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The following is a list of helpful community resources and social service programs. Each of these programs has its own specific guidelines and qualifications for assistance.

First Call for Help—Dial 211 or 651.291.0211
24-hour United Way help hotline offering comprehensive referral services to community resources.

Ramsey County Social Services—651.266.4444
Monthly financial assistance (MFIP), food stamps, medical assistance, emergency financial assistance for those who qualify.

Community Action Partnership—651.645.6445
Assistance with electricity bills, Headstart (low-cost preschool), family mentorship programs.

Children's Home Society and Family Services—651.646.7771

  • Debt counseling, counseling for pregnancy, adoption & post-adoption, individuals and families, anger mgmt., domestic abuse, childcare services, and parent support services.
  • Emergency overnight placement of children into loving caregivers' homes (651.641.1300)
  • One on one support to help prevent crisis, and childcare is a piece of it, but no drop-in daycare (651.290.4774)

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)—651.621.7420
Parenting classes (they provide classes for parents and children, birth to age 5)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)—651.266.1300
Food for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a baby under 6 months old and for children up to 5 years old.

Mothers and Children (MAC)—651.484.8241
Food for women who are pregnant or have a baby under one year, and for children under 6 years old.

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf—651.621.7451
Food shelf, school supplies for children.

The Salvation Army—651.224.6946
Emergency financial assistance, Coats 4 Kids program (winter coats for children up to age 18), and Operation Joy Christmas gifts for kids program.