Twin Cities Community Resources
In our work at Guild, we are all too familiar with inequity, injustice, and racism. The killing of George Floyd is a community tragedy and we stand in solidarity with those who are mourning. We are appalled by the continued violence against people of color, and we promise to work with and within our communities to drive positive change. We also understand that these events have left many in our communities without the proper resources to meet their needs. If you are unsure of how to get food, shelter, or other resources during this time, please check out our Twin Cities community resources list below. We will update this post on an ongoing basis. For those looking to help or become more educated around the current events, we’ve added resources for you, too!
- Your County: Visit your county’s website to find temporary shelter options.
- Minnesota Shelter Directory: View the directory to find shelter options in your community.
- Day One: Connects victims/survivors of domestic violence to resources, including emergency shelter and safe housing.
- United Way 2-1-1: Provides individuals with services available in their county.
- Minnesota Recovery Connection: Offers peer support and peer recovery resources and services.
Mental Health Resources:
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideations, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
- Connect with Guild’s Community Access team at 651-925-8490. We offer an array of mental health services ranging from residential services to community-based services.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Learn more about mental health or call the lifeline 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255 to speak with someone about what you are experiencing.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Provides education on mental illness and mental health services.
- Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH): Offers education about mental health for children and services for those experiencing mental illness.
If your pharmacy has been damaged or closed, here is some advice from the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy.
- Try to call the pharmacy you normally use. Likely they will pass you along to the nearest pharmacy that can assist. These pharmacies will be able to look up and fill your prescriptions. If you have difficulty or cannot travel, ask if they can mail your prescriptions.
- If you cannot contact your pharmacy, contact another one that is nearby. They can contact your doctor and get your prescriptions filled. Keep in mind, they will have to get in contact with the prescribing doctor before they can fill the order.
Community Resources Specifically for IBPOC:
Where to Donate
- Updated list of donation spots from Reclaim the Block.
- Donate to Guild to support our mental health and community services.
- Twin Cities aid and distribution.
- Help small businesses on Lake Street.
- Help small businesses in Saint Paul.
- Support Northside businesses in Minneapolis.
- The Healing Justice Network.
- George Floyd response donation opportunities.
- Mutual aid opportunities and a lot more!
Talking to Kids about Race
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: A Resource Roundup.
- How families can support children.
- Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality. and Protests.
- 7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People.
Educational Resources for White Individuals:
- Learn about individual, cultural, and institutional racism.
- A Guide to White Privilege: an illustrated series!
- 75 Things White People can do for Racial Justice.
- Listen to Code Switch, an NPR podcast.
- Decolonize your bookshelf! Make sure that for every book you read of someone that looks like you, read a book from someone who doesn’t. Here’s a list to get you started!
- And finally, advocate for those around you. Speak up and speak out against racism in our community.
- Learn about what it means to be an actor, ally, or accomplice.
- Learn more about how to become anti-racist.
- More resources for allies!
Additional Education Resources:
- Self-Care in Times of Distress.
- Self-care list from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- Seven strategies to help manage trauma.
See Twin Cities community resources that are out-of-date or want to contribute to this list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.