Fact Sheets & Resources for Community

Thank you to Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) for developing this extensive list of resources. Note: Resources contain information current at the time of posting.

Employment & Housing

  • Renters can apply for rental assistance or learn more about the application process by visiting RentHelpMN.org or calling Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 211         Resource Helpline (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211).
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits: The Unemployment Insurance program is ready to assist workers who can’t work, workers who have had their hours reduced, and workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
  • Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090;
  • TTY users: 1-866-814-1252
  • Apply for cash, emergency, and food assistance (SNAP) at applymn.dhs.mn.gov.
  • Apply for health care assistance online at mnsure.org.
  • Free Legal Help for Renters (Website is available in English, Spanish, and Somali –select language at the top.)
  • English: 612-728-5767
  • Spanish: 612-255-8870
  • Somali: 612-255-8860
  • Hmong: 612-255-7104
  • Greater MN: 866-866-3546

Food & Utilities

Families & Education

Information on COVID-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs (compiled by Futures without Violence–a more extensive list can be found at F&W’s website)

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
  • The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483.
  • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
  • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855-2736.

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