Grace

Episcopal Church

Madison, SD

306 NW 3rd St

Madison  SD  57042

graceinmadison@gmail.com

605-256-2325

What is 211?

In July 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reserved the 211 dialing code for community information and referral services.

 

In South Dakota, 70% of the entire population has access to 211. 211 is currently active in the following South Dakota counties: Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Butte, Clay, Custer, Fall River, Hughes, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, McCook, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Stanley, Turner, and Yankton.

 

Types of Referrals Offered by 211: 211 provides callers with information about and referrals to social services for every day needs and in times of crisis. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:

 

Basic Human Needs Resources – including food and clothing, shelters, housing, utility assistance.

Disaster Response and Recovery – works with the emergency management team during a disaster to offer support and place for dissemination of information.

Mental Health and Health Resources – including counseling, support groups, drug and alcohol treatment, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health insurance programs for children, medical information lines, clinics, and hospitals.

Employment Supports – including job training, employment services, transportation assistance and education programs.

Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities – including adult day care, community meals, respite care, home health care, transportation and homemaker services.

Children, Youth and Family Support – including child care, after school programs, educational programs for low income families, family resource centers, and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.

Volunteer Opportunities and Donations – Individuals who wish to donate time, goods or money to community organizations can find this information by dialing 211.