Community Resources

Below you will find Community Resources.  Click on the topic you are looking for to see a list of agencies. 

By providing the information below, Hennepin Technical College does not assume responsibility for the quality provided by the agencies or websites.

Provided by the CARE Education Team (updated 8/15/18)


24-hour Information and Referral

United Way 211

Phone: dial "211"

Call 211 or web search for referrals on almost any topic. When using the website, enter the topic you are interested in or scroll down the list of topics and enter your county. You will be given a list of agencies in your area who deal with your topic of interest. A great "one stop shopping" site.


Christina's Child Care Center in Crystal (evenings)

  • 24-hour service to receive, assess, and dispatch all vulnerable adult maltreatment reports that occur in MC. A vulnerable adult is a victim of maltreatment when he/she is subjected to above, neglect or financial exploitation.

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

  • Emergency child care to prevent neglect and abuse; crisis intervention for families.

Think Small-Leaders in Early Learning

Domestic/Sexual Abuse Prevention

MN DHS Vulnerable Adult Protection and Elder Abuse
Adult Protection (MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center)

  • 24-hour service to receive, assess, and dispatch all vulnerable adult maltreatment reports that occur in MC. A vulnerable adult is a victim of maltreatment when he/she is subjected to above, neglect or financial exploitation.

Asian Women United of Minnesota House of Peace Shelter

  • 24 hour crisis line for Asian Women

Augsburg College Sexual Assault Resources

  • Caring, competent, and affordable services to female and male survivors of sexual abuse and assault.

Carver County - Southern Valley Alliance

  • A non-profit organization founded by community women and dedicated to providing the victims and family members of domestic violence with support, referrals, protection and advocacy.

Casa de Esperanza

  • Crisis line, advocacy for Latina women and children experiencing domestic violence

Cornerstone MN

  • Emergency services for individuals and families that are in crisis due to family violence; ongoing support and shelter services. Cornerstone is a violence prevention organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Crisis Nursery

  • Emergency child care to prevent neglect and abuse; crisis intervention for families.

Day One

  • Battered Women's Crisis Line/Shelter Information

Division of Indian Work - Family Violence Program
722-8722 x123

Domestic Abuse Project Legal Advocacy Program

Domestic Abuse Project Legal Advocacy Program - Somali advocate

Domestic Abuse Project Legal Advocacy Program - Spanish advocate

I.B.C.A. - Black Battered Women's Program

M.I.P. - Court Advocacy for Battered Women

Minnesota Women's Consortium

  • 24 hour line with TTY access


  • GLBT domestic abuse 24 hour line

Ramsey County SOS

Sexual Violence Center

  • Serving Hennepin, Carver, and Scott counties


  • Support through safe shelter, legal assistance, counseling, youth and family support and community education.

Eating Disorders

Emily Program

  • Comprehensive psychological, nutritional, and medical care for individuals with eating disorders.

Emergency Assistance

Hennepin County Emergency Assistance Program

  • When Hennepin County residents are in a financial crisis that poses a direct threat to their physical health or safety, the county may be able to help by providing short-term aid.  Services may include:  Housing costs such as rent payments, damage deposits, home repairs, utility bills, Foreclosure prevention, moving expenses, transportation for homeless families, additional food support for people who have specific dietary needs (special diets).

Emergency Contacts

Hennepin County Sheriff

  • Emergency information

Emergency Hotlines

Crisis Text Hotline
Text 741741

  • Free, 24/7 support for people in crisis.

Sojourner Project Inc.

  • Sojourner Project provides battered women and children safe, temporary crisis housing, and legal, medical, and financial assistance. Emergency hotline open 24 hours a day.


Hennepin Technical College - Career Services

West Hennepin Community Outreach Project–Employment & Career Development

  • If you are unemployed or underemployed and live in a qualifying area of West Hennepin County, you can get free job search assistance thanks to funding support from Hennepin County.

Energy Assistance

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAPHC)

  • CAP-HC programs include: Energy Assistance, Food Support, Legal Services, Tax Assistance, Financial Literacy, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Homeless Services, and Full-Cycle Homeownership Services


Hennepin County

Lutheran Social Services

  • LSS provides free budget counseling, debt management plans, and financial education.

PROP (People Reaching Out to People)

  • Provides food and financial services to Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents.

Food Assistance

Fare for All

  • Fare for All is a low-cost monthly food package service.

Hennepin County Food Support (SNAP)

Food Shelf

Christians Reaching Out in Social Services (CROSS)

  • CROSS is committed to serving families and individuals in times of need providing mercy and compassionate supportive services.

Minnesota Food Pantries

  • A member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that helps feed people across the country.

Hunger Solutions Minnesota

  • Minnesota Food Helpline and Emergency Food Assistance Program


  • ICA Food Shelf serves residents of Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood, and Woodland. You must live within on of these cities to us ICA's services.


  • A non-profit responding to the basic needs of individuals and families who were struggling to make ends meet.

Second Harvest Heartland


HUD Portal
Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity

  • The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.

Hennepin County Residents Resources

  • You can receive funding and other assistance for housing-related needs.

Home Line

  • Tenants' rights organization.


  • An internet housing search with subsidized housing list.
  • HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

  • Resource links for housing assistance.

HTC Campus Resources

Campus Security
763-488-2655 Brooklyn Park Campus Security
952-995-1433 Eden Prairie Campus Security

Dean of Students

Director of Public Safety

On Campus Resources & Services

Human Rights

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

  • Investigates charges of illegal discrimination, Ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements

Human Services

Catholic Charities Twin Cities

Minnesota Help

  • Online public information and referral portal. Special topics: Seniors, disability, youth, family & children, homeless, refugees, etc.

Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council

  • Regional research, planning and coordination of human services that make a difference in the lives of area residents.

Scott County Human Services

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America - Minnesota and Wisconsin

  • We provide senior centers and day programs, home repair and homemaker services, information and referral, Meals On Wheels and group meal programs. We also provide transportation, companion services, protection against abuse and neglect, and case management services.

Legal Matters

MN Attorney General's Office

  • Information on legal responsibilities of landlords and tenants.
  • Resource for Apartment dwellers.

Family Court Self Help/HC Family Justice Center

  • Can receive walk-in help and referrals. Must live in Hennepin County or have existing court order from Family Court in Hennepin County.

Hennepin County Family Court Services

  • Helping children and parents who are in the midst of divorce or child custody disputes. Early neutral evaluation, custody and visitation mediation/evaluation, psychological/chemical assessments, co-parenting/parenting classes.

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) is a nonprofit agency that provides immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. ILCM also works to educate Minnesota communities and professionals about immigration matters, and advocates for state and federal policies which respect the universal human rights of immigrants.


  • NAVIGATE is a leadership development program for immigrant young adults in Minnesota facing financial, social and legal barriers to achieve their dreams through changing unjust systems. Through NAVIGATE, these young adults help their community and themselves by working to access college education, jobs and legal status.

Self-Help Center/HC Government Center

  • For self-represented people (pro se) with court cases in Hennepin County. The court provides walk-in service at two self-help center. Locations: 0800-1530 M-4.


Abbott Northwestern Hospital

  • For juveniles in mental health crisis.

HCMC Poison Control

Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Provider Directory

  • Directory to locate health care providers that serve fee-for-service MHCP clients.


  • Health Insurance

Rainbow Health Initiative

  • Rainbow Health Initiative is committed to improving the health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people. Our goal is health equity for the LGBTQ community.

Mental Health

ACT - Assertive Community Treatment

  • Staff provides multi-disciplinary approach to mental illness (out-patient).

Anoka County Behavioral Health Services - Anoka County Crisis Response

  • Help for children and adults experiencing  behavioral health crisis. 

Canvas Health Crisis Connection

  • Confidential, non-judgmental, free counseling and support

Carver County Mental Health Crisis Team - Carver/Scott Counties Crisis Response

  • 24/7 Mobile and telephone crisis response services in Carver and Scott Counties

COPE - Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies for Adults

  • For adults, COPE professional are available to go where a person is, handle an immediate crisis and provide clinical assessment. Some services free, extended services may require insurance/client billing.

Dakota County Emergencies - Dakota County Crisis Response

  • The Dakota County Crisis Response Unit (CRU) provides 24-hour phone and face-to-face crisis intervention and consultation.

Fairview Southdale Behavioral Health Services

  • As a team, they’ll offer care that fits your unique situation. Our providers will also take into account culture, gender and special treatment needs.

HCMC Acute Psychiatric Services

  • Walk-in crisis intervention services for people experiencing mental or emotional problems. Insurance/client billed.

Hennepin County Adult Mental Health Services

  • Adult mental health services in the county include mobile crisis teams, access services, and free or sliding fee clinics.

Hennepin County Mental Health Emergencies
612-596-1223 Hennepin County Crisis Response - Adults
612-348-2233 Hennepin County Crisis Response - Children

  • Hennepin County can help people who are in the midst of a mental health crisis. 

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

  • Mental health services include counseling and mental health evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families

Maureen's House - Crisis Stabilization Services

  • Services: A place to go for a few days for mental health services.

Mental Health Collective/Watercourse Counseling

  • Mental health services including psychotherapy, education, and support services on a sliding fee scale.

Northwest Minneapolis Community Support Program (mental illness)


  • Northwest Community Support Program offers recovery-focused services for adults in northern Hennepin County who are living with serious and persistent mental health concerns.

People Incorporated Mental Health Services

  • Supporting mental health and wellness in our community through collaboration and integration of care

Prairie Care

  • Resource for outpatient programs for those suffering from psychiatric conditions & addictions. For children, adolescents & adults. Edina, MN.

Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Services Crisis Response

  • For adults who are in the midst of a mental health or substance abuse crisis

Ramsey County Children's Mental Health Services Crisis Response

  • For children who are in the midst of a mental health crisis

Survivor Resources

  • Helping families and loved ones recover from the shock of homicide, suicide and sudden accidental death.

Walk-In Counseling Center

  • Free walk-in counseling during business hours, no appointment needed

Washington County Crisis Response

  • Help is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Concerned friends, family or community members are also encouraged to call.

Public Assistance

American Red Cross

  • Assistance information

Anoka County Community Action Program

  • Programs and services help individuals and families in our community achieve their goal of self-sufficiency.

Hennepin County Human Services & Public Health Department

  • Human services offers help and support for Hennepin County residents, from food assistance to mental health assessments.

Hennepin County Public Assistance

  • Information on assistance provided by Hennepin County (health care, food, childcare, cash, and burial).



Eden Prairie Senior Outreach

  • Clients over 55 years.  Contact LeeAnn Eiden, Social Worker

Senior LinkAge Line

  • One-stop-shop for MN Seniors

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Greater Minneapolis Intergroup is here to help anyone who has a drinking problem.

  • Opioid and heroin abuse and addiction resources

Mission Detox

  • Detox center information

Salvation Army Detox (1800 Chicago)

  • Comprehensive, specialized services to help people overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol and successfully reclaim their lives in a safe, structured and secure environment.

Start Your Recovery

  • Find counselors, therapists, and support groups in your community to provide treatment and support your recovery from addiction.

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
612-347-2222 Crisis Intervention - Suicide Referral

  • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • Suicide Hotline

HCMC Acute Psychiatric Services – Suicide Hotline

  • Serves those in emotional crisis with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis counseling, assessment, and referral.

Suicide Prevention in College

  • This guide contains resources for suicide prevention and where to go for support. It discusses warning signs and depression, and steps to take if they or someone they know struggles with mental health. There is also a section that is specifically geared toward at-risk populations such as those in the LGBTQ community, veterans, and minorities.


Metro Mobility

  • For individuals with disabilities who, because of a disability, are unable to ride the city bus. Families can utilize Metro Mobility for ICA appointments.

Metro Transit

Southwest Transit

Transit Link

  • Available in parts of the region not served by frequent regular transit routes. Anyone may use Transit Link. There is a cost associated with Transit Link.


MN Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Resource to obtain benefits and services.

Veterans Emotional Crisis Line

Youth/Young Adult

Bridge for Youth

  • The Bridge for Youth’s mission is to provide runaway and homeless youth safe shelter, assist in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts and reunify families whenever possible.

Hope Street

  • Short-term emergency shelter for your 16-20, case management & youth advocacy. Transitional house for males 16-20 call for an application. Confidential outreach services for male, female, GLBT youth 16-20 who are experiencing problems with homelessness. Life skills training, employment services, parenting skills, and referral services.

Move Fwd (formerly Teens Alone)

  • Free - Provides counseling and crisis services to youth and their families concerning drug/alcohol abuse, emotional, sexual and physical abuse, racial issues, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family breakups and teen hopelessness.

St. Jospeh's Home for Children

  • Provider of basic needs for children and youth ages 0-17 referred by a county worker, police or court for residents of HC.


Inquiries regarding the above resources can be sent to Jean Kreutter, Director of Academic Support Programs, at