Let’s Talk: Navigating Resources and Support during COVID-19

April 03, 2020

As we move into what appears to be a new reality arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, we may be encountering experiences and needs that are new to us. The typical resources we utilized may no longer be available in the same way. Furthermore, the emotional health of yourself and your children may be impacted in overwhelming and unique ways. 

Through this challenging time, please know there are resources available to help keep you afloat and aid you in practicing self-care, flexibility, understanding, and compassion. 

Please consult the following local resources that aid in helping you access daily necessities:

  • Community Thread  – access to services such as check-in phone calls, food and medical supplies/medication delivery, and transportation to essential medical appointments.

  • Valley Outreach  – food delivery, financial assistance, and other basic needs

  • United Way  – assistance accessing food, paying housing bills, or other essential services: Dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-211

  • St. Croix Family Resource Center - helps youth and families with sustainable housing, financial stability, and healthy community connections

  • MSP COVID Mutual Aid   – offering resources and assistance to others in need

The following articles provide tips and tools to help families adjust to the new reality that is arising from COVID-19:


Please note that there are many agencies available to provide mental health support using telehealth. Go here to locate mental health and substance use disorder services!