Resources and Information

(The Student Resource Center at Normandale Community College does not assume responsibility for the quality of services provided by outside agencies or websites listed below. Inclusion in the list does not imply endorsement nor does omission indicate disapproval.)  

Clothing & Furniture

Discount Stores

Arc's Value Village
10546 France Ave S, Bloomington
2751 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope
6528 Penn Ave S, Richfield
1650 White Bear Ave N, Saint Paul


CAP Thrift Store
712 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee


CHAP Thrift Store
2020 Hwy 13, Burnsville


East Side Thrift Store
1928 Central Ave NE, Minnepolis 


Hands of Friendship
27980 Koeper Ave, New Prague


Neighbors
222 Grand Ave W, South St. Paul


Old School
1901 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis


Savers

7608 150th St W, Apple Valley

2124 E Lake Street, Minneapolis

4849 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights

8401 Tamarack Road, Woodbury


Unique
14308 Burnhaven Dr, Burnsville

4471 Winnetka Avenue, New Hope

Free Clothing Closets

Closet of Hope (Bloomington Covenant Church) | 952-831-8339

10150 Xerxes Ave. S Bloomington

 

Free clothing closet for residents in Bloomington and Richfield. Need ID and birth certificates for children.


Dayton Presbyterian Church | 651-227-7389

217 Mackubin St. St. Paul

 

Free clothing closet open to all


Hallie Q. Brown Clothing Closet | 651-224-4601

270 N. Kent St., St. Paul

 

Free clothing for people in the Twin Cities metro area.


Hope Ave Clothing Closet | 612-789-3591

685 13th Ave NE Minneapolis (Elim Church)

 

Free clothing for people experiencing homelessness.


Joseph’s Coat | 651-291-2472

1107 W. 7th St. St. Paul

 

Free clothing and household supplies; may visit once a week.


KidZ KloZet & The Unlimited | 612-789-3591

685 13th Ave NE Minneapolis (Elim Church)

 

Free clothing closet for kids and women


Mission Outpost (Prince of Peace) | 952-898-9311

13901 Fairview Dr Burnsville

 

Open to all. Bring ID and proof of address for each visit. For first visit, bring ID for everyone in your family. Clients may visit once a month.


STM Free Store | 651-227-7669

1065 Summit Ave., St. Paul (St. Thomas More Catholic School)

 

Free store with clothing and housewares.


St. Vincent De Paul – Twin Cities Free Store | 612-722-7882

 

Hosts free stores at various locations with clothing, personal care items, and some grocery food.

Furniture & Household Items

Bridging | 952-888-1105

201 W 87th St. Bloomington

1730 Terrace Dr. Roseville

 

Provides furniture and household supplies to fill an entire house. You must be referred by a partner agency.


Mission Outpost | 952-898-9310

 

Call to check for availability of furniture.


Twin Cities Free Market

 

Twin Cities locals can post free items on this page.

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Crisis Hotlines

Casa De Esparanza | 651-772-1611 (Bilingual Hotline)

 

Domestic violence organization working with Latin@ community.


Day One Minnesota | 800-800-0350 


Connect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and general crime to safety, resources, and services. 


OutFront | 800-800-0350


Provides crisis interventions for LGBTQ+ communities.


Sexual Violence Center | 612-871-5111 


Provides 24-hour phone counseling for survivors of sexual violence.


Women's Advocate | 651-227-8284


Women's program for women who experienced domestic violence. 

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Bridges to Safety | 651-266-9901

15 W Kellogg Blvd. Room 140, St. Paul

 

Provides free services to residents in Ramsey County. Assist with crisis intervention, legal advocacy, childcare, filing order for protection, etc.


Casa De Esparanza | 651-646-5553 (Office)

 

Domestic violence organization working with Latin@ community


Cornerstone | 952-884-0376

1000 East 80th St. Bloomington

 

Variety of services to prevent and intervene in domestic abuse. Provides immediate access to all emergency services for individuals and families that are in crisis due to family violence and provides ongoing support and shelter services.


Day One Minnesota | 612-822-0127 (Office)

 

Connect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and general crime to safety, resources, and services.


Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) | 612-874-7063 Ext 232

1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 105, Minneapolis

 

Provides advocacy and assistance for survivors of domestic violence and helps develop safety plans, file protective orders and find shelter.


Family Partnership Services | 612-339-9101

 

Provides counseling, family support services, violence intervention and educational opportunities


Jade Counseling, LLC | 612-524-9195

600 W 78th St. Chanhassen

 

Individual and couples therapy; women’s support.


Lewis House - 360 Communities | 651-452-7288 (Eagan) | 651-437-1291 (Hasting)

 

Domestic violence shelter; sexual assault services and support groups.


OutFront | 612-822-0127 

310 East 38th St. Suite 209, Minneapolis

 

Work to end violence and harassment against LGBTQ+ communities; offers crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling.


Sexual Violence Center | 952-448-5428

2021 E. Hennepin Ave. #418, Minneapolis

 

Provides 24-hour phone counseling, support groups, education, and individual counseling for victims, and loved ones of victims, who have experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact.


Standpoint | 800-313-2666 | 612-343-9842

1611 Park Ave Minneapolis

 

Provides legal advocacy for people who experienced domestic and sexual violence and also focuses on immigrant survivors.


Tubman | 612-871-0188

4432 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis

 

Offers support through multiple service areas for people facing domestic violence, sexual assault or other crisis situations


Women's Advocate | 651-227-9966

588 Grand Ave St. Paul

 

Women's program includes shelter, support groups, mental health therapy, and family advocacy for women who experienced domestic violence.

Food

Carver County

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf | 952-556-0244

1600 Bavaria Rd. Chaska

 

Available to Carver County residents; may visit once a month by appointment or walk-in.


Waconia Food Shelf | 952-442-3878

11 Elm St. S. Waconia

 

Available to residents in Waconia, St. Bonifacious, New Germany, Cologne, or Victoria; may visit the pantry twice a month.


Watertown Friends for Life Food Shelf | 952-955-1980

309 Lewis Ave. S. Watertown

 

Call to make an appointment; may visit once a month


Southwest Carver County Food Shelf | 952-467-1870

10 1st Ave. NE, Norwood Young America

 

Available to residents in Carver County by appointment. 

Dakota County

360 Communities | 952-985-5300

501 E. Hwy 13 Ste 102, Burnsville
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley
510 Walnut St, Farmington
16725 Highview Ave, Lakeville

 

Available to residents in Dakota County by appointment; may visit once a month.


Fruit of the Vine Burnsville | 952-595-5980

13798 Parkwood Dr. Burnsville

 

Available to residents of Dakota County; may visit twice a month.


Hastings Family Service - The Market | 651-437-7134

301 2nd St. E. Hastings

 

Available to residents in Hasting School District 200 by appointment; may visit once a month.


Mission Outpost | 952-898-9311

13901 Fairview Dr. Burnsville

 

Available to all; may visit once a month.


Neighbors Inc. | 651-455-5000

222 Grand Ave. W. South St. Paul

 

Available to residents in Dakota County; may visit every 30 days.


The Open Door | 651-688-3189

3910 Rahn Rd. Eagan

 

Available to residents in Dakota County by appointment; may visit every 30 days.


The Open Door Mobile Pantry | 651-688-3189

Southland Church (17297 Glacier Way, Rosemount)

Fairfield Terrace Senior Apartments (20720 Holt Ave. Lakeville)

Cross of Christ Church (8748 210th St. W. Lakeville)

Spruce Place (300 Spruce St. Farmington)

Available to residents in Dakota County by appointment; may visit every 30 days. 

Hennepin County

Al-Maa'uum Food Shelf | 612-521-1749

1729 Lyndale Ave. N. Minneapolis

 

Available to all.  


Bethesda Baptist Church | 612-332-5904

1118 S. 8th St. Minneapolis

 

Available to all; may visit once a month.


Brian Coyle Center Food Shelf | 612-876-9322

420 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis

 

Available to Minneapolis residents.


Calvary Lutheran Church | 612-827-2504

3901 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Available to residents who live between Lake St., Minnehaha Pkwy., Highway 35W, and Cedar Ave; may visit once a month..


Food in the ‘Hood (Good in the ‘Hood) | 612-440-7463

1630 E. 90th St. Bloomington

2827 Newton Ave. N. Minneapolis

 

Available to all and provides free meals.


Good Works Food Shelf | 612-788-4829
697 13th Ave. NE Minneapolis


Available to residents in NE Minneapolis. 


Horizons Unlimited | 612-722-8722
1001 E. Lake St. Minneapolis

Available to low-income American Indian families and individuals.


ICA Food Shelf | 952-938-0729

11588 K-Tel Dr. Minnetonka

 

Available to residents in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood, and Woodland by appointment; may visit twice a month.


Islamic Center of Minnesota | 763-571-5604
1401 Gardena Ave. NE, Fridley


Available to all.


Joyce Uptown Food Shelf | 612-825-4431

3041 Fremont Ave. S, Minneapolis

 

Available to all; may visit once a month. Free community garden in front of building.


Little Kitchen Food Shelf | 612-788-2444

1500 6th St. NE, Minneapolis

 

Available to all; new clients need to call to pre-register.


Messiah Lutheran Church | 612-871-8831

2400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis

 

Available to all.


Minnehaha Food Shelf | 612-501-7078

3701 E. 50th St, Minneapolis

 

Available to residents who live between Lake St, Crosstown St, Cedar Ave. and Mississippi River.


PRISM | 763-529-1350

1220 Zane Ave. N, Golden Valley

 

Available to residents in Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale, Crystal, Plymouth; may visit every 30 days.


PROP | 952-937-9120

14700 Martin Dr, Eden Prairie

 

Available to residents in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen; may visit the Fresh Choice Market once a week and participate in the monthly food order program once a month.


Sabathani Community Center | 612-659-0711

310 E. 38th St, Minneapolis

 

Available to residents who live between Lyndale Ave, Hiawatha Ave, Lake St. and Highway 62; may visit once every 30 days.


Salvation Army | 612-659-0711
2080 Woodlynn Ave, Maplewook
2727 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis
1604 E. Lake St, Minneapolis
2024 Lyndale Ave. N, Minneapolis

Available to all.


Sharing & Caring Hands | 612-338-4640

523 N. 7th St, Minneapolis

 

Available to all; clients may receive bags of food once a week.


Simpson Food Pantry | 612-874-7741

2740 1st Ave. S, Minneapolis

 

Available to residents who live between Franklin Ave, Lake St, Lyndale Ave, and Portland Ave; may visit every 30 days.

 


St. Bonaventure Catholic Church | 952-854-4733

901 E. 90th St, Bloomington

 

Available to residents in Bloomington and Richfield; may visit once a month.


St. Louis Park Emergency Program | 952-925-4899

6812 W. Lake St, St. Louis Park

 

Available to residents in St. Louis Park; may visit once a month by appointment.


The Camden Promise | 612-521-5216 | 612-5221-3575

4656 Colfax Ave. N, Minneapolis

 

Non-perishable food shelf available to residents who live between 53rd Ave N, Highway 94, Lowry Ave, and Victory Memorial Dr. Perishable food distribution available to all.


VEAP | 952-888-9616

9600 Aldrich Ave. S, Bloomington

 

Available to residents in Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, and south Minneapolis by appointment.


VEAP Mobile Food Pantry | 952-888-9616

Southgate Apartments (8100 12th Ave. S. Bloomington)

Dar Al-Farooq (8201 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis)

 

Mobile Food Pantry available to all.


Waite House Food Shelf | 612-721-1681

2323 11th Ave. S, Minneapolis

 

Available to residents in Minneapolis.   

Ramsey County

Francis Basket Food Shelf – Neighborhood House | 651-699-0986

1293 Maynard Dr. E, St. Paul

 

Available to residents in Ramsey County (55116), new immigrants or refugees; may visit once a month.


Franciscan Brothers of Peace | 651-646-8586

1289 Lafond Ave, St. Paul

 

Available to all; may visit once a month. Call between 9-10am on Monday to schedule an appointment.


Friends in Need Food Shelf | 651-458-0730

535 4th St, St. Paul

 

Available to residents in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, Grey Cloud Island by appointment.


Keystone Community Services Food Mobile | 651-645-0349 (Main Office)

 

Available to residents in Ramsey County with income level under the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines; may visit any Keystone Community Services program once a month. Check the schedule for location and hours for the food mobile.


Keystone Community Services Food Shelf | 651-645-0349 (Main Office)

1916 University Ave. W, St. Paul

1459 Rice St. Suite 3, St. Paul

2833 N. Hamline Ave, Roseville

 

Available to residents in Ramsey County with income level under 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; may visit any Keystone Community Services program once a month.


Merrick Food Shelf – Woodland Hills | 651-287-2088

1740 Van Dyke St, St. Paul

1669 Arcade St, St. Paul

 

Available to residents in Maplewood and St. Paul; may visit once a month by appointment. 


North Saint Paul Area Emergency Food Shelf | 651-770-1309

2538 E. Seppala Blvd. N, St. Paul

 

Available to residents in North St. Paul and Oakdale; may visit once a month by appointment.


Ralph Reeder Food Shelf | 651-621-6280

2544 Mounds View Blvd, Mounds View

 

Available to residents in Mounds View Public School District and Ramsey County St. Anthony whose income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.


Wellstone Center Food Market – Neighborhood House | 651-789-2500

179 Robie St. E, St. Paul

 

Available to residents in Ramsey County (55107 & 55118) or new immigrants or refugees; may visit once a month.

Scott County

CAP of Scott Carver & Dakota Counties | 952-496-2125

712 Canterbury Road S, Shakopee

 

Available to residents in Scott County by appointment; may visit once a month.


Peace Center | 952-758-4688

313 N. Columbus Ave, New Prague

 

Available to residents in New Prague.


Shakopee Community Assistance | 612-708-1668
350 Atwood St, Shakopee

Available to Shakopee and Scott County residents. 

Free Meals

Cross of Christ | 952-469-3113
8748 210th St. W. Lakeville

Free meal and clothing closet available.


Dinner on the Hill  | 952-469-4481
19795 Holyoke Ave. Lakeville (All Saints Church)


Grace Lutheran Church | 952-432-7273
7800 W. County Rd 42 Apple Valley


Loaves & Fishes  

Serves free meals all around Minnesota.


Salvation Army | 651-776-8169
Weekday Lunches:

1604 E. Lake St, Minneapolis

2727 Central Ave. NW, Minneapolis

1019 Payne Ave. St. Paul

Dinners:

1010 Currie Ave, Minneapolis

Other Food Resources

Campus Cupboard | 952-358-8119

Activities Building A2503

Food pantry for Normandale Students. 


Fare For All
Multiple Locations  

Buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and frozen meat in bulk at a discounted price ranging from $10-$25. They accept cash, credit, debit, EBT.


foodpantries.org  

Search tool for food pantries by city.


Hunger Solutions  

Interactive map with locations of food shelves, free dining sites, farmers markets and other food resources.


Minnesota Food Helpline | 1-888-711-1151  

Can help connect you to food resources


Ruby's Pantry | 651-674-0009

Multiple Locations  

Pop-up pantry available to all with suggested donation of $20.  

 

Health Services

Dental Care

Normandale's Dental Hygiene Clinic | 952-358-8606

Normandale Community College S2410

 

Provides low cost dental services; adult cleaning $40 and child cleaning $20; other services has extra charges.


Community-University Health Care Center | 612-301-0918

2001 Bloomington Ave. S Minneapolis

 

Provides dental services and accepts many insurance, medical assistance, Medicare and has a sliding fee discount program. Call to make an appointment.


Community Dental Care

1670 Beam Ave. Maplewood | 651-925-8400

3359 W. Broadway Ave Robbinsdale | 763-270-5776

828 Hawthorne Ave. E. St. Paul | 651-774-2959

 

Provides dental services and programs.


Hope Dental Clinic | 651-789-7605

800 Minnehaha Ave E. Ste 465 St. Paul

 

Provides free dental services and treatment with a $20 appointment fee.


Indian Health Board | 612-721-9800

1315 E. 24th St. Minneapolis

 

Provides dental services and programs and accepts many insurance plans, medical assistance, Medicare, and offers a sliding scale payment option.


Mission Outpost Dental Clinic | 952-898-9318

13901 Fairview Dr, Burnsville

 

Residents of Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Eagan, Rosemount, and Farmington without dental insurance can come to a triage session on Monday 1:00-3:00pm for an assessment and to make an appointment for a fee of $20.


NorthPoint | 612-543-2500

Penn Ave. N. Minneapolis

800 W. Broadway Ave. Minneapolis

 

Provides dental services and has financial counselors available to assist with enrollment in various insurance and payment plans.


Open Cities Health Center | 651-290-9200

409 N. Dunlap St, St. Paul

916 Rice St, St. Paul

 

Provides dental services; accepts many insurance plans and offers sliding fee discount program.


People’s Center | 612-332-4973

3152 Minnehaha Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Provides dental services; accepts many insurance plans and offers sliding fee discount program. Supportive services also available.


Sharing & Caring Hands | 612-338-4640

523 N 7th St Minneapolis

 

Free dental services (extractions and fillings) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call to check available dates and times.


Southside Dental Clinic | 612-822-9030

4243 4th Ave S Minneapolis

 

Provides dental services and accepts many insurance, medical assistance, Medicare and has a sliding fee discount program.



West Side Community Health Services | 651-602-7500

153 Cesar Chavez St, St. Paul (Bright Smiles)

478 S. Robert St, St. Paul (West Side Dental Clinic)

895 E. 7th St, St. Paul (East Side Dental)

 

Provides dental services; accepts many insurances and offers sliding free discount program. 

Health Insurance

MNsure | 651-539-2099

 

Minnesota's health insurance marketplace that allows individuals and families to shop, compare, and choose health insurance coverage. You can also apply for financial help to lower cost of insurance.

Medical Care

Community-University Health Care Center | 612-301-3433

2001 Bloomington Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Provides medical services and reproductive health services. Accepts many insurance, medical assistance, Medicare and has a sliding fee discount program.


Face to Face | 651-772-5555

1165 Arcade St, St. Paul

 

Provides free or low-cost basic medical care, sexual health care and mental health counseling for youth ages 11-24.


Indian Health Board | 612-721-9800

1315 E. 24th St. Minneapolis

 

Provides primary care, pediatrics, and women’s health services and accepts many insurance plans, medical assistance, Medicare, and offers a sliding scale payment option.


MyHealth | 952-474-3251

15 8th Ave. S. Hopkins

 

Provides low-cost and free basic medical care, reproductive health care, mental health counseling and education to youth.


NorthPoint | 612-543-2500

1015 Fourth Ave. N. Minneapolis (Health and Wellness Center)

800 W. Broadway Ave. Minneapolis

2219 Oliver Ave. N. Minneapolis (Northside Teen Clinic)

 

Provides pediatric and adolescent, obstetrics, nutrition services, diabetes support group, and more services and programs; has financial counselors available to assist with enrollment in various insurance and payment plans.


Open Cities Health Center | 651-290-9200

409 N. Dunlap St, St. Paul

916 Rice St, St. Paul

 

Medical services includes family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, adolescent medicine, endocrinology, geriatrics, and nutritional services; accepts many insurance plans and offers sliding fee discount program.


People’s Center | 612-332-4973

423 20th Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Medical services include pediatrics, adolescent care, family practice, and physical therapy; accepts many insurance plans and offers sliding fee program. Supportive services also available.


Scott County Mobile Health Clinic | 952-496-8555

 

For Scott County residents who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-in appointments for health screenings, health information and resources to other health care services. Walk-in clinic provides immunizations, blood pressure monitoring, glucose monitoring, TB skin tests.


Southside Medical Clinic | 612-822-9030

324 East 35th St. Minneapolis

 

Provides medical and behavioral health services. Accepts many insurance, medical assistance, Medicare and has a sliding fee discount program.


St. Mary’s Health Clinics | 651-287-7777

1884 Randolph Ave, St. Paul

 

Provides free health care services for people without insurance. Call to confirm eligibility.


West Side Community Health Services | 651-602-7500

153 Cesar Chavez St, St. Paul (La Clinica)

895 E. 7th St, St. Paul (East Side Family Clinic)

1544 Timberlake Rd, St. Paul (McDonough Homes Clinic)

 

Provides variety of medical services including children’s health, women’s health, senior health, and specialty care; accepts many insurances and offers sliding free discount program. 

Medication Assistance

EyeCare America | 877-877-6327

 

Provides resources for medication assistance programs.


MN Drug Card

 

Free Statewide Prescription Assistance Program can award you discounts on your prescription drug.


NeedyMeds

 

Provides information about healthcare programs including prescription assistance, medical transportation, and low-cost clinics.


Rx Outreach | 1-888-796-1234

 

Non-profit pharmacy whose mission is to provide affordable medications. 

Sexual & Reproductive Health Care

Annex Teen Clinic | 763-533-1316

5810 42nd Ave. N. Robbinsdale

 

Provides sexual health care including services like birth control, STI screening, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, yearly exams. Accepts most insurance, and offers a sliding fee program and Minnesota Family Planning Program.


Community-University Health Care Center | 612-301-3433

2001 Bloomington Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Provides medical services and reproductive health services. Accepts many insurance, medical assistance, Medicare and has a sliding fee discount program.


Face to Face | 651-772-5555

1165 Arcade St, St. Paul

 

Provides free or low-cost basic medical care, sexual health care and mental health counseling for youth ages 11-24.


Family Tree Clinic | 651-645-0478

1619 Dayton Ave. #205 St. Paul

 

Provides reproductive and sexual health services. Accepts most insurance and offers a sliding fee program and Minnesota Family Planning Program.


MyHealth | 952-474-3251

15 8th Ave. S. Hopkins

 

Provides low-cost and free basic medical care, reproductive health care, mental health counseling and education to youth.


Planned Parenthood | 1-800-230-7526

6527 Lyndale Ave. S, Richfield
582 Prairie Ctr Dr, Ste 215, Eden Praire
1200 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis
15322 Galazie Ave. Ste 105, Apple Valley
671 Vandalia St, St. Paul
91 Viking Dr. W, St. Paul
6900 78th Ave N, Ste 103, Brooklyn Park
1795 Radio Dr. Ste D, Woodbury
More locations available

Provides sexual and reproductive health services. Accepts many insurances and provides low- to no-cost services for those uninsured or under-insured.


Red Door Clinic | 612-543-5555

525 Portland Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Provides sexual health services like STD/HIV screenings; also offers supportive services, needle exchange, Narcan, birth control, condoms, and sexual health education. Accepts all forms of insurance, financial assistance may be available.

Vaccinations

Carver County Immunization Clinics

 

Provides vaccines to Carver County residents who are uninsured or insurance doesn’t cover vaccines for a suggested fee of $21.


Dakota County Immunization Clinics | 952-891-7528

 

Provides vaccines to Dakota County residents who are uninsured or insurance doesn’t cover vaccines for a suggested fee of $21. Walk-in or make an appointment.


Scott County Mobile Health Clinic | 952-496-8555

 

For Scott County residents who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-in appointments for health screenings, health information and resources to other health care services. Walk-in clinic provides immunizations, blood pressure monitoring, glucose monitoring, TB skin tests.

Vision Care

EyeCare America | 877-877-6327

 

Offers medical eye exams at low or no-cost for those eligible for the seniors program or glaucoma program.


New Eyes | 973-376-4903

 

Provides vouchers for eyeglasses for those at or below 200% of Federal Poverty guidelines.


Open Cities Health Center | 651-290-9200

409 N. Dunlap St, St. Paul

916 Rice St, St. Paul

 

Provides eye exams; accepts many insurance plans and offers sliding fee discount program.


Sharing & Caring Hands | 612-338-4640

525 N. 7th St. Minneapolis

 

Provides eye glass voucher for exams and/or glasses for uninsured or underinsured people. Must meet with Mary Jo to request for voucher.


Southside Vision Care | 612-821-2003

4243 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Provides vision care services and accepts many insurance, medical assistance, Medicare and has a sliding fee discount program.


 West Side Community Health Services | 651-602-7500

153 Cesar Chavez St, St. Paul (La Clinica)

 

Provides comprehensive eye exams; accepts many insurance.

Housing & Homelessness

Affordable Housing & Programs

Hennepin Housing Key

 

Online tool to search for housing services and programs in Hennepin County.


Homes within Reach | 952-401-7071

 

Homeownership program for those who meet the income requirement.


HousingLink

 

Search for affordable apartments, houses, duplexes, townhomes or condos. 


Jeremiah Program | 612-692-8711 (Minneapolis) | 651-332-5002 (St. Paul)

1510 Laurel Ave, Minneapolis

932 Concordia Ave, St. Paul

 

Affordable housing program for low-income single mothers enrolled in post-secondary or accredited training program.


Lutheran Social Services | 612-879-5310 (Housing Services) | 651-642-5990 (General Line)

 

Offers affordable housing options in Twin Cities and provides supportive housing and assistance. 

Shelters

Homeless Shelter Directory

Database of homeless shelters, emergency shelters and transitional housing.


Metro Shelter Hotline | 1-888-234-1329

Provides information about shelters and requirements.


United Way 211 | 651-291-0211 | 2-1-1

Use the online directory to search for shelter or call for help.


Shelter for Single Adults

Adult Shelter Connect | 612-248-2350

215 S. 8th St, Minneapolis

Point of entry for single adults to access shelters in Hennepin County including Catholic Charities, Our Savior’s Housing, Saint Stephen’s Human Services, Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, and Simpson Housing Services.


Dakota County Housing Crisis Line | 651-554-5751 ext. 1


Matrix Emergency Shelter | 651-319-2153

Shelter available to adults 18+ in Dakota County



Shelter for Families

Dakota County Housing Crisis Line | 651-554-5751 ext. 1


Hennepin County Human Services Shelter Team | 612-348-9410

525 Portland Ave, Minneapolis

Call or visit the shelter team for information about shelter for families in Hennepin County


Shelter for Youth

Dakota County Housing Crisis Line | 651-554-5751 ext. 2


Youth Service Network

Online resource or free downloadable app with information about open shelters and available beds for youth aged 16-24.

Rent/Cash Assistance

CAP of Scott Carver & Dakota Counties | 952-496-2125 (Shakopee) | 651-322-3500 (Rosemount)

712 Canterbury Road S. Shakopee

2496 145th St. W, Rosemount

 

May provide emergency financial assistance for residents in Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties.


Hennepin County | 612-596-1300

Multiple Locations

 

May provide emergency financial assistance for residents in Hennepin County.


PROP Food | 952-937-9120

14700 Martin Dr, Eden Prairie

 

May provide emergency financial assistance for residents in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen.


VEAP | 952-888-9616
9600 Aldrich Ave. S, Bloomington  

May provide emergency financial assistance for residents in Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield.      

Drop-In Centers

Face to Face | 651-224-9644

130 E. 7th St, St. Paul

 

Drop-in center for youth aged 14-24; available resources include case managers, clothing closet, computer lab, and food shelf.


MoveFwd | 952-988-8336

1001 Hwy 7, Room 237, Hopkins

 

Drop-in center for youth aged 15-24; can help with job search, provide budget advice, help with housing, help find food and hygiene items.


Northstar Youth Center | 651-824-0000 (24-Hour Help Line)| Text SAFE to 847411

1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood

 

Services available to youth and young adults aged 13-24; provides advocacy, counseling, and housing, food, employment assistance.


Oasis for Youth | 952-512-2061

2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington

 

Drop-in center for youth aged 16-24 who live, work or attend school in Bloomington, Richfield or Edina. Provides individualized case management, connection to resources, and access to services and supports with basic needs.   


YMCA Youth Resource Line | 763-493-3052

 

Free message line for youth aged 12-24 who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness; staff can connect you to resources.


Youth Service Network

 

Online resource or free downloadable app with resources related to shelters, drop-in centers, outreach workers, food, employment and more for youth.


YouthLink | 612-252-1200

41 N. 21st St, Minneapolis

 

Drop-in center for youth aged 16-24 with basic needs resources, education, employment and housing case management, and health and wellness resources.

Human Services Agency

Agencies

CAP of Scott Carver & Dakota Counties | 952-496-2125 (Shakopee) | 651-322-3500 (Rosemount)

712 Canterbury Road S. Shakopee

2496 145th St. W, Rosemount

 

Provides services and resources for food, child care, energy assistance, housing, WIC, SNAP and more. 


CAP Hennepin County

Multiple Locations

 

Provides services and resources for energy assistance, housing, food, legal, transportation and more.


Edina Resource Center | 952-848-3936

4701 Normandale Rd, Edina

 

Connects you to community resources and services in Edina.


La Mision | 612-866-5019

305 E. 77th St, Richfield

 

Provides services and resources for health care, ESL, legal, immigration assistance, clothing, and more; resources and services also available in Spanish.


Lutheran Social Services | 651-642-5990 | 1-800-582-5260

2485 Como Ave, St. Paul

 

Provides variety of social services and resources including housings, mental health, employment and more.

Online Resources

MinnesotaHelp

 

Online directory of services regarding veterans, youth, disabilities, families, homelessness, refugees and more. 


United Way 211 | 651-291-0211 | 2-1-1

 

Use the online directory to search for any type of resources or call for help.  

Legal

Housing

HOME Line | 651-728-5767 (English) | 612-255-8870 (Spanish) | 612-255-8860 (Somali)

 

Provides free and low-cost legal, organization, education, and advocacy services to renters. 

Immigration

Immi

 

Helps immigrants understand their legal options by providing online screening tool, legal information, and referrals for free. Information also available in Spanish.


Immigrant Hope | 952-564-3767

2300 E. 88th St. Bloomington

 

Provides low-cost immigration legal services.

Online Resources

Law Help MN

 

Online tool for self-help to understand legal issues, find legal help or free legal clinics. Resources are available in many languages.


MN Legal Advice

 

Lawyers can help answer legal questions for people with low-income.


Minnesota State Law Library

Online directory of informatoin about legal issues and legal services. 

Other Legal Resources

Central Minnesota Legal Services | 612-332-8151

 

Free legal help to low-income individuals and families to assist with civil legal issues including family law, housing, public benefits, expungement, consumer debt, estate planning.


Judicare of Anoka County | 763-783-4970

1201 89th Ave. NE #310, Blaine

 

Provides free legal representation in non-criminal matters for low-income residents of Anoka County.


Just Us Health | 612-373-9176

2577 W. Territorial Rd. St. Paul

 

Provide legal advice, brief services, and direct representation for HIV related legal matters. Offers free and fee-based legal services.


Legal Assistance of Dakota County | 952-431-3200

15025 Glazier Ave. Suite 201 Apple Valley

 

Free legal help for low-income Dakota County residents on issues related to divorce, domestic abuse, custody, child support or other family law issue.


Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid | 612-334-5970

430 1st Ave. N. Suite 300 Minneapolis

 

Non-profit law firm that provides legal help for people with low incomes, seniors, people with disabilities.


Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services | 1-888-575-2954

 

Free legal help to low-income individuals and families to assist with civil legal issues including family law, housing, public benefits, immigration, education.


Tubman | 612-825-0000

 

Provides a variety of legal services. Services for survivors of domestic or sexual assault include criminal court advocacy, orders for protection, and legal representation. Tubman also offers law clinics to discuss family law, child protection law, and unmarried couples’ legal issues. Legal services also available for immigrant families.


Volunteer Lawyers Network | 612-752-6677

600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390A Minneapolis

 

Provides people with volunteer lawyers who provide advice, brief services or representation in court. Some issues that VLN helps with are family, civil, housing, immigration, criminal expungement, bankruptcy. 

Mental Health

Crisis Hotlines

Mental Health Crisis Lines – available 24/7

Anoka County | 763-755-3801

Carver and Scott Counties | 952-442-7601

Dakota County | 952-891-7171

Hennepin County – Adults | 612-596-1223

Hennepin County – Children | 612-348-2233

Ramsey County – Adults | 651-266-7900

Ramsey County – Children | 651-774-7000

Washington County – 651-777-5222


Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergency (COPE) | 612-596-1223

 

Provides emergency intervention services 24/7. COPE professionals will come to the crisis situation and provide a clinical assessment in Hennepin County.


Crisis Text Line  | Text "HOME" to 741-741

Free 24-hour emotional support and information via text to anyone in any type of crisis


Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) | 612-873-3161 

Provides assessment and possible hospitalization for adult psychiatric emergencies


Fairview Southdale Hospital Emergency Room DEC (Diagnostic Evaluation Center) | 952-924-5112

Provides crisis evaluation until midnight


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-8255 | 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)

 

24-hour phone and walk-in service for evaluation and treatment of behavioral emergencies and significant life crisis.


The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386 | Text START 678678

 

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

Eating Disorders

The Emily Program | 651-645-5325

 

Personalized treatment for individuals struggling with eating disorders and support for their family.


NEDA | 1-800-931-2237 (Help Line)

 

Online eating disorders screening tool available; search for treatment, services and resources. 

Low Cost/Free/Sliding Fee Services

Face to Face | 651-772-5555

130 E. 7th St., St. Paul

 

Low-cost counseling and support for youth ages 11-24


FamilyMeans | 651-641-0177

1129 Grand Ave, St. Paul

 

Specializes in grief, loss, and transition counseling for groups, couples, and children; sliding fee available.


Headway Emotional Health | 612-861-1675

Multiple Locations

 

Therapy and education programs for adults, children, adolescents; sliding fee available.


Hope Road Counseling | 612-979-1167

4749 Chicago Ave. So. Suite 3F, Minneapolis

 

Christian relationship counseling; grief counseling; sliding fee available.


Lutheran Social Services | 1-888-881-8261

Multiple Locations

 

Provides counseling, therapy and other mental health services; sliding fee available.


Mischel Walgren, PhD, LP | 612-568-7909

5402 Parkdale Dr., Suite 111, St. Louis Park

 

Therapy for individuals and couples; certified EMDR therapist; sliding fee available.


MPSI Psychotherapy Center | 612-824-3800
3108 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis

Low cost individual and couples psychotherapy.


myHealth | 952-474-3251 

15 8th Ave. S, Hopkins 

 

Provides mental health counseling for youth ages 12-26


Northland Counseling Services | 952-974-3999                                                  

7945 Stone Creek Dr., Suite 140, Chanhassen

111 Hundertmark Rd, Suite 450, Chaska

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N, Suite L70, Maple Grove

 

Individual, marriage & family counseling; adolescents/children; intensive outpatient; sliding fee available.


Reclaim | 651-235-6743

771 Raymond Ave. St. Paul

 

Provides low-cost individual and family counseling for youth ages 12-26 who are seeking therapeutic support related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.


Spectrum Counseling | 763-245-2576                                                  

12805 Hwy 55, Suite 402, Plymouth

 

Provides therapy for individuals, couples and families; sliding fee available.


Walk In Counseling Center | 612-870-0565 

2421 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis

 

Crisis intervention and short-term counseling to individuals, couples and families. No appointment is necessary during counseling hours. These services are free, but donations are appreciated


Watercourse Counseling Center | 612-822-8227 
3548 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis

 

Nonprofit, community-based mental health center that provides a variety of mental health services including psychotherapy, education and support services; sliding fee available.


Westminster Counseling Center | 612-332-7743

Multiple locations in Minneapolis and Bloomington

 

Counseling for adults, couples, families; sliding fee available.

On Campus Resources

Normandale Community College Advising & Counseling Department | 952-358-8261                                               


Dr. Amy Wagener, Licensed Psychologist | 952-358-8261

Online Resources

OutFront Minnesota | 612-822-0127 | 800-800-0350 (Crisis Line)

 

Provides resources and support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities


SAVE-Suicide Awareness Voices of Education | 952-946-7998

8120 Penn Ave. S, Suite 470, Bloomington

 

Information and resources on depression and suicide

 

Other Mental Health Providers

Your Health Insurance  


Your own health insurance provider is often the first place to go for referrals which are covered under your insurance plan. Look on the back of your health insurance card for the mental health services phone number. Call this number and explain what issues you would like assistance with and explain any criteria you are looking for in a mental health counselor (gender, race, religion, or other preferences). You will be given names and phone numbers for at least 3 clinics/counselors in your area which are covered by your insurance.


Behavioral Health Services (BHSI)

Multiple locations

 

Provides psychotherapy, relationship and family therapy, parenting consultations, and medication management.


Bhakti Wellness Center | 612-859-7709

7550 France Ave S, Suite #220, Edina

 

Provides an integrative approach to wellness including counseling and alternative healing modalities


Both/And Resources | 952-432-0043 (Apple Valley) | 612-598-9380 (Minneapolis)

7493 147th St. W, Suite 107, Apple Valley

2717 E. 42nd St. #B, Minneapolis

 

Child and adolescent services; individual, couple and family therapy.


Cashman Center | 952-224-8990

Multiple locations

Provides group therapy, counseling, medication management, psychological testing, nutrition counseling, and acupuncture.


The Family Partnership | 612-728-2061 (English) | 612-728-2089 (Spanish) | 763-569-2625 (Hmong)

 

Provides counseling, family support services, violence intervention, and educational opportunities.


Jade Counseling | 612-524-9195

600 W 78th St., Chanhassen


Individual and couples therapy; women's support.


Lifequesting, LLC | 612-564-2733

9001 E. Bloomington Fwy, Suite 139, Bloomington

 

Individual psychotherapy, couple, youth, and group therapy; English and Spanish.


Lori Kinstad, LICSW | 612-655-5214

5275 Edina Industrial Blvd, Suite 106, Edina

 

Individual, family and group therapy


MN Mental Health Consulting | 612-203-2961 

7200 France Ave S, #117, Edina

 

Individual, family and couples counseling


Northland Counseling Services | 952-974-3999                                                  

7945 Stone Creek Dr., Suite 140, Chanhassen

111 Hundertmark Rd, Suite 450, Chaska

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N, Suite L70, Maple Grove

 

Individual, marriage & family counseling; adolescents/children; intensive outpatient; sliding fee.


Three Rivers Counseling, LLC | 612-361-9325
7800 Metro Pkwy, Suite 300, Bloomington

 

Individual/group counseling; specializing in teen/young adult concerns;


WELL-BEING: Counseling, Consulting, & Education, LLC | 651-357-6778

311 Ramsey St., Suite 201, St. Paul

 

Individual/couple/family/group counseling to overcome depression, anxiety and life stressors


Your Vision Achieved | 952-225-1575

1705 Southcross Dr. W, Burnsville

7101 York Ave, Suite 143, Edina


Individual, group, family and online therapy

Information and resources on depression and suicide

 

Substance Use

Alltyr Clinic | 651-237-7718

332 Minnesota St., Suite 1260W St. Paul

 

Provides personalized intervention for alcohol and drug abuse. Not participating in insurance network.


Club Recovery Inc. | 952-926-2526

6550 York Ave S Suite 620, Edina

 

Provides alcohol, drug, gambling addiction treatments on a sliding scale and accepts insurance.


DrugRehab.com

 

Online resource with information regarding illicit and prescription drug addiction, the various populations at risk, current statistics and trends, and psychological disorders.


 Greater Minneapolis Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous | 952-922-0880

 

Search for AA support groups in Minneapolis and the suburban areas.


Hazelden | 1-877-887-4674

 

Variety of treatment plans and therapy for alcohol and drug abuse; accepts most insurance.


Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome | 651-917-2370

2233 University Ave. W, Suite 395, St. Paul

 

MOFAS Diagnostic Clinic can assist families with concerns of prenatal alcohol exposure. Resources and support for families dealing with alcoholism, FASD. 


Minnesota Recovery Connection

 

General resource tool to find programs and organizations for chemical dependency treatment


MN Adult & Teen Challenge | 612-500-4211

740 E. 24th St. Minneapolis

 

Variety of treatment plans and therapy for alcohol and drug abuse; accepts most insurance and has some state or county funding for eligible clients.


Progress Valley | 952-374-5540

1100 East 80th St. Bloomington

 

Variety of treatment services and sober housing. Accepts insurance, Medicaid programs, state funding (Rule 25) for people meeting income and clinical eligibility.


RehabSpot

Online resource with information for those struggling with addiction and their families.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | 1-800-622-4357

 

Search tool for substance abuse and mental health services and resources.

Support Groups

Allina Health Grief Groups | 651-628-1752

 

Resources and support groups for grieving


Face to Face | 651-387-2927

 

Offers GLBTQ support groups for young people ages 11-24


NAMI Connection

 

Offers free weekly or monthly support group for people living with a mental health condition. This program is also available in Spanish.


NAMI Family Support Group

 

Offers free weekly or monthly support group for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.

Parents & Families

Child Care

Crisis Nursery | 763-591-0100

4844 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis

 

Emergency child care service to prevent neglect and abuse; crisis intervention for families; 24-hour crisis hotline for parents.


Hennepin County | 612-348-5937

 

Information on services and programs involving health, housing, and other social services for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. May provide financial assistance for child care based on household income and family size.


Parent Aware | 1-888-348-5937

 

Provides information on child care and early learning programs; information provided in English, Espanol, Hmong, Somali


Think Small | 651-641-0305

10 Yorkton Ct. St. Paul

2021 E. Hennepin Ave. Suite. LL20 Minneapolis, MN 55413

 

Provides information on services and resources for child care and early childhood education


Transportation & Utilities

Technology

Internet Essentials

Offers low-cost internet and computers for eligible people. 

Transportation

College Pass

 

Subsidized unlimited student bus passes available to Normandale students. Purchase at the Kopp Student Center. 


Automotive Repair Center | 952-445-7776

936 1st Ave. E. Shakopee

 

Provides low-cost car repairs.


Lift Garage | 612-345-3897

5925 Nicollet Ave S PO Box 6992 Minneapolis

 

Low-cost car repair service for people that meet the 150% Federal Poverty Guideline. 

Utilities

Community Action Partnership of Scott Carver & Dakota Counties | 952-495-2125 (Shakopee) | 651-322-3500 (Rosemount)

712 Canterbury Rd. S. Shakopee

2496 145th St. W. Rosemount

 

Provides energy assistance and resources for energy related repairs for residents in Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties


Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

 

Provides energy assistance and resources for energy related repairs for residents in Hennepin County.


Citizens Utility Board | 651-300-4701

 

Provides resources for energy related programs, ways to reduce energy bill cost and understanding utility bills.


Salvation Army | 651-746-3400

 

Offers utility assistance programs; HeatShare Program can pay utility bill once a shut-off notice is given, call 1-800-842-7279; Gas Affordability Program assist with gas utility bill, call 1-888-733-8033.


Sustainable Resource Center | 612-872-3294

1081 10th Ave. SE Minneapolis

 

Offers Energy Conservation Program to those enrolled in Energy Assistance Program which improves the energy efficiency of your home by installing insulation, reducing air infiltration and replacing appliances.