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Resources for Families

Each school in the district is staffed with a licensed social worker, a trained mental health professional, to assist and support all students. In addition to support services, school social workers can connect students and families to various resources in the community.

Our school social workers have compiled this comprehensive resources list below for Fridley families. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with your school's social worker. 
 


Food

Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) – (763) 789-2444

  • Food Shelf & Thrift Store
  • Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 8am-4:30pm & Wednesday 10am-7:30pm
  • 627 38th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP) – (763) 566-9600

  • No Barriers Youth Food Shelf – Wednesdays 3-6pm
  • 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
     

Housing

Heading Home - Anoka County Housing Collaborative - (763) 324-1215

Anoka Co. Shelter/Housing List

  • Provides shelter resources for adults, youth, and families

Central MN Legal Aid - (612) 332-8151

  • Legal support for evictions, access to housing

Emergency Assistance (EA) 

  • Support for families at risk of eviction/utility cut-off

Homeline - (612) 728-5767

 


Internet Resources

Internetessentials.com - 1-855-846-8376

  • Information from Comcast about offering Wifi for free during this time can be found here.
  • Comcast offers free Wifi for the first 60 days of service: more information here.

Charter/Spectrum - 

  • The Spectrum Internet Assist program is available to anyone who doesn’t have internet access free for 60 days. Call 1-844-488-8395.

Emergency Broadband Benefit - Eligible households can receive a $50 monthly reduction on internet service bills, along with other benefits. Click here to view the EBB flyer.

Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply for EAP:

  • Households contact their local EAP service provider to apply for EAP.

Households find their EAP provider:

Xcel Energy - Suspends Service Disconnections - https://www.xcelenergy.com/covid-19_response
 


Mental Health

Crisis Text Line 24/7 – Text “MN” to 741741

  • Text 24-hour crisis hotline offering counseling and crisis intervention services.

Alexandra House, Domestic Violence – (763) 780-2330

  • 24-hour helpline for those who experience domestic and sexual violence.

United Way, Resource Specialist for State of MN – Call 211 or (800) 543-7709

  • 24-hour helpline that offers information about food, housing, employment, transportation, health services, eldercare, and other crisis hotlines.

Fraser Hope Line - (612) 446-HOPE (4673) 

  • Get help supporting your student's social-emotional health, incorporating sensory supports into the home environment, accessing care coordination and other community resources, and managing parent mental health

**If you need support with a mental health referral or specific resource, please contact your student’s school social worker.
 


Physical Health 

Child & Teen Checkups

  • Anoka County: (763) 422-6932
  • Hennepin County: (612) 348-5131
  • Staff available to connect families to community resources, appointment scheduling, finding medical and dental providers, information about Medical Assistance, MN Care, etc.

North Metro Pediatrics – (763) 783-3722

  • Non-profit pediatric primary care clinic providing medical services (physical exams, immunizations, health education, ADHD assessments, and sick visits).

Neighborhood HealthSource - (612) 588-9411

  • Non-profit primary care clinic serving North and Northeast Minneapolis and the northern suburbs.
  • Medical Care, Behavioral Health, Substance Use, Community Health, etc.

Fridley Children’s & Teenager’s Medical Center P.A – 763-333-7722 

  • Pediatric and teenage practice that deals with health and well-being – ADD/ADHD, asthma, nutrition, etc.

Nucleus Clinic – (763) 755-5300

  • Low cost and no cost birth control and reproductive health care.
  • Open Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays – call for an appointment.
     

Youth Services 

Youth Services Network (YSNMN)

  • An app that provides links to youth shelters, food/basic needs, counseling, drop-in centers, medical, and employment.

Hope4Youth – (763) 323-2066 

  • Drop-In Center Monday-Friday from 2 pm-7 pm.
  • Services for youth (ages 16-23) experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
  • 2665 4th Ave. N., Suite 40, Anoka. Bus route 805 & 850. Northstar Route 888.
  • Services include food shelf, clothing closer, shower, laundry, computer/internet, case management, and hot meals.

The Bridge for Youth – (612) 377-8800 

  • Services for youth including case management, short-term emergency shelter, crisis intervention, family counseling, etc.
  • 1111 West 22nd Street, Minneapolis, 55405, Bus Route 6

YMCA Youth Resource Line – (763) 493-3052

  • Free message line for youth 12-24 who are homeless or at-risk. The YMCA staff will help you problem-solve with information on community resources and referrals.
  • Line available 8am-8pm, leave a message with your name/number and they will call you back.

Annex Teen Clinic

  • A sexual health clinic that provides confidential health services and education to youth.
     

LGBTQI+

ConnecQT 

  • Host home program, through Avenues for Youth that provides LGBTQI+ youth culturally responsive housing within their community of choice.

Reclaim! 

  • Provides financially and culturally accessible care to queer and trans youth and their families.

Outfront MN

  • Advocacy group that works with the LGBTQI+ community in Minnesota. Education, Community Organizing, Public Policy, Anti-violence, Youth and Schools, etc.
     


BIPOC

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC) Resources List
 


MISC. 

Parenting Groups through Lee Carlson of Fridley – (763) 780-3036

  • Free
  • Separated for elementary age and middle school/high school age
     

COVID-19 Resources 


Resources available through Fridley Public Schools (FPS)

  • Alexandra House
    • Provides domestic, sexual, and relationship violence support to students and families.
       
  • Lee Carlson Center
    • Provides mental health services to FPS students. In school and out of school options available.
       
  • YMCA
    • Provides basic needs (food, clothing, housing) support to students and families.
       
  • Know the Truth Prevention Program
    • Provides substance use education and supportive services to youth. Presentations, groups, and 1v1 sessions for FMS, FHS, and ALC students.

 

Click here to view this full Resources List in a printable Google document

school support services contacts

Fridley High School
Kelsey Knutson
School Social Worker
Phone: 763-502-5660
kelsey.knutson@fridley.k12.mn.us

Justin Reese
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Phone: 763-502-5638
justin.reese@fridley.k12.mn.us


Fridley ALC
MacKenzie Diessner
School Social Worker
Phone: 763-502-5145
mackenzie.diessner@fridley.k12.mn.us


Fridley Middle School
Jaimie Beran
School Social Worker
Phone: 763-502-5575
jaimie.beran@fridley.k12.mn.us

Aloda Sims
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Phone: 763-502-5406
aloda.sims@fridley.k12.mn.us


Hayes Elementary
Bethany Grove
School Social Worker
Phone: 763-502-5232
bethany.grove@fridley.k12.mn.us

Yusuf Mohamud
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Phone: 763-502-5220
yusuf.mohamud@fridley.k12.mn.us


Stevenson Elementary
Caitlin Ostman
School Social Worker
Phone: 763-502-5310
caitlin.ostman@fridley.k12.mn.us


Fridley Preschool & Community Center
Alaina Dehnke
School Social Worker
Phone: 763-502-5121
alaina.dehnke@fridley.k12.mn.us

Xong Yang
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Phone: 763-502-5125
xong.yang@fridley.k12.mn.us


Districtwide
Anne Rae
Districtwide Social Worker
Phone: 763-502-5453
anne.rae@fridley.k12.mn.us

Suzan Samaha
Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Phone: 763-502-5063
suzan.samaha@fridley.k12.mn.us