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South Dakota State and Local Level Referrals
When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.
Please contact us with questions or corrections.
For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.
For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.
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South Dakota State and Local Level Referrals
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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||South Dakota Department of Human Services: Developmental Disabilities||Information on state and public resources available for people with disabilities. Directory of Division locations and phone numbers for Developmental Disabilities, Rehabilitation Services, Blind and Visually Impaired Service and Long Term Services||605-773-3438|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||South Dakota Department of Human Services: Vocational Rehabilitation & Deaf Resources||Counseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services.||605-773-3195|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Relay South Dakota: Deaf Resources||Counseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services. Relay South Dakota provides free telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, experiencing low vision and/or have a speech disability.||711|
|Aging Services||South Dakota Department of Human Services: Aging Services||This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.||605-773-5990|
|Agricultural Aid||South Dakota USDA Farm Services||USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine. Interactive map to locate local offices.||605-352-1160|
|Agricultural Aid||South Dakota USDA Rural Development||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||605-352-1100|
|Agricultural Aid||South Dakota Department of Agriculture||Agriculture information and resources, forms, publications, conservation and forestry, and news.||605-773-5425|
|Animal/Pets||South Dakota Animal Industry Board||Information on animal health, resources, transport, and rules and regulations.||605-773-3321|
|Consumer Services||South Dakota Attorney General's Office: Consumer Protection||Information on scams, price gouging and consumer online complaint services.||605-773-4400|
800-300-1986 in state only
|Contractors||South Dakota Attorney General's Office: Consumer Protection Construction||Information on price gouging and consumer complaint services.||605-773-4400|
800-300-1986 in state only
|Contractors||South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation||Occupational and professional licensing for plumbing and electrical.||General: 605-773-3101|
|Contractors||South Dakota does not require the licensure of general contractors.||Licensing is required for asbestos, plumbing, electrical, and well drilling trades.|
|Crisis Counseling||South Dakota Suicide & Crisis Hotline||Directory of 24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention and crisis helplines available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help.||Emergency: 911|
800-273-8255 National Hotline See website for directory of local helplines and offices
|Crisis Counseling||Crisis Counseling Program-Immediate Services Program Hotline||As a resource for people in many Midwestern communities struck by flooding, wet conditions, and a volatile ag environment, Avera Health has created the Farm and Rural Stress Hotline. Those in need of mental health support, stress relief, behavioral health counseling may call 24 hours a day. The call is free and confidential.||800-691-4336|
|Disaster Specific Information|
|Disaster Unemployment||South Dakota Department of Labor: Reemployment Assistance||When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information. This assistance provides weekly beneﬁt payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.||Customer Service: 605-626-2452|
File Claim: 605-626.3179
|Environment||South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources||Information about environmental monitoring and natural resource assessment, technical and financial assistance for environmental projects, and environmental regulatory services. Online directory of home & field locations.||605-773-5559|
See website for numbers to field offices
|Essential Needs||South Dakota Department of Social Services||Information and assistance for public benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), economic assistance, child care, Medicaid, and other public assistance programs. Online application available.||605-773-3165|
Local online directory
|Essential Needs||South Dakota Department of Health: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program||Nutrition evaluation and monthly vouchers to receive free supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans.||605-773-3361|
|Essential Needs||Feeding South Dakota||Emergency food assistance programs, online "Get Help" Locator by zip code. Accepts donations and volunteer opportunities||605-335-0364|
|Essential Needs||South Dakota United Way 2-1-1 Helpline Center||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance. Online "Search for Help" locator by county or zip code.||211|
Text zip code to 898211
|Family & Protective||South Dakota Department of Social Services: Child Protective Services||Individuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect. Online directory for local Child Protection Services Offices.||Emergency: 911|
See directory for local offices
|Financial Assistance||South Dakota Department of Social Services: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)||Information and application assistance in filing for (TANF) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. TANF is a needs based program for families with children under 18 who need financial support due to death of a parent, parent absent from home, physical or mental incapacity or unemployment of parent.||605-773-4678|
|Health Care Services||South Dakota Department of Social Services: Medicaid||Information on how to apply for Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), frequently asked questions, provider information and other public assistance programs. Online application available.||605-773-4678|
|Housing Information||Rentals.com||Online search for available commercial housing units||Refer to Website|
|Housing Information||Homes.com||Online search for available commercial housing units||Refer to Website|
|Housing Information||Trulia||Online search for available commercial housing units||Refer to Website|
|Housing Information||Zillow||Online search for available commercial housing units||Refer to Website|
|Housing Information||South Dakota USDA Rural Development||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||605-352-1100|
|Insurance||South Dakota Division of Insurance||General insurance information for consumers, insurance company verifications, complaint and fraud reporting services.||605-773-3563|
|Legal Services||State Bar of South Dakota||Legal resources and information, and lawyer referral service to attorneys providing free or reduced cost legal services for low income families.||605-224-7554|
|Roadside Assistance & Road Conditions||South Dakota Department of Transportation 511 Traveler information||Online traffic map, recorded road conditions and alerts.||511|
|Tax Assistance||South Dakota Department of Revenue||State tax information for individuals and businesses.||605-773-3311 |
|Veterans Services||South Dakota Veterans Affairs||Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.||605-773-3269|
|Veterans Services||Veterans Crisis Line||Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.||800-273-8255, press 1|
|Vital Statistics||South Dakota Driver Licensing Program||Replacement or duplicate drivers license, online driver services, directory of office locations, and online appointment scheduler.||605-773-6883|
|Vital Statistics||South Dakota Department of Revenue: Motor Vehicle Division||Replacement auto registrations and titles, online services available, and directory of county office locations.||605-773-3541|
|Vital Statistics||South Dakota - Vital Records Office||Replacement birth, death, marriage certificates and other vital document services.||605-773-4961|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY|
Referrals Last Updated: April 2021