If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services, dial 2-1-1, 651-291-0211 or 1-800-543-7709 or Text ‘MNCOVID’ to 898211 and a Certified Community Resource Specialist will help to locate available resources in your area.
In response to COVID-19, many organizations have made changes to their in-person availability. As a result, some of the information may be out-of-date. We suggest calling ahead before attempting to visit any in-person resource.
PLEASE NOTE: Greater Twin Cities United Way 2-1-1 does not provide direct financial assistance. We are an Information & Referral service connecting people to resources in the state of Minnesota.
For the most accurate and timely information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, Minnesota Department of Health’s website or monitor these social media channels. This page is being kept up-to-date as regularly as possible.
If you are looking for guidance about how to respond as a school administrator, non-profit or faith-based organization staff member, business owner, or event planner, the CDC has provided detailed information for different sectors here. Information and resources for Minnesota homeless providers and advocates can be found here.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
The State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 website has information regarding Find Your Vaccine, Get Tested, and Vaccine Data. Additional information regarding Resources for Minnesotans and Resources for Businesses and Organizations is available.
MINNESOTA CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) HOTLINES:
- CLUES-Comunidades Latinas En Servicio COVID-19 Hotline: Call or text (651)768-0000 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. Provides information about COVID-19 resources, how CLUES programs and services are being affected, and what additional community resources are available.
- Minnesota Attorney General’s Office: Call or submit an online complaint form to report COVID-19 fraud (651)296-3353 or (800)657-3787 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
- Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Minnesota Helpline for Community Mitigation (Schools, Child Care, Business) Questions: Call (651)297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
- Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Minnesota Helpline for Health and Testing Questions: Call (651)297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
- Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Housing Questions: Single Family Residences: (651)296-8125 or Multi-Family Residences: (651)297-4455 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday
- Minnesota Department of Health WIC Office: WIC Agency directory with COVID-19 specific information
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights Discrimination Helpline: Call (833)454-0148 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday or Report Online. Translation/interpretation services available.
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety Stay At Home Order Concerns: (651)793-3746 firstname.lastname@example.org
American Rescue Plan March 2021/Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) click here. Provides more information regarding direct payments to Americans, Unemployment Assistance, Nutrition Assistance, Child Tax Credit, and more
Child Care and After School Care click here. More information regarding child care for families
City and County Operational Changes click here More information specific to Dakota, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, and St. Louis counties
COVID-19 City/County/Organization Based Financial Assistance for Individuals and Families click here More information regarding available financial assistance programs targeted for individuals and families who are residents of certain communities in Minnesota
Donations and Volunteer Opportunities click here More information on blood, food and material goods, monetary donations, and volunteer opportunities
Employment Opportunities and Information click here Direct links to a variety of employment opportunities including state specific opportunities through DEED
Eviction Assistance and Resources click here Information regarding the Minnesota Eviction Moratorium Phaseout
FAQs click here Provides answers to frequently asked questions, links to multiple languages and the State of Minnesota Corona Disease Dashboard
Financial Assistance – Artists click here Direct links to organizations providing fund and grant opportunities available to a variety of artist disciplines
Financial Assistance – Businesses click here More information and direct links for resources for city and county grants and programs, as well as statewide resources such as the Small Business Administration
Financial Assistance – Individuals and Families – Statewide click here More information and direct links for statewide resources
Financial Assistance for Individuals and Families click here Financial assistance programs across Minnesota that are provided by city, county or organization
Financial Assistance – Veteran/Military and Their Families click here More information and direct links for State of Minnesota – COVID-19 Special Needs Grants for Veterans, and many other resources
Free Food Distribution and Meals click here Find links for statewide resources including Free Meals for Kids mobile app, Hunger Solutions Food Pantry Locator and Meals for Kids, and Lutheran Social Services. Also included are free meal resources for students, children, seniors, and families in the Twin Cities metro area, central, northern, and southern Minnesota
Grocery, Cleaning, Personal Care, Pet Care, and Pharmacies click here Find information and direct links for delivery services, stores, pet food and supplies, pharmacies, and Farmer’s Markets
Homeless Providers and Advocates – Information and Resources click here Information and links to resources specific to providers and advocates for Minnesota’s homeless population
In Home Assistance click here Find information and direct links to metro and statewide resources such as the Senior Linkage Line and Disability Hub MN and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s ‘COVID-19 Help Team’
Law Enforcement/Legal Resources click here Find information and direct links to the Better Business Bureau, Minnesota Attorney General, and Office of Inspector General to report scams, price-gouging, and fraud schemes. LawHelpMN offers more information on how Minnesota courts are handling court cases.
Mask Up Minnesota Order click here Find information related to Governor Walzs’ Executive Orders, enforcement, and where to report concerns with compliance or ask questions.
Mental Health resources click here Find information and direct links to adult and children mental health crisis response, crisis hotlines, online resources, warmlines and telemedicine
Minnesota Department of Health News Releases and Announcements click here Find information and links for situational updates, materials and resources in multiple languages, travelers, and general guidance related to health care, schools and child care, businesses and employers, first responders, and Contact Tracing. Minnesota Department of Health guidance on facemasks.
Miscellaneous Minnesota Statewide COVID-19 Information, Materials, and Resources click here: More information on Governor Walz Executive Orders, statewide hotlines, COVID-19 Community Coordinators, COVIDaware MN App, housing, MNsure, Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Human Services waiver information, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP, Pandemic EBT – P-EBT. Minnesota Department of Revenue, State of Minnesota COVID-19 website, University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and information related to Farmers/Ranchers/Agriculture
National COVID-19 Information, Materials and Resources click here Information and links to the Centers for Disease Control, FMLA, Social Security, Taxes, and US Customs and Border Protection
PPE Equipment – Donations, Volunteer Opportunities and Requests click here
Public and Charter Schools Information and Resources click here: Find information on school meal sites and free meal resources for students across Minnesota, a link to all Minnesota school districts and individual public and charter school websites, Free Meals for Kids mobile app, Hunger Solutions Meals for Kids, Pandemic EBT, and student transportation
Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Resources click here Direct links to statewide resources such as the Senior Linkage Line, Disability Hub MN, Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL), Community Healthcare Services, and HelpOlderAdultsMN
Stay Safe Minnesota Order (previously Stay at Home Mandate) click here Information and FAQs related to Governor Walzs’ Executive Orders, and the most recent Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan
Testing, Screening and Telemedicine Locations, and Post COVID Care click here: More information and direct links regarding testing availability and costs, telemedicine symptom assessment resources, COVID-19 Near You (Mapping to help citizens and public health agencies identify current and potential hotspots for the pandemic), Post COVID Care Centers
Transportation Resources click here More information and direct links for CDC Travel Recommendations, TSA Face Mask Implementation During Travel, Student Transportation, Twin Cities metro area and statewide resources including Handi Van, Metro Transit and Transit Link, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Driver and Vehicle Services information and links
Unemployment Benefits and Resources click here More information and direct links to apply on-line for all Minnesotans, Unemployment Assistance From the American Rescue Plan, the Appeals Process, Minnesota High School Youth Unemployment Information, and Minnesota Job Partners Dislocated Worker Program
Utilities and Telecommunications click here More information and direct links to the Citizens Utility Board, the Energy Assistance Program, and Minnesota providers regarding free and low-cost options, WiFi services, and a direct link to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Vaccine and Booster Information click here Information from the Minnesota Department of Health related to the COVID-19 vaccine including the statewide vaccine status, how to replace a lost vaccine card, how to get the vaccine, the Community Vaccination Program, vaccine incentives, the COVID-19 Navigator Line, and transportation to vaccine appointments
Virtual Learning and Technology Assistance click here Programs that bridge the technology gap for residents who have experienced economic impacts due to COVID-19 and made available through the CARES Act funding
Mental Health and Crisis Resources
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Visit this CDC page to learn more about things you can do to support yourself and your loved ones. If you need to talk to someone, these resources are confidential and available for free 24/7:
- Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
- Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
- Call 1-800-488-7386, text START to 678-678 or click here to chat with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
- Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline
For more information about the Coronavirus Disease visit: