Community and basic needs resources

If families are in need of support or resources, please contact your child's school or the social worker in the building.   


Other local and national resources

  • United Way: 2-1-1 or 651-291-0211 or unitedway.org. 2-1-1 connects people with essential human services such as training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for teens, affordable housing, and support groups. 
  • ACCAP Resource Guide: 763-783-4730 or www.accap.org/resource-guide.
  • Youth Services Network: Helps youth find shelter and services, www.ysnmn.org/#/home.
 Basic needs
  • Community Emergency Assistance Program: 1201 89th Ave NE, Suite 130, Blaine (Anoka County), 763-783-4930; or 6840 78th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park (Hennepin County), 763-566-9600; or ceap.com. Provides basic needs, emergency funds and a food shelf.
  • Community Corner Family Advocate: 1500 69th Ave. N, Brooklyn Center, 763-561-2481. Provides resources and referrals including help with food, clothing, transportation, and child care assistance for residents of Hennepin County. 
  • Emergency Food Shelf Network: 763-450-3860 or emergencyfoodshelf.org. Call or go online to find a food shelf listing. 
  • HOPE 4 Youth: 2665 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 40 Anoka, 763-323-2066 or HOPE4Youthmn.org. Serving youth experiencing homelessness with basic needs, shower, laundry, food shelf, daily hot meal and community resources. 
  • YMCA Youth Intervention Services: 8950 Springbrook Dr. NW, Coon Rapids, 763-493-3052 or ymcatwincities.org. Services are provided to youth ages 16 to 21 experiencing housing instability. 
Crisis 
  • National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000 or www.1800RUNAWAY.org. Helps keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. 
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 763-780-2330 or violencefreeanokacounty.org/get-help. Operated by the Alliance for a Violence-Free Anoka County, the 24-hour crisis line provides services to victims of sexual violence. 
  • Crisis Connection: 24-Hour crisis counseling by phone, 612-379-6363.
  • The Trevor Project: Crisis and suicide prevention support for LGBTQ youth.  www.thetrevorproject.org or 1-866-488-7386.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Free 24-hour hotline to anyone in crisis or emotional distress, 1-800-273-8255.
Housing/shelter 
  • Metro Shelter Hotline: 1-888-234-1329 or tccvm.org. The hotline provides information about emergency and transitional housing for adults and youth. 
  • Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP): 1201 89th Ave. NE #345, Blaine, 763-783-4747 or accap.org. Committed to helping individuals in Anoka County out of poverty and into the community as productive citizens. 
  • Housing Link: 612-522-2500 or housinglink.org. Provides affordable housing related data, information and resources. 
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