Twin Cities Community Organizations & Support Services for Families

Twin Cities Community Organizations & Support Services for Families

Community Organizations and Resources for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

Help for Children and Families in the Twin Cities Area

Autism & Special Needs Support Services

  • AUSM – Autism Society of Minnesota provides therapy, resources, trainings and event/camp information.
  • Autism Allies – Provides a resource guide of providers who have experience working with patients who have ASD, special needs and sensory challenges. The resource guide also provides several links to equipment and supplies to better meet special needs.
  • Family Voices of Minnesota – Peer to peer support services and connection with others who have a child with complex special healthcare needs or disabilities as well as resources and information.
  • Fraser – Providing a variety of support services for children of all ages with autism and special needs and their families.

Child Abuse Prevention & Support Services

  • Family Enhancement Center – Providing individual and family therapy as well as various groups and activities to address trauma sustained through physical, mental or sexual abuse.
  • Safe Horizon – Call 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) for resources for domestic and child abuse. You can also chat online on their website.
  • The Bridge For Youth – Provides runaway and homeless youth safe shelter, assists  in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts and reunites families whenever possible.

Counseling Support Services

Crisis Support Services

  • Crisis Text Line – Teens and others can text whether alone or in a crowded room to receive 24/7 crisis support. Text Home  to 741741.
  • MHA Crisis Help Line – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Sexual Assualt Hotline – Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
  • The Trevor Project – A crisis line for LGBTQ youth. Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.
  • Trans Lifeline – A crisis line run by other trans community members for trans and questioning callers. Call 877-565-8860 for the US.

Grief, Loss & Serious Medical Condition Support

  • Faith’s Lodge – A peaceful escape and support for parents or caregivers struggling with the loss of a child or a medically complex condition.
  • Open Arms of Minnesota – Helping to cook and deliver free and nutritious meals to those living with a life threatening illness, as well as their caretakers and dependents.
  • Psychotherapy & Healing Associates– Offering many support services, including a miscarriage and early pregnancy loss support group.

Parenting Support Services

  • African-American Babies Coalition – Providing culturally supportive services through various groups and education for African-American Families.
  • Centro Tyrone Guzman – Offering a variety of social services support to the Latinx community, from early childhood to the elderly.
  • CLUES – Offering a variety of social services support to the Latinx community, from early childhood to the elderly.
  • Early Childhood & Family Education – Offering parenting education and support services from birth to age 3/4 along with social interaction opportunities for children.
  • Hmong-American Partnership (HAP) – Offering a variety of social services support to the Hmong, Southeast Asian and other immigrant and refugee communities.
  • Help Me Grow Minnesota – Providing milestone and growth resources to ensure a child is developing appropriately. They also offer an in-home assessment for your child if you have any concerns about their development.
  • JFCS – Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis offers a variety of social services support to the Jewish community, from early childhood to the elderly.
  • SOMFAM – Somali Youth and Family Development Center helps immigrant families find resources and support services for overcoming cultural and language barriers.

Technology Resources

  • PCs for People – Providing low-cost computers, laptops, accessories and internet for those in need. They also offer electronics recycling.

Treatment Resources & Support Services

  • RS Eden – Supportive Housing, Recovery and Re-entry Services for those struggling with substance abuse or release from incarceration.
  • RS Eden Women’s Program-A substance abuse recovery program for women that provides support, housing and mental health services while keeping them with their children.
  • Wayside Recovery Center – With a focus on women seeking recovery treatment for drug use, they provide both outpatient and inpatient options with a holistic approach.
  • Wayside Recovery Center Family Treatment Center – The same amazing help delivered at Wayside Recovery Center, but addressing the needs and trauma of both mother and child. The Family Treatment Center keeps a mother together with her children during the mother’s residential treatment program to avoid the trauma of separation.