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
- Chauvin Trial Response Resources
- Community Resources
- COVID-19 Information
- Holistic Healing
- Mental Health & Well-Being
- Physical Health
- Race, Justice and Trauma
- Social Emotional Learning
- Structure & Routine
- Resources for Supporting Your Child
- Conversations with Your Child Around Trauma and Big Emotions
- NAMI Resources
- Minnesota Department of Education Resources
Tips for Parents From Children's Minnesota
Children will take their cues from you - take good care of yourself. Just as they share in your moments of joy, they will also share in your pain
Be as consistent as possible. Being available promotes feelings of safety and security
Discuss feelings, listen, be there to lean on or cry with
Listening is support
Your compassionate presence is as important than words
Label, summarize, and mirror the feelings the other person is expressing
Ask clarifying questions
Changes in your child
Your child may show some of these behaviors immediately or days, weeks, or even months after an incident. If these last for a prolonged time or seem to get worse rather than better, reach out to your health care provider.
Restlessness, anger, increased behavior
Sleeping or eating difficulties
Headaches, tummy aches, body aches
Unexpected fears and worries
- 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.
A Life in Practice (612-405-5220): Rebeka, founder of the organization is a healing justice practitioner, filmmaker, & teacher. She offers individual and group life coaching as well as workshops. During COVID she is offering free online yoga and meditation and virtual, individual healing sessions for a suggested donation of $65-$85(no one is turned away), and updated youth specific youtube playlists that encourage wellness mind, body, and spirit.
Healing Within (651-490-3347): Healing Within Wellness Center is committed to creating an environment where each person feels respected and accepted for who they are and has opportunities for learning, healing, contributing and receiving from each other. BIPOC practitioners and offer racial healing workshops throughout the year.
612 Jungle (612-615-8614): Yoga done to hip hop. Donation based virtual classes or $10-$12 in person outdoor classes.
Holistic Heaux: Offers Holistic Health consultation on a sliding scale fee or $30-$100 depending on the services. Includes connections how vitamins, nutrients, and foods can heal you.
She Heals Naudojimo-Noojmowin (612-401-9219): Indegenous Reiki Healer. I have a special interest and share a deep connection with those who have experienced trauma and I have additional training, specific to helping others move out of trauma and into resilience.
I work to bring awareness and healing to the 'root cause' of illness and cultivate wellness & harmony in the full body, the body, mind & spirit.
Neon Soul (952-212-9727): Body & Energy work, including massage, food justice work. Prioritizes appointments for BIPOC individuals and can provide sliding scale services.
Edges Wellness (Alex Lantaff @ 612-230-8905): Therapy embedded in social justice.
RECLAIM (612-235-6743): RECLAIM increases access to mental health support so that queer trans youth ages 12-26 may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms.
Root Crown Healing (612.351.0108): Offers race-based trauma therapy to 18+ adults for free, also offers Art Therapy, Reiki, and healing yoga
Aruba Mental Health (612.84.8115) : offers virtual therapy and intensive therapeutic services for adults and children. Multiple BIPOC providers.
Socorro Counseling (612. 355.9824): BIPOC counselor for children.
Neither Both Therapy (612.568.6520): BIPOC therapist. The mission of Neither/Both LLC is to facilitate healing for people with complex identities through expanded knowledge and acceptance of self, improved communication with others, and a deepened sense of belonging.
MN Care Partner (612.289.5656): a social-justice based agency that provides quality and culturally focused mental health services in the community and the home. Our goal is to help individuals and families live holistic lives by identifying and building upon inherent cultural strengths and addressing social barriers. Specializing in-home and community-based services for individuals and families who cannot make it to a clinic due to physical, mental, social, financial, and/or transportation barriers. Also offer outpatient substance use disorder treatment and therapy at our offices for those who prefer to meet outside of their home.
Marco Murrieta (612.294.7135): Bilingual, Bicultural therapist extensive experience working with youth
Peak Behavioral Health (651. 493.2055): BIPOC, women therapists. At Peak Behavioral Health we understand and value the connectedness we share with one another and take a therapeutic approach that accounts for how our families, communities, social systems and environment shape our mental health.
Village Support Therapy (612.255.7852): It is within our scope of practice to work with individuals, couples and families. We work with adolescents and adults. We work with people presenting with a wide variety of diagnosis. We have special interest in African American and African culturally specific mental health support.
Kente Circle (612-243-1600): a clinically diverse staff with professional training in marriage and family therapy, psychology, and social work for children, families, and adults.
St.Paul MN Therapist (320.318.1161) : BIPOC therapist trained in numerous therapeutic modalities AND offers space” to process and learn the impacts of systemic racism, white supremacy, colonization, racial trauma, historical trauma and intergenerational trauma.”
Hope & Healing : Our mission to improve the community through the lives of the individuals and families we have the privilege and honor of serving.
We carry out our mission by providing comprehensive, faith-based, culturally-specific behavioral health services.
Tammy Wittrock @ Just Us Health (612.373.9160): BIPOC therapist specializing in working with BIPOC folks in the LGBTQIA+ community, adults, teens and families across all socio- economic backgrounds and am particularly interested in family of origin issues and historical trauma associated with racism, sexism, ageism and discrimination.
Wilder Outpatient clinic (651.280.2000): Offers online therapy for adults and children, diverse staff, and trauma informed services.
Lorena Villasenor (612.806.9385): Bilingual, Bicultural therapist
The Shrink Space : Resource hub connecting students with Black, Indigenous or multicultural therapists of color. They work with insurance and some have sliding scale fees. It will vary depending on the agency.
Peaces'n PuzSouls therapy :, Dr. Sweeney provides a personable and trusting space with individualized and quality psychotherapy services to individuals and agency-systems who serve communities with diverse challenges and multi-generational needs.
The Family Partnership: counseling, education, and advocacy, support children, families, and communities in need, and empower them to solve their own problems. Multiple BIPOC therapists available.
The MHealth Fairview Cultural Broker Program is an initiative of the East Side Health and Well-Being Collaborative. Cultural Brokers build people’s capacity to take charge of their own well-being by: bridging cultural gaps, linking people to culturally responsive support and resources, encouraging social connectedness and co-navigating mainstream systems. Host agencies include: The American Indian Family Center, Family Values for Life, Hmong American Partnership, the Karen Organization of Minnesota and CLUES. Cultural brokers do not provide emergency services or crisis intervention.
§ For the African American Community, Contact Rhonda Godfrey at email@example.com
§ For the Hmong Community, Contact Nou Vang at firstname.lastname@example.org
§ For the Latino/a/x Community, Contact JJessica Moran at email@example.com
Ramsey County Mental Health
Adult Mental Health & Crisis Response
- Phone: 651-266-7900
- Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Children's Mental Health & Crisis Response
- Phone: 651-266-7878
- Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Use this NEW tool to view a list of local "In-Person" and "Available Now" mental health services.
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.