Community Resources

Following the example of Jesus, we are committed to financially support a variety of organizations that provide resources to our neighbors in need.

Addiction & Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

St. Paul Intergroup
651-227-5502 | aastpaul.org

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

AA meets at Augustana every Tuesday at 7 pm.

Al-Anon

651-771-2208 | al-anon-alateen-msp.org

Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen and Al‑Anon Adult Children, has been in existence for 65 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking.

Al-Anon meets at Augustana every Tuesday at 7 pm.

Union Gospel Mission

Christ Recovery Center
435 University Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55130
651-292.1721 (24-hour phone line) | ugmtc.org

The Christ Recovery Center provides recovery for men struggling with late-term addiction to alcohol or other substances. The program is designed for those who have exhausted their opportunities in other community treatment programs.

Birth & Adoption

Lutheran Social Services and Children’s Home Society of MN

2485 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108
(651)642-5990 (800)582-5260
chlss.org/adoption | chlss.org/pregnancy-services

Lutheran Social Services works to change children’s lives through a variety of services. Their work is centered on the well-being of children and the understanding that there are many ways to form a family.

Crisis

Dakota County Crisis Response unit

Phone: 952 891-7171 (available 24 hours)
The Crisis Response Unit provides the following emergency services to residents of Dakota County: brief and supportive tele- phone counseling 24 hours per day; on-site response to assess and stabilize an immediate crisis 24 house per day; access to psy- chiatric hospitalization, or an adult protection/psychiatric crisis bed 24 hours per day; authorization of emergency food and shel- ter during non-business hours; short-term stabilization services for children and families.

211 United Way

Phone: 651 291-0211 (available 24 hours) |  211unitedway.org
Free and confidential health and human service information; alcohol and drugs, childcare, clothing, clinics, counseling, donations, emergency shelters, employment, financial assistance, food, furniture, housing, legal assistance, recreation, tax services, transportation, utility assistance.

National Domestic Violence Crisis Line

Phone: 800 799-SAFE (7233) (available 24 hours) | thehotline.org
Telephone and counseling services for individuals (and families of individuals) who are victims of domestic violence.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 800 273-TALK (8255) (available 24 hours) | suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Telephone counseling services for individuals (and families of individuals) who are considering suicide.

Crisis Connection (Canvas Health)

Phone: 612 852-2200 (available 24 hours) | crisis.org
Telephone counseling services—crisis counseling, intervention, and referrals.

Mental Health Crisis

Every county in Minnesota has a mental health crisis intervention outreach resource for adults:
Anoka: 763 755-3801
Carver/Scott: 952 442-7601
Dakota: 952 891-7171
Hennepin: 612 596-1223
Ramsey: 651 266-7900
Washington: 651 777-5222

360 Communities

501 East Highway 13, Suite 112
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

Phone: (952) 985-5300 | 360communities.org
Sexual Assault Services (24/7): (651) 405-1500

360 Communities intervenes in crises and provides a stabilizing force for individuals experiencing violence. They offer a holistic approach regardless of whether an individual requires a long-term stay at one of their two Lewis House shelters or assistance with law enforcement or in court.

Grief

Growing Through Loss

(651) 452-8261 | growingthroughlosstcsouth.com
GTL is sponsored jointly by The Interdenominational South Suburban Grief Support Coalition, a coalition of 16 churches in the south suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Growing Through Loss (GTL) provides support for adults who have experienced loss, information about the grieving process, caring and support from others who are also grieving and sharing of memories and feelings in a confidential setting.

Financial & Employment

Lutheran Social Services

(651) 642-5990 (800) 582-5260 | lssmn.org/services/financial-and-employment

Through Employment Services, Lutheran Social Services can help you develop a career action plan, build your job and interview skills, and find the right position. LSS Financial Counseling is a nationally recognized and holistic credit counseling agency. They provide quality guidance, knowledge, and tools to help you establish a budget, pay off credit card debt or student loans, purchase a home and more.

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul

interfaithaction.org
Community members can speak to an attorney and receive legal advice and resources free of charge at this walk-in legal clinic, hosted by Morning Star Baptist Church in conjunction with Interfaith Action, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, and the Cardozo Society.

Every other Thursday | 1 – 4 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm)
Walker|West Music Academy 760 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul

Hunger & Housing

Dakota County Housing Crisis Line

651 554-5751 | dakotacounty.us
Emergency shelter, assistance to prevent eviction and information on housing resources and referrals.

Neighbors Inc

651 455-5000 | neighborsmn.org
Neighbors Inc. serves the following communities in northern Dakota County: South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, and Sunfish Lake. They operate a food shelf that provides each family served sufficient food for three meals a day for a week.

In addition, Neighbors provides Emergency Assistance grants that provide assistance to persons who qualify and who are at risk of eviction or utility shutoff.

Loaves and Fishes

612.377.9810 | loavesandfishesmn.org
Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, healthy meals to those in need in ten Minnesota counties. They are the largest open to the public free meal program in the state and practice a “no questions asked” policy. Simply walk into one of our dining sites during meal time, and pick up a hot, nutritious meal at no cost to you. Call or check their website for locations.

Matrix

651 319-2153 | matrixhousingservices.org

Matrix operates a temporary winter shelter for 50 adults in Dakota County from November through mid-April. The shelter opens nightly at 6 pm and closes at 8 am. Dinner and breakfast will be served daily.

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul

interfaithaction.org
Through Project Home, faith communities provide emergency shelter space for Ramsey County families facing homelessness. Church social halls, synagogue classrooms, and school cafeterias become home for a short period of time for families experiencing homelessness through Project Home. Before entering emergency shelter, these families struggle with choosing to pay the rent or put food on the table. Each month, two area faith communities host 20 emergency shelter beds each. Other faith communities join with them, providing volunteers to support the shelter sites. In 2018, 10,312 shelter beds were utilized, with the support of dozens of faith communities.

360 Communities

(952) 985-5300 | 360communities.org

360 Communities has a network of 5 food shelves to provide immediate food and resources to individuals and families to bridge them through difficult times. The food shelves are located in Burnsville, Rosemount, Lakeville, Apple Valley, and Farmington. These five shelves serve individuals from the surrounding communities as well as the greater south metro.

LSS Rezek House Youth Homelessness Transitional Living Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

(651) 642-5990 (800) 582-5260 | lssmn.org
Rezek House, located in Saint Paul, is a two-year transitional living program for youth ages 16-21 experiencing homeless. To be eligible to live at Rezek, young people must be in school, working or engaged in job training. Program participants work one on one with a case manager to set and achieve goals.

Lyngblomsten Senior Housing

(651) 632.5428 | lyngblomsten.org/senior-housing
Lyngblomsten’s senior housing with services available in St. Paul, MN, lets you enjoy life without the worries of maintaining a home.

Habitat for Humanity

651-207-1700 | tchabitat.org
Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity. Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria: The applicant’s level of need, Their willingness to partner with Habitat, Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan. Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners, in addition to paying an affordable mortgage and receiving financial education.

Union Gospel Mission

435 University Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55130
651 228-1800 | ugmtc.org

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers shelter to people experiencing homelessness or addiction. Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers more than a safe night of sleep. We provide time to heal and the tools to rebuild a life. Our Christ-centered programs care for the whole person. Like the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke, we meet immediate needs and care for people until they can get back on their feet.

Union Gospel Mission food programs feed hungry and homeless neighbors and provide meals for low-income men, women, and kids.

Marriage & Family

Neighbors Inc

Phone: 651 455-5000

Website: www.neighborsmn.org

Neighbors Inc. serves the following communities in northern Dakota County: South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, and Sunfish Lake. Neighbors provides Emergency Assistance grants that provide assistance to persons who qualify and who are at risk of eviction or utility shutoff. In addition, a limited number of persons who need car repairs to get to work or to deal with a crisis, or who need financial assistance dealing with a medical need such as a co-payment for neces- sary medicine are assisted each year.

Neighbors’ “Love Your Neighbor” program is designed to help people who are financially unable to provide holiday gifts for their immediate family. The program is entirely dependent on the generosity of our donors, who provide money, new clothes and new toys.

The Neighbors’ Clothes Closet, sells high-quality, low-priced clothing. It is open over 40 hours a week and makes it possible for us

to provide no-cost clothing to those individuals and families who are unable to pay.

360 Communities

501 East Highway 13, Suite 112

Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

(952) 985-5300

Website: https://360communities.org/

360 Communities is committed to providing lasting stability to families that come to either of their two Family Resource Centers. At these centers, they provide guidance to promote healthy, self-directed, and supported families. The Family Resource Centers serve as open, welcoming places for community members to gather, work with volunteers and staff and plan their individual paths to

success.

Additionally, 360 Communities has a school-based program called Partners For Success that helps students and families overcome barriers to school success. Family support workers in schools partner with educators and families to implement effective home- based strategies that increase parental involvement, improve academic performance and connect families to community re-

sources.

Lutheran Social Services

2485 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108 (651)642-5990 (800)582-5260

Website: https://www.lssmn.org/services/families

Lutheran Social Services offers families services including adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, housing services, crisis nurseries, financial counseling, marriage preparation, mental health services and educational groups.

Mental Health

Mental Health Crisis

Every county in Minnesota has a mental health crisis intervention outreach resource for adults:

Anoka: 763 755-3801
Carver/Scott: 952 442-7601
Dakota: 952 891-7171
Hennepin: 612 596-1223
Ramsey: 651 266-7900
Washington: 651 777-5222

Lutheran Social Services

(651) 642-5990 (800) 582-5260 | lssmn.org/services/mental-health
Lutheran Social Service is passionate about empowering people to create their best life through strong mental health and well- being. No matter what the circumstances, LSS focuses on giving people the tools they need to successfully navigate the challenges they are facing.

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness)

(651)645-2948 | namimn.org
NAMI Minnesota champions justice, dignity and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support and advocacy they strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illnesses, affect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses.

Senior Adults

Neighbors Inc

651 455-5000 | neighborsmn.org
Neighbors Inc. serves the following communities in northern Dakota County: South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, and Sunfish Lake. Neighbors serves as the distribution point in northern Dakota County for this federally sponsored supplemental food program. Individuals 60 years of age or older that meet established income eligibility guidelines receive a monthly food package. To sign up for the program, call the local Second Harvest Heartland office at 651-484-8214.

Lutheran Social Services

(651)642-5990 (800)582-5260 | lssmn.org/services/older-adults
Independence, well-being and strong relationships are central to LSS’s services for older adults. Whether it’s volunteering, enjoying a meal with friends or making financial decisions for the future, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota offers a range of options across the state.

Lyngblomsten

(651)646-2941 | lyngblomsten.org
Lyngblomsten is a Christian nonprofit organization serving older adults and their families through healthcare, housing, and community-based services. Partnered in ministry with more than two dozen Christian congregations across the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota, a continuum of care meets the needs of adults as they travel the later years of their life’s journey. Our services nurture the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.

FYI

If you need support in a difficult time, contact one of our local mission partners directly.  Augustana partners with and financially supports these organizations because they have the expertise and resources to best meet the needs and challenges of those requiring assistance. We will connect people with the appropriate resources; however, we are not equipped to provide these services at our location.