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General Resources – Local

MN Dept. of Human Services – (MN Health Care Programs, Economic Supports, & lots of other info)

Hennepin County – click on “Residents” (Health Care Programs, Economic Supports, & lots of other info) – An online directory of services to help people find human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help

United Way 211 – A free, 24-hour information and referral services to community organizations

General Resources – Mental Health and Recovery

NAMI MN –offers programs of education, support and advocacy, and supports research efforts.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association – (USPRA) (Info about Psychiatric Rehabilitation)

MN chapter of the Mental Health Association – (support groups and resources)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – a federal government website under the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (find mental health services by state)

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) – a web resource site dedicated to mental health recovery research, mental health recovery, and empowerment

Medline Plus – Info about medications and side effects

National Institute of Mental Health

PSYweb – DSM-IV listings, mental illness fact sheets, drug info

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – support groups

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education – education to prevent suicide

We Can Navigate – resources for those experiencing psychosis


Social Security Administration – work incentives, trial work period

Minnesota WorkForce Centers (WFCs) – provides the tools, resources and services needed for job search, career planning and training needs – info about connections between work and benefits; also health care coverage, cash benefits, and programs that can help you return to work


Housing Link – Affordable Rental Housing Information

Mpls Public Housing Authority

Metropolitan Council – Metro HRA, Metro Transit, Metro Mobility

HUD – rental assistance programs

MN Housing Finance Agency – rental housing resource links

MN Coalition for the Homeless

MN Attorney General – click on Landlords & Tenants for a publication about Rights & Responsibilities

Homeline – tenant advocacy

MN Housing Court – info about eviction actions

Corporation for Supportive Housing – helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness

Income Benefits

Social Security Administration – Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance

Benefits Check Up – Find and enroll in federal, state, local, and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and other needs

Hennepin County – General Assistance (GA), MN Supplemental Assistance (MSA), Food Support (FS), Emergency Assistance (click on “Health, Housing & Social Services” and then on “Income Services”)

Health Care Resources

MN Dept. of Human Services – Medical Assistance (MA), MN Care, General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) (click on “Health Care”)

Hennepin County – General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC), Medical Assistance (MA), Assured Access (click on “Health, Housing & Social Services,” then on “Health,” and then on “Medical Coverage”)

Medicare and Medicare Part D

MN Department of Health – Health Care Resources

MN Department of Human Services – to find fee for service MA providers

MN Medical Association – physician finder

CUHCC (Community-University Health Care Center) – provides primary care services to children and low income families in South Minneapolis; serves diverse populations

Benefits Check Up – Find and enroll in federal, state, local, and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and other needs

Crisis Services

Hennepin County – search for COPE (Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies) – Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 612-596-1223.

Hennepin County Medical Center’s Acute Psychiatric Services (APS) – 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis counseling, assessment, and referral. 24-hour walk-in crisis intervention and treatment of behavioral emergencies. Suicide Hotline (612) 873-2222. Crisis intervention phone service for assessment, information, and referral for psychiatric emergencies (612) 873-3161.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Crisis Connection – 24-hour crisis counseling by telephone. Call 612-379-6363 or Toll Free MN 1-866-379-6363.

Food Shelves

Hunger Solutions – find hunger and food resources

St. Louis Park Emergency Program – food shelf

Intercongregation Communities Association – food shelves for Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Deephaven, Shorewood, Greenwood, and Woodland


Metro Transit – bus, train, metro mobility

Other Resources

The Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities – promotes standards of treatment, competency, efficiency, and justice for persons receiving services for mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency, and emotional disturbance in children

MN Board on Aging – info for seniors, Senior Linkage Line

Metropolitan Area on Aging – info for seniors – Housing info for seniors

Twin Cities Community Voice Mail – provides free, short-term voice mail-only phone numbers to agencies and programs for their clients

LSS Financial Counseling Service – credit counseling

MN Energy Resources – Energy Assistance info

Homeless Veterans Home – Information at U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs about resources for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families such as: Housing assistance; employment programs; health care; mental health services