Local resources, ways to help during COVID-19 pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people either need help or are looking to help.

Below is a list of helpful services such as mental health hotlines, as well as places to donate money, volunteer opportunities and community services. If you know of something that should be added to the list, email web@kstp.com.

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  • Minnesota Food Pantries: Food Assistance
  • YMCA: Childcare
  • Meals on Wheels: Food delivery
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
  • Minnesota Day One Domestic Violence hotline: 1-866-223-1111
  • NAMI video support groups
  • Veterans linkline: 1-888-LinkVet
  • Senior linkline: 800-333-2433
  • Disability hub MN: 866-333-2466

Those looking for opportunities in Minnesota can also use the #MeetTheNeedMN hashtag in their social media searches


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