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Capital Area Counseling Service, Inc.

Capital Area Counseling Service, Inc. (CACS) is a private, non-profit, mental health and addiction treatment agency was incorporated July 3, 1968 in Pierre, the capital city of South Dakota.

  • Preventing suicide is our #1 responsibility.
  • We serve a large geographic area.
  • Many of the people we serve are indigent.
  • We provide 24-7 emergency mental health services.
  • 10.5% of the general population is Native American. 
  • So far this fiscal year CACS has served 439 Native Americans
  • 98% of our Therapeutic Foster Care children are Native American
  • 38% of our emergency mental health services have been provided to Native American in crisis.

CACS also provides an array of assessment, treatment and follow-up services for mental health and substance use disorders, in addition to our specialized suicide intervention services. We employ approximately 100 full and part-time licensed clinicians, paraprofessionals and administrative staff.