Individual & Family Resources

Do You Need Help? Dial "2-1-1" or visit the Helpline Center.

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

The best way for you to help others is for yourself to stay healthy and safe. Learn more about health and prevention.  

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.  

Virtual Programming for Families

Brookings Virtual Community

Check out free classes, daily challenges, games, activities, recipes, and resources available online from our Brookings community! LEARN MORE >

Online Family Fun

Online Learning Resources

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.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer your time and talents by helping with needs arising from COVID-19. Many of our local nonprofits have been impacted and need assistance as they continue to serve the community. Fill out the Helpline Center form to share your information with organizations in need. LEARN MORE >

At Home Projects

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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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COVID-19 Hub

The City of Brookings has compiled safety information and helpful resources to help you navigate these challenging times.