Rally for Robert - a 138 mile motorcycle/car dice run - September 14, 2019


Cancer 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, 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.

Thrift Store Facebook page

St. Benedict's Guest House


Coming in the Fall of 2019...

We are excited to announce that Avera St. Mary's and Countryside are partnering to bring a guest house to Pierre for cancer patients traveling to the Helmsley Center for cancer treatment.  We will have our administrative offices and Memory Center on one side and the guest house on the other.   Our thanks to Avera St. Mary's & St. Mary's Foundation for their part in this project.  The guest house should be in operation by the Fall.  

Weekly 25¢ clothing sales!


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

Thrift Store Facebook Page

Clip Cancer's Grass


Win a Bush Hog zero turn, 55" deck  PINK mower valued at over $7,000!  Dakota Radio Group has teamed up with Darren Boyle Sales, Avera St. Mary's Foundation and the St. Benedict's Guest House to bring another great contest to Central SD! Register at East Pierre Garden Center, Cell Savers, The Heritage Store, Pierre Sports Center, Cell Only-Verizon, McDonald's in Pierre; Prairie ATV & Cycle, Dakota Prairie Bank, Shane's Pharmacy in Fort Pierre;  Gas N'Goodies, Stan's C-Store in Gettysburg; and Anchor Grille in Chamberlain.  Also sponsored by BankWest, Pierre Family Dental & the Dallas Heninger Memorial Bull Riding.  The mower will be given away on August 20th in the Helmsley Center garden area.  For a minimum $50 donation to Avera St. Mary's Foundation & St. Benedict's Guest House you can receive an additional entry into a separate drawing to qualify for the Grand Prize drawing.  To donate go to https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/clip-cancers-grass

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 and the Pennies for Robert Bed & Breakfast Program.  

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

The Pennies for Robert Bed & Breakfast Program provides travel/lodging funds 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. 

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

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

Countryside Support & Memory Center

415 S. Crow St., Pierre, SD 57501



Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm