Community resources

Find local resources and help. Information on this page is regularly updated.

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Domestic violence

Asian Women United of MN

Domestic violence short-term shelter, Legal (OFPs and HROs) Advocacy, Financial Advocacy and Employee Assistance and 24-hour multilingual helpline/crisis line in addition to other services. Visit Asian Women United of MN.  

Casa de esperanza

Provides bilingual support, safety, education for families and individuals experiencing domestic abuse. Provides a 24-hr bilingual domestic violence helpline at 651-772-1611. Visit Casa de esperanza

Cornerstone

Outreach, resource and referral, and legal and housing advocacy for victims of domestic violence. Visit Cornerstone.

Day One

Provides support and assists in finding resources and shelters. Visit Day One.

Division of Indian Work

A variety of culturally based services including education, counseling and legal advocacy for Urban American Indians. Visit Division of Indian Work.

Domestic Abuse Project

Advocacy and counseling services for victims of family violence and their families. Visit Domestic Abuse Project.

Hmong American Partnership

Provides services for refugees and immigrants, including Employment Counseling, Children and Family Services, Health and Wellness Programs and MNSure enrollment. Visit Hmong American Partnership.

Home Free/ Missions, Inc.

Advocacy services for adults victims of family violence focusing on immediate crisis and legal needs. Visit Home Free/ Missions, Inc. 

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy and Family Stabilization for American Indian women and their families. Visit Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Hotline providing support and advocacy to survivors 24/7.

OutFront Minnesota

Legal advocacy, referrals and supportive counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence, families or loved ones and individuals identifying with LGBTQ+ communities in Minnesota. Visit OutFront Minnesota.

SEWA-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness)

24/7 Family Crisis Line (culturally sensitive), Women’s program-shelter referrals for victims and assistance in accessing health services, public benefits, housing, and free or low-cost legal aid for South Asian Immigrants. Help Line number 952-912-9100. Visit EWA-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness)

Sojourner

Advocacy services for adults victims of family violence focusing on immediate crisis and legal needs. Visit Sojourner.

24-hour crisis line 952-933-7422

Standpoint

Legal advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Visit Standpoint.

Strong Hearts Native Help Line

Culturally appropriate, anonymous, confidential helpline for Native American survivors of domestic violence and dating violence, along with their concerned family members and friends. Visit Strong Hearts Native Help Line.

Tubman

Advocacy services for victims of family violence focusing on immediate crisis and legal needs. Visit Tubman.

Economic, business, and grants

Hennepin County

The Expanded Community Services Grant assists communities impacted by COVID-19, especially low income and communities of color. Non-profits and community organizations may apply for funds to provide additional or expanded human services to individuals that reside in Hennepin County and are in need of additional supports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Services must be necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic and funds may only be used for services provided through December 30, 2020. Learn more and apply for a grant here.


Bush Foundation

Community Innovation grants are used to fund public charities or government entities (including schools). Site also has a current list of available grants throughout Minnesota. Visit Bush Foundation.

City of Minneapolis

The city's mental health fund helps people in crisis receive help. City of Minneapolis – COVID-19 Emergency Mental Health Fund (PDF)

Graves Foundation

Uncommitted funds allocated towards COVID-19 response and recovery efforts for priority areas of schools, housing, youth development and community. Visit Graves Foundation.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

LISC is offering grants to businesses facing financial pressure because of COVID-19.
English: Visit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Spanish: Visit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) is intended to support the recovery of Minnesota's nonprofit sector. Proposals are considered monthly. Visit Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Minnesota Department of Commerce

The Department has published new guides to assist businesses, property owners, homeowners and renters to better understand the steps to file a claim on their insurance policy. Visit the MN Department of Commerce.

Access the Residential Insurance Guide in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.

Access the Business Insurance Guide in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.

Minnesota Department of Health

COVID-19 Health Care Response Grant is to help support eligible health care organizations cover costs related to planning, preparing, or responding to the pandemic. Visit the Health Care Response Grant.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Relief grant created to mitigate negative effects and economic impact of COVID-19 on veterans and their families. Visit financial assistance for Veterans.

Minnesota small business loan guarantee program

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) offers small business loans. Minnesota enders will provide capital to small businesses affected by COVID-19. Visit website for application details. Visit the small business loan program.

Otto Bremer Trust

Emergency fund will provide loans and grants to nonprofits and community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic. Visit Otto Bremer Trust.

Springboard for the Arts

Relief fund created to support artists and creative workers in Minnesota impacted by COVID-19. Visit Springboard for the Arts.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a low-interest federal disaster loans and a one-time emergency grant for agricultural businesses only. Visit U.S. Small Business Administration.

We Love Lake Street Recovery Fund

Grant funding to support the recovery of businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Lake Street corridor after the civil uprising that followed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The grant application has rolling deadlines. Visit We Love Lake Street Recovery Fund.

Education

Banyan Community

Organization provides resources and support for distance learning to youth and families in the Philips neighborhood. Visit Banyan Community.

BrainPOP

Activities for students in all school subjects during school closures. Visit BrainPOP.

Child Mind Institute

Resources for children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Visit Child Mind Institute.

Colorín Colorado

Reading tips sheets for parents of English language learners (ELLs). Visit Colorin Colorado.

HelpNow Hennepin County Library

Free one-to-one live homework help online from qualified tutors for grades 3-12 for HC library card holders. Visit HelpNow.

Mensa for kids

Links to home learning resources for kids: Cross-Curricular Online Platforms, Math and Science, History, Reading and Writing, Music and Arts, Educational Games, and others. Visit Mensa for kids.

Migizi

Migizi is providing online academic support, community building, and cultural support for Native American students. Visit Migizi.

PBS KIDS

Learning support for parents and children by age. Visit PBS KIDS.

Project Diva

Project Diva's International Academy provides online sessions for 9th-12th grade Black girls to plan for the future, build skills, and connect with each other. Visit Project Diva.

Resources for Youth (Hennepin County)

Resources for young people including education, food, cash, housing, employment, health, and relationships. Visit Resources for Youth.

Scholastic

Site with free educational activities and resources for students. Visit Scholastic.

Financial assistance

Emergency rental assistance

You can apply for help covering rent due to COVID-19 hardship. Emergency rental assistance due to COVID-19.

Center for Workers United in the Struggle

An organization by and for workers, providing support for workers facing exploitation, and fighting for workers’ rights. Visit Center for Workers United in the Struggle.

ICA Food Shelf

Financial and employment services. Visit ICA Food Shelf.

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

Provides information about qualifying for unemployment benefits and how to apply. Visit Minnesota Unemployment Insurance.

Resources for businesses and workers affected by COVID-19

Find a list of federal, state, and local resources to support Hennepin County businesses and workers affected by COVID-19. Visit Hennepin County Economic Development.

Salvation Army
Central, North and South Minneapolis

  • Housing and rent assistance
  • Counseling
  • Utility assistance

Visit Central Minneapolis Salvation Army.
Visit North Minneapolis Salvation Army.
Visit South Minneapolis Salvation Army.

St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP)

Provides emergency assistance. Visit STEP.

VEAP

  • Utility assistance
  • Other financial assistance

Visit VEAP.

WeCAN

Financial and emergency assistance available if you live in the demographic areas. Visit WeCAN.

Food shelves and meals

Aliveness Project

Pre-bagged groceries available for contactless pickup. Must be an Aliveness Project Member. No Appointment needed. Visit Aliveness Project.

Al-Maa'uun Food Shelf at Masjid An-Nur Mosque

Food shelf serving North Minneapolis residents. Prepared meals for youth and seniors, both available thru delivery only. Visit Al-Maa'uun Food Shelf at Masjid An-Nur Mosque.

Calvary Lutheran Church - Minneapolis Food Shelf

Food shelf serving pre-bagged groceries. No appointment is needed. Visit Calvary Lutheran Church - Minneapolis Food Shelf.

CAPI USA Food Shelf

Culturally specific (Asian) pre-bagged food available for curbside pick up. No appointment is needed. Visit CAPI USA Food Shelf.

CEAP – Community Emergency Assistance Program

Appointment scheduled food shelf. Contactless pick up is available. Visit CEAP – Community Emergency Assistance Program.

Community Bridge Food Shelf and Messiah Lutheran Church Food Shelf

No appointment needed for food shelf. Delivery is available. Cultural specific food East African Food available. Visit Community Bridge Food Shelf and Messiah Lutheran Church Food Shelf.

Community Emergency Service (CES)

No appointment needed for food shelf. Delivery is available. Cultural specific food East African Food available. Visit Community Emergency Service (CES).

Cross Food Shelf

Food shelf offering variety of foods and has delivery available for homebound residents. Visit Cross Food Shelf.

Divisions of Indian Work Horizons Unlimited Food Shelf

Culturally specific food shelf. No appointment is needed. Visit Divisions of Indian Work Horizons Unlimited Food Shelf

Groveland Food Shelf

Food Shelf and specific food shelf for youth. Delivery available if meet certain criteria. No appointment is needed. Visit Groveland Food Shelf.

Help At Your Door

Provides Grocery assistance and will assist in putting groceries away. Visit Help At Your Door.

Hennepin County WIC

Nutrition and breastfeeding program serving pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children. Visit Hennepin County WIC.

Hunger Impact Partners

This organization has a mobile app which helps kids and families find and access meal distribution sites across Minnesota. Download the app at Hunger Impact Partners.

Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger in our state. This site provides information on programs and agencies providing food support and includes an interactive map of services. Visit Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

ICA Food Shelf

Food shelf distributing pre bagged groceries. Limited contact pick-up, appointment is needed, and delivery is available if pre-approved. Visit ICA Food Shelf.

Incarnation Church Food Shelf

Food Shelf serving specific geographic areas. No appointment is needed. Visit Incarnation Church for their weekly bulletin with food shelf days.

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners

Food shelf offering pre-bagged groceries with curbside pickup. No appointment is needed. Visit Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.

Isuroon

Culturally specific food shelf including halal food at various locations in the metro area. Mental health programs and COVID-19 information.
English: Visit Isuroon.
Somali: Visit Isuroon.

Joyce Food Shelf

Food shelf offering pre-bagged groceries. No appointment is needed. Visit Joyce Food Shelf.

Loaves and Fishes

Prepared meals. Visit Loaves and Fishes.

Meals On Wheels

Meals delivered to seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities. Offering contactless delivery. Visit Meals on Wheels.

East Side Neighborhood Services – Metro Food Programs

High Rise Mobile Food Shelf delivers pre-bagged groceries to specific low income apartment buildings.

Senior Food Shelf serves people who are 55 years of age and older. No appointment is needed.

Visit East Side Neighborhood Services – Metro Food Programs.

Minneapolis Public Schools

Weekly food box pick up for children under the age of 18 at various sites across Minneapolis. Visit Minneapolis Public Schools.

Minnehaha United Methodist Church: Minnehaha Food Shelf

Food shelf, no appointment is required. Visit Minnehaha United Methodist Church: Minnehaha Food Shelf.

Minnesota Food Helpline/ Hunger Solutions

Provides solutions to people's foods needs. Chat online via website or call for help. Visit Minnesota Food Helpline/Hunger Solutions.

New Creation Baptist Church

Food shelf groceries available with no contact pick up. Appointments are not required. Visit New Creation Baptist Church.

New Hope Church-HopeBridge Good Shelf

Food shelf distributing groceries thru curbside pickup. Delivery available for homebound residents. No appointment is needed. Visit New Hope Church-HopeBridge Good Shelf.

North Point Health and Wellness Center

Food shelf offering pre-bagged groceries. No appointment needed. Visit North Point Health and Wellness Center.

Northpoint Health and Wellness Fresh Food Fridays

Free distribution of produce to the public on select Fridays from July through September. Dates, times and printable flyers in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali are listed on the website. Call 612-767-9500 for more information. Visit Northpoint Health and Wellness Fresh Food Fridays.

Open Arms of Minnesota

Organization delivers precooked meals to people living with specific health conditions across the Twin Cities/ Metro Area. Visit Open Arms of Minnesota.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available to Minnesota families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open. Visit Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer on the MN DHS Website.

People & Pets Together

Pet food shelf in Minneapolis providing pet food and pet care supplies. No appointment required. Visit People & Pets Together. Visit People & Pets.

Pillsbury United Communities

Pillsbury United Communities has 3 sites distributing food. Pre-bagged groceries available at Waite House and Brian Coyle Community Center. Take Out Meals at Waite House and Oak Park Center. No appointment is necessary. Visit Pillsbury United Communities.

Prism-Marketplace Food Shelf

Food Shelf serving specific geographic areas. No appointment is required. Visit Prism-Marketplace Food Shelf.

Prop Food Shelf

Food shelf offering same day order and curbside pick up only. Appointment is required. Visit Prop Food Shelf.

Sabathani Community Center

Food shelf offering pre-bagged groceries. No appointment needed. Visit Sabathani Community Center.

Salvation Army – Central Minneapolis

Food shelf distributing pre-bagged groceries. Hmong and Laotian foods. Appointment is required. Visit Salvation Army – Central Minneapolis.

Salvation Army – North Minneapolis

Food shelf offering pre-bagged groceries. Appointment is needed. Visit Salvation Army – North Minneapolis.

Salvation Army – South Minneapolis

Food shelf offering pre-bagged groceries. Appointment is needed. Visit Salvation Army – South Minneapolis.

St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP)

Food Shelf offering delivery for homebound residents. Food shelf also distributing Kosher foods. Appointments are required. Visit St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP).

Urban Ventures

Drive through and walk up food distribution: Check website for schedule. All ages welcomeVisit Urban Ventures.

VEAP

Food shelf distributing pre-bagged groceries with curbside pickup. Food shelf serves specific geographic area and requires an appointment. Delivery available if meet criteria. Visit VEAP.

WeCan

Food shelf distributing pre-bagged groceries with curbside pickup. Emergency food bags also available. No appointment is needed. Visit WeCan.

YMCA food distribution

Prepared Meals distributed at specific Y locations. Visit YMCA food distribution.

Hate crimes

Asian American Advancing Justice

Asian Americans Demanding Justice has also created a tracking hate monitoring site. The stories shared can be anonymously reported and also shared on the site with permission. Visit Asian American Advancing Justice.

Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council

The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Community, created an online platform to report incidences of coronavirus anti-AAPI racism. An incident response form is available in multiple languages. A report of incidences can also be accessed. Visit Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council.

City of Minneapolis: 311

Minneapolis 311 is a phone number and an online resource for access to City services. Use 311 for situations for non-emergency assistance and crime reporting, such as verbal abuse without terroristic threats. Call: 311. Visit City of Minneapolis: 311.

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

ILCM offers legal services and resources to support low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. Visit Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota.

MN Human Rights Department

This helpline reinforces the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Call: 1-833-454-0148. Visit MN Human Rights Department.

OutFront Minnesota

Crisis and anti-violence helpline serving the LGBTQ+ community. Call: 1-800-800-0350. Visit OutFront Minnesota.

Housing and utilities

Attorney General's Office

Suspension of evictions – Landlords and financial institutions cannot begin eviction proceedings that would remove tenants from stable housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or someone you know has been wrongfully convicted, you can contact the Attorney General's Office. Available in Spanish and Somali. Visit Attorney General's Office.

City of Brooklyn Park

The City of Brooklyn Park has information on housing assistance resources. Visit the City of Brooklyn Park housing resources.

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

Organization provides energy and water payment assistance. Must complete application and meet program criteria to be eligible. Visit Community Action Partnership.

Conflict Resolution Center

Provides assistance resolving problems between landlords and tenants/Ayuda para resolver disputas entre inquilinos y dueños de vivienda. Llame al Centro de resolución de conflictos antes de presentar una demanda en el tribunal. Visit Conflict Resolution Center.

Heading Home Hennepin (Hennepin County)

Shelter options for most vulnerable residents including those experiencing homelessness, and information about rental assistance and utilities. Visit Heading Home Hennepin.

Housing Link-COVID-19 Resources for Renters

A collection of resources for renters, including: Mediation Services, Hennepin County Rental Assistance, Legal Webinar for Renters on COVID-19 Rental Housing Issues, Unemployment Insurance, Emergency Assistance and more. Visit Housing Link COVID-19 Resources for Renters.

Minneapolis Renter's Coalition

Fund created to assist renters to be able to continue to pay their rent. Visit Minneapolis Renters’ Coalition.

Prism

Prism provides housing-related financial assistance, advocacy, assistance with applications for energy assistance programs, and referrals for community resources to address other issues such as transportation, employment, child care, and mental health care. Visit Prism

Mental health

American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance

An online support hub with virtual programs, information, referrals and other services to help families struggling with loss and grief due to COVID-19. All support is provided virtually and is completely confidential and free. Visit American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance.

Associated Clinic of Psychology

Mental health services available through video and telephone sessions. Visit Associated Clinic of Psychology.

CDC

Daily life and coping during COVID-19/Salud mental durante Covid: Recurso en Español.
English: Visit CDC.
Spanish: Visit CDC.

Change to Chill

Helps teens become more aware of what stress is, what causes it and how to manage it. Also resources for parents, educators and adults. Visit Change to Chill.

Crisis Text Line

Residents can connect with a crisis counselor 24/7 for support. Visit the Crisis Text Line online.

Family Partnership

Offering services remotely with secure technology tools: Mental Health, Home Visiting, Unified Therapy Rehab (Occupational, Physical, Speech) and PRIDE. Central Intake Line: 612-728-2061 (English/Español). Visit The Family Partnership.

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

The nursery provides resources and referrals, parenting support and crisis de-escalation. Crisis Help Line: 763-591-0100. Visit the nursery's website.

Helping Us Grow (HUGS)

Hugs provides services for pregnancy and postpartum depression, parenting and community resources, and partners as a diaper bank. Visit Hugs online.

Hennepin County Mental Health Center

This center serves adults, children, and adolescents who live in the county or receive services from the county. Make an appointment or referral at 612-596-9438.

Hennepin County Mobile Crisis Team

The Cope mobile crisis team is available over the phone. The team responds to anyone in the county who needs an urgent response. Adults 18 and over: 612-596-1223. Children 17 and under: 612-348-2233. Voice-to-text (**274747). Visit the county's mental health emergencies webpage.

JED Foundation

Mental Health and suicide prevention resources for youth and parents. Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Visit JED Foundation.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America provides mental health resources. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Visit their COVID-19 webpage.

Minnesota Warmline

The Warmline is a non-profit and non-partisan organization, and an affiliate of Mental Health America. Visit MN Warmline.

MYCepaz - Youth Coordinating Board

Helps youth to understand and deal with stress, and what it does to your mind and body. Visit MYCepaz.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI provides in the moment counseling for adults, children, and their families. Visit NAMI's website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Lifeline is a national network of local crisis center that provides free & confidential support to people in crisis – 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.

Neighborhood Health Source

Offers resources and telemedicine visits supporting mental and physical health using an income-based sliding fee scale. Services are available in English and Spanish.

Northpoint Health and Wellness

Northpoint’s behavioral health clinic offers counseling as well as psychiatric care for individuals, couples and families. Some of the issues they can help with are: depression, anxiety, controlling anger and moods, physical and sexual abuse, fear and obsession, grief or loss, parenting and relationship difficulties. Visit Northpoint Health and Wellness.

Northpoint also offers drive-up COVID testing by appointment only. Schedule at 612-543-2500. Visit Northpoint Health and Wellness Coronavirus Updates.

Substance use help at the county

Hennepin County substance use assistance 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA

SAMHSA is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country. Visit SAMHSA.

Trans Lifeline

Peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ

Suicide prevention hotline and chat service with unique resources for LGBTQ+ youth.

UMass Transition to Adulthood Center

Resources to help young adults with mental health conditions and their support networks. Visit UMass.

Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline

This 24/7 hotline offers services for veterans in crisis and their family and friends. Learn more at the hotline's website.

Walk-In Counseling Center

The center provides free therapy sessions by phone or video chats. Visit the Counseling Center's website.

Summer resources

4H Online Learning and Camps

Free or low-cost online learning opportunities and camps with new activities every week. Scholarships available. Visit 4H Online Learning and Camps.

Action for Healthy Kids

Healthy activities to do at home including staying active, eating nutritiously, and mindfulness activities. Visit Action for Healthy Kids.

Books Move Me

Yoga instructor combines yoga movements with storytimes which gets children and families up and moving in a non-traditional storytime. Visit Books Move Me.

California Science Center: Stuck at Home Science

Science learning activities for young children and their families that are at home. Videos and activities are provided in English and in Spanish. Visit California Science Center: Stuck at Home Science.

Chrome Music Lab

Website that makes music more accessible through fun, hands on experiences. Visit Chrome Music Lab

Kitchen Pantry Scientist

Instructions and videos for free science experiments that can be done at home. Visit Kitchen Pantry Scientist.

Mia Virtual Open Studio

Arts and sensory activities with instructions from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Visit Mia Virtual Open Studio.

Minneapolis Community Education Summer Programs

Summer programs for children through Minneapolis Community Education. Visit Minneapolis Community Education Summer Programs.

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation

Summer nature classes and activities, virtual events and other activities at the Minneapolis parks. Visit Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.

NASA STEM Engagement

Resources for students aimed at inspiring, engaging, educating, and employing the next generation of explorers. Visit NASA STEM Engagement.

No Time for Flash Cards

Huge collection of creative play activities, including crafts with household materials. Visit No Time for Flash Cards.

Playful Learning Free Resources

Provides free activities on early literacy, science, social and emotional, nature, reading and writing activities. Visit Playful Learning Free Resources.

Summer Eats MN

Free Meals for Kids Mobile App: community sites provide up to date information in finding free meals.

The Artful Parent

Easy, developmentally-appropriate arts & crafts activities for grown-ups to do with young children. Visit The Artful Parent.

The Bakken Museum Online Learning

Free digital learning content provides lots of ways to engage with science, technology, engineering, and math wherever you are. Visit the Bakken Museum Online Learning.

The Loft Young Writers Camps

The Loft's Young Writers’ Program consists of week-long writing camps that take place over five weeks in the summer. Scholarships available. Visit The Loft Young Writers Camps.

Three Rivers Parks

Digital programming, including two different storytimes, crafts, nature talks. Visit Three Rivers Parks.

Technology and connectivity

AT&T

Visit website to view offers related to COVID-19.

EveryoneOn

Online tool to find discounted internet and computer offers based on zip code.

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Families that qualify as low-income can receive 60 days of free Internet service. NOTE: Be prepared for long wait times when you call.

MediaCom Connect 2 Complete

Low cost internet for families with at least 1 child in the free/reduced lunch program or recipient of other support services.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Broadband providers available by county and school district.

PCs for People

Provides computers and technology equipment for people who are low income. Also provides low cost internet.

T-Mobile

Visit website to view offers related to COVID-19.

USI Wireless Internet

USI opened their WiFi network in Minneapolis. Look for the “City of Minneapolis Public WiFi” or “USI Wireless” networks on your mobile device and you will be connected. The process is similar to using Wi-Fi at a coffee shop or the airport. No password or credit card is required to sign in. 

Verizon

Visit website to view offers related to COVID-19.

Xfinity

Xfinity has opened their hotspots to be used free of charge. These hotspots are located indoors and outdoors in places like shopping districts, parks, businesses, and train stations.

Youthprise & Minnesota Afterschool Advance (MAA)

Assists families purchase Chromebooks at a discount through the Minnesota Afterschool Advance. 

African

Community Emergency Service (CES)

No appointment needed for food shelf. Delivery is available. Culturally specific food East African Food available. Visit Community Emergency Service (CES).

HOME Line

HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. Visit Home Line.

Isuroon

Culturally specific food shelf, mental health programs, and COVID-19 resource information. Food shelf providing halal food at various locations in the metro area.
English: Visit Isuroon.
Somali: Visit Isuroon.

Minneapolis Public Schools

Free weekly food box pick up for children under the age of 18 at various sites across Minneapolis. Visit Minneapolis Public Schools.

Minnesota Department of Commerce

The Department has published new guides to assist businesses, property owners, homeowners and renters to better understand the steps to file a claim on their insurance policy. Visit the MN Department of Commerce.

Access the Residential Insurance Guide in English or Somali.

Access the Business Insurance Guide in English or Somali.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline

This helpline reinforces the state's efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Visit Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline.

MN Mental Health Providers of Color

Mental health providers who are of color. Also lists services in other languages. Visit MN Mental Health Providers of Color.

Organization of Liberians in Minnesota

The organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) is a community-based organization that provides social services to immigrants and refugees in the areas of education, housing, health, employment, and other social initiatives. Visit the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota.

Tenant Resource Center

The Tenant Resource Center supports Hennepin County residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness. Visit the Tenant Resource Center.

Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)

Site provides resources and educational material in multiple languages. Visit Twin Cities Public Television (TPT).

Walk in Counseling Center

Free mental health counseling services with sessions done via phone or video appointment. Visit the Walk in Counseling Center.

Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance

Organization assists low income families purchase Chromebook laptops. Visit Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance.

YWCA Minneapolis

Resource list for families and youth including information guides, mental health, nutrition, and coping.
English: Visit YWCA Minneapolis.
Somali: Visit YWCA Minneapolis

Asian Pacific Islander

Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON)

Coalition of community based organizations advocating for rights and needs to Asian and Pacific Islander American Community. Visit Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON).

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Resources and support for people impacted by hate crimes. Visit Asian Americans Advancing Justice

CAPI Food, Nutrition and Human Services

Provides services including a Food shelf, Hmong Seniors Program, MNSure Enrollment, SNAP assistance and MFIP case management and Caregiver and Eldercare services to the Immigrant and/or refugee community. Visit CAPI.

Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans

Site provides resources for Minnesotans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage. Visit Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

Hmong American Partnership

Provides services for refugees and immigrants, including Employment Counseling, Children & Family Services, Health & Wellness Programs and MNsure enrollment. Visit Hmong American Partnership.

HOME Line

HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. Visit Home Line

Korean Service Center

Provides resources and services to Koreans and other immigrant-Americans. Services provided include community education, advocacy, elder services. Visit Korean Service Center.

Minneapolis Public Schools

Free weekly food box pick up for children under the age of 18 at various sites across Minneapolis. Visit Minneapolis Public Schools.

Minnesota Department of Commerce

The Department has published new guides to assist businesses, property owners, homeowners and renters to better understand the steps to file a claim on their insurance policy. Visit the MN Department of Commerce.

Access the Residential Insurance Guide in English or Hmong.

Access the Business Insurance Guide in English or Hmong.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline

This helpline reinforces the state's efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Visit Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline.

MN Mental Health Providers of Color

Mental health providers who are of color. Also lists services in other languages. Visit MN Mental Health Providers of Color.

SEWA-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness)

Provides 24/7 culturally sensitive crisis line, victim referrals and resources, senior programs, outreach and education. Visit SEWA-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness).

Tenant Resource Center

The Tenant Resource Center supports Hennepin County residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness. Visit Tenant Resource Center.

The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project (The SEAD Project)

Resources for COVID-19 in multiple languages specifically for Southeast Asia. Visit The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project (The SEAD Project).

Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)

Site provides resources and educational material in multiple languages. Visit Twin Cities Public Television (TPT).

Walk in Counseling Center

Free mental health counseling services with sessions done via phone or video appointment. Visit Walk in Counseling Center.

Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance

Organization assists low income families purchase Chromebook laptops. Visit Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance.

YWCA Minneapolis

Resource list for families and youth including information guides, mental health, nutrition, and coping. Visit YWCA Minneapolis.

Latinos

CDC

Daily life and coping during COVID-19/Salud mental durante Covid: Recurso en Español.
English: Visit CDC.
Spanish: Visit CDC.

Casa de esperanza

Provides bilingual support, safety, education for families and individuals experiencing domestic abuse. Visit Casa de esperanza.

Center for Workers United in the Struggle/Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha

Organization providing support for workers facing exploitation and fighting for worker's rights. Visit Center for Workers United in the Struggle/Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha.

Centro para el Desarrollo Económico Latino/Latino Economic Development Center

Resources to support economic development in the Latino community. Visit Centro para el Desarrollo Económico Latino/Latino Economic Development Center.

Clues-Comunidades Latinas

Phone-based and video conferencing education, counseling, domestic violence support, and other services for Latino individuals and families. Visit Clues-Comunidades Latinas.

Comisión Federal de Comercio: Protegiendo a los consumidores

Evite las estafas relacionadas con el Coronavirus. Visit Comisión Federal de Comercio: Protegiendo a los consumidores.

COPAL (Communities Organizing Latinx Power and Action)/Comunidades Organizando El Poder Y La Acción Latina

Spanish translations for community resources including schools, food assistance, and mental health. Visit COPAL (Communities Organizing Latinx Power and Action)/Comunidades Organizando El Poder Y La Acción Latina.

Family Partnership

Offering services remotely with secure technology tools: Mental Health, Home Visiting, Unified Therapy Rehab (Occupational, Physical, Speech) and PRIDE. Central Intake Line: 612-728-2061 (English/Español). Visit The Family Partnership.

HOME Line

HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. Para Español, llame al 612-255-8870. Visit Home Line.

Información acerca del Coronavirus en Español: CDC

Incluye información:

  • Como protegerse del Covid
  • Qué hacer si está enfermo
  • Síntomas
  • Una guía para ayudarle a tomar decisiones para buscar ayuda medica
  • Como cuidar de alguien enfermo
  • Mascarillas de tela
  • Y muchos más. Ver el link/enlace

Visit Información acerca del Coronavirus en Español: CDC.

Law Help Minnesota

Ayuda a los minnesotanos a resolver problemas legales. Visit Law Help Minnesota.

Minneapolis Public Schools

Free weekly food box pick up for children under the age of 18 at various sites across Minneapolis.
English: Visit Minneapolis Public Schools.
Spanish: Visit Minneapolis Public Schools.

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

Bilingual resources for the Latino community. Visit Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Minnesota Department of Commerce

The Department has published new guides to assist businesses, property owners, homeowners and renters to better understand the steps to file a claim on their insurance policy. Visit the MN Department of Commerce.

Access the Residential Insurance Guide in English or Spanish.

Access the Business Insurance Guide in English or Spanish.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline

This helpline reinforces the state's efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Visit Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline.

MN Mental Health Providers of Color

Mental health providers who are of color. Also lists services in other languages. Visit MN Mental Health Providers of Color.

Neighborhood Health Source

Offers resources and telemedicine visits supporting mental and physical health using an income-based sliding fee scale. Services are available in English and Spanish.
English: Visit Neighborhood Health Source.
Spanish: Visit Neighborhood Health Source.

Tenant Resource Center

The Tenant Resource Center supports Hennepin County residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness. Visit Tenant Resource Center.

Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)

Site provides resources and educational material in multiple languages. Visit Twin Cities Public Television (TPT).

University of Illinois Extension

Como hacer desinfectante en casa. Visit University of Illinois Extension (PDF).

University of Minnesota Extension: Declaración de impuestos

Preparación gratuita de la declaración de impuestos. Visit University of Minnesota Extension: Declaración de impuestos.

Videos en Español del CDC incluyen:

  • Lavado de manos
  • cuando buscar atención médica
  • padres que apoyan a sus hijos
  • manejar estrés y tensión
  • y muchos más

Visit Videos en Español del CDC (YouTube).

Walk in Counseling Center

Free mental health counseling services with sessions done via phone or video appointment. Visit Walk in Counseling Center.

Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance

Organization assists low income families purchase Chromebook laptops. Visit Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance.

YWCA Minneapolis

Resource list for families and youth including information guides, mental health, nutrition, and coping.
English: Visit YWCA Minneapolis.
Spanish: Visit YWCA Minneapolis.

Native American

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Native American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Visit American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

Division of Indian Work

Provides case management, support groups, parent support, family violence prevention and advocacy. Visit Division of Indian Work.

HOME Line

HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. Visit Home Line.

Indian Health Board

Provides assistance with community resources, counseling, medical and dental services. Visit Indian Health Board.

MIGIZI

Provides homework help and cultural supportive for Native American youth. Visit MIGIZI.

Minneapolis American Indian Center

Meal delivery service for elders, culturally specific women and children programming. Visit Minneapolis American Indian Center.

Minneapolis Public Schools

Free weekly food box pick up for children under the age of 18 at various sites across Minneapolis. Visit Minneapolis Public Schools.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline

This helpline reinforces the state's efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Visit Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaint Helpline.

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

Support and advocacy for American Indian women and their families dealing with sexual violence, domestic abuse and trafficking. Visit Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center.

MN Mental Health Providers of Color

Mental health providers who are of color. Also lists services in other languages. Visit MN Mental Health Providers of Color.

Strong Hearts Native Help Line

Culturally appropriate, anonymous, confidential helpline for Native American survivors of domestic violence and dating violence. Visit Strong Hearts Native Help Line.

Tenant Resource Center

The Tenant Resource Center supports Hennepin County residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness. Visit Tenant Resource Center.

Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)

Site provides resources and educational material in multiple languages. Visit Twin Cities Public Television (TPT).

Walk in Counseling Center

Free mental health counseling services with sessions done via phone or video appointment. Visit Walk in Counseling Center.

WE R Native

Culturally specific website covering health, wellness, and cultural topics. Visit WE R Native.

Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance

Organization assists low income families purchase Chromebook laptops. Visit Youthprise/MN Afterschool Advance.

YWCA Minneapolis

Resource list for families and youth including information guides, mental health, nutrition, and coping. Visit YWCA Minneapolis.

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