Southeast Technical College is committed to student success and wants to connect students to resources in the community outside the scope of what is available on campus. Several organizations in Sioux Falls are available to assist in a mental health crisis, as well as provide access to diapers, food pantries, transportation or even financial assistance with housing or bills.
211 Helpline Center
The 2-1-1 Helpline Center offers a search tool for every category of assistance available in the city, including clothing, food, financial assistance, support groups and more. Click the button below, enter your zip code and use the links that appear on the left to find a free service for your needs.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call, text, or chat for a direct connection to compassionate and professional support for anyone who might be struggling with emotional distress, experiencing suicidal thoughts, or those with concern about a family or friend with a mental health or substance use issue.
The Compass Center
The Compass Center provides crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy to children, adolescents and adults (both male and female) who are survivors of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and human trafficking/sexual exploitation. All survivor services are free and confidential, and the organization does not discriminate on any basis.
Avera and Sanford Health
Both Avera and Sanford have walk-in acute care for physical and mental health assessments, in various locations and hours.
Dress for Success
Dress for Success is a nonprofit organization affiliated with EmBe that empowers women to achieve financial independence by providing professional attire, a network of support and career coaching. Individuals interested in support should contact Billie Streufert in the Student Success Center for a referral or stop by at their downtown location at 300 W. 11th St. during Walk-in Wednesdays (1-3 p.m.).