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The Western South Dakota Community Action Agency offers several services addressing a variety of challenges that face the low-income community. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
All of our programs serve those with limited incomes, the eligibility ranges from 125% to 200% of poverty depending on the program. We use a case management approach to promote goal setting and forward momentum for the families we serve.
My gas/electric/water was shut off
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is for low-income households who can't afford to pay their home heating bills. The program offers small grants that only cover a portion of heating bills.
The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS. Call (605) 348-1460 to set up an appointment
Medical equipment (ie. air conditioners, bathtub seats, shower and tub rails, etc.) is available for those in need. To participate in the program, one must have a doctor's prescription for the equipment. Call (605) 348-1460 to set up an appointment
Do you or someone you know need help with Medicare, a Medicare Advantage Plan, Prescription Drug Plans, or Supplemental Insurance? Confused about the different plans available to you? SHIINE can help you. Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) is a federally funded program through the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and administered by the South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long Term Services and Support (LTSS). SHIINE is not affiliated with any company that sells or distributes a product or service. We are committed to providing free, confidential and unbiased information to Medicare beneficiaries. For more information or to set up an appointment please call (605)342-8635 Toll-free 1-877-286-9072
School Supplies/Garden Kits/Bus Passes Youth Recretional Passes
We have many seasonal programs to help families including school supplies in August, garden kits in the spring and youth recreational passes in the summer. To keep updated on these subscribe to our Facebook. To find out more and apply call (605) 348-1460
The Affordable Care Insurance Marketplace
Need assistance in obtaining health care coverage? We are here to help! Call or stop by our office and make an appointment with one of our Navigators. Affordable Care Act Navigator Program: Call (605) 348-1460 Toll free: 1-800-327-1703
The CARES Act has helped many get back on their feet from the pandemic including vehicle purchase and repair, home hygiene kits, and re-entry programs. Call (605) 348-1460 to set up an appointment to apply.
COVID iMPACTED MY FAMILY
WSDCA no longer does food distribution or the senior packs. Feeding South Dakota has taken over that responsibility. Follow the link to their website to find out more.
Cutting my energy bills down
The Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to help low-income households overcome high energy costs by making their homes more energy efficient. More information on the following page.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
Most of our classes to help individuals on their paths to their new jobs are done through our friends at the Career Learning Center.
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The above programs are what we have information on. For anything else like medical finance, mental health programs, shelter, supplies and so much more, please go to our partners at the Helpline Center.
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