Community Resources, June 2020

Jun 2, 2020

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!

Food Resources

Shelter Resources

  • 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.

Pharmacy Resources

If your pharmacy has been damaged or closed, here is some advice from the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy.

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

Store Information

Where to Donate

Talking to Kids about Race

Educational resources for white individuals:

Self-Care:

See Twin Cities community resources that are out-of-date or want to contribute to this list? Email marcomm@guildservices.org.