Thank you to Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) for developing this extensive list of resources. Note: Resources contain information current at the time of posting.
Information about COVID-19
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Additional Resources and Materials
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- How to Prepare
- Coping with Stress
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID 19
- Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- World Health Organization
- Q & A on Coronavirus
- UMN Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy – COVID-19 Resource Center
Fact Sheets & Resources for Community
- TPT Twin Cities PBS (multiple languages)
- Helping Prevent COVID-19 (Lao) – Video
- Resources in Hmong
- Resources in Somali
- Resources in Spanish
- COVID-19 Info in Hmong, Thai, Lao, and Khmer
- AA and NHPI In-Language Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- California Endowment COVID-19 Resources (multiple languages)
- Hand washing song (Vietnamese)
Community organized mutual aid (click on tabs at the bottom of the page for childcare, food, offers, asks, deliveries, pet, miscellaneous help, etc.)
- Northeast Minneapolis
- South Minneapolis
- West St. Paul
- Twin Cities
- COVID-19 Delivery Twin Cities Metro – This is a local network of volunteers willing and able to deliver goods to the elderly, immuno-compromised and quarantined within the Twin Cities Metro Area in Minnesota. There are 24 subgroups created to service 24 different territories of the 7 Metro Twin Cities Area of Minnesota. Please JOIN this main Group to be automatically approved in the subgroup territory pages.
Employment & Housing
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits: The Unemployment Insurance program is ready to assist workers who can’t work, workers who have had their hours reduced, and workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
- Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090;
- TTY users: 1-866-814-1252
- MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
- Federal Government Protects Most Homeowners From Foreclosure For 60 Days (3/18/2020)
- U.S. Orders Up To A Yearlong Break On Mortgage Payments (3/19/2020)
- Crisis Money Management Webinar – 3/21/2020 at 1:00 pm CST
- Apply for cash, emergency, and food assistance (SNAP) at applymn.dhs.mn.gov.
- Apply for health care assistance online at mnsure.org.
- Late Penalties, Collections Referrals, and Drivers’ License Suspensions Temporarily Stopped to Reduce Courthouse Visits
- Free Legal Help for Renters (Website is available in English, Spanish, and Somali –select language at the top.)
- English: 612-728-5767
- Spanish: 612-255-8870
- Somali: 612-255-8860
- Hmong: 612-255-7104
- Greater MN: 866-866-3546
Food & Utilities
- Food Pantries in Minnesota – listed by city
- Give Me the Mike – list of programs and restaurants that offer free food to MN families
- Second Harvest Heartland
- Loaves & Fishes
- Hunger Solutions
- Minneapolis Public Schools Meal Pick Up Locations
- Saint Paul Public Schools Meal Plan – buses drop off meals (1 week supply) at child’s bus stop
- Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association
- St. Paul Farmers Market is open on 3/21/2020 from 9 am – 1 pm in Lowertown, 5th St E, St Paul, 55101.
- Rally Around Mpls Small Biz – statuses of local restaurants (i.e., open/closed/available for takeout/delivery)
- Greater United Way Resources
- 211 – Food, Housing Bills, Childcare, Other essential services
- Xcel Energy Minnesota
- As families and communities face the challenges of COVID-19, we want to ensure our customers have the service you need to power your homes and keep your families safe. We will not disconnect service from any customers until further notice. If you have difficulty paying your bill, we are here to help. Just contact us and we will work to set up a payment plan that works for you.
- Minneapolis Wi-Fi – Free temporary Services
- CenturyLink – We will waive late fees and will not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service for the next 60 days due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19.
- Comcast Xfinity – Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
- Spectrum – Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
- T-Mobile – Starting now – ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
- Providing T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service for the next 60 days – coming soon.
- Working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers extra free data up to 5GB of data per month over the next two months.
- Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.
- AT&T – Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.
- The coronavirus pandemic is causing many hardships. If you find yourself in financial trouble and unable to pay your bill, we’re here to help you. Please contact us at 800-288-2020 for AT&T broadband, residential wireless or small business services and 611 from your AT&T device for wireless.
- Verizon – Verizon announced (March 13), for the next 60 days, it will waive late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus. In addition, the company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.
- In addition,Verizon announced support for relief efforts across communities impacted by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by tripling its monthly data allowance for its Verizon Innovative Learning schools and committing $10 million to nonprofits directed at supporting students and first responders.
- As the list of nationwide K-12 schools shifting to remote learning heightens, Verizon is supporting the students and teachers in its Verizon Innovative Learning program, the company’s education initiative targeting Title 1 middle schools, by tripling their data allowances.
Families & Education
- National Public Radio (NPR)
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID 19
- The Walk-In Counseling Center provides 100% free professional counseling
- Scholastic is offering free online courses – Learn at Home
- TPT Twin Cities PBS
- How to talk to you kids about coronavirus
- Virtual Field Trips
- Virtual Museums
- A Reading of “A Map into the World”
- Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
Emergency Funds and Grants
- Otto Bremer Trust Emergency Funds for Community Organizations
- MN Council on Foundations – Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for Coronavirus
- Headwaters Foundation for Justice – Communities First Fund
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- Springboard for the Arts – Emergency Funding Resources for Artists
- Modest Needs Self-Sufficiency Emergency Grant
- Community Sharing Fund Grant
- Coronavirus Response Fund at the South Dakota Community Foundation
Information on COVID-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs (compiled by Futures without Violence–a more extensive list can be found at F&W’s website)
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
- The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483.
- The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
- National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855-2736.
Other Resource Lists
- Future Without Violence
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
- Northside Achievement Zone
- Public Health Awakened and Spirit of 1848 COVID-19 Resources (see different tabs on the bottom)
- Minnesota COVID-19 Response
Resources in Hmong
- Hmong Innovating Politics – Resources about COVID-19 in Hmong language
- KOJ YUAV TSUM PAUB DABTSI TXOG COV KABMOB CORONAVIRUS
- XAV PAUB XAV POM: SPECIAL EDITION – SIB THAM TXOG TUS KAB MOB CORONA NROG HMOOB COV KWS KHO MOB. (Video)
- Hmong Radio AM 1590 – Corona Virus Prevention (Aired on March 11, 2020)
- CeebToom Txog KabMob Coronavirus LosNtawm KoomHaum Hmoob 18 Xeem Lav Minnesota (Video)
- Message about funerals starts at 2:18
- Hmoob Twin Cities News: Mayer Melvin Cater’s Responds to Hmong 18 Clans
- LUS TSEEM CEEB TSHAJ TAWM TXOG TUS KABMOB CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 (Video)
- Message from Dr. Moua Lo (Video)
Resources in Spanish
- LO QUE DEBE SABER SOBRE EL CORONAVIRUS
- Coronavirus – Latino Community (created by Lorenzo Adolfo Castañón Gonzalez)
Resources in Somali