Shopping appointments open at the Thrift Store - 945-0827 - Masks required
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.
Due to COVID-19, the Thrift Store is scheduling appointments for shopping to limit the number of shoppers in the store at a time. We are allowing a maximum of 20 shoppers.
For an appointment please call our office at
*No children under 16 at this time
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.
Executive Director, Holly Hoing
Office Manager, Laurie Allison
Administrative Assistant, Brandee Long
Cindy Meyer - RN
Melissa Shaffer - RN
Cindy Clair - RN
Maxine Kinsella - SW (not pictured)
Stacy Shrake - SW
Dr. Ellen Pinholt - Medical Consultant (Not pictured)
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.