Food Resources

  • Have you applied for free and reduced price meals?

  • Do you have an active EBT card?

  • Visit your local food shelf

  • Financial

    Families may qualify for financial assistance programs depending on income, family size, age, circumstances, and disability. Bridge to Benefits is a website screening tool that can help you identify what programs you might be eligible for.

    Anoka County:
    EZ Info Line: 763-422-7200
    Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP): 763-783-4747

    Hennepin County:
    Economic Assistance: 612-596-1300
    CAPHC: 952-933-9639


    HousingLink offers many housing resources and tips, as well as information about affordable housing including rental listings.

    Anoka County Housing Help Desk: 763-324-1490

    If your family is in transition or experiencing homelessness, please contact the student's school's Homeless Education Lead.


    Mental Health Crisis

    Anoka County Mobile Crisis Response Service
    Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Call is free.

    Hennepin County Mobile Crisis
    24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Children (up to 18): 612-348-2233
    Adults (18+): 612-596-1223

    Text HOME to 741741 to be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources. Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
    Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

    Minnesota Warmline is available for anyone who is struggling with anxiety, loneliness, and social isolation, especially during this challenging time. Call 1-877-404-3190 toll-free or text "Support" to 85511 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Our Certified Peer Specialists are here to listen; here to help.


    If you are fleeing domestic violence, Day One connects you to the closest available domestic violence shelter. Call Day One at 1-866-223-1111.

    If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, call Child Protection for the county where the child resides or submit a report online.

    Anoka County: 763-324-1440
    Hennepin County: 612-348-4111


    Family Promise of Anoka County (this is not an emergency shelter - they often have a waitlist)

    Mary's Place Shelter (families with 2 or more minor children; must come at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm Monday-Thursday with the whole family)

    Hennepin County Shelter Team 612-348-9410


    If you are in need of assistance in navigating community resources, please contact the school social worker at your child's school.