Emergency:COVID-19 latest news: All St. Louis County buildings are closed to the public through April 10, in compliance with the Governor's executive order.  Details here
 
The intention of this page is to give you information regarding resources available to you throughout St. Louis County during the coronavirus epidemic.

Older Adult Resources - 60+ years:

County Wide: 

 

North Saint Louis County:  No information available at this time

South Saint Louis County:

Child Care

State Wide:

County Wide:

  • Key staff at shelters are eligible for free childcare provided through the schools.  To arrange free childcare, you should contact the school district directly.  If you have any questions you can email: COVID-19.Questions.MDE@state.mn.us or call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504. Additional up-to-date information can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education's webpage

  • Grants for Child Care Professionals

    • We know that now, more than ever, you’re facing new challenges as COVID-19 impacts our families, businesses, and communities. THANK YOU for being there for children and families during this scary time.

    • We want to help you! That’s why we have created the Emergency Child Care Grant Program to offer immediate financial support to licensed family- and center-based child care providers caring for children whose parents/guardians are designated as emergency personnel and other essential workers. 

      • Licensed family child care will be eligible for $1,000 grants 

      • Licensed center-based care will be eligible for $3,000 grants 

      • Providers must be located within one of the following counties or Native Nations: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis County, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe-District 1, or Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe-District 2. 

      • We intend to provide a response and funding within two weeks of applications being received. 

      • Funding will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to qualifying applicants for as long as grant dollars are available. 

    • If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact Northland Foundation Grants Manager, Carol Chipman by email at carolc@northlandfdn.org

  • Link to online application:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DR2BB77

North Saint Louis County:

  • HIBBING: Kiddy Karousel is offering drop-in services to anyone in the area.  Call directly for details: 218-263-7450

  • NORTHERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY: Mesabi Family YMCA is continuing After School Care in collaboration with local schools to care plan for students of health care and emergency service personnel.  For more information click here 

  • VIRGINIA & MT. IRON:  Iron Range Tykes is open to drop-in childcare services if openings for that age are available.  Please call: 218-248-6881.  

  • CHERRY, NORTHEAST RANGE, NORTHWOODS, SOUTH RIDGE, TOWER-SOUDAN.  Please complete survey to reach-out to your social worker

South Saint Louis County:

  • No information available at this time

Cleaners and Hygiene Products

Free Hand Sanitizer:

  • Vikre Distillery in Duluth MN is giving away free organic hand sanitizer.  Stop down at their Canal Park location (525 S Lake Ave, Ste 102 Duluth, Minnesota 55802) between the hours of 12-5 with your own container to fill it up. 

 

Contacts

​​​​​​Groups Supporting Homeless:

Crisis Lines

LOCAL: 
South St. Louis County: LetsTalkMN.com  218-623-1800 or 844-772-4724

North St. Louis County: LetsTALKMN.com   218-288-2100

Crisis Text Line:  Text MN to 741741

Fond du Lac Crisis Line: 218-655-3669 or 218-655-3668

Safe Haven 24/7 Crisis Line:  218-728-6481 

Arrowhead Region Crisis Line:  218-723-0099

Call the Peer Support Connection if you need someone to talk with, are feeling isolated, depressed or anxious:  1-844-739-6369 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. 

Program for the Aid of Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) is available 24/7 on their Helpline: 218-726-1931 also available via video chat, audio chat, or message Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30: gruveo.com/@pavsaduluth

STATEWIDE:

  • MN Human Services Crisis Text Line Text MN to 741741 

  • Minnesota Warm Line at 651-288-0400 

  • Peer Support Line at 844-739-6369 or text “Support” to 85511 

NATIONWIDE:

Emergency Financial Resources

EVICTIONS:  March 24, 2020 (SAINT PAUL)

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that his office is ready to enforce Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order that suspends evictions during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency. A dedicated Tenant Eviction Complaint Form is newly available on his website for tenants who believe their landlords are violating the Order

County Wide:

  • United Way help with bills, rent, food, call 2-1-1 or 1-800 for MN (1-800-543-7709)

  • WIC  Contact by phone only

North Saint Louis County:

  • no reports at this time

South Saint Louis County:

  • Duluth Triage Team 218-733-2717 

    • Potential to access alternative funding streams for people who have been denied for Emergency Assistance OR require more than the maximum amount available.    (Eviction, Utility Disconnect, etc.) 

    • Information and referrals for individuals with concerns about housing. 

    • Information regarding housing resources/options available in South St. Louis County

    • General Community Resources (these change daily, so we will provide the most current, up to date information)

      • Food sites (Food shelf availability)

      • Medical supplies

      • Infant/Child needs (such as diapers, formula, etc)

      • MNsure Navigator availability

      • Shelter availability (Homeless and DV)

      • ARMHS referrals

Employment

Minnesota Unemployment 

For people who have been laid off or decreased hours of work is up and running.  https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid-19.jsp

Some businesses are hiring large numbers of workers

Many of them are offering hiring incentives

While many businesses have been ordered to temporarily close to slow the spread of COVID-19, some Minnesota businesses are not only staying open – they are also hiring large numbers of workers and even offering hiring incentives. Not only can you earn a paycheck in these industries, but these jobs can help serve Minnesotans and save lives.

Overall, more than 3,650 new job openings were posted last week on the state’s online job bank. Similar to an ordinary week, jobs in the health care industry accounted for 23% of all new jobs posted, with hospitals and nursing homes having the largest demand for workers.

In addition to health care operations, many other businesses providing essential goods and services are hiring. Among them are grocery stores, pharmacies, transportation and delivery services, banks, child care and food production, which must continue to operate even under the Stay at Home order. You can search for open positions in Minnesota on CareerForceMN.com.

Some employers offering incentives for in-demand positions

A growing number of employers – including U.S. Bank, Hormel, Target, and Amazon – have recently announced temporary bonuses or pay increases for some employees.

Grocery stores are hiring for a variety of front-line positions including online personal shoppers, stockers, and cashiers. Some of the larger grocery retailers posting for positions in Minnesota are CUB Foods, Lunds & Byerlys, and Target. Many smaller local grocery stores are hiring as well.

Nationally, CVS Health announced plans this week to hire 50,000 workers across the country in a range of full-time, part-time and temporary positions. Meanwhile, Walmart announced plans last week to hire people for 150,000 jobs throughout the U.S.

Government entities also are hiring. The Minnesota Department of Corrections, for example, is seeking Trainee-Corrections Officers at facilities across the state with immediate openings. The starting wage is $20.55 per hour. No corrections experience is necessary, and a 6-week paid training program is provided.

Skills may be transferable

If you’ve recently been laid off, your skills may transfer more easily to another field than you might think. For instance, many health care employers are looking for people with skills common to employees in the leisure and hospitality industry – such as customer service experience, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task – to fill a variety of health care positions.

While many health care jobs require a state license, certificate, or passing a state exam – a lot of positions may require only on-site training. Among them are home care aides, resident aides, and direct support specialists – as well as positions in medical coding/billing, food service, and housekeeping.

Entry-level jobs can be a stepping stone to higher-paid health care positions. Because demand is high, it’s not unusual for employers to help pay for training for many positions that require licensure or certification. There are also numerous grants and scholarships available.

Steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Businesses should take steps to help protect the safety of their workforce and their customers – including social distancing and frequent sanitizing. Workers need to take steps to protect themselves and others by staying home if they are sick, washing their hands frequently, and maintaining at least 6 feet social distancing between themselves and others.

Job search resources

If you’re looking for work now – or planning to look soon – CareerForce can help.

  • Visit CareerForce Virtual & Interactive Services for links to online classes in resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search – as well as to other online resources.

  • At CareerForceMN.com/locations, you’ll find a phone number and an email address for a CareerForce location near you.

    • People looking for work can find help connecting to job search resources – as well as interviewing and resume-writing assistance.

    • Employers looking for assistance can get help posting jobs on CareerForceMN.com, finding candidates for vacancies, and connecting to other resources and services.

  • If you have trouble connecting, please call the CareerForce Help Desk at 651-259-7501 or email careerforce@state.mn.us for assistance.

For unemployment benefits, please go to www.uimn.org and apply online.

Food: Food Shelves, Food Services,

COUNTY WIDE:

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY: 

  • Quad City Food Shelf information 
             Quad Cities food shelf is operating with a drive-up food pickup until further notice.  Customers are asked to wait in their vehicles to be served.

  • HIBBING: Salvation Army is operating with drive-up food pickup until further notice.  Food shelf is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9-11 and Tuesday’s 1-3. Appointments only.  No walk ins.

  • HIBBING: Bach Yen Garden Restaurant is offering simple sack lunch to children who need it between 11am and 2pm (3/18-3/27).  Call 218-263-3647 during normal business hours for more information.  

  • The Rutabaga Project continues to stock its little free pantries and are doing their best to keep them clean.  Map of the pantry.

  • VIRGINIA: Salvation Army’s bread table, food shelf and supper club will be drive-through only until April 1st. 

  • VIRGINIA Public School District.  Virginia school buses are giving out breakfast and lunch bags for kids *2* hours after their regular bus pick up at their normal bus stop.  If you have any further questions call the school at: 218-742-3969.

  • NORTHERN SLC AREA. Buddy Backpacks went home to families that are enrolled on March 17th- with enough weekend meal kids to last them through returning to school on March 30th. 

  • AEOA Senior Dining or Home Delivered Meals / Grocery Services / Food Shelf - 218-735-6899

  • ZUPS-Tower: Will remain open, customers are welcome inside, but please practice social distancing - two new options
                        *Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - noon = Breitung Police Department offering to deliver groceries in the Tower-Soudan area
                        *Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. = offering curbside pickup

  • CHERRY, NORTHEAST RANGE, NORTHWOODS, SOUTH RIDGE, TOWER-SOUDAN.  Please complete survey to reach-out regarding  ISD 2142 lunch deliveries

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY:

  • Duluth Food Resources  (Google Doc with listing)

  • Duluth Schools offering free breakfast and lunch options for kids.  

  • Lifehouse remains open and will continue to offer meals (as of 3/9/20)  

  • Brewhouse and Burrito Union from 11-1 Mon-Fri until March 27th, possibly longer (lunches will be served curbside)

  • Free Breakfast & Lunch Available to Duluth Students March 18 - 27 Locations, Times, Details: www.ISD709.org/updates 

  •  St. James Parish in Duluth has super one gift cards for those in need.  They also have some canned food and dry good for those in need. They should call 218-624-0125.

  • Free Food (lunch/, breakfast) for kids update. A team of bus drivers will be at these locations. No sign up. Just show up for 18 years old or younger  

    •  Congdon Elementary Area

      • 10:00AM N. 24th Avenue E. @ E. 3rd Street

      • 10:00AM N. 36th Avenue E. @ E. 2nd Street

      • 10:20AM Jefferson Street @ S. 17th Avenue East

      • 10:20AM E. Arrowhead Road @ Vermillion Road

      • 10:25AM Mygatt Avenue @ Livingston Avenue

      • 10:35AM N. 16th Avenue E. @ E. 7th Street

    • Homecroft Elementary Area 

      • 10:00AM Drake Rd @ Kingston Rd

      • 10:00AM 4107 Byer Rd W. Rice Lake City Hall

      • 10:20AM Woodland and St. Paul

      • 10:20AM Howard Gnesen Road @ Schultz Road

      • 10:25AM 5025 Reid Road

      • 10:30AM W. Owatonna St. & Ewing Avenue

      • 10:40AM Rice Lake Rd Gnesen General Store

    • Lowell Elementary Area 

      • 10:00AM W. Orange Street @ S. Basswood Avenue

      • 10:05AM Maryland St @ Warren Avenue

      • 10:20AM Eklund Avenue @ Farrell Road

      • 10:25AM E. 11th Street @ N. Lake Avenue

      • 10:45AM Upham Road @ Windwood West Driveway

    • Lester Park Elementary Area

      • 10:00AM Peabody St. @ N. 49th Avenue E.

      • 10:05AM Flynn Road @ S. Cant Road

      • 10:20AM N. 52nd Avenue E. @ Idlewild Street

      • 10:20AM Gladstone St. @ N. 42nd Avenue E.

      • 10:35AM Tioga Street @ N. 44th Avenue E.

    • Lakewood Elementary Area

      • 10:00AM Maxwell Road @ Medin Road

      • 10:20AM 3502 W. Tischer Road Billy’s Bar

      • 10:20AM Pleasant View Rd @ Frederick Street

      • 10:50AM Lismore and McQuade Road, JR Sundburg Cont

    • Laura MacArthur Elementary Area

      • 10:00AM N. 39th Avenue W. @ W. 5th Street

      • 10:05AM Redruth Street @ S. 69th Avenue W.

      • 10:20AM Main Street @ S. 57th Ave W.

      • 10:20AM W. 5th Street @ N. 42nd Avenue W.

      • 10:20AM West Gate Blvd @ N. 65th Avenue W.

      • 10:35AM Ramsey St. @ N. 52nd Ave W.

    • Myers-Wilkins Elementary Area

      • 10:00AM N. 11th Avenue E. @ E. 6th Street

      • 10:00AM N. 6th Avenue E. @ E. 4th Street

      • 10:05AM N. 3rd Avenue W. @ W. 2nd Street

      • 10:20AM E. 4th Street @ N. 1st Avenue E.

      • 10:20AM 805 E. 5th Street

      • 10:25AM W. 4th Street @ N. 10th Avenue W.

      • 10:35AM E. 8th Street @ N. 2nd Avenue E.

    • Piedmont Elementary Area

      • 10:05AM W. 4th Street @ N. 25th Avenue W.

      • 10:05AM N. 23rd Avenue W. @ W. 6th Street

      • 10:20AM Matterhorn Dr. @ Matterhorn Circle

      • 10:20 AM Restormel Street @ Michigan Ave

      • 10:20AM N. 23rd Avenue W. @ W. 2nd Street

      • 10:35AM W. 2nd Street @ N. 28th Avenue W.

      • 10:45AM Karl Ave @ Harvey Street

    • Stowe Elementary Area

      • 10:00AM E. Heard Street @ 98th Avenue W.

      • 10:10AM 86th Avenue W. @ Concord Street

      • 10:20AM 103rd Avenue W. @ W. Dickson Street

      • 10:25AM Hilton Street @ 90th Avenue W.

      • 10:30AM E. Dickson Street @ 97th Avenue W.

      • 10:30AM Clyde Avenue @ N. 95th Avenue W.

      • 10:45AM Riverside Drive @ Sunnyside Street

  • Duluth YMCA Community Services branch food access is only as we can get it, and distributed through Harbor Highlands.

  • https://duluthloveslocal.com/curbside-delivery

  • Duluth Food Resources Equilibrium3.org listing located on CHUM facebook page

Health Care & Self-Care

Homelessness

County Wide:

  • If someone is at risk of homelessness or currently experiencing homelessness, they should call 2-1-1 and request a housing pre-screen.  

  • An abundance of information can be found on the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless:  https://www.mnhomelesscoalition.org/covid19_mch/ 

  • Grant Funding for those who provide services to homeless individuals is being offered by Open Your Heart for COVID-19 response.  Open Your Heart is providing funding to support response planning by overnight emergency shelters, day shelters, and meal service providers who do not have the financial resources necessary should the virus become more prevalent in Minnesota. Please note that priority will be given to agencies without significant operating budgets/unrestricted reserves.  Grants up to $3,000. Please email grantapplication@oyh.org with any questions.

Groups Supporting Homeless:

North Saint Louis County:

  • AEOA - Click here to go to their website. Call the phone numbers listed to verify availability. 

  • Bills House in Virginia - Shelter is open, screening people and using safety precautions. (218) 741-2063 

  • Virginia Youth Foyer (Apartments for 18-24) - Prioritizing who critical needs are and limiting visitors but trying to continue business as usual while using safety precautions. 218-749-0766

  • Hibbing Shelter - Shelter is open, screening people and using safety precautions. (218) 263-8487

South Saint Louis County: 

Mental Health Resources and Services

Technology Use for Kids Mental Health Brochure
 

www.birchtree.org

www.letstalkmn.org

www.thriverange.com

www.nami.org

www.northlandhealthyminds.org

https://extension.umn.edu/news/taking-care-yourself-isolation

Nation Wide

  • Online Database of Resources

    • a large (and growing) collection of free, high quality online books, guides, workbooks, etc. for supporting psychological health (e.g. DBT and CBT workbooks, gratitude journals, coping exercises, skill building, grief/loss support, suicide prevention,education, self-care, etc.)  Mostly pdf files for easy accessibility.

County Wide/Beyond

  • Insight Counseling:  OFFERS TELEHEALTH 

  • ThriveRange.org.  

    • This website offers free computerized therapy, resources for mental health, suicidal thoughts as well as substance use disorder supports. 

    • To go to their website, click here.

  • Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Northland

    • 2 East 2nd Street, Duluth, 55802

    • Phone 218-740-5519, “Becca” OFFERING TELEHEALTH SOON 

    • Substance abuse counseling 

  • Northland Health Minds.  

    • The website has a crisis line to call or text.  Other support includes: Virus Anxiety toolbox and other resources for managing stress. 

    • To go to their website, click here.

  • MKT Paradigm Therapy Services

    • CLOQUET (1102 Cloquet Avenue M 55720)

    • 218-499-7000 OFFERS TELEHEALTH

    • Specialty in child and adolescent trauma psychotherapy and psychotherapy across lifespan. 

  • Web Med Mental Health Services

North Saint Louis County

  • HIBBING: Lakeview Behavioral Health 218-293-4789 providing telehealth for all mental health needs, including addiction therapy. 

  • HIBBING Creative Solutions Counseling.  This agency is open for telehealth only.  Contact owner Deb Fisher to set up telehealth appointment.  Phone: 218-969-4286.

  • Northern St. Louis County Sexual Assault Program - OFFERS TELEHEALTH 218-749-4725, 1-800-300-3102 Or Call/Text 218-780-7227 24/7

  • VIRGINIA, ELY, AND HIBBING.  Range Mental Health Center. Phone: 218-749-2881.  All services are still being provided in all three locations.  The Mobile Crisis Team is still available via phone, but is not seeing clients face to face.  They are providing telehealth assistance via “ipad” in emergency rooms locally. RMHC is currently looking at doing telehealth services for mental health/therapy appointments by 3/27/2020.

  • HIBBING: Heartwood Center for Children and Families.  Phone: 218-263-1347. This agency is seeing clients face to face.  Therapists are screening families at arrival for any signs of symptoms of sickness prior to appointment. 

  • HIBBING: Kind Mind Counseling.  Phone: 218-263-5949. They are still open to seeing patients- being extra cautious about cleaning their facility. They will be available for telehealth 4/1/2020.  

  • VIRGINIA:  Arrowhead Center.  Phone: 218-749-2877.  This agency continues to see patients for mental health services face to face. There are extra screening questions being done prior to appointments.

  • EVELETH: Wellstone Crisis Center Phone: 218-471-4327. This program is still taking admissions and providing all services.  

  • Eustice Counseling, LLC

    • 302 East Howard Street, Hibbing, 55746

    • 502 2nd Avenue, Virginia, 55792

    • Phone 218-966-5059 Fax 218-262-6368 OFFERS TELEHEALTH

    • Referrals, Open M,T,W,Th.

    • Trauma informed care.

South Saint Louis County 

  • Accend Services 

    • 1522 East Superior Street, Duluth, 55812

    • 218-724-3122 OFFERS TELEHEALTH

    • Referral.

    • Adult, child, and family mental health. 

    • Adult rehabilitative services, diagnostic assessments, targeted case management.

    • AHRMS, sliding fee.

    • Upcoming: two-sided room to talk through glass.

  • Arrowhead Psychological Clinic

    • 715 East Central Entrance, Duluth 55811

    • 218-723-8153 = OFFERS TELEHEALTH, VIDEO

    • Child and adolescent therapy, depression

  • Birchtree Center 844-772-4724

  • Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) - 

  • Duluth-based young people crisis line: 218-626-2726.

  • Denfeld High School:  

    • Alisha, their community health coordinator, can help your family find resources, make and get to appts, find referrals to services, & be a listening ear if having a rough time. Text or call: 218-302-5325. Crisis line for young people: 218-626-2726.

  • Duluth Counseling Center

    • 1429 London Road, #204, Duluth, 55805

    • Phone: 218-249-0595 Fax: 218-461-3666 OFFERS TELEHEALTH

    • Therapy for individuals, families, couples, parenting support.

    • Stress management, grief counseling, work, career, mediation, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety. 

  • The Human Development Center (HDC) 

    • Offers mental health and addiction services to all those in need, regardless of ability to pay. During COVID-19, HDC is implementing best practices while the agency continues to offer its full array of services. Services are primarily being delivered primarily through telephone and telehealth at this time with accommodations being made for in-person appointments. Phone: 218-728-4491  https://www.humandevelopmentcenter.org/

  • HP Psychological Associates

    • 4815 Burning Tree Road #200, Duluth 55811

    • Phone: 218-464-0908 Fax: 218-722-4400

    • Referral

    • Individual therapy, couples, family therapy, psychological testing, DBT, The Daring Way (Brene Brown)

    • Inner Fokus 

      • Located in Duluth.  We have a small team of therapists who provide sessions at the Duluth office and some provide teletherapy services.  For almost 8 years now we have been providing teletherapy sessions for our clients so we have a streamlined and effective system in place to do so.   We also offer groups via video - anxiety management groups, support groups for family members, social skills groups, etc. We accept all major insurance plans and have great flexibility in our hours of providing service (mornings, daytime, evening and weekends). 

      • Referrals via email or fax (877-310-9920) best ways to reach us; also phone number: 218-491-0746 and website.

    • Lake Superior Community Health Center 

      • offering Tele-Health mental health services and will expand to tele-health medical soon: website

  • North Shore Mental Health Services:  

    • They are able to access telehealth for mental health support through whatever means necessary to ensure you ALL have the care you need during this confusing and surreal time. Please reach out if you have any questions, we're here to help. Please share so we can spread the word that support is accessible at this time. Thank you!  Angie, Corrie, Jess & Megan 324 W Superior St #911 Duluth MN 55802 Phone: 218-270-5055 Website: https://northshorementalhealthservices.com/

  • Nystrom & Associates Duluth:  

    • All services except community based ARMHS are going to be provided by phone starting 3/18/2020.  ARMHS may also be by phone, if needed due to illness or preference of provider/client. Phone: 218-722-4379.

  • Peace of Mind Duluth:  

    • This agency will continue to take new ARMHS referrals and will have the ability to get people in for Diagnostic Assessments. We are committed to ensuring our community is supported through this uncertain time. Phone: 218-728-3008

  • Superior Counseling LLC- Duluth

    • This agency will continue providing Diagnostic Assessments and taking new referrals for mental health.  They also have the ability to complete Substance Use Disorder/Chemical Dependency Assessments. The option to utilize ITV is also present to meet the needs of clients. Phone: 218-464-7674.

  • St. Luke’s Hillside Clinic

    • 220 N 6th Ave East, Duluth 55805

    • 218-249-7000 OFFERS TELEHEALTH

    • General psychiatry, psychotherapy.

    • Referral from St. Luke’s provider required. 

  • Superior Counseling, LLC

    • Duluth and Carlton County

    • 324 West Superior Street, #530, Duluth, 55802/ 199 Chestnut Avenue, Carlton, 55718

    • Phone: 218-464-7674, Fax: 218-600-5009

    • Referral. Rule 25. Don’t take insurance -  costs $250.

    • DBT, Love and Logic, MAP, individual, family, group, children, adult, adolescent therapy, can sign through a nice email.

Parents / Parenting

Free Internet Access for School Children:

  • AT&T:  For the next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate service for any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small bus customer due to inability to pay.
    • They will also do the following:
      • Waive late payment fees.
      • Keep their public Wi-Fi hotspots open for anyone who needs them.
      • The service will also be offering unlimited internet data and offer internet access for limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.
    • More Details
  • Comcast Xfinity
    • The company is opening their Xfinity WiFi network for free along with providing unlimited data. To help people stay connected with school and work, Comcast is opening up their Xfinity WiFi network for everyone, as well as:
      • Hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-subscribers. Map of hot spots  - use “xfinitywifi” network name and launch a browser.
      • Data plans will be paused for 60 days, which will give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.
      • No late disconnects or late fees for those who contact the company about not being able to pay their bill.
      • Internet Essentials, their broadband adoption program, is free to new customers
    • More Information
  • Verizon Free WiFi
    • Verizon also took the pledge and is offering similar services:
      • The company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.
      • Waiving late fees for those impacted by COVID-19
      • Tripling data allowance for Verizon Innovative Learning schools
    • More Information
  • Charter Spectrum Free WiFi
    • Charter is offering similar services during the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 16, the company will offer:
      • Free spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don't have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
      • Open WiFi hotspots
    • More Information 
  • Sprint
    • Sprint has joined the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and is opening up their network to their customers and:
      • Won’t terminate service if customers are unable to pay due to coronavirus issues
      • Waive late fees caused by economic disturbances related to the coronavirus pandemic
      • By 3/17: Customers with international long-distance plans will get complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.
      • By 3/19: Customers with metered data plans will have unlimited data per month for 60 days at no extra cost
      • Customers will get an extra 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days.
      • Coming soon: Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets without a hotspot will get 20GB per month for 60 days at no extra cost.
    • More Information 
  • T-Mobile
    • The wireless provider already has a majority of customers with unlimited talk, text, and data, but they’re doubling down on their effort to keep their customers connected.
      • All current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have data plans will have unlimited smartphone data, excluding roaming.
      • T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will get an additional 20GB of mobile hotspots/tethering service for the next 60 days. The company says this feature will be coming soon.
      • Work with Lifeline partners to get customers extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months
      • Increase data allowance for free to schools and students for the next 60 days, which means at least 20GB of data per month for each participant
    • More Information

Substance Abuse, Treatment,

Nation Wide:

County Wide:  

  • Recovery Alliance Duluth is offering virtual online and telephone recovery support.  For immediate support or information, please call (218) 576-6005. For non crisis related requests, we are available via email: hello@recoveryallianceduluth.org or through our website at www.recoveryallianceduluth.org.  We will continue to post updated service information and recovery related resources on our Instagram and Facebook page. 

  • Web Med Mental Health Services

North Saint Louis County-County Agency Services:

  • Bryan Johnson, LADC will screen all calls in regards to Rule 25 Assessment for the North.  Bryan can be reached at: 218-410-0176. If Bryan cannot complete an immediate assessment, services by another agency will be coordinated.  

North Saint Louis County-Community Agency Services:

  • RANGE TREATMENT CENTER: (Range Mental Health Center) 626 13th Street South Virginia MN 55746. Phone:  218-741-9120. Detox services are still available.  There are extra screening questions before admission to services. Inpatient treatment is still open.  There is limited visitation to clients who are in treatment/detox at this time. RMHC- at this time- is no longer providing Urinalysis testing

  • ARROWHEAD CENTER:  505 12th Avenue West #1 Virginia, MN 55746                                            Phone: 218-749-2877. Still seeing clients face to face for SUD services. There are extra screening questions being done prior to appointments.  Outpatient Treatment is still in session.Clients are keeping distance from each other and not attending if they have any symptoms of illness.

  • MID- RANGE CD SERVICES:  522 Howard St. #101 Hibbing, MN 55746                                            Phone: 218-262-0860 Still seeing clients face to face for CD services. Still doing outpatient treatment groups in agency.

  • PARTNERS IN RECOVERY: 704 Howard Street Suite C Hibbing, MN 55746                                      Phone: 888-648-7652. Still seeing clients face to face for services. Still doing outpatient treatment groups in agency.    

  • LOTUS TRANSITIONAL SERVICES AND/OR KATHERINE’S HOUSE: 603 9th Street North Virginia, MN 55746     Phone:  218-744-4040. Katheryn’s House is still taking admission- doing this with a strong screening procedure prior to admission.

  • LAKEVIEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: 2729 13TH Street South Hibbing MN 55746.                              Phone: 218-293-4789. Seeing clients for Mental Health, medication management and 1 on 1 SUD Services via telehealth. Outpatient groups are going on in person- currently looking at changes to this to limit exposure to one another.

  • VIRGINIA 12 STEP BOARD AND LODGING HOUSE: 512 2nd Street North Virginia, MN 55792       Phone: 218-749-4328.  Still open at this time. House is not hosting any in person meetings at this time.  

  • NORTHERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Nar-Anon,  Al-Anon. Physical Meetings in person are to be determined at this time. Facilitators are in the process of setting up zoom meetings.  Please go to: https://meetings.intherooms.com/meetings/search  Or NA Minnesota on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naminnesota/.  Call the location of the meeting (i.e: Arrowhead Center, the church location) to obtain the zoom information or see if the group is still meeting in person with distancing guidelines.  

South Saint Louis County-County Agency Services:

  • Saint Louis County substance use related services

    • During this time of building closures and social distancing, St. Louis County continues to provide assistance to those seeking substance use related services. Rule 25's are being done remotely by phone.  Eligible St. Louis County residents seeking a Rule 25 can call the intake line at 218-725-5260 (Duluth) or 218-262-6054 (Range) to schedule a Rule 25. 

    • If you are unsure if you are eligible, please call and we will go through eligibility requirements with you. 

    • If you have concerns about a loved one’s use, are looking for resources, referral or other SUD related information, please call the intake lines and a SUD social worker or educator will respond within 24 hours to provide assistance.

    • Our SAPII team is available to provide trainings on a variety of topics via ZOOM to organizations seeking training alternatives for their staff.  Please call 218-726-2188 for more information about scheduling a training.  

  • Recovery Alliance Duluth is offering virtual online and telephone recovery support.  For immediate support or information, please call 218-576-6005. For non crisis related requests, we are available via email or through our website at www.recoveryallianceduluth.org.  We will continue to post updated service information and recovery related resources on our Instagram and Facebook page.

     

  • Bethel Duluth is closed to the public.  

  • Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Northland

    • 2 East 2nd Street, Duluth, 55802

    • Phone:  218-740-5519, “Becca” OFFERING TELEHEALTH SOON 

    • Substance abuse counseling

South Saint Louis County-Community Agency Services:

  • CADT

  • Crisis Response Team 

  • Birch Tree 

  • Range Mental Health Center 

    • Their Crisis Response team 

  • What are new resources that are coming up

  • Shelters

  • Quarantine 

    North:

  • RMHC not doing UAs till end of March, TBD

  • FDL & BF not allowing staff travel 

  • Advocates for Family Peace offices closed

  • WIC: client contact by phone

  • Ross Resources meeting at 11, asking about skype

  • Ross Resources: not doing UAs

LSS-N visits: 1 church no longer allow, 2 other churches still do, many cancellations

Shared:

  • Court hearings suspended – except EPCs and admit/deny hearings

GALs suspending visits for a month

South Saint Louis County:

  • First Witness office closed, but on call for forensic interviews

    • Want IIU staff to ask health screening questions prior to bringing kids in

  • DPD: all SCAN officers reassigned to patrol, now to access LE support, must call 911 and speak to supervisor re assign someone; IIU not going to DPD any more

    • Need triage protocol for police holds

  • North Homes, Northwood, The Hills: limiting or not allowing in-person visits; arranging staffing by phone, still taking clients; unknown about day treatment

  • Bethel Duluth is closed to the public.

  • Jail: no visits

  • DAIP: closed

  • LPCFC: closed till 4/6

  • o Office: 651-404-2000 Fax: 651-383-4537

    • NUWAY – Rochester Counseling Center (300 11th Ave NW, Suite 120 Rochester, MN 55901)

    o Contact: Carrie Madson, Program Manager (carrie.madson@nuway.org)

    o Office: 507-225-0400 Fax: 507-208-7737

    • NUWAY – Duluth Counseling Center (4615 Grand Ave W, Suite 300 Duluth, MN 55807)

    o Contact: Angela Gilbertson, Program Manager (angela.gilbertson@nuway.org)

    o Office: 218-207-2130 Fax: 218-600-5485

    Residential Contact Information: 

    NUWAY I, II & III and Cochran Recovery Services

    • Residential Admissions Team - Office: 612-767-0309 Fax: 612-870-3796

    o David Joubert, Residential Admissions Supervisor (david.joubert@nuway.org)

    o Ryan Splett – Residential Admissions Coordinator (ryan.splett@nuway.org)

    o Robyn Seguin, Residential Admissions Counselor (robyn.seguin@nuway.org)

    Continue to accept referrals and admit new clients into all our intensive-outpatient and residential programs. All potential admits are screened for exposure to COVID-19 and we are not admitting anyone that has potentially been exposed or displaying symptoms. Anyone that is unable to admit for these circumstances are referred to local healthcare providers for additional screening or testing.

    Contact information for each location is listed. 

    Intensive-Outpatient Contact Information:

    • 3Rs NUWAY Counseling Center (1404 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413)

    o Contact: Hanna Smith, Admissions Supervisor (hanna.smith@nuway.org)

    o Office: 612-789-8030 Fax: 612-789-8087

    • 2118 NUWAY Counseling Center (2118 Blaisdell Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404)

    o Contact: Deb Huizenga, Admissions Supervisor (deb.huizenga@nuway.org)

    o Office: 612-235-4677 Fax: 612-870-3796

    • St. Paul NUWAY Counseling Center (545 7th St W St. Paul, MN 55102)

    o Contact: Shelly Stangl, Admissions Supervisor (michelle.stangl@nuway.org)

    o Office: 651-333-4410 Fax: 651-666-2914

    • NUWAY – University Counseling Center (1246 University Ave W St. Paul, MN 55104)

    o Contact: Shelly Stangl, Admissions Supervisor (michelle.stangl@nuway.org)

 

Utilities

County Wide:  No information available at this time

North St. Louis County:

  • HIBBING Public Utilities will be discontinuing utility disconnects until March 30th.  This date may be extended.  

  • AEOA Energy Assistance - 218-735-6839

South Saint Louis County:

  • Minnesota Power:  They are suspending all disconnections and voluntarily keeping the cold weather rule until May 31st.  Contact them if it becomes difficult to make a payment.

 

Violence Prevention / Intimate Partner Violence Support

County Wide: 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522

North Saint Louis County: 

Advocates for Family Peace 1-218-248-5512 or 1-800-909-8336 www.stopdomesticabuse.org

South Saint Louis County:

  • Safe Haven crisis line is continuing to take calls 24/7: 218-728-6481 for people in intimate partner violence situations.  (www.safehavenshelter.org)

  • Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) - 
    • PAVSA is available 24/7 on their Helpline at 218-726-1931 and they are also available for you to video chat, audio chat or message with an advocate Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 at: gruveo.com/@pavsaduluth 

 

Other: Transportation, Media

TRANSPORTATION:

  • Duluth Transit Authority

    • Visit https://www.duluthtransit.com/  for the latest updates

    • 3/26/2020 To clarify based on The MN and WI governors’ shelter in place policies, transit workers (including the DTA) are considered essential.  Therefore, we will continue to run our abbreviated service until further notice. Please continue to limit trips to only those allowed by the state guidelines:

      • Obtaining groceries or other essentials

      •  Seeking medical attention

      •  Commuting to work in an essential industry

      •  Outdoor (social distanced) recreation

    • Visit http://arrowheadtransit.com for transportation services to assist those in need with grocery shopping, meal delivery, travel to and from doctor appointments, and other vital services.-- Contact Lucas Warren via email or 218-735-6804


Social Media:

Other Resources
Together we can - an listing of local and other resources -https://sites.google.com/view/resources-indiv-fam-covid/home?authuser=0
 

SLC & ARC Employee Resources

Free Nuvantage Employee Assistance Program  

  • Call day or night: 1-800-577-4727

  • NuVantage offers personalized and confidential services for employees, managers, and their families at no cost to them. Topics include caregiver support, emotional well-being, family/relationship services, financial counseling, legal consultations and wellness resources

  • For information, contact the

  • NuVantage Employee Assistance Program

  • Password: wellness

  • Note: When logging in type Saint Louis County rather than St Louis County

 EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING LINKS 

 SELF-CARE LINKS 

 NUTRITION

ERGONOMICS/ HOME OFFICE

 MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS GROUPS

  • Northland Healthy Minds - Northland Healthy Minds is a collaborative of businesses, organizations and people in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin working together to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness.

  • Minnesota Recovery Connection - For those in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs.

  • The Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting regular support groups online for those living with a mental illness and family members of people living with a mental illness.

  • Thrive Range - offers free online therapy and resources for mental health and substance.

  • Beyond Brink - For those in recovery from addiction or eating disorders.

  • In the Rooms is a global recovery community.

  • The National Eating Disorders Association - has a variety of virtual tools to support recovery from eating disorders.

  • Virus Anxiety Toolkit - resources for anxiety and mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

  • The US National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 via chat online, phone (1-800-799-7233), or by texting LOVEIS to 22522.

 FITNESS/STAYING ACTIVE

Anytime at-home workouts found at:

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