“We are delighted to share the experiences and perspectives of these amazing people in print. They contribute so much to our state as friends, employees, and neighbors, and their voices deserve to be heard,” said…

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EchoWorks to Host Free Earth Day Community Collection Event

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Blogs

In celebration of Earth Day 2024, EchoWorks will be hosting a free community collection event as part of the Rapid City Earth Day Expo at Western Dakota Technical College. The public is invited to bring…

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Shared Living, the newest residential option available at Black Hills Works.

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Blogs

Black Hills Works offers a range of residential options for those supported in its programs to best meet everyone’s unique needs and preferences. In the newest option, called shared living, individuals are matched as roommates…

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You have the power to change lives!

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Uncategorized

Remarks by Deann Arneson, aka “Harry’s mama”! “Anytime I get a chance to talk about, support, and encourage others to donate to Black Hills Works, I do. Never, ever underestimate the…

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Joe changed our world, Black Hills Works changed his

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Press Release, Uncategorized

Black Hills Works is pleased to share the following letter, written by Trish Gulbranson. Her brother, Joe VanBockern, was supported by Black Hills Works for 40 years before his passing in 2016. His story, through…

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The Impact of a DSP: Sheila and Waylon

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Uncategorized

Waylon joined Black Hills Works two years ago, moving from the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield to participate in our behavioral health program. He loves to be outside, go to the park, and visit…

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The Works – Q3 2023

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Uncategorized

The most recent edition of the The Works newsletter is now available! In this edition of The Works, you will meet Peggy and Tracy, just two of our 65 faces for 65 years! Your…

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Hettich Family Establishes Special Olympics Memorial Fund

June 25, 2024 | Black Hills Works Newsroom, Uncategorized

Sports were everything to Gary Hettich. Born with Down syndrome in 1967, Gary’s parents, Linda and Dennis, never considered “sending him away” as some professionals encouraged.  “Gary never felt he was different,” said Linda. “From…

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