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Partners in INCOME

The Helpline Center provides the following services to Brookings County 

211 Hotline

211 is an easy to remember three-digit telephone number assigned by the Federal Communications Commission for the purpose of providing quick and easy access to information about health and human services. Professional Information and Referral Specialists work with callers to assess their needs, determine their options and provide appropriate programs/services, give support, intervene in crisis situations and advocate for the caller as needed. Call 211 for more information about the agencies below or search online at

Volunteer Connections 

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities in Brookings County the Helpline Center can connect you with the right people and organizations. We keep an updated list of volunteer opportunities and will connect you with the options that match your interests and the time you have to give. Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet new friends, help others and make a difference in your community. Simply call 211 or click here to get pointed in the right direction.

Helping families become stable and independent.
Supporting those in a time of crisis and increasing self-sufficiency by providing basic needs such as food, safety, and shelter.


American Red Cross - Brookings County

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross provides services to individual and families as they begin the recovery process following a home fire, storm, and tornado or flooding. The staff and volunteers also serve the community through prevention activities such as canvass events to install smoke alarms, blood drives and trainings. The Red Cross provides free smoke alarms to any Brookings area resident, in partnership with the fire department, through their website -

Brookings Area Transit Authority (B.A.T.A)

Brookings Area Transit Authority, Inc. (BATA) provides public transportation to the greater Brookings County Area.  Transportation is open and available to everyone. Brenda Schweitzer - 692-5416

Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian organization that works in partnerships with families and communities to eliminate substandard housing. Dan McColley 605-697-2542

Brookings Backpack Project

The Brookings Back Pack Project supports the food insecurity crisis our country is facing by providing healthy, nutritious, easy to fix meals and snacks for children in the community who may be facing hunger on the weekend. Cathy Ching 697-2882

Brookings Area Crime Stoppers

Encourages members of the Brookings Area to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime, by offering citizens an anonymous method of providing vital information about crimes.Tim Weelborg - 697-5015  

Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter

The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter is a 24-hour staffed emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Additional services include a 24- hour crisis hotline, weekly support group (with daycare provided), legal advocacy including assistance in obtaining Protection or Stalking Orders   (with court accompaniment), rape crisis advocacy, emergency medical response, referral services, public education and outreach, household goods, furniture, clothing, diapers, food and limited financial assistance. Margo Dempsey 692- 7233(SAFE)

Council on Emergency Services - Food Pantry 

Families & individuals in Brookings County self-refer or are referred by area service agencies, churches, etc. to the Food Pantry where they receive an emergency supply of both perishable and non-perishable food items. For more information contact: or  692-6056

Feeding Brookings

Is a weekly distribution of groceries and hygiene items to all who enter our doors. No proof of need or income requirement must be met. Ascension Lutheran Church  692-6565

Harvest Table

Harvest Table provides a no cost meal, groceries, diaper and baby wipes to anyone in the community. Vonda Kirkham - 692-4345

Kelly McGeough Foundation  

The Kelly McGeough Foundation provides monetary assistance for uninsured medical, travel, food, lodging and other out of pocket expenses for families whose children are seeking medical attention due to catastrophic illness or injury. 692-9636  

My Neighbor

My Neighbor assists individuals to become stable community members by offering assistance/ resources and timely financial aide for housing, utilities, personal / health care needs, and transportation PREVENTING individuals and families from entering or remaining in the cycle of poverty. RESTORING self- sufficiency. 691-3225

Salvation Army - Brookings

An international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. It's message is based on the Bible. It's ministry is motivated by the love of God. It's mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Call 211 for more information