CACS Official Approval of Construction of New Facility

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Date: 06/21/18
To: All Local Media
From: Doneen Hollingsworth, Chair
Capital Area Counseling Service, Inc. Board Of Directors

For Immediate Release

Capital Area Counseling, and their Board or Directors, approved unanimously in their June 21st board meeting, their dream of building a new integrated behavioral health facility in northeast Pierre.

Over the past 24 months, the Capital Area Counseling staff and board of directors has been working diligently to put a plan in place to meet the growing behavioral health needs in our community and region, while also addressing their need to bring all of their staff and resource under one roof to provide their clients the fully integrated care and services they deserve.

“Over the last 50 years, Capital Area Counseling has been honored to be there for countless numbers of people and their communities in their most challenging times,” says Dennis Pfrimmer, CEO of Capital Area Counseling Services. “Now we are excited to announce that through the support and generosity of that very same community, we are building the new integrated care facility our clients in Central South Dakota,” he added.

The building construction is scheduled to break ground in August of 2018 and construction is expected to run for the following 12 months. Through a bidding and vetting process, the TSP architectural company located in Sioux Falls was hired to design the building and Midwest Construction and Development of Pierre was hired to manage the construction. Doneen Hollingsworth, the Board’s Chair says, “This has been a very exciting process. The community has been so generous in its financial support of this much needed healthcare facility. We are making the final plans to begin construction within 60 days.”

The Board also wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to Wally and Nancy Thomsen, who have given many hours of their time as Honorary Chairs for the capital campaign. Wally brought a shovel without a handle to the first campaign media event over 18 months ago. He said at that time, “Let’s ‘handle’ this”, referring to raising the funds for the new facility. Wally and Nancy will now be toting a shovel that has a handle on it.

Please visit or call 224-5811 with any questions or for updates on the building construction progress.

Categories: CACS Announcements, Press Release


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