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As artists, culture bearers, creative workers, and  are impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we look to share resources to support our community. This is a non-comprehensive list of mental health and basic needs resources as we care for each other and community health at this time.

This page is an evolving list of resources for information, exchange, and support in this time. Accuracy at any given point cannot be guaranteed as this is a fast-moving and evolving situation. Please be in touch with updates or resources to add.

Health & mental health resources:

Bridge to Benefits – (Minnesota)
Resources and Support for Families during COVID-19|
http://www.bridgetobenefits.org/COVID-19%20Resources

 

Cook County Mental Health Crisis Response Services – (Cook County, MN)
https://co.cook.mn.us/index.php/2016-05-25-16-10-47/2016-05-25-16-12-17/

 

COVID-19 Resources in Hmong – (MN & CA) 
CA: https://hipcalifornia.com/covid19
MN: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/materials/hmong.html


Creative Exchange link roundups – (USA)

 

Dissonance Get Help Directory – (Twin Cities area, MN)
Twin Cities based resource list of therapists and mental health resources.
http://www.dissonance.website/get-help-directory

 

Healthcare access for undocumented people during COVID-19 - National
We co-create enduring change towards a just society in which every person has personal, social, and economic power. Our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, social enterprises, and partnerships connect individuals and their families across the region.
https://unitedwedream.org/2020/03/healthcare-access-for-undocumented-folks-in-the-time-of-covid19/

 

Mental Health MINNESOTA: The Voice of Recovery
Statewide mental health resources
https://mentalhealthmn.org/support/community-resources/statewide-mental-health-resources/

 

MN Department of Health – (Minnesota)
Resources for low cost health care or to get health insurance and basic overview of virus in 9 different languages
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/materials/index.html 

 

MNsure Health Insurance – (Minnesota)
Apply for health care assistance, open enrollment now
mnsure.org

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness - (USA)
https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/March-2020/Coronavirus-Mental-Health-Coping-Strategies

 

Online AA meetings – (North America)
Online Meetings Directory
http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

 

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – (USA)
Online and (formerly!) in-person reduced rate therapy sessions with a one-time membership fee.
https://openpathcollective.org/

 

RECLAIM – (St. Paul, MN)
Non-profit for BIPOC, queer and trans youth (13-25). Offers therapeutic support and other mental health related services.
https://www.reclaim.care/what-we-do/overview.html 

 

The SEAD Project COVID-19 Resources – USA
Translated in Burmese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Lao, Viet (and more as demands are needed).
https://www.theseadproject.org/diaspora/covid19/

 

Therapists of Color – (Minnesota-based)
Fairly robust list from Facebook LOCUS group
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1X4IyCyW9OxdpUdyHxsOV1PMPFQstavcJyrTejmg-4ww/htmlview?fbclid=IwAR0DSeTu7iFqc9ao4ev4QXEtn9ktGN9ybcUTE8BNBuR1Rhd0oyZVn0yH3KE

 

Basic needs resources:

Clay County HRA 
Clay County Housing & Redevelopment Authority. See "Announcement" page with message regarding COVID-19. Link above may be a better resource.
https://www.claycohra.com/

 

Cook County cash assistance – (Cook County, MN)
https://www.co.cook.mn.us/index.php/2016-05-25-15-53-31/2016-05-25-15-54-27

 

Cook County nutrition assistance (SNAP) – (Cook County, MN)
https://www.co.cook.mn.us/index.php/2016-05-25-15-53-31/2016-05-25-15-54-02

 

Fargo/Moorhead resources 
Resources in Fargo/Moorhead: housing/shelters, food/clothing concerns, medical services, hotlines, law enforcement/fire departments/corrections, human service agencies/financial & fuel assistance, mental health/chemical dependency/domestic violence counseling, emergencies (eviction/late rent/utilities/deposits), job services/unemployment, transportation, parenting/child care, legal services, area colleges & community education, special services/disabilities, residential treatment-juveniles, schools, and more. (note: the scan is from April 2016)
https://claycountymn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7517/FM-Resource-List

 

Fergus Falls Community Resource Google Doc – (Fergus Falls, MN)
Government & Healthcare Resources, Request or Offer Support to/from your Neighbors, Businesses/Employers, Caregivers/Childcare, Community Leaders, Donate , Domestic Violence Support, Emergency Assistance, Families/Kids, Basic Needs, Entertainment and Learning, Food/Groceries, Health Insurance, Immigrants/Refugees, Internet Service, Mental Health/Addiction, M-State Community & Technical College, Nonprofits, Things to do at Home, Tools for staying connected, Unemployment/Loss of Income
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CVyVBSZ0MDRHdnd9otiEqqo30PCcKc2_sr2-YkSvqhc/edit

 

Food pantries by state
https://www.foodpantries.org/

 

Food pantries in Minnesota
https://www.foodpantries.org/st/minnesota

 

Food Shelves Located in Minneapolis taken from Minneapolismn.gov
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/@citycoordinator/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-223358.pdf 

 

Food Shelves Located in St.Paul taken from ramseycounty.us
https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/default/files/Work%20with%20Ramsey/Food%20Shelves%20in%20Ramsey%20County%206.1.18.pdf 

 

Minnesota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) taken from benefits.gov
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a county-run, state-supervised Federal program that helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. The program issues electronic food support benefits that can help stretch your household food budget. (Application and eligibility page) https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/4782

 

MN Department of Human Services Financial Support – (Minnesota)
Apply for cash, emergency, and food assistance (SNAP)
Applymn.dhs.mn.gov

 

Otter Tail County / Fergus Falls community resources – (Otter Tail County, MN)
Fergus Falls COVID Info start page
https://www.ffcovidinfo.com/

 
Springboard for the Arts Housing Guide – (Minnesota)
Housing guide with tenant advocacy and emergency resources
https://springboardforthearts.org/housing-spaces/housing-guide/
 

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We have set up a fundraiser to expand the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, so that we can continue to support artists, contractors, and freelancers in Minnesota who have lost income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Please click below to give online, or send a check to:

Springboard for the Arts
Attn: Individual Giving
262 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55103

If you have any questions about individual giving, please contact Katie Hae Leo, Development Director, at katiehl@springboardforthearts, or 651-292-4381.

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Coronvirus Resources Page

See our collection of local and national resources for artists and creative workers responding to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

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