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Last updated on September 8, 2021

Legal Help in South Dakota

for assistance with housing, benefits, work, domestic violence, custody, discrimination, and other issues

South Dakota Law Help

https://www.sdlawhelp.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

South Dakota Courts Legal Self-Help

http://ujslawhelp.sd.gov/

Serves all local counties and cities

South Dakota Free Legal Answers online clinic

https://sd.freelegalanswers.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

East River Legal Services

http://erlservices.org(800) 952-3015

Serves local areas: Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Clark, Clay, Codington, D...

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Dakota Plains Legal Services, Inc.

https://www.dpls.org(800) 658-2297

Serves local areas: Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Corson, Custer,...

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South Dakota Attorney General's Landlord/Tenant Page

https://consumer.sd.gov/fastfacts/landlordtenant.aspx

A free website guide to help landlords and tenants with their legal protections.

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

https://hellolandlord.org/

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

https://www.norent.org/en/

Serves all of US


Financial Assistance for Housing in South Dakota

for help paying rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs

Serves all local counties and cities

South Dakota 211

https://www.helplinecenter.org/2-1-1-community-resources/Call 2-1-1Text your zip code to 898211

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves local areas: Beadle County

Serves local areas: Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

https://fsst-nsn.gov/programs/

Serves local areas: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://www.lowerbrulesiouxtribe.com/

Serves local areas: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program

http://oslh.org/emergency-assistance/

Serves local areas: Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Tribe

Sicangu Wicoti Awayankape Corporation Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

https://www.rosebudsiouxtribe-nsn.gov/swa-forms

Serves local areas: Sicangu Wicoti Awayankape Corporation

National United Way/211

https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-wayCall 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

https://findhelp.org

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/

Serves all of US


Other Services to Help in South Dakota

for domestic violence, health coverage, food benefits, mental health, and other issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-8255

Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/1-800-799-7233Text LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support

https://www.crisistextline.org/Text HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

https://www.apple.com/covid19

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Serves all of US

USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps)

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility

Serves all of US