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Resources for youth

Every young person’s journey to adulthood is different. Find out how Hennepin County can help you get the right help at the right time.

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You can access or renew economic benefits in minutes, wherever and whenever you need them. You can save time by connecting with us online or by phone.

For more detailed information, visit www.hennepin.us/economic-supports.

Economic supports

Find food, cash, emergency and child care assistance, and housing support.

Apply at MNbenefits.

Health insurance

Get health insurance through the State of Minnesota.

Apply at MNsure.org.

Child support

Hennepin County Child Support provides four primary services:

  • Establish paternity, including genetic testing
  • Establish court orders for child support
  • Collect child support and enforce court orders
  • Help families modify court orders when things change

Learn more about child support services at www.hennepin.us/child-support.

Basic needs

Find resources in the community for food, clothing and more.

Look for what you need at Hennepin Waypoint.

For information or support

Call 612-596-1300, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We have staff who are ready to answer questions or walk you through your application.

Health insurance

Get health insurance through the State of Minnesota.

Free health care services

Get preventive care for people 20 years old and younger.

Youth-friendly clinics

Find a clinic near your neighborhood.

Myself My Health website lists clinics for young adults in the Twin Cities metro area.

Teen birth prevention and sexual health

Get connected to learn about adolescent sexual health and well-being.

Hennepin County partner clinics

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Clinic

Medical and dental services in North Minneapolis

Red Door Clinic

Testing/treatment for STDs and HIV

Public Health Clinic

TB control; refugees/immigrant health screening

Health Care for the Homeless

Health care in the community for people experiencing homelessness

Mental Health Center

Outpatient treatment for psychiatric and substance use disorders

Hennepin County Medical Center clinics

Full-service hospital, and clinics in Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Richfield and St. Anthony

Behavioral health

Mental health emergencies

If someone is in immediate physical harm, call 911. 

1800 Chicago – Behavioral Health Center

Hennepin County residents 18 and older can get walk-in help with needs related to mental health and substance use disorder.

Learn more about walk-in behavioral health support.

School mental health

Every public school district in Hennepin County has onsite mental health resources. Talk with your school counselor to learn more.

Substance use

Find help for yourself or a loved one.

Learn about county resources at www.hennepin.us/addictionhelp.

Harm reduction

Learn about needle exchange and other services.

Find out about services offered at Red Door Clinic.

Supports for people with disabilities

Find information about services and where to start.

Learn about programs to help prevent homelessness and to help you transition into housing

Help to keep the housing you have

Get information about preventing eviction, finding shelter and getting support to access housing

Learn about Hennepin County homeless and housing resources.

Information about shelter

Locate shelter programs specifically for youth and young parents.

Visit the Youth Services Network webpage.

Housing with supports

Connect to services, including group residential housing, board and lodge, supportive housing and independent living.

Check out HB01 Places.

Resources at your library

Get information about in-person and virtual tutoring programs and many free educational resources.

Find out more at www.hclib.org.

Get hands-on experience with technological and creative tools at Best Buy Teen Tech centers, including music and video production equipment, interactive programming, digital photography, graphic design and more.

Learn more about the Best Buy Teen Tech Center.

Learn about training programs, seasonal jobs and careers at Hennepin County and our partners.

Information for job seekers

Learn about the many resources for people who are interested in working, including job fairs and hiring events, employment resources and services for veterans and youth.

Learn about employment programs.

Other support services

Find many resources for resume-building and interviewing with your library card. Visit hclib.org.

Opportunities at Hennepin County

Find information about jobs at Hennepin County, from internships to special career training programs and more.

Get started at www.hennepin.us/jobs.

If you’re still trying to find your interests, consider volunteering.

Find opportunities at www.hennepin.us/volunteer.

Child care help

Get help finding and paying for care while you are working or going to school.

Apply for child care assistance.

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