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Food Assistance

Hunger Solutions: Meals for Kids During COVID-19 Closings: (651) 486-9860

Programs and Restaurants Offering Food to Families in Minnesota (source: givemethemike.com); ***Please call the listed programs first to confirm their food distribution process.

CEAP--- 763-556-9600, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN  55429; Serves residents of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and East Champlin

CAPI---612-721-0122, 5930 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN  55429; Serves Hennepin County residents who meet household income requirements

CROSS---763-566-9600, 12915 Weinard Circle, Rogers, MN  55374; Serves residents of Rogers, Maple Grove, Osseo, Champlin (west), Corcoran, and Dayton

The Food Group---763-450-3860; Offers help finding local food shelves

Second Harvest Food Shelf Locations; 651-209-7980

Minneapolis Public Schools Meal Pickup

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Meals on Wheels

Serenity Village Church: Curbside grocery pickup; Follow their Facebook page for information on days and times of distribution; 4100 Douglas Drive N, Crystal MN

Resurrecting Faith World Ministries: Food distribution daily from 1-4pm, contact to confirm; 612-379-1257; 316 4th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN

Soul Bowls: Reserve a meal by calling 612-567-7044; Mon-Fri reserve a meal between 11-2 and pick up between 4-7pm; Sundays reserve a meal between 12-1pm and pick up between 3-5pm; 520 4th Street North, Minneapolis MN (inside Graze Food Hall 2nd floor)


Family Shelter

Hennepin County Shelter Team:  612-348-9410, M-F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, 651-291-0211 (Mobile) 211 (landline) evenings until 11 pm, weekends and holidays.  Ask for the after-hours shelter team.

Mary’s Place (Sharing and Caring Hands):  612-338-4640, M-Th 10:30 and 1:30, call before going

Domestic Violence Shelter

Day One:  1-866-223-1111. This domestic violence hotline represents a network of organizations and shelters and is a central point of contact for those taking a step toward safety.

Resources for Teens

Youth Services Network: Helping youth find shelter and services. Text for help: 612-400-7233

YMCA Youth Resource Line: Call for guidance in finding resources. 763-493-3052

Teen Health

Hennepin County Library virtual library cards: Access to resources for students, families, and teachers, including tutoring, educational materials, and assistance with accessing community resources.

Osseo Area Schools Resources

Family Advocate: Helps families with basic needs and assists them with other resources. Contact: Amy Knooihuizen, knooihuizena@district279.org, 763-585-7378 

Lee Carlson Center-School Linked Services: Information for students who were receiving services in school buildings

People Incorporated School-Linked Services: Information for students who were receiving services in school buildings

St. David’s Center School-Linked Services: Information for students who were receiving services in school buildings

Virtual Calming Room: Relaxation and stress management tools from the Osseo Area Learning Center (OALC)

Community Resources

Hennepin County

Literacy Minnesota Community Resources

City of Brooklyn Park

City of Maple Grove

City of Osseo

Household and Employment Resources

United Way First Call for Help: Support finding food, paying housing bills, other essential services. Dial 211 by phone

Energy Assistance Program

Unemployment Information due to COVID-19

Free legal help for renters: Homeline

Drop-in Centers

Catholic Charities Opportunity Center, 612-204-8300, 740 East 17th Street, Minneapolis

Peace House, 612-870-7263, 1816 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis

Mental Health Crisis Resources

**If someone is in immediate physical danger call 911**

Hennepin County Mobile Crisis: Support available 24/7 to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.  Current services provided may include phone-based therapy, de-escalation support, risk assessments, and safety planning.

Child Crisis: 612-348-2233

Adult Crisis (COPE): 612-596-1223

Hennepin County Front Door: 612-348-4111

National Suicide Prevention Online Chat  Phone Helpline: 800-273-8255

NAMI Online Helpline  Phone Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 (M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM); Textline: text "NAMI" TO 741741

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Site  Phone Helpline: 1-800-985-5990; Textline: text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Mental Health Information and Support

Local Organizations and Service Providers

National Organizations and Online Resources

Resources to Help Families Cope

Talking to your child during stressful times

Mental health and coping during COVID-19 (CDC)

Coping with stress (World Health Organization)

Toolkit to Support Individuals with Autism in Uncertain Times

Help Guide for Coping with Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

Tools to Help Parents Talk to Kids about the Coronavirus

A Comic to Help Kids Understand the Coronavirus

Free Meditations, Calming Bedtime Stories, and Mindfulness Practice