Emergency: All St. Louis County offices are now open to the public.
What to know when visiting a county building
Information on COVID-19, vaccines and testing

Community Resources

The intention of this page is to give you information regarding resources available to you throughout St. Louis County during the coronavirus epidemic. You also can get connected to these resources by phone by calling our new help line: 218-336-HELP (336-4357) Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We want this guide to be as helpful as possible. If you have information you’d like us to add or update, please email us

Child Care & WIC

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
  • United Way of NE MN’s COVID-19 Resource page for Child Care Providers.


    • Until further notice SLC will be completing all WIC appointments over the phone.

    • We care about the health of you and your family.  We will continue to work to meet your nutritional needs while keeping you safely at home. 

    • We will call you at your scheduled appointment time at the number we have on file.  If your number has changed please alert WIC staff prior to your appointment.

    • New clients are more than welcome to apply during this time. To set up an appointment or if you have any questions please call:

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 16 oz container to fill it up.  One per person. For larger requests please reach out via info@Vikre.com

Community Resiliency & Recovery Work Group

Community Resiliency and Recovery (CRR) Work Group ensures the needs of individuals from communities that were already experiencing health and economic inequities prior to COVID-19 pandemic, as well as people disproportionately impacted by community mitigation efforts and the COVID-19 response. You can find updated information and data on this work on our website

Contacts & Volunteers/Volunteering

​​​​​​Groups Supporting Homeless:

Mutual Aid:

  • Twin Ports Community Care 
    • Providing assistance for members of LGBTQ community – seeking volunteers, and offering help with a wide variety of needs. For more information or to connect, please visit the website.

We want this guide to be as helpful as possible. If you have information you’d like us to add or update, please email us

Crisis Lines

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


  • 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 


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:

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


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. Phone lines at our local CareerForce Center are open and will be answered as soon as possible. Call your CareerForce employment counselor or the front desk (218-302-8400) with questions. 

  • 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.
  • Visit mn.gov/deed for additional COVID-19 information and resources.

Minnesota Unemployment:

County Wide (State wide)

Food: Food Shelves, Food Services,

City of Duluth.  food resources-updated 7-21-2020


  • AEOA food shelves are moving to a pre-boxed service where customers will call ahead and reserve a food box for drive-up pickup.  Call 1-800-662-5711 for more information.  

  • AEOA Meals on Wheels and Senior Dining Information

  • Age Well Arrowhead - does grocery shopping and delivery for waivered and non-waivered clients. Call 218-623-7800 or email. 

  • Find services from across the State, including sources for home-delivered meals, grocery delivery, pharmacy delivery, care coordination, caregiver services and more. 

  • Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Background: In addition to keeping people away from work, shelter-in-place orders across the country have kept children away from school for nearly two months. This has been particularly devastating for the millions of children who receive free and reduced-price meals every day through the National School Lunch Program. In response, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized the implementation of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), a federal initiative to provide students age 5-18 that currently receive free and reduced price meals with a replacement food benefit to pay for groceries while schools are physically closed. This new, temporary program provides a lump sum food benefit to families to replace benefits they would otherwise have received during the school year. Current SNAP and MFIP recipients will not need to apply, benefits will be issued automatically. Apply today: www.mn.p-ebt.org  


  • 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.



  • Ely Public Schools - Meals provided by Ely Public Schools during the School Closure Period 
    • What? Breakfast and Lunch combined
    • Who? Anyone 18 and under
    • Cost? Free
    • When? 11am to 1pm
    • Where? Near front doors of the Memorial High School
    • Delivery can be arranged if needed; Contact: To order meals by calling 218 -365-1735
  • Eveleth/ Gilbert - Delivers to homes for those that signed children up for lunch/ breakfast meals Mon-Fri 8:30-10:30 a.m. and also have pick up locations from 8:30- 10:30 a.m. at Eveleth Franklin Elementary and Senior High door 9B located on the North side of the Franklin Elementary.

  • The Gilbert Campus pick up is 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Door 3/ main entrance. If you have any questions or didn’t sign up for lunch/ breakfast delivery and need to please call Denise at 218-744-7770 or email her

  •  Hibbing- Had families fill out a consent form.  If you didn’t fill one out and need meals call 218-208-0854 and when they'll include a consent form for you to sign and return along with your meal.  Meals delivered on reg scheduled school days 8:30-10:30

    • Green Haven Elementary door #4

    •  Washington Elementary door #3

    •  Assumption Catholic School  pick up at Kid Club Door

    •  Lincoln Elementary door # 10 

    •  Hibbing High School door # 03

  •  Mt. Iron/ Buhl - Families need to complete the survey to begin service

    • They drop off lunches/ breakfast on the steps of homes at 8:45 a.m. 

    • If you have questions about meal drop off/pick up or homework drop off/pick up you are urged to contact the Student/ Personnel/ Coordinator, Anni G., at 218-735-8271 ext. 1005 or email.

  •  Mesabi East - An application went-out to parents directly.  Anyone still needing meals should contact the schools to request them.

  •  St. Louis Co Schools:

    •    Northwoods

    •    Northeast Range

    •    Southridge

 You will need to fill out our district survey.

  • Virginia- Go to door 6 between 8:30-10:30 a.m., no sign-up required.  The bus stops at regular bus stops 2 hrs. later then they would have regularly gotten picked up for school, i.e., if you were picked up by the bus at 7 - meals would be dropped at their bus stop at 9 a.m.  Busses start delivery at 8:15 and 8:45 and are back to school by 10:00.
  • Duluth Food Resources  (Google Doc with listing)

  • Duluth Schools offering free breakfast and lunch options for kids.  Details or see below  

  • 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.

  • YMCA Food Distribution Sites the week of  April 6th - 10th -- 11:00am - 1:00pm

    • Harbor Highlands Community Center, 28 East Village View Drive

    • Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave West

    • Downtown YMCA, 302 West 1st Street

  • Local Businesses offering curbside services

  • Fruit of the Vine Food Pantry-- delivery of food to people who are home-bound, have no transportation or friend or neighbor who can pick up and deliver.

    • Fruit of the Vine Food Pantry -- looking for more volunteer drivers to deliver food.

Health Care & Self-Care

IMPORTANT: Health care options are available for everyone in Minnesota, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay for health services. Anyone who is sick during the COVID-19 crisis should seek medical care without fear. It is important that everyone obtain medical care should they become ill.

Homelessness & Housing

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.

IMPORTANT: Health care options are available for everyone in Minnesota, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay for health services. Anyone who is sick during the COVID-19 crisis should seek medical care without fear. It is important that everyone obtain medical care should they become ill.

Minnesota Housing:

  • Need help finding or paying for housing? Visit the resource page from MN Housing
  • Tenant Landlord Connection 
    • The Tenant Resource Center will continue to operate virtually until the pandemic has subsided. Residents and landlords can call 218-249-0084 for help or visit the website for the most current information on the Tenant Landlord Connection.
  • HOME Line
    • HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. Please call Toll-free from Greater Minnesota: 866-866-3546 (multilingual services are available) or visit the website for more information.
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: 

Immigrant Community

  • Immigrant Law Center of MN:
    • We are here to help, even though our offices are closed. Phone lines remain open, and we continue to provide services remotely. Please call 651-641-1011 or visit website for assistance.
  • Legal Aid Service:


Mental Health Resources and Services

During this time of building closures and social distancing, St. Louis County continues to provide assistance to those seeking mental health case management services. Mental health intakes are being done remotely by phone or WebEx.   St. Louis County residents seeking mental health case management can call the Person of the Day number: 218-355-1530 (Duluth area) / 218-725-5260 (Range area) to schedule an intake. 

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please call and we will go through eligibility requirements with you and assist you in setting up a diagnostic assessment. 

If you have concerns about a loved one, are looking for resources, or other mental health related information, please call the Person of the Day (numbers above) and a social worker or program specialist will respond the same day to provide assistance.

Helpful Websites and resources:

ISD #709

Technology Use for Kids Mental Health Brochure

Birch Tree

Connect! Resources for Combating Isolation

Let's Talk - Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Health Help


NAMI Covid-19 Resource and Information guide

Northland Healthy Minds

Taking Care of Yourself in Isolation

Supporting Mental Well-Being during COVID-19 - DHS document

Northland Childrens Mental Health

Managing Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Protect your Familys Mental Health During the Covid 19 Pandemic 

Treating Alcoholism During the Pandemic

Nation Wide

County Wide/Beyond

Dream Life Psychological Services– telehealth and in person: 218-606-1844

Duluth Family Therapy telehealth: 218-393-9893

Duluth Psychological Clinic telehealth: 218-722-2005

Harbor City Psychological Associates: 218-722-4058

Inner Wisdom telehealth is offered: 218-310-8712

Jonathan Beyer PHD LP: 218-722-4880

  • Insight Counseling:  OFFERS TELEHEALTH 
  • MAP Behavioral Health Center: 218-606-1797

  • Northern Lights Counseling: 218-264-4868

  • Northern Waters Clinic telehealth: 218-727-3888

  • Northland Psychological Services: 218-729-6480

  • North Shore MH Services: 218-270-5055

  • ThriveRange.org.  

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

    • Go to their website for more information

  • 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. 

  • 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.

MN Black Community COVID-19 Hotline


Introducing the MN Black Community COVID-19 Hotline

A Fully Staffed Hotline to Support Minnesota’s African American Community Through the Pandemic

Experiencing mental or physical health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you in need of assistance but overwhelmed about how to navigate the resources available? 

Call the hotline. 

The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) and the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) are excited to announce the MN Black Community COVID-19 Hotline to help Minnesota’s African American community successfully navigate supportive resources and services needed to cope with the Health & Wellness, Economic Development, Education and Family & Culture impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This hotline is fully staffed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide callers with important info about virus testing sites and connects them to resources that support food security, physical and mental health, employment, housing, childcare, legal rights and other COVID-19 related challenges. As part of this new partnership, both organizations will also communicate with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and other partners to ensure that all other needs and resource gaps in the Black community stemming from the pandemic are addressed. The hotline will also help callers seeking information and/or resources to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts, such as reusable cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies. 

Competent, compassionate staff are on the line to answer your questions and connect you with the right services.

Information about AALF and Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC)

About the African American Leadership Forum (AALF): The African American Leadership Forum is a cross-sector network of African Americans working together to find solutions to the Black community’s most vexing issues. Our goal to achieve a “just and healthy society that works equally well for everyone” is best achieved if we claim responsibility for our own lives and lift the broader community by creating a vibrant Black community. Learn more!

About the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC): Phyllis Wheatley Community Center provides comprehensive quality programs in life-long learning, child development and family support for the diverse Greater Minneapolis community. Learn more!

Thank you for supporting the African American community!

AALF Needs Your Support: Make a Donation and Become a Network Contributor

We encourage you to support the Black community by making a donation. No amount is too small. We need your help to empower African Americans across Minnesota. You can also empower #BlackMN by joining the Forum’s network: 1,500+ Black Thought Leaders, Influencers, Builders, and Ambassadors who contribute their time, talents, and treasure to positively impact our community. It’s FREE and easy to join! 

Contributor Form

 AALF’s network contributors come with a multitude of interests and skillsets; they are leaders, allies, artists, activists and changemakers, and they’re all passionate about improving the lives of African Americans. If you identify with any of the Forum’s leadership personas, now is the time to join the network. We need people like you to help re-shape the narrative around Black lives.
Becoming a network contributor is easy and it’s FREE to join! Just fill out the form and choose how you’d like to use your skillset to impact the Black community. Not only will you have the opportunity to make Minnesota a better place to live for African Americans, you’ll be provided with exclusive information about all AALF programs and convenings, such as our annual gala event, BARAZA, town halls, and forums. You’ll be connected to other African American leaders across the state and be the first to know about resources and tools that can be used to support your own leadership development and community engagement interests.


AALF thanks you for your interest in bettering the lives of African Americans in our state! We invite you to visit our website to learn more about the Forum. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The African American Leadership Forum mobilizes and activates dynamic groups of committed and passionate African Americans to influence the social, economic and political landscape that impacts our daily lives. To learn more visit www.aalftc.org

Copyright © 2019 African American Leadership Forum, All rights reserved.

Older Adult Resources (60+ years)

County Wide: 

  •  Senior Linkage Line - 1-800-333-2433  The Senior LinkAge Line® is a free service that can help adults 60 and older find answers to all sorts of questions and locate services. 

  • HelpOlderAdultsMN.org - Find services from across the State, including sources for home-delivered meals, grocery delivery, pharmacy delivery, care coordination, caregiver services and more. 

  • Minnesota Resources Information Line: 2-1-1

  • Mutual Aid:

    Twin Ports Community Care 

    • Providing assistance for members of LGBTQ community – seeking volunteers, and offering help with a wide variety of needs. For more information or to connect, please visit the website.

  • Additional County Wide Resources

​​​​North Saint Louis County:

South Saint Louis County:

Other: Transportation, Media, Technology


  • Duluth Transit Authority

    • 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

    • Transportation services to assist those in need with grocery shopping, meal delivery, travel to and from doctor appointments, and other vital services.-- Contact Lucas W. via email or 218-735-6804

Social Media:

Other Resources

Technology Fund for Connection:
Do you feel less connected to your loved ones, your community, or your service providers?

  • Coronavirus has changed the ways we connect with one another. More than ever, technology is helping us stay in touch with friends, family, & others.

  • In partnership with the Minnesota Council on Foundations, The Arc Minnesota has launched the Technology Fund for Connection. This fund provides technology resources to Minnesotans with disabilities, their parents, or guardians. Funds are available for phones, devices, tablets, or other items. These items will help the applicant stay connected and safe.

  • During this time, The Arc Minnesota remains committed to you. If you have questions about this fund or would like support in any other way, please call us at 833-450-1494, email us, or fill out our Ask An Advocate form online.

Outdoor Recreation

Guidelines for outdoor recreational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic based upon Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order Allowing for Safe Outdoor Recreation  PDF  (EO 20-48). The guidelines address public health protection measures for both authorized outdoor recreational facilities and the general public. Authorized outdoor recreational facilities do not include facilities that involve gatherings or people in close proximity, such as mini golf, pools, commercial outdoor race tracks, zoos, and concert venues.  These guidelines will be updated periodically, as needed.

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 “xfinity wifi” 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


  • Until further notice SLC will be completing all WIC appointments over the phone.

  • We care about the health of you and your family.  We will continue to work to meet your nutritional needs while keeping you safely at home. 

  • We will call you at your scheduled appointment time at the number we have on file.  If your number has changed please alert WIC staff prior to your appointment.

  • New clients are more than welcome to apply during this time. To set up an appointment or if you have any questions please call:

Substance Abuse / Treatment

County Wide: 

  • Saint Louis County SUD Intake Line: 218-725-5260
    • Rule 25 or Comprehensive Assessments
    • Funding for treatment services
    • Information and Referral

  • Zoom Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting ID Numbers
    • Sunday - 9 a.m. AA Big Book – Meeting ID# 578-142-580
    • Sunday - 7 p.m. AA Beginners Group Meeting ID# 864-382-144
    • Sunday - 7 p.m. AA OMD Meeting ID# 302-440-223
    • Monday - 7 a.m. AA On Awakening Meeting ID# 622-319-760; Password: 027526
    • Monday - 5:30 p.m. AA Women’s Meeting – There is a Solution Meeting ID# 173-089-257
    • Monday - 6:30 p.m. AA Grapevine Meeting ID# 332-728-0405
    • Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. AA Peace Church Topic Meeting ID# 598-892-493
    • Wednesday - 7 a.m. AA On Awakening Meeting ID# 622-319-760; Password: 027526
    • Wednesday - 5:30 p.m. AA We Are Not a Glum Lot Meeting ID# 704-692-520; Password: 558894
    • Wednesday - 7 p.m. AA Back to Basics Meeting ID# 625-468-507
    • Wednesday - 7 p.m. NA Strength In Numbers Meeting ID# 244-729-4275
    • Thursday - 6:30 p.m. AA Topic Meeting ID# 332-728-0405
    • Friday - 7 a.m. AA On Awakening Meeting ID# 622-319-760; Password: 02756

North Saint Louis County:

  • RANGE TREATMENT CENTER: (Range Mental Health Center) 626 13th Street South Virginia MN 55746.  (218) 741-9120
  • ARROWHEAD CENTER:  505 12th Avenue West #1 Virginia, MN 55746 Phone: (218) 749-2877
  • MID- RANGE CD SERVICES:  522 Howard St. #101 Hibbing, MN 55746 Phone: (218) 262-0860
  • PARTNERS IN RECOVERY: 704 Howard Street Suite C Hibbing, MN 55746 Phone: (888) 648-7652
  • LOTUS TRANSITIONAL SERVICES AND/OR KATHERINE’S HOUSE: 603 9th Street North Virginia, MN 55746  (218) 744-4040
  • LAKEVIEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: 2729 13TH Street South Hibbing MN 55746. Phone: (218) 293-4789.
  • VIRGINIA 12 STEP BOARD AND LODGING HOUSE: 512 2nd Street North Virginia, MN 55792 Phone: (218)749-4328

South St. Louis County:


  • DULUTH BETHEL: 23 Mesaba Ave, Duluth, MN 55806 (218)-722-1724
  • MN TEEN CHALLENGE: 2 E 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55802 (612) 373-3366
  • CENTER FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT: 1402 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55805 (218) 723-8444
  • HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER: HDC main phone: 218-728-4491 HDC addictions main phone: 218-730-2387 HDC addictions fax for referrals: 218-730-2394
  • NUWAY:  4615 Grand Avenue Duluth, MN 55807 (218) 207-2130
  • Web Med Mental Health Services (218) 310-8896
  • 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.



County Wide:  AEOA has extended Fuel assistance to July 1st , 2020, requiring only 1 month income verification.

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.

  • Comfort Systems - Water, sewer, and natural gas utilities won’t be turned off for customers unable to pay their utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Duluth will halt all utility disconnections during the winter months through at least the April 15 - warm weather date.

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:

  • Duluth Police Department: Please watch out for your neighbors. If you suspect someone might be experiencing domestic violence, please reach out and let that person know they’re not alone. If you don’t feel safe at home, call 9-1-1 and the DPD will come to help you.

  • Safe Haven 24/7 Crisis Line (218-728-6481). The shelter is still actively accepting those needing that immediate safety. The Resource Center is still available but we are asking folks to call first (218-623-1000) or visit the website

  • 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 

  • AICHO Dabinoo'Igan: Call Crisis Hotline: 218-722-2247 or 1-866-223-1111.  For more information please visit website.

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

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