This is a challenging time for our community. We are grieving the death of George Floyd and others impacted by race-based violence. We are also facing a widespread health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These tragedies have caused much pain and unrest in our community as they’ve highlighted widespread inequalities in regards to race, health, income, housing, and so on.
Minnesota Mental Health Clinics is committed to promoting greater peace, equity, health, and healing in our Twin Cities community. At a time when the needs of our community are particularly dire, we are dedicated to identifying and sharing resources that may help our clients and neighbors better meet their needs.
● Hunger Solutions MN has a directory of food supports across Minnesota. You can search this resource based on location, day, or type of food support.
● You may click here to view food shelves within Ramsey County.
● You may click here to view food shelves within Minneapolis.
● The Open Door provides access to healthy food to Dakota County residents at fixed and mobile sites.
● The 360 Communities food shelf network has several locations throughout Dakota County.
● St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (IPC) provides free legal services for immigration/civil rights.
● MN Legal Aid provides free legal assistance to those with financial need in numerous areas of law including evictions, housing discrimination, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, immigration, etc.
● HOMELine provides free and low cost support for tenants’ and renters’ rights.
● MN Freedom Fund helps with criminal bail or immigration bonds, seeking to reduce oppressive practices in the justice system.
● Prepare + Prosper provides free tax preparation.
Social Justice and Advocacy
● The NAACP is the largest civil rights organization in the US, and has several chapters in Minnesota.
● The Advocates for Human Rights is a MN-based organization that researches, educates, and implements changes to address women’s rights, immigration, human trafficking, etc.
● The Alliance seeks to improve equity (racial, economic, etc.) across the Twin Cities through coalitions, community engagement, etc.
● Urban League Twin Cities provides programs for African descendants, including wealth accumulation, education readiness, etc.
● MN Education Equity Partnership provides resources to reduce racial disparities in education.
● Overcoming Racism provides links to many other organizations dedicated to racial justice.