ROCS is committed to providing support to those in our communities who are experiencing emergency hardships.
Funding is limited and may not always be available in all counties due to funds being distributed based on each county's level of needs.
To apply for assistance, please reach out to one of our ROCS Outreach Provider's in your area or fill out a Get Started form below and a provider will contact you.
We're here to help!
Winner Resource Center for Families
200 E. Third St.
Find a ROCS Community Engagement Office
SDHDA and partner agencies are working to assist South Dakotans who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the related economic crisis by offering financial assistance to help stabilize their housing situation.
NOTICE - the ERA program will end September 1, 2025
and HAF will end in 2026.
ERA (EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE)
Rent & Utility Assistance
HAF (HOMEOWNER'S ASSISTANCE FUND)
Mortgage & Utility Assistance
Emergency Utility Assistance | Deposit Assistance
Rental Deposit | First Month's Rent | Past Due Rent
Emergency Motel Assistance
New Employment Program
Public Transportation Pass Program
Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program
WATER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Contact your local rocs community engagement office to apply
This program assists households who are responsible for paying their water/wastewater bill AND are at risk of disconnection.
At risk includes:
Past due bill
FOOD PANTRY LOCATIONS
Lake Andes Food Pantry
17 Park Ave., Lake Andes
Mon - Fri
8:00A - 4:30P
Union County Food Pantry
504 River Dr., North Sioux City
Mon, Wed & Fri
2:30P - 4:30P
Wagner Food Pantry
107 2nd St. SW, Wagner
Mon - Fri
9:00A - 3:00P
Brule County Food Pantry
300 S. Courtland St., Chamberlain
Mon - Fri
8:00A - 3:00P
REFERRAL NEEDED TO APPLY
Community Cares provides referred individuals with a compassionate and knowledgeable Community Cares Coordinator, who works closely to identify needs and connect clients and families to resources, such as food, housing, health insurance, health information, quality healthcare, and social services. Through advocacy and education, CCC's provide the assistance for clients to take the steps necessary to overcome their unique obstacles and achieve long-term stability and independence. From navigating housing and transportation to scheduling medical appointments, this program serves as a link between health/social services and the community to improve service delivery quality and cultural sensitivity. When we strengthen an individual's ability to attain wellness and address social determinants of health, we can construct a stronger, healthier community.