Community Resources

Here are some resources for families and individuals during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Please know that we are doing our best to keep things up to date, however, this is an ever changing situation and we do not always know when something has changed.  Please call the various resources listed or click on links where they are provided for the most up to date information.

Contact information for DECS’ Social Workers and School Counselors can be found on the menu to the left.  Please contact us if you find that something on this list has changed.

 

Finding Food, Paying Housing, Bills or Other Essentials

The United Way

Here a few of the supports offered by The United Way:

  •         Potential to access alternative funding streams for people who have been denied for Emergency Assistance OR require more than the maximum amount available. (Eviction, Utility Disconnect, etc.)
  •         Information and referrals for individuals with concerns about housing.
  •         Information regarding housing resources/options available in South St. Louis County
  •         General Community Resources (these change daily, so we will provide the most current, up to date information):
      • Food sites (Food shelf availability)
      • Medical supplies
      • Infant/Child needs (such as diapers, formula, etc)
      • MNsure Navigator availability
      • Shelter availability (Homeless and DV)
      • ARMHS referrals
  •         Text MNCOVID to 898211
  •         St. Louis County Link to area Resources: https://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/departments-a-z/public-health-human-services/public-health/covid-19/community-resources
  •         COVID specific Information: Covid “dashboard” information for the county as well as links to other resources:  https://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/departments-a-z/public-health-human-services/public-health/covid-19


If You or A Family Member Get Sick

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Essentia Health:  https://www.essentiahealth.org/covid-19/

St. Lukes: https://www.slhduluth.com/patients-visitors/patient-resources/covid-19/


Food Resources

Ecolibrium3 is a resource to keep you updated on what food resources are available to you during COVID-19. Click on the link to see which organizations are offering support, where they are, and when you can find them in the Duluth area.

https://www.ecolibrium3.org/covid-19-food-resources/


Information on COVID-19 and Coping for Our Families

CDC’s guide to Stress and Coping During Covid 19/Coronavirus:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Helping Children Cope:

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html


Domestic Violence Help

Safe Haven Shelter and Advocacy: 218-728-6481

Dabinoo ‘Igann Shelter and Advocacy: 218-722-2247

Domestic Abuse Intervention Project:  218-722-2781

Day One:  1-866-223-1111

 

Mental Health Crisis Help

St. Louis County (South): 218-623-1800

Birch Tree: http://www.birchtreeduluth.com/ 218-623-1800

Crisis Text Line:  Text “MN” to741741