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Emergency Help


• Community Resources
• Counseling
• Food
• Health
• Legal
• Shelter


Walk-In Counseling Center 
Crisis intervention and short-term mental health counseling for anyone. No appointment necessary.

Teens Alone 
Free services for teens in Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Orono, St. Louis Park and Wayzata for when life gets tough.

Food, shelter and other resources for kids on the street.

Crisis Connection Minnesota 
24-hour crisis counseling by telephone.

A safe drop in center in downtown St. Paul for youth to go Monday through Friday 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For homeless, run-away, and low-income youth. SafeZone provides basic needs like food, clothing, and referrals to safe housing.

Support for young women who are at-risk of being sexually exploited or are victims of survival sex or prostitution.

District 202 
Great list of trusted community resources for health care, shelter and more.

Minors Sexual Health Rights 
Info about your rights as a Minnesota teen.

DIY Legal 
Minnesota Courts Self-Help Center, Emancipation and other topics in juvenile law

House of Charity: Meals 
Free breakfast for women and children, and free lunch for all.

House of Charity: Housing 
Housing for single adult men and women experiencing long-term homelessness.

Catholic Charities: Meals 
Meals and links to food shelves

Hunger Solutions 
Food shelves and other programs to use when you or someone you know needs food

Hennepin Care 
A discount program at Hennepin County Medical Center Clinics for Hennepin County residents. Call (612) 873-2767 to learn more.

Southside Community Clinic 
Medical, dental and vision care on a sliding fee scale with proof of income.

Neighborhood HealthSource 
Medical care on a sliding fee scale. Call (612) 588-9411 for details.

Mental Health Association of Minnesota 
Assists individuals in finding access to services and medications, or problem-solving a situation. Call (651) 493-6634.

United Way 211 
Free and confidential health and human services information available online or by phone (651) 291-0211.

Emergency Foodshelf Network 
Info about food, shelter, information referral, employment and transportation resources.

Helps low-income Minnesotans solve civil legal problems. If you click on Understand your Legal Issue, you will see more topics, including Abuse, Violence and Crime Victims; and Youth Law and Education, which addresses a wide variety of issues pertinent to young people (not just education.)

Hennepin County Courts Self-help 
Get connected with legal resources. Hennepin County is the Fourth Judicial District Court for the State of Minnesota. It contains Civil, Conciliation, Criminal, Family, Housing, Juvenile, Traffic Violations and Probate/Mental Health courts.

Oasis for youth 
Couch surfing in the southern suburbs? If you are 16-21 and live, work or go to school in Bloomington, Richfield or Edina check Oasis for Youth for help with housing, food and supplies.

Minnesota Suicide & Crisis Hotlines 
A list of phone numbers you can call when life seems overwhelming.

Hennepin County Emergency Help 
Info on homeless shelters and applying for emergency assistance.

Red Door Services 
Provides sexual health care by scheduled or walk-in appointments in a building in downtown Minneapolis.

Northpoint Health & Wellness Center 
Provides medical and dental care as well as mental health counseling at their North Minneapolis location.

Portico Healthnet 
Don't have medical insurance? Portico will help you get access to any medical care you need.

Tubman Services 
Helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health.

Youth Law Project 
They will help you if you have been abused, are having problems with school enrollment, or trouble getting access to government benefits or jobs. You can also call (612) 334-5970.

Avenues for Homeless Youth 
Emergency shelter, short term housing and support services for homeless youth.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator 
Find treatment centers near you, for drug and alcohol abuse. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

It Gets Better Project 
Help finding local resources for GLBTQ youth.

Trevor Lifeline 
Looking for someone to listen and understand without judgment? Feeling suicidal? Call The Trevor Lifeline now at (866) 488-7386. It's free and confidential.  There is hope, there is help.

Annex Teen Clinic 
If you're hurt you can get physical help here.  Also a list of other resources to help you.

Sexual Violence Center 
Get emergency help for yourself or your family if you or someone you know is the victim of sexual violence.

Suicide: Read This First 
If you or someone you care about is contemplating suicide, read this short piece first. for support, suggestions, and resources to contact.

Hennepin County Resources for Youth 
Info on getting health care, finding a job, supporting a baby, finishing school, legal help, transitioning out of foster care and more.

Second Harvest Heartland: Kids Eat Free 
Got lunch? Kids 1-18 eat free this summer. Second Harvest is joining forces to end hunger. Use their online map to find summer food sites near you. Just enter your zip code and find free lunch at a park, school or rec center in your area.

Hope Street for Runaway & Homeless Youth 
Find shelter and connections to other help here in South Minneapolis.

Ain Dah Yung Center 
Are you homeless and Native American? Come to the Our Home Center in St. Paul.

Minneapolis Harbor Light Center 
Provides emergency assistance, shelter, housing, chemical dependency treatment, transitional housing, health care services and spiritual support to its clients.

Our Saviour's Community Services Minnesota 
Provides homeless shelters and an English Learning Center for new immigrants.

Bridge for Youth 
A 24-hour support shelter for teens who have runaway from home or are in difficult straits with their parents.

Project Offstreets from YouthLink 
For at-risk and homeless youth, aimed at supporting youth and their families, helping them resolve the issues that challenge stability, safety, and the ability to be successful.

Last updated: Dec. 4, 2013
This page maintained by Erica R.


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