RECOVERY SUPPORT RESOURCES

If you’re pursuing recovery from an eating disorder, financial hardship can make completing essential treatment challenging or unattainable. Living expenses that seem small in comparison to the cost of treatment, such as rent or transportation costs, can be overwhelming obstacles, especially if you’re navigating time off from work or school for treatment.

That’s why in addition to providing living-expense grants up to $500 to help quickly remove the simple—but very real—barriers to intensive treatment, we’ve created this list of additional resources that can help improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to support programs.


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Bridge to Benefits has developed a comprehensive list of resources available to Minnesotans during the length of the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Feeding America feeds the hungry through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in nearly every community in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Food is free without any expectation of payment or donation. Use website to find local food banks, as well as to determine eligibility for federal food assistance including SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps) and meal programs for children.

Hunger Solutions MN works to end hunger in the state of Minnesota by assuring food security for all Minnesotans. Find local programs using the “Find Help” button. 

Open Arms of MN serves those those living with co-occurring illnesses including Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Cancer, ESRD (end stage renal disease), CHF (congestive heart failure), COPD. Additionally, during the length of the COVID-19 pandemic, Open Arms is making temporary exceptions and serving a wider variety of individuals who need quarantining. At this time, eligible clients may include COVID-19 positive patients or patients with other critical illnesses outside of our core clients. Contact them for more information.

Community Aid Network (MPLS) is a volunteer-led mutual aid site located in Minneapolis, MN.  CANMN distributes food, baby supplies, personal care items, household supplies. They serve everyone at their site, regardless of location or income level. They do not collect any personal information from community members, and do not require them to prove residence, immigration status, or income. Visit their website to place orders online for pick-up or delivery, and to view distribution times. 

First Nations Kitchen is a justice-focused organization focused on providing food to indigenous people who would not otherwise have access to high-quality, fresh organic food in an environment of radical hospitality and cultural empowerment. View their website for distribution information and resources.

For College Students: Campus Cupboards (Augsburg University, Normandale College, other locations across the country. Check with your college to see if this resource is available)

 

Metro Transit TAP (Transit Assistance Program) for Minnesotans  offers affordable passes for lower income residents in Minnesota. 

Community Action Partnership provide a variety of services as a last line of defense for community members. Services vary by county, but may include medical transportation and/or vehicle repair programs. Use the interactive map to find your local CAP agency and inquire about specific programs you may be eligible for.

The following agencies provide clothing for free. Please contact the agency prior to arrival to confirm hours and availability.

Ready for Success

Dress for Success (women only):

  • 1549 University Ave W # 1, St Paul, MN 55104
  • Phone: 651-227-7669

Martha’s Closet

  • Women only; must be referred. Check with your treatment team.
  • 500 Cedar Street, Saint Paul MN 55101
  • Phone: (651) 457-7722

Saint Thomas More Swap Shop:

  • 1079 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
  • Phone: (651) 227-7669

Union Gospel Mission:

  • 77 9th Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101
  • Phone: (651) 228-1800

Central Lutheran Church Clothes Closet/St. Stephen’s Human Services

  • 333 S. 12 St., Minneapolis – (612) 870-4416
  • Monday (9:30 – 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.), Tuesday and Wednesday (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.), and Thursday (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Clothing service is located in a “triple wide” trailer at the rear of the church’s parking lot/garage (near 16th Street). Please call the church for specific directions
  • Clients may use the service one time per week.

Cornerstone Ministry (Park Ave. Church)

  • 3400 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis – (612) 825-6863
  • Entrance on parking lot side of building –
  • All you can fit in a bag for $1.00
  • Wednesday (4:30 – 6:00 p.m.)

Marie Sandvik Center

  • 1112 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis 612-870-9617
  • Sunday (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.), men’s clothing – Tuesday (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) and Thursday (12:00 – 2:00 p.m.),women’s and children’s clothing

Oak Park Neighborhood Center

  • 1701 Park Ave. N., Minneapolis 612-377-7000
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Sabathani Community Center

  • 310 E. 38 St., Room 129, Minneapolis – (612) 821-2347 or (612) 821-2397
  • Monday – Thursday (9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Bring a photo ID and plan to arrive no later than 11:15 a.m. for morning hours or 2:45 p.m. for afternoon hours

Stephen’s Free Store

  • 2211 Clinton Ave. S., Minneapolis 612-874-0311
  • Tuesday – Thursday (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Shiloh Temple

  • 1201 W. Broadway, Minneapolis, 612-302-1463
  • Open mornings but call first

Childcare Assistance Program: provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care so that parents may pursue employment or education leading to employment, and that children are well cared for and prepared to enter school. Under “Family eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program” click “Application process for families to receive child care assistance”

MN Afterschool Advance (MAA): If your household income is under $33,500 in 2020 and 2021 and you file taxes, MAA can use a tool called the K-12 Education Tax Credit plus scholarship dollars from Youthprise to get you a Chromebook for no additional cost, plus save you 75% or more on afterschool and summer activities like tutoring, music lessons, and driver’s education. Visit their website to learn more about how it works, if you qualify, and to apply. 

Prepare + Prosper a nonprofit organization working o build financial health and provide access to quality tax and financial services. Specically, they provide free tax and financial services, financial coaching, and access to financial products such as FAIR banking. Visit their website to learn more and see if you qualify.

United Community Action Partnership provides free tax clinics. Visit their website to learn more and find a clinic in your community. 

Heat, Electricity, and Gas

 

Internet and Phone Services

Comcast and CenturyLink now offer low-cost internet services plan for $9.95 plus tax per month for low-income families.

  • Comcast Internet Essentials low-cost plan: you must have at least one child on the School Meal Program, be on a HUD housing assistance program, be a low-income verified veteran, or a low-income senior. 
  • CenturyLink’s LifeLine Plan: at least one household member must be on the School Meal Program or at least one of the qualifying work support programs. 

PCs for People serves individuals and families that meet their eligibility requirements. Individuals can receive a computer, computer repair, internet service and learning resources.

Self-help Legal Resources (access to help with issues related to housing, medical care, unemployment compensation, disability benefits, social security, and more. Self-help resources are provided in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali, and several other languages)

 

2-1-1 Information & Referral Search  

Catholic Charities USA

County Department of Social Services or Human Services (perform an internet search for county name and ‘Dept. of Social Services’, ex. Cook County Dept. of Social Services)  

NeedHelpPayingBills.com Use this free website to find info on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that may provide help for paying bills, or who may distribute free stuff, or provide benefits counseling. NOTE: Use the blue buttons on the left side of the home page to filter results based upon location and need.  

Salvation Army (enter your zip code in the ‘Find a Location’ box)  

Volunteers of America  

The National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Hotline is free and confidential.

Find it at 800-273-8255.

Minnesota Crisis services provides a list of crisis numbers by county throughout Minnesota. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis and is in need of immediate help, please contact crisis services. In an emergency, you can also call **CRISIS (274747) anywhere in the state of Minnesota to reach the local county crisis team.

Ramsey County Crisis: Residents over the age of 18 can also access the new Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health located at 402 University Avenue East, St. Paul, MN. 

Walk-In Counseling Center offers completely free and anonymous counseling, with no appointment needed. 

YOGA

On Demand Yoga Videos

Free and reduced price yoga & fitness Minneapolis Parks

Free and reduced price yoga & fitness in St. Paul parks

Individual and group offerings that support healing, enrich recovery, and create a virtual community for those affected by eating disorders

MEDITATION

Community Meditation Center

The Meditation Center

Headspace App

Calm App

JOURNALING/WRITING

Recovery Writes: a place to write, learn, connect, and grow with others in eating disorder recovery

Mental Health Resources for college students: https://namimn.org/college/

Washburn Center for Children Pathways program: providing mentorship, scholarships, and training to empower people of color to enter the mental health field.


Disclaimer: The information on this page has been collected to provide guidance only. Individuals should contact agencies to confirm details and eligibility. Additionally, WithAll is not directly affiliated with any of the agencies listed on this page, and therefore is not responsible for information that is wrongly identified or listed here. Please use this information at your own discretion, and always work with your treatment team if you need additional assistance.