Community Resources

Utilizing the 211 Helpline (featured to the left) is the best tool to help residents build connections to the resources available within our community and throughout our state. However, many of our local resources also maintain their own online presence, which provides essential information about what services they offer within the community. Below are links to just some of the resources available in Lake County:

  • South Dakota Driver Licensing: Information about obtaining and renewing licenses, the documents required, licensing locations and hours, and more. The Madison Driver Licensing Exam Station is open on Tuesdays at the 4-H Building, 1000 South Egan Avenue Madison, SD 57042, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Applications for testing are received until 2:15 p.m., with all other applications received until 2:45 p.m.

  • East Dakota Transit: A local transportation program organized to serve the needs of ECCO, Community Counseling, and ICAP, with ridership available to the general public, children going to school, and children going to day care providers at minimal cost.

  • Interlakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP): A community based non-profit organization which serves primarily low-income families and senior citizens. Administers a variety of programs!

  • Interlakes Area United Way: Coordinates financial and volunteer resources for non-profit agencies in Lake, Miner, and Moody counties.

  • Domestic Violence Network: Provides safety and services to adults and families who have experienced domestic violence/sexual assault so that they can make decisions about their lives in a supportive, non-judgmental, and empowering atmosphere.

  • Madison Job Service Office: Helps job seekers identify opportunities and prepare for productive employment.

  • SD Department of Social Services (Madison Office): Provides SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Medicaid programs for children and low income families.

  • Community Counseling Services: Provides family and individual counseling along with outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and anger management programs.

  • Senior Guidance: Provides helpful senior living resources to seniors living in South Dakota, outlines helpful state programs for seniors, and allows seniors to find assisted living facilities in every city, town, and county in South Dakota.

DIAL 211

Dial 211
Text your zip code to 898211
Email help@helplinecenter.org
Visit helplinecenter.org

211 is available 24/7/365

Download the 211 Basic Needs Resource Guide.

Lake County has partnered with 211, a resource available to county residents to provide quick and easy access to information about health and human services. Specialists work with callers to assess their needs, determine their options and provide appropriate programs/services, give support, intervene in crisis situations, and advocate for the caller as needed.

Announcements

County Offices Closed
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

County Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Notice of Land Lease
Friday, November 1, 2019

The County Commissioners will offer for lease by auction on the first floor lobby of the Courthouse on 11/19/19 at 9:30 a.m. the land known as the Lake County Poor Farm. Click here for the public notice.

Invitation for Bid
Monday, October 28, 2019

Click here for Invitation to Bid - sealed bids for the Lake County Courthouse Remodel project will be received at the Lake County Auditor's Office, 200 Center East Street, Madison, SD 57042 until 2 P.M., Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud in the Commission meeting room.

SHINE Appointments
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Senior Health Information & Insurance Education (SHIINE) volunteer will be taking appointments at the Lake County Extension Office located at 1000 S Egan Ave. Please call 256-7603 to make an appointment. Medicare Card and list or prescriptions are needed for the appointment.

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