Residents across Minnesota can call 211, text your zip code to 898211 or visit our website and chat at www.211unitedway.org. For information and updates specific to coronavirus, you can text MNCOVID to 898211.
As you learn of local testing sites, food distribution sites for kids home from school or other active response measures in your area, please share with 211 staff via our contact form
There are several ways you can donate! Please consider donating to our local United Way to help support our 18 partner agencies and the critical work they are doing during this difficult time. Visit www.uwwce.org to donate.
The Valley Wide COVID-19 Response Fund Distributed Nearly $340,000! Learn more about the relief fund here! The Response Fund was also featured on KSTP!
We are also proud to provide an additional giving option: The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley. The St. Croix Valley Foundation, United Way St. Croix Valley and United Way Washington County East have partnered to establish a COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley. For more information: https://www.scvfoundation.org/post/st-croix-valley-region-responds-to-covid-19-needs?fbclid=IwAR329lrTtZ5L2OF5RmuAqW_FATPDSJp0hFfNgOPFqEh0jrVCSeY0Qr0t5y0
For HealthPartners Valley Community Resources click here
For direct information from the Minnesota Department of Health click here
For direct information regarding Minnesota Unemployement click here
If you are interested in becoming an you will help organizations respond to significant needs in their community related to COVID–19. Service could include a combination of several response tasks such as emergency food distribution, distance learning, support for the homeless and older, and more.
"In support of the hospitality industry during this COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Stillwater is allowing each restaurant Downtown to reserve two on-street parking spaces near their front door for take-out customers. We will be allowing this as long as the Governor’s closure order remains in place. If you are offering take-out service and would like the on-street parking spaces, please contact Bill Turnblad at 651.430-8821 or firstname.lastname@example.org."
Second Harvest Heartland along with many restaurants in our great metro area are teaming up to help feed those in need during these trying times. If your business is in a position to help, Washington and Ramsey Counties want to work with you to help support donations of excess food, space or time to help those in need within our communities.
As concerns around COVID-19 grow, Minnesotans are cooking and eating at home and the hospitality industry is left with an abundance of food and teams with little work. Second Harvest Heartland and a growing group of local restaurateurs are getting creative about the problem, using the quiet kitchens to feed Minnesotans in need. See the full story here.
“The coronavirus has put stress on our industry, so we’re in touch with what it means to go without," said Alex Roberts, Chef-Owner and Alma Café, Hotel & Restaurant. "We don’t have customers for the time-being, but we do have food, we do have chefs, we do have line cooks. Let’s use them to feed folks who need a good meal as we face down the virus. I challenge my many great local restaurant and hospitality partners to join me.”
- Restaurants with available food should use Meal Connect to donate food to local hunger relief efforts at www.mealconnect.org Second Harvest will pick up the food, providing a pick-up time window. Donations are tax-deductible.
- Restaurants with available food and/or kitchen space, teams and talent interested in participating should contact Dianne Wortz at email@example.com
- Businesses that want to donate packaging, cleaning/sanitizing supplies and other non-food items should email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Individuals who want to volunteer their time and cooking expertise should express their interest with an email to email@example.com
If your restaurant is offering free meals in the community, separately from this effort, please update this map with your site’s information.
Please see our Ramsey County Website for updates on COVID-19.
Community Thread Reopening Plan
COMMUNITY THREAD’S PANDEMIC REOPENING PLAN
Community Thread is committed to keeping our community engaged, enriched and connected. We have taken thoughtful steps to ensure that we can provide a safe and healthy environment for our employees, volunteers and visitors.
Below you will find important details about our re-opening plan. In addition to these protocols, Community Thread continues to follow daily sanitizing and infection prevention recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), as well as federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.
We will continue to revise and update this plan as recommendations change. In the meantime, please review the messages below and call us at 651-439-7434 with any questions. We can’t wait to see you!
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS
OLDER ADULT PROGRAM
Community Thread will resume Older Adult Programs that can practice social distancing effective June 1 with the following accommodations:
Several existing programs are cancelled until further guidelines are received. Cancelled activities include:
CHORE SERVICES AND TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
We continue to offer in-home chore services and rides to medical appointments. Volunteers and recipients will be provided with guidelines and practices to help ensure the safety of all.
Community Thread is matching volunteers to people in the Stillwater Area School District (#834) who are requesting assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Support may include transportation to essential medical appointments.
Community Thread Connector Loop
The Community Thread Connector Loop bus service continues to operate every Monday from 10 am – 3 pm with the following changes:
Only one passenger will be allowed on the bus at a time. Riders will be taken directly to their destination and the driver will set a return pickup time.
All riders are asked to schedule a ride in advance. Please call 651-455-1560 between 7:30am – 4pm Monday thru Friday to schedule your trip.
Some stops have changed.
EVOLVE Family Services is here for you. Although our offices are closed, staff are working remotely. We are providing our services virtually for all our clients through video conferencing or telehealth and we are moving our trainings to be provided through Zoom. We continue to accept new clients during this time.
FamilyMeans offices are closed to clients, volunteers, and all visitors. Adminsitration functions continue.
In-home respite services are also temporarily suspended.
Client coaching & consultation sessions offered via telephone or online session (no in-person meetings).
Caregiving& Aging, Counseling & Therapy, Center for Grief and Loss and financial solutions- offered via telephone or online session
Non- Agency community groups using facilities have been postponed though 2020
All events postponed
Older Adult programming temporarily suspended
Youth programming in Cimarron and Laandfall postponedBoth Cimarron and Landfall sites are distribution centers for "Free Meals of Kids", which provides 7 days of dinner and snacks to any youth ages 0-18. Meals are distributed on Wednesdays. Sign-up and get more information using the app "Free Meals for Kids" (free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store).
Two Meal Tuesday at Our Community Kitchen.
Breakfast will be ready curbside from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Check out the menu here!
Out Community Kitchen has also added a lunch pick up for May. Check out the menu here!
Pre-order available, but not required, online.http://www.ourcommunitykitchen.org/Menu.html
SMRLS is asking that clients contact them via email or phone rather than come into the SMRLS offices. Thank you.
We are excited to announce that we are giving out dry goods, bread/eggs/milk, and basic needs supplies from 11 am -1 pm every Thursday! Come by 900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, 55115 for curbside pickup. ALL ARE WELCOME! If you have any questions, please call 651-762-9124.
Services that remain open include:
Tubman's 24-hour resource line;
Our family violence shelter;
Housing for youth victims of violence and exploitation;
and emergency legal services, including Orders for Protection.
Please call our 24-hour resource line at 612.825.0000 to connect with these services.
The following Tubman services are continuing but will be done remotely as much as possible:
Individual mental and chemical health sessions will continue through telehealth options. If you are a client, contact your individual provider with questions about rescheduling appointments to a telehealth option.
Legal services, including writing Orders for Protection, will continue, done remotely as much as possible and using electronic signatures on forms when possible. Our staff continues to work with the court system on hearings.
Hennepin County Family Violence Waivers for MFIP are being done remotely, and Jobs, Education, and Finance (JEF) assistance is being done remotely.
Voices in Prevention (VIP) is working with teachers to adapt their curriculum for distance learning while schools are closed, and providing direct services to youth remotely.
Currently, the following Tubman services are paused until further notice.
The NorthStar Youth Outreach Center at Maplewood Mall is closed until March 29, as the Maplewood Mall is closed until that time. We plan to resume Wednesday hours on April 1, unless the mall remains closed.
Group services for mental health and substance use disorder treatment are suspended through March 27, 2020. We will update this notice if suspension must be continued beyond that date. If you are a client in one of these groups, please contact your individual provider or group facilitator with any questions or concerns.
Harriet's Closet, our community clothing closet with locations at Tubman East and Tubman West, is closed.
The Pieces of Peace drop-in support group is suspended.
The March Express Good youth event has been postponed.
The Relationship Violence Intervention Program (RVIP) group for people who have used violence that meets at the St. Paul Public Library has been cancelled for the next two weeks, effective March 16.
Our childcare services during regular programming for the community are not currently being offered.
Movement for Violence Prevention (MVP) is paused.
Kids in Transition (KIT) groups are paused.
The following changes regarding in-kind donations are now in effect until further notice:
We are limiting what items we will accept for donations at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for thinking of Tubman. We are focused on maintaining high quality, essential services at this time, and want to support our staff and volunteers by focusing on only the most critical items.
We are not accepting any clothing donations for Harriet's Closet at this time.
Effective Monday, March 30, we will no longer accept drive-up food and personal care item donations – for the time being.
Beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Youth Advantage will be open to our clients and donors by appointment only to ensure we meet social distancing spacing requirements as set forth by the Minnesota government.
Additional Food Resources
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