March 2, 2024

Helpline Center

Marshall County joined the 211 Program which is offered by the Helpline Center. The program is available 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1, texting your zip code to 898211 or visiting their website at www.helplinecenter.org .

The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day. Their core service areas are:

The Helpline Center began serving South Dakota in 1974. Over the years, the agency formalized from roles held by volunteers to hiring staff.  They grew to offering support 24 hours a day, and were the first location west of the Mississippi River to begin 211 service in 2001. The Helpline Center serves thousands of people every year by connecting individuals to resources and support, providing referrals, building community volunteers, offering hope to individuals with thoughts of suicide and supporting families bereaved by suicide loss. They support over 100,000 people each year. The Helpline Center is the only entity in the state accredited by the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems and the only organization in the state that provides a certified crisis line through the American Association of Suicidology. (https://www.helplinecenter.org/about-the-helpline-center/)

211 988
Provides information and resources for essential needs such as:
– Food
– Housing & Shelter
– Utility Assistance
– Healthcare services
– Government services
– Transportation
– Legal Services
– Support Groups
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988 is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, suicide crisis, or substance use. People can also call 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Call 988 for:

Help with mental-health related distress
Suicide crisis or having suicidal thoughts
Help with substance use disorders
Behavioral health resources and treatment options
24/7 emotional support
Help with a loved one’s behavioral health

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