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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Local, State, National, and Hennepin Healthcare                              COVID-19 Resources

This resource page will be continuously updated as new information is received and additional resources become available. Check back for updates or follow us on social media or our Here for Life blog.

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Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

MDH COVID-19 Helpline:  651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 M-F, 9 am to 4 pm

Information about COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota, with daily status updates and information about prevention, spread, what to do if you think you have COVID-19, and more.

Centers for Disease Control

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The National Centers for Disease Control website has a lot of great resources about symptoms, testing, prevention, daily life and coping, and much more. 

Videos

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Multilingual Resources

Resources in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, ASL, and other languages from local and national resources.

Food Resources

Visit our Food Resources page for more information on where to find food and food access support.

Meals for Kids During COVID-19 Closings an interactive map where you can search for places to find meals for kids

Mental Health Resources

General Support

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis that is causing you or someone else to be in imminent danger, please call 911.  In the City of Minneapolis, you may ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer to respond to the situation.

Coping with Stress During COVID-19 - handout developed by our mental health professionals with behavior tips to help relieve stress.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

  • Nationwide free and confidential service
  • Open 24/7

Crisis Text Line

Text MN to 741 741

  • Nationwide free and confidential service
  • Open 24/7

Minnesota Warmline: Call 877-404-3190 or text "Support" to 85511

The Minnesota Warmline can assist anyone who is struggling with anxiety, loneliness, and social isolation, especially during this challenging time. Available Monday-Saturday from 5-10 pm.

Hennepin Healthcare Acute Psychiatric Services (APS)

612-873-3161

730 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Located on the 1st floor of the Red Building

  • Emergency services for persons experiencing mental health crisis situations
  • Open 24/7

For mental health crisis resources in other Minnesota counties, please visit https://mn.gov/dhs/crisis/.  In the Twin Cities Metro area, you may dial **CRISIS from your mobile phone to be connected with the nearest available resource.

Social Isolation

“CONNECT” Initiative to Fight Social Isolation

CONNECT is an initiative aimed at fighting the social isolation many people in Minnesota are feeling as a result of social distancing/COVID-19. The CONNECT initiative provides social connections by phone between volunteers and people who may be struggling with social isolation, loneliness, stress, anxiety or worry during the social distancing related to COVID-19.

Anyone in Minnesota can sign up to receive phone calls from Mental Health Minnesota volunteers at www.mentalhealthmn.org.

Those interested in serving as volunteers can also sign up on the website.

NAMI

Visit the NAMI Minnesota website for local mental health resources: 

NAMI Minnesota Mental Health Resources for COVID-19

COPE

Hennepin County Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE)

612-596-1224

Or dial **CRISIS (**274747) from your mobile phone

  • Free mental health crisis service for Hennepin County residents
  • Phone consultations and in-home visits available for adults in crisis
  • Call Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) when a severe disturbance of mood or thinking threatens a person's safety or the safety of others. COPE professionals are available to manage the immediate crisis and provide a clinical assessment. Telephone consultations also are available. This service is available to all adults 18 and older, in Hennepin County.  Call Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) when a severe disturbance of mood or thinking threatens a person's safety or the safety of others. COPE professionals are available to manage the immediate crisis and provide a clinical assessment. Telephone consultations also are available. This service is available to all adults 18 and older, in Hennepin County.  Call Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) when a severe disturbance of mood or thinking threatens a person's safety or the safety of others. COPE professionals are available to manage the immediate crisis and provide a clinical assessment. Telephone consultations also are available. This service is available to all adults 18 and older, in Hennepin County. Free mental health crisis service for Hennepin County residents
  • Phone consultations and in-home visits available for adults in crisis

Additional Resources

Basic Needs Overview Sheet

A collection of basic resources for food, housing, employment, and other services available throughout the Twin Cities in a printable PDF.

Basic Needs Overview Sheet (English)

Ayuda Para Las Necesidades Básicas (Español)

Caawinta Baahida Asaagia Ah (Soomaali)

Domestic Violence Help

If you’re being hurt or feel unsafe, call for help. Our HART team is still here to support you. 

Information for People Living with HIV

COVID-19 Information for Persons Living with HIV in Minnesota
MATEC (Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center- Minnesota and Iowa site) has developed a resource for people living with HIV that addresses COVID-19 related health concerns. It includes advice from the CDC and other reputable sources on how to reduce the risk of acquisition and more severe complications of the virus. It also has suggestions from local HIV doctors and nurses in Minnesota, and Minnesota-specific information (such as local AIDS Service Organizations) is also linked in this resource. It will be updated frequently, so please continue to use the link to access the most up-to-date information.

Local Resources

Hennepin County Community Resources
Information on food shelves and meals, financial assistance, mental health, domestic violence and housing and utilities for Hennepin County residents

City of Minneapolis Resources
Resources for residents in the City of Minneapolis

Housing
Support and information related to housing needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Per MN Executive Order 20-10 evictions and writs of recovery are suspended during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.  

Gap Funds for Housing
Information about financial support/gap funds to support renters, families, and businesses. Information is available in multiple languages. 

Community Resources
Resources about job loss, housing, health, food, internet, schools and childcare, and information for immigrants, refugees, and senior citizens. 

Community Settings, Group Living, and Group Gatherings

Unemployment Help

Visit the State of Minnesota website. Click on “Applicant”.  Support in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Because of the COVID-19 virus, Minnesota has aid to help people that have:

  • Lost their jobs
  • Put on furlough
  • Work less hours

Legal Help

Visit the Law Help in MN website for support in Spanish, Hmong and Somali. They can help with questions about renters' rights, homeowners' rights, or immigration.

Health Care Costs & Coverage

Resources to Find Low-Cost Health Care or Get Health Insurance (MDH)
Information on where to find low-cost healthcare, health insurance, and additional health services. Available in multiple languages. 

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