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Resources for Families/ Recursos para Familias
Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:40 AM

We know this is a challenging time for everyone. Here is a list of community resources that may be helpful during the school closure. 

 

MPS MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES -- MPS is providing students with meals while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus. These meals are intended to replace the meals services that students normally receive during the school day. Meals are being given to students at several school locations throughout the city (see list below). Meals are given from school buses parked in school parking lots. Meal pickup services begin Tuesday, March 17 and continue Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

Meals at Edison for students (student must be present with school ID): M-F 10am-2pm

FOOD SHELF LOCATIONS -- There is a map that shows all Minneapolis food shelves. Click on each grocery cart image to access details such as the name of the food shelf, its address, days and hours of operation and contact information.
 

FREE & LOW COST WIFI 


City of Minneapolis 

Free temporary WiFi services in response to COVID-19. The City of Minneapolis is providing free WiFi in Minneapolis for those who may need temporary internet access during the COVID situation. Visit this webpage for more information.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/wireless/index.htm 

 

Comcast

Comcast is committed to helping our community amid the COVID-19 outbreak. More details can be found in the attached document, and general program information can be found at www.internetessentials.com . In summary, they announced the following:

1.  For new customers -- 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.

2.  We are increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward. 

 

SOCIAL WORKER ACCESS -- Although schools are closed, our Social Workers will be available to families via email. They will check voicemails periodically.
Erin Pronley (9th & 10th grades/504s) 

Erin.Pronley@mpls.k12.mn.us 

Bridget Altmann (11th & 12 grades last names M-Z, /ASD/DCD) 

Bridget.Altmann@mpls.k12.mn.us
Michelle Nelson (11th & 12 grades last names A-N, Life Skills)

Michelle.Nelson@mpls.k12.mn.us

Michael Resig (Resource) 

Michael.Resig@mpls.k12.mn.us 

 

CRISIS LINES -- There are many crisis support resources available in Minnesota. 

MN Department of Human Services has many links on their website. If you are experiencing crisis and need assistance, please contact one of the following resources:
 

911- if you are experiencing a medical or life threatening issue

Hennepin County Children’s Crisis Services - 24 Hour Crisis Line:  612-348-2233

TXT4LIFE – Text LIFE to 61222.(Provides texting crisis services via Canvas Health to youth in NE MN)  
Crisis Text Line   -  Text HELLO to 741-741
Crisis Connection - 24 Hour Crisis Line:  612-379-6363

Sexual Violence Center - 24 Hour Crisis Line:  612-871-5111

Tubman Domestic Abuse - 24 Hour Crisis Line:   612-825-0000

United Way First Call for Help:  Dial 211 (can provide suggestions for shelter, food, clothes, resources, etc.)
Bridge for Youth - 612-377-8800 (shelter for youth under 18)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-88-273-8255