Basic Needs & Other Family Resources

Managing a child with a mental health disorder can be a full time job! Families often experience additional challenges related to money, jobs, housing, physical health, insurance, legal issues etc. 

Paperwork and stress can pile up and become overwhelming!

Don't try to do it alone. Search the categories below and check out our Bulletin Board for time-sensitve local resources.

Services to Support Your Child and Family

 

The following agencies have partnered with RCCMHC to support youth and familiy wellbeing through our community education/outreach events, resource fairs/guides, advisory committees, and contracted services. Click on the links to search each agency's site for more info about the services they offer.  

Advocacy and/or Resource Connections

 

Ain Dah YungIndian Child Welfare Legal Advocacy/Compliance (ICWLAC) Project 

651-227-4184

 

Family Voices

866-334-8444

Greater Twin Cities United Way and 211

Call 2-1-1

*NEW*: Text your zip code to 898-211 (Available M-F 8am-7pm)

 

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH)

651-644-7333

Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC)

651-523-0099

Minnesotans Standing Together to End Poverty (MNSTEP)

651-999-9694


NAMI-MN: National Alliance on Mental Illness

651-645-2948

PACER: Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights

952-838-9000

State Ombudsman for Mental Health 

Investigates and takes action to fix complaints against government agencies

651-757-1810
 

 
Childcare, Early Childhood or Youth Activities

 

American Indian Family Center

651-793-3803

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation -Childcare and preschool

​651-280-2000

 

Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities

 

Center for Inclusive Child Care

651-603-6265


Community Action Partnership – Head Start & Early Head Start

651-645-6445

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) 

651-379-4200

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Screening 

Search online by county, school district or city to find early childhood programs near you, including Early Childhood Screening, Head Start, Even Start, Early Childhood Family Education, and School Readiness

FamilyMeans
651-439-4840

Hmong American Partnership

651-495-1557

Lifetrack- Therapeutic Preschool

651-227-8471


Maplewood Parks & Rec

and Scholarships

 

Neighborhood House- Early Childhood, Youth Leadership

651-789-2500

Northeast Youth and Family Services

Shoreview Area 651-486-3808   White Bear Area: 651-429-8544


Ramsey County Library System

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

651-266-6400 and Fee Assistance 

Sprockets- Saint Paul Youth Programs


Think Small

651-641-0305

Youth M.O.V.E. Minnesota- Youth leadership for mental health

 

YWCA of St. Paul
651-222-3741

Cultural Connections

 

Ain Dah Yung

651-227-4184

American Indian Family Center- Parent Mentoring; Youth leadership; connect with community and elders

651-793-3803

 

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)

651-379-4200

East Side Mental Health and Stress Resilience Partnership - Cultural Brokers 

 

Hmong Cultural Center

651-917-9937

 

MN CarePartner- Cultural Wellness Coach and Parenting Support Specialist

612-289-5656

Disability Services

Autism Society of Minnesota

651-647-1083


Disability Hub

1-866-333-2466


FIND Network


Fraser

General Inquiries  612-861-1688    Clinics  612-767-7222       


Minnesota DHS - Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention benefit (EIDBI)

Eligibility

MnChoices

Set up a free MnCHOICES intake assessment by calling 651-266-3613 or emailing RCMNChoices.Intake@ramseycounty.us

Ramsey County Disability Services

651-266-3613  

 
Housing, Food, Transportation or Financial Support

Ain Dah Young- Youth Shelter

651-227-4184

Alley Shoppe- Free clothing and household goods

651-771-5501

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation - Mobile Market

2019 Schedule

180 Degrees- Youth Shelters

Hope House 612-900-2077   Brittanys Place 612- 246-7776  

 

Bridge to Benefits (free screening tool)

Coordinated Access to Housing- homeless or in danger of homelessness

First dial 211 for a prescreen or Call 651-215-2262

Face to Face- Youth Drop-in Center

651-772-5555


Fare for All

 

FamilyMeans

651-439-4840


Housing Link (free search)

Housing and Services Listings for People with Disabilities (and Aging) in Minnesota!

Current openings- this list changes daily


Hunger Solutions: Minnesota Food Helpline

1-888-711-1151

Hmong American Partnership- Housing

651-495-9160

Joseph's Coat- Free clothing and other goods

1107 West 7th Street, St. Paul  651-291-2472 


Metropolitan Council- Metro Trasit, Metro Mobility & Transit Link

Metro Transit bus schedule information: 612.373.3333   Metro Mobility: 651.602.1111


Model Cities of Saint Paul

651-632-8350


Neighborhood House

651-789-2500

People Incorporated  Supportive housing

651-774-0011


Prepare and Prosper- Money Mentors & Free Tax Prep

651-287-0187

 

Ramsey County Financial Assistance Services Department

651-266-4444

Ramsey County Emergency Assistance

651-266-4444


Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health – House Calls/Families in Crisis

651-266-1290

The Family Place- Shelter

651-225-9354

WIC- Food Vouchers

651-266-1300

YWCA of St. Paul

651-222-3741

Juvenile Diversion & Detention Alternatives

180 Degrees

651-968-8908

Family Wise- High Fidelity Wraparound services ONLY with Referral from Ramsey County Juvenile Probation

Model Cities- Referrals for the Community Coaching program are made by probation officers

Northeast Youth and Family Services

Shoreview Area 651-486-3808   White Bear Area: 651-429-8544

Ramsey County Runaway Intervention Program

St Paul Youth Services

651-771-1301

Medical Care/ Wellness or Insurance Services


1000 Petals

651-321-4901

 

American Indain Family Center- Prenatal/ Postnatal Wakanyeja Kin Wakan Pi (Our Children Are Sacred)

651-793-3803

Blue Cross Blueshield of Minnesota- Blue Plus/ Blue Advantage/ MN Care

Dr on Demand- Video chat for certain medical/ psychology/psychiatry issues

Check Yo’ Self Health & Wellness Center HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention and Awareness


Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center

651-528-8884

 

Cub Pharmacy and Health Services

Face to Face  -Medical Care and Sexual Health

651-772-5555

Lifetrack- Targeted Home Visiting (prenatal to 5)

651-227-8471

Lifetrack- Deaf and hard of hearing services & supports

651-227-8471

Medical Assistance for children with disabilities - TEFRA option

Minnesota Community Care- formerly West Side Community Health Services- Child & Teen Health, Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Optometry, Pharmacy   651- 602-7500

 

MN Health Care Programs- Medical assistance, MN Care, Waiver Programs etc.

People Incorporated  Supportive Wellbeing services- mindfulness, nutrition, tobacco, sleep

​651-774-0011


Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota

Call or Text 612-787-7776  

Portico Healthnet - health insurance enrollment and systems navigation

651-489-2273


St. Paul/Ramsey County Public Health - Child and Teen Checkups Program

651-266-2420

St. Paul/Ramsey County Public Health - Parent Support Groups

Club Mom 651-266-1545     Club Dad  651-266-2404 


St. Paul/Ramsey County Public Health - Family Home Visiting

651-266-1555


UCare


University of Minnesota Medical Center

Behavioral Emergency Center (BEC) 612-273-5640   Other phone numbers are listed on their website.

WIC- food vouchers

651-266-1300

School or Employment Services;
Money & Debt Management

180 Degrees

651-968-8908

American Indian Family Center

651-793-3803

Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota

651-379-5800

Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota Re-entry​ Program & Career Training

651-255-4920


Guadalupe Alternative Programs

651.222.0757


Hmong American Partnership
651-495-1557

Merrick Community Services

651-771-9339

Model Cities- Financial Literacy

651-632-8353

Neighborhood House- College Readiness

651-789-2500

Northeast Youth and Family Services
Shoreview Area 651-486-3808   White Bear Area: 651-429-8544

Vietnamese Social Services

651-632-8927