New Stroke Support Group - check calendar of events for details


Cancer travel funds, support for dementia patients & hospice support

Cancer travel funds, support for dementia patients & hospice support

Cancer travel funds, support for dementia patients & hospice supportCancer travel funds, support for dementia patients & hospice supportCancer travel funds, support for dementia patients & hospice support

What we do...

Countryside's services include travel funds for cancer patients, memory center & hospice support.

Hospice Thrift Store, 1150 E Sioux in Pierre

Travel funds for local cancer patients, lodging for cancer patients coming to the Helmsley Center, memory screenings & financial support for Avera@Home Hospice.  Our Thrift Store is one of our main funding sources...visit our Facebook page for more information.

Weekly 25¢ clothing sales!


Each week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday we have a 25¢ clothing for the color of the week on the Countryside Hospice Thrift Store Facebook page!

St. Benedict's Guest House


St. Benedict's Guest House 

415 South Crow Street, Pierre, SD

The St. Benedict's Guest House is available for cancer patients traveling to Pierre.  If you are in Pierre for cancer treatment at the Helmsley Center, please contact the Social Work Department at Avera St. Mary's at 224-3100 and they will check on availability.  See our photo gallery of pictures below!  Bedroom suites have TVs, queen or king beds, walk in closets and private bathrooms.  The house has a fully equipped community kitchen, computer room/library, large living room and laundry room.

About Us

Office Staff


Executive Director, Holly Hoing

Office Manager, Laurie Allison

Administrative Assistant, Brandee Long

Memory Center Staff


Cindy Meyer - RN

Melissa Shaffer - RN

Cindy Clair - RN

Maxine Kinsella - SW (not pictured)

Stacy Shrake - SW

Dr. Ellen Pinholt - Medical Consultant (Not pictured)

What we do...

The purpose of Countryside Support & Memory Center is to provide diverse programs for individuals in the community who are faced with cancer, memory loss and end of life issues.

Our programs include the Memory Center, St. Benedict's Guest House, and the Pennies for Robert Bed & Breakfast Program.  Support groups are available for breast cancer survivors, dementia caregivers and stroke survivors.  See our Calendar of Events for dates and times.

Countryside provides free memory screenings for dementia patients and support services for their families. 

The Pennies for Robert Bed & Breakfast Program provides travel funds and lodging for cancer patients who live within 60 miles of Pierre/Fort Pierre who need to travel for cancer treatment, or for cancer patients coming into our community to the Helmsley Center.  Lodging provided for Helmsley Center patients at the St. Benedict's Guest House (call Avera Social Work Department at 224-3100 to check availability).

Countryside Support & Memory Center supports Avera@Home Hospice with a monthly donation that goes directly to hospice patient needs in our area. 

The Countryside Thrift Store operates on donations from the community and a volunteer base of over 80 volunteers!  The store provides ongoing support for all of our programs.

We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and operate on donations, memorials and proceeds from the Countryside Thrift Store.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Stop in or call to find out more about our programs.  Check out our Thrift Store Facebook on the Facebook link below. 

Countryside Support & Memory Center

415 S. Crow St., Pierre, SD 57501



Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm