Individual & Family Resources

Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? Think you've been exposed? Contact your health care provider.

Avera Clinic: 605-697-9500
Sanford Clinic: 605-697-1900

The Helpline Center

Get the support you need from people who care. Call 211 now.

The 211 Helpline Center provides a 24/7 helpline connected to a team capable of providing updated information. Dial "2-1-1" to speak directly with a trained professional for the latest information and resources including:

  • Food/Basic Needs
  • Financial Assistance Opportunities
  • Government Information / Assistance
  • Mental Health & Family Resources
  • Translated Information
  • Volunteering for COVID-19 Response Efforts

Resources & Services for Brookings County

Collected and updated by the Helpline Center

Looking for resources? Dial 2-1-1 for immediate assistance. Or use the online Guided Search to find resources.  

Food Insecurity

In these difficult times, food insecurity can be an overwhelming crisis for many individuals and families in our community. The City of Brookings along with the Brookings Area United Way and community partners are committed to addressing this need as efficiently as possible. Check out the available food programming resources.

605 Strong

COVID-19: Talk. Support. Help.

605 Strong is a free Crisis Counseling Program dedicated to helping people with COVID-19 resources and support. Dial "2-1-1" to speak with a crisis counselor as a positive step you can take to help yourself deal with anything from feelings of mild ongoing depression to debilitating anxiety and stress to severe issues including thoughts of hopelessness and suicide.

Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and our community stronger. Learn more about mental health and self-care.  

Resources for Displaced Employees

Work with a team of local professionals to find opportunities. Contact the Brookings Job Service Office. 605-688-4350

View part-time and full-time employment opportunities in Brookings County and greater South Dakota area.

Online Resources, Virtual Programming & At Home Activities

Free classes, daily challenges, games, activities, recipes, and resources. Check out virtual Brookings programming!

Online Training & Career Development

Online Homeschooling & Learning Resources

Online Family Fun

At Home Projects

Video Resources

Check out our videos for safety tips and helpful resources. Help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Making A Mask

Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno demonstrates how simple it is to make a cloth face-covering/mask out of items that you likely have at home

Eating at a Dining Establishment

Brookings Public Information Officer Chelsie Bakken visits one of her favorite dining establishments to experience what it's like to dine out during COVID-19 . 

Safe Shopping Tips

We've put together tips for shopping during this time.

Protect yourself and those you love. Learn more about health and prevention.  

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COVID-19 questions or concerns? Connect with us directly using Engage Brookings. Visit the website ( or download the app on your mobile device.

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