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*updated 8-19-2020

Residents across Minnesota can call 211, text your zip code to 898211 or visit our website and chat at 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 17 partner agencies and the critical work they are doing during this difficult time. Visit to donate

COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix

The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley is launching a second wave of grantmaking on August 19. The fund will grant an additional $600,000 (approximate) to nonprofits focused on housing, utilities, and transportation and serving Chisago and Washington counties (Minnesota) and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties (Wisconsin).

Eligible organizations should submit an online application form at; applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 18. Grants from the Response Fund will be recommended by an advisory committee appointed by the SCVF, UWSCV and UWWCE. These appointees could include staff, board members, affiliated community foundation board members and/or other community partners of the SCVF, UWSCV and UWWCE.  Notifications will be sent in early October. 

The Valley Wide COVID-19 Response Fund Distributed Nearly $525,000 to 98 nonprofits! 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 check out their website here.
Please see attached information about Washington County’s CARES-funded initiative to provide rental and utilities assistance to individuals and families who have experienced COVID-19 related income loss.  



Partnering Agency Response to COVID- 19
Phone:(651) 777-5222
Clinics continue to be open and providing services to individual's
Consider online therapy sessions using telehealth system. 
Phone: (651) 439- 7434
Tax aide services suspended
Older adults' programs resumed
Fare for all postponed
Volunteers available to help residents needing assistance
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.
Fare For All is starting back up on October 20th from 4pm-6pm. The new model will be a drip-up version.
Phone: (651) 241-3820
Providing curbisde testing
EVOLVE Famliy Services
Phone: (651) 439-2446
Phone: (651) 439-4840
FamilyMeans offices are closed to clients, volunteers, and all visitors (with the exception of a limited number of clients whose counselor deems in-person sessions necessary). Face Coverings are required while inside all buildings. 
Youth programming in Cimarron and Landfall is renewing in-person activities which will be structured by current public-health directives. Coordinators will offer outdoor programming in hour-long sessions with limited numbers of participants in each group. Staff are working with families to get this new model implemented.
Both 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.
Phone: (651) 789-7605
Limiting services to emergency care only.
A patient having a dental emergency would be someone experiencing pain and/or swelling needing care right away. Phone lines are open 8am-3pm.
All events are cancelled
Phone: (651) 351-0496
Monetary donations appreciated
Phone: (651) 439-5330
Lakeview Community Health
Phone: (651) 439-8734
Lakeview Health Foundation (Financial Contributions)
Phone: (651) 439-4556 
Lakeview Homecare, Hospice and Palliative Care
Phone: (651) 439-3320
Lakeview Hospital
Phone: (651) 439-5330
Stillwater Medical Group
Phone: (651) 439-1234
Phone : (651) 439-2609

You can pre-order your meals for curbside pick-up at 9:30 -10 a.m. too. Here’s the link

Phone : (651) 489-2273
Suspended all in-person appointments
Phone: (612) 333-7740
The website offers tools to help make and practice a preparedness plan.
AmeriCorps members who are currently with our Reading Corps and Math Corps programs in Washington County East may be available to fill volunteer needs and opportunities while area schools are closed.
Phone:(651) 773-8401
Phone: (651) 222-5836
SMRLS is asking that clients contact them via email or phone rather than come into the SMRLS offices. Thank you.

Our building and services are closed to the public, however our help line and emails are continuing to be monitored and responded to. We invite folks to continue to call 651.762.9124 and leave a message to let us know what your needs are. Based on this, we will make plans to continue to serve our neighbors in need. Shelter and rental assistance will continue to be offered, however we are not receiving any new shelter intakes at this time

Phone:(612) 825-0000

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.


Phone: (651) 430-2739
Building closed to the public.

Food provided through drive up service model, with no appointment needed, during regular walk in hours.

For resource assistance, financial assistance or for any other service-related needs, call main line (651-430-2739)

Beginning Wednesday, July 22 we’ll start accepting clothing and food donations every Monday and Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. For the safety of everyone involved, it will be a no-contact, drive-up donation model.

We're open for drive-up food service M/W/F from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and T/Th 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Please visit for general information and ways to help

*Valley Outreach is offering Free Food Drive-Thru on 8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, and 9,28. For more information click here. 

Phone: (651) 439-8800
Youth Services Bureau is now offering telehealth for clients and families during this time. Please call our office at 651-439-8800 for more details.

Additional Food Resources

Food Resources
Online:  Find Help Map
Phone: Call the MN Helpline Phone Number (interpreters are available), 1-888-711-1151
Phone:  (715) 338-0332
Address:  1500 Vine Street, Hudson, WI 54016
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-12:30pm and Tuesday 4-6pm
Or call for an appointment



For direct information from the Minnesota Department of Health click here


For direct information regarding Minnesota Unemployement click here

We are here to support you and our community!

We need your help to continue to provide these critical services in Washington County! If you would like to help us and make sure our neighbors do not suffer during this pandemic, please consider making a financial donation.  Together, we can make your dollar work so much harder to support our community at this crucial time.

We are YOUR United Way, fighting for the health, basic needs, youth and self-sufficiency of everyone in our community. Our mission is to united our community and local resources to give each person the opportunity to build a better life. Together, we will lift our community back up and emerge from this crisis stonger.