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*updated 4-1-2020

 

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 $200,000! Read the press release here! 

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


 

Food Resources
Online:  Find Help Map
Phone: Call the MN Helpline Phone Number (interpreters are available), 1-888-711-1151
 
Free Meals for kids while they’re out of school: Hunger Solutions will continue to update this.

 

For direct information from the Minnesota Department of Health click here

 

For direct information regarding Minnesota Unemployement click here

 


"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 bturnblad@ci.stillwater.mn.us."
 


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 dwortz@2harvest.org
  • Businesses that want to donate packaging, cleaning/sanitizing supplies and other non-food items should email donations@chowgirls.net
  • Individuals who want to volunteer their time and cooking expertise should express their interest with an email to volunteer@chowgirls.net

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.

 


 

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. 
 
 In this difficult time, we want you to know that Canvas Health is OPEN and here for you and your family. You can talk with a therapist from the comfort of your own home via computer, tablet, or phone with camera capabilities. Take care of your mental health and substance use needs! We are here for you! 
 
Phone: (651) 439- 7434
Tax aide services suspended
Older adults' programs cancelled
Fare for all postponed
Volunteers available to help residents needing assistance

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.

 

Phone: (651) 241-3820
Suspending all non-essential/non-urgent visits in clinics until further notice.
Using an urgency ranking system to determine which currently scheduled surgeries and procedures will proceed.
We are closed until further notice for classes, stay fit, and independent use of the pools and fitness center.  For therapy, we are seeing urgent patients only.
 
Phone: (651) 439-2446

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.

Cancelling all onsite trainings through April 10th
 
Phone: (651) 439-4840
Website: familymeans.org

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 have been postponed until further notice

All events through April 30 postponed

Older Adult programming temporarily suspended

Youth programming in Cimarron and Laandfall postponed

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.
 
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
Our Community Kitchen will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for takeout and pick-up only until further notice. We are located at 214 3rd Sr. N., Stillwater, MN inside Ascension Episcopal Church. Our menu is updated weekly and meals can be pre-ordered for curbside pick-up. Gluten-friendly and vegetarian options are available. All are welcome.

Take out, Pick up Only

 
Phone : (651) 489-2273
Suspended all in-person appointments
Phone: (612) 333-7740
The Ready.gov 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

Website: solidgroundmn.org

 
Phone: (651) 222-5836

Website: smrls.org

Phone:(651) 762-9124
Our building and services are closed through March 31, 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
Websitetubman.org

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.

 

 
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)

Effective Monday, March 30, we will no longer accept drive-up food and personal care item donations – for the time being.

Please visit valleyoutreachmn.org for general information and ways to help.
 
Phone: (651) 342-1266

No client hours through March 27th

Continuing to process scholarship requests

 
Phone: (651) 439-8800
Website: ysb.net
All three offices currently remain open
In process of implementing telehealth as option for clients
Youth Service Bureau is open to serve clients at all three locations: Stillwater, Woodbury, and Cottage Grove.
 
Youth Service Bureau will serve clients regardless of their ability to pay.
 
Call 651-439-8800 to confirm your existing appointment, or to schedule a new appointment.
 

Delivery Services:

Phone:  (651) 642-1892
8441 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 160, Golden Valley, MN 55426 
Our Store To Door grocery assistance, home support and transportation services provide help with in-home tasks and chores.
 
Phone: (651) 439- 7434
2300 Orleans Street W, Stillwater, MN 55082
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 grocery, meal or medication delivery.
Website: shop.cub.com
Cub offers Online Grocery Shopping with Grocery Delivery Services! We’ll deliver your groceries in as little as 1 hour to your home or office seven days a week. Plus, get free delivery on your first grocery order of $35 or more.
How it works: Shop Walmart’s food selection online anytime, anywhere. You can even use the Walmart Grocery App and start shopping now. Then, choose a convenient pickup or delivery time.
 
Website:  shipt.com
We know you have your go-to products from your favorite stores. That’s why we deliver from
local and national retailers people love – like Target, Petco, or CVS.
 
Website:  amazon.com
Just for Prime members — skip the lines, skip the traffic and get your Whole Foods Market favorites delivered with Prime. Getting your groceries is easy. Shop with Prime. Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.
 
Target/Kowalskis
*Uses Shipt for delivery

Additional Food Resources

Meals for kids while they’re out of school: Hunger Solutions will continue to update this.http://www.hungersolutions.org/2020/03/16/meals-for-kids-during-covid-19-closings/
 
Hudson Food Shelf
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

 

Phone: (715) 246-5255
Address:  144 3rd Street, Unit D, New Richmond, WI 54017
 
Distribution Update due to COVID-19
To follow the guidelines of social distancing, we will be going to a curbside pick-up system. ​When arriving to Five Loaves, please park and stay in your car.  A volunteer will bring you a shopping list.  Please make the selections you would like on the shopping list.  A volunteer will then shop, pack your food for you, and bring it to your car.  ​
We will still follow our normal distribution hours:
Monday 6-7:30 pm
Tuesday 10- Noon
Wednesday 2-4 pm
Thursday 6-7:30 pm
 
Cub Foods
Phone: (651) 430-2350- Main
Phone: (651) 430-2362- Pharmacy
1801 Market Drive, Stillwater, MN 55082
Store Open 24 hrs.  Pharmacy open 6am-10pm
We ask for your help in taking care of all of our neighbors. We welcome health care professionals, first responders, the elderly and high risk customers to shop from 6-7 a.m. to provide proper social distancing. We ask that all others wait to shop until after 7 a.m. to help keep everyone safe.
 
Wal-Mart-Oak Park Heights
Phone: (651) 439-7476
5815 Norell Ave N, Oak Park Heights, MN, 55082
To better support customers age 60 and up, our stores will host a special shopping hour from 6 am to 7 am every Tuesday, Mar. 24 through Apr. 28. It will start one hour before stores open to the public, and pharmacies will be available during this time, as well. Vision centers will also be open to help with emergency and essential needs only. 

Additional Resources

St Paul Lutheran Church Gentle Tai Chi online
Daily at 10am. Special Fan Tai Chi on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 9:15 before regular class.
Via the Zoom app on computer, tablet or phone. Either go to Zoom website, then enter class ID 492-126-506. 
Or go to this link https://zoom.us/j/492126506  
If it's your first time, you will be prompted to download the app. Say yes to questions about audio & video to allow you to see and hear friends. Instructor will control audio/visual after class starts. Prop up your phone, line up your screens. If your desktop computer doesn't have a camera - you can still see and hear the class, we just might not see you!
Virtual room will be open 15 minutes before class.  Monday, Friday and Saturday starts earlier with Fan Tai Chi 9:15--9:45am before regular class.
Feel free to forward this information to anyone you think may enjoy joining the classes.

 

Phone:  (651) 642-1892
8441 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 160, Golden Valley, MN 55426
Help At Your Door is a nonprofit serving seniors and individuals with disabilities across Minnesota’s seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area
Our Store To Door grocery assistance, home support and transportation services provide help with in-home tasks and chores
Help at Your Door has been monitoring the recent developments around the spread of the coronavirus infection, COVID-19, and has determined that it will continue to offer grocery assistance and delivery, transportation, and home support services to seniors during this difficult time period

 


We are here to support you and our community!