If you are currently or were in foster care or a group home after you were 16, here's a list of Hennepin County Youth Resource Tips
. The county will help you find a job and give you job training; and will seek out health insurance, medical care, and basic needs like food/shelter for you. They will also help you get your GED and explore higher education.
March is National Nutrition Month. If your concern is malnutrition because it's hard to get enough to eat, check the list of Food
resources. If you'd like to learn more to keep yourself healthy, check the great links on the EatRight
Check the listings of Emergency Help
for access to the resources you need. If you are looking for help with multiple problems, the Community Resources
page is a good place to start.
February 1 and 2 low-income kids through age 18 can get free dental care at participating dentists. Call 1.800.543.7709 to learn more. Appointments are needed. See Give Kids a Smile
Whether it's the short days, cold temperatures, or lack of vitamin D from sunshine, life can look awfully bleak this time of year. Check the links on the counseling page
if you could use some professional assistance.
Hundreds of Hennepin County teens are homeless, 425 in one school district alone last year. Now that the weather's getting cold, the need for safe shelter becomes more critical. If you or someone you know needs help, use the links on the left to get the help you need. Or, ask the homeless liaison at your school. You're worth it.
If you want to find help quickly for a variety of problems, check Community Resources
on this page. You'll find information about counseling, medical care, food, shelter, and more very quickly.
Use DIY Legal
to get the information you need.
Check the health
links on the left side of this emergency help page to find clinics for physicals and immunizations. Also, check with your school nurse for more local sources. Don't let medical issues sideline you!
Check the Emergency Foodshelf Network
for info about a lot of services, including transportation, shelter, information referral and employment services. You can specify a type of service and the county.
It can be a long hungry summer. Kids aged 1-18 can get free lunch. Check this link
Get the information you seek on these important topics: suicide prevention
, substance abuse
, and rape, abuse and incest.
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Call the Minnesota Food HelpLine
1-888-7111-1151, if you or someone you know needs food.
Dental emergencies are no fun, and some can be prevented. Children and teens can get free dental care February 3 and 4 at participating dentists. See Give Kids a Smile
Or, check this list of low cost dental
Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), maybe it's something more. Learn from other teens who've been through tough times at reachout.com