Social Services

United Way 211 Hotline  (from cellphone call 651-291-0211)  Resource and referral line with information about food, shelter, rent, electricity, employment, transportation, health services, clothing, shoes, and more.  Free, confidential, 24/7.  Multilingual assistance for over 100 languages.

ApplyMN     Minnesotans can fill out a single application online for a majority of public assistance programs.  ApplyMN is a simple, secure web application that connects you with state and county services to help meet your basic needs.  You can use ApplyMN for:  cash assistance, child care assistance, emergency help, and supplemental nutrition assistance progam (SNAP) benefits.  You can also use ApplyMN to apply for some types of health care coverage including payment of family planning services.

Streetworks Outreach Collaborative   Services for homeless (or at risk of being homeless) youth (most services through age 21, some services through age 23).  Call 612-354-3345 to have a streetworks outreach worker come out to meet you; they can help with transitional housing, emergency rent to prevent homelessness, permanent housing, meals/clothing, health care, bikes, and more.

Social Services Walk-In Clinic — People’s Center  (across Riverside from Augsburg, 425 20th Avenue South, 612-332-4973)  Every Tuesday morning 9-11am, Behavioral Health Unit, Room 202.  Food and housing applications, insurance, county benefits, SSI or SSDI, PCA, immigrations issues.

Social Work Services at the University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center.  Social work case management available from MSW students   651-962-4820

Hennepin County Social Services Front Door Access — 612-348-4111  (8am-4pm, weekdays)  Call for any questions about social services in Hennepin County.  Information and referral.

Minnesota Family Planning Program    Covers family planning office visits, various birth control methods, and diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases found during a family planning visit.  Income limit.

Fare for All — Food Buying Co-op (food 40% off)

Youthlink   Resources for youth ages 16-21

Joseph’s Coat  (1107 West 7th Street, St. Paul)  Free store provides clothing, household items, personal hygiene products, and children’s items.  Open for shopping on Mon/Wed 9am-noon and 1-4:30pm.

Avenues for Homeless Youth’s GLBT Host Home Program  offers a transformative and intimate approach to providing homeless GLBT youth with safe homes and support.  All youth served by this program are homeless and queer-identified.