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For mental and behavioral health providers

Mental and behavioral health providers and community cultural healers may apply for funding for between $2,500 - $7,500 through the Division of Race and Equity's COVID-19 Emergency Mental Health Fund to serve residents experiencing increased stress and trauma due to the coronavirus outbreak. These temporary funds are available to provide short term relief to those in crisis who don't have access, or have limited access, to in-person help. Read more and apply...

Resources

State of Minnesota

This list of State resources is compiled from resources at DEED, MDE, DHS, MDH, DHS, MHFA, the Courts, and the Attorney
General’s office.

Courts

Discrimination and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Employers

Scams and Price Gouging

Travel Insurance

Job loss and employment

Worker Protections

Housing

Legal advice and information for renters

Housing questions hotline

  • Call Minnesota Housing at:
    651-296-8215 for single-family housing
    651-297-4455 for multi-family buildings

The Tenant Resource Center

  • Eviction and homelessness prevention
  • Emergency assistance
  • Mediation
  • Workforce
  • Legal assistance
  • www.trc2020.com
  • Call 612-302-3180 and leave a message on the voicemail.

Additional resources

Health

  • MNsure Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Special Enrollment Period 
    MNsure is offering a special enrollment period for uninsured individuals in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you qualify, you can enroll in health insurance from March 23 through Tuesday, April 21. View eligibility and details in the link above.
  • For health questions call the Minnesota Department of Health hotline between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:1-800-657-3903

Food

Internet

Schools and childcare

Child Care

Hennepin County

Immigrants and Refugees

Seniors

Online and Phone Bank Senior Resources

Isolated Senior Outreach Services

Caregiver Support

In-Home Maintenance and Cleaning Services

  • Most in-home services have been suspended

Medicare/Medical Support

  • Senior Community Services
    • Medicare Partners, a program that relieves Medicare co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs, will continue to operate as normal, and members may join by applying online by clicking here or by phone/email: 952-767-0665, [email protected]
  • Southeast Seniors
    • Will provide rides ONLY to essential medical appointments
    • Staff may be working from home at times, so please leave a voicemail message if they don’t answer. Messages will be returned as soon as possible
  • Community Healthcare Services
    • Address concerns, answer questions, provide disease specific education, direct services through current community resources, monitor health and current care needs, get assistance to stay on track with treatment plans and health goals, keep up to date with preventive services. Address ongoing chronic conditions to help avoid crisis care episodes. 952-777-2244, [email protected]
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Newsroom Press Releases
  • Go4Life Workout Videos
    • Free online workout videos specially designed for older adults that can be done at home from the National Institute on Aging

Special Shopping Hours

Special shopping hours are times set aside by businesses so those most vulnerable to COVID-19 can shop with less risk of infection from others. These groups generally includes seniors, those with compromised immune systems, first responders and others.

General COVID-19 Information for Seniors

 

Last updated Mar 30, 2020

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