Providing families with resources to address barriers & enhance well-being.
The Support Hub serves as a place for families and community members to access information they may need for essential services. This support provides important information regarding crisis services, basic needs, mental health and well-being, physical health, social emotional learning and more.
- Important District Resources
- Community Resources
- COVID-19 Information
- Mental Health & Well-Being
- Physical Health
- Race, Justice and Trauma
- Social Emotional Learning
- Structure & Routine
- Adults & Seniors
- Child care
- Health Insurance
- Housing Essentials
- Parenting Support
- Resource Guides
Free school meals through June 2021
The USDA has extended free school meals through the school year.
Reasons why you should take advantage of the free school meals being offered:
- It extends your food budget and saves you time prepping meals
- It’s comforting and familiar to your kids to have food from school
- It’s confidential and not only for low-income families
- You’re helping the local food service program stay financially afloat
- You’re helping the food program use up food inventory = less waste
You are not taking meals away from someone who needs it more.
Please complete this Meal Order Form to sign up for take-home or distance learning meals.
On-site meals do not require sign up.
Free or reduced applications
Even though free meals are available to all for this school year, it is still very important that families who may qualify for free or reduced-price meals complete the meal application as soon as possible.
The meal applications not only qualify your family for free meal benefits, but also provide additional benefits that may include discounts for: internet access, college application fees, sports/activities fees, and AP test registration fees.
Additional Food Resources
If have experienced an economic hardship due to COVID-19, you can contact your mortgage company and inquire about any options or relief they may offer due to hardship.
U Got This (FOR PARENTS) University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Family Development is offering a free text messaging program that supports parents and caregivers of children birth to 18 years of age, called U Got This. Parents and caregivers are invited to sign up to receive two text messages a week throughout the school year on topics of health and nutrition, developmental affirmations, parenting and school engagement, mental health and well-being and financial capability. These text messages are designed to support you and your family as you are faced with making many and varied daily parenting decisions. You can choose to receive messages in English or Spanish. To sign up to receive U Got This text messages, go to https://z.umn.edu/ugotthis This program is free, but be aware some fees may apply depending on your cellphone service provider.
Call the following numbers with questions regarding community mitigation, including schools, child care and businesses:
- Phone: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Use the following numbers to learn more about health-related questions:
- Phone: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
MN Black Community COVID-19 Hotline
This is a fully staffed hotline to support MN's African American community through the pandemic:
- Phone: 612-254-1145
- Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
This fully-staffed public information hotline will provide callers with information about virus testing sites and connect them with resources to support food security, physical and mental health, employment, housing, childcare, legal rights, and other issues stemming from the pandemic.
Crisis Text Line
Text MN to 741741 for the Minnesota suicide and mental health crisis text line. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Read Alouds/Children's Books
- Agencies specializing in African American therapeutic services
- Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup (Numerous Resources for parents)
- Discussing Traumatic Events with Youth - MACMH
- Discussing Difficult Situations with your Children
- Community Violence Reactions and Actions
- Restoring a Sense of Well-Being in Children after Disaster
- Coping with Grief after Community Violence
- All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
- A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory
- Most People by Michael Leannah
- The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul
- Come With Me by Holly McGhee and Pascal Lemaitre
- Let's Talk Race by Julius Lester
- Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard
Creating structures and routines are especially important when people are experiencing stressful challenges, unpredictability and uncertainty. Many people learn best from repetition and predictability. Establishing routines can also decrease frustration and stress. When we create structure, people will understand what is expected.