Supports and resources available to families during COVID-19. Please contact a Lyndale School Social Worker if you need assistance.
NEW! Thanksgiving meal distribution on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10am-noon at Regents Assembly, 810 W 31st St.
General COVID-19 Resources (Food, Housing, Health, Mental Health)
- MPS Student Supports
Information about MPS School Meal Box pick-up, mental health support, tutoring/homework help, enrichment activities and more.
- MPS Family Resources
Information about School Meal Box pick-up, local food shelves, child care options, mental health and wellness, public assistance and resources, and more.
- MPS Family Resource Center
- Hennepin County Community Resources
- HACER COVID-19 hotline — 651-304-6145
A statewide effort to provide accurate and culturally relevant information to Latinx communities in Minnesota regarding COVID-19. If you or anyone in your community has questions or concerns about where to get tested, what to do while you wait for your results, how to manage if you've tested positive, need food or housing resources, or have any other questions about COVID-19, simply call 651-304-6145 and you will be directed to speak with one of our specialists. Program coordinators and hotline specialists are trained to best understand the needs of the Latinx community around the state as they relate to COVID-19 and will offer resources provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, the CDC, and other local organizations. This service is available in both Spanish and English. (For Spanish, press 1).
COVID-19 Information and Testing
- COVID-19 information from the Minnesota Department of Health
- COVID-19 Testing Events — City of Minneapolis / Hennepin County / Minnesota Dept. of Health
Mental Health Resources
Do you need extra support around parenting, managing distance learning (either as a parent or a teacher), coping with loss, or any of the other many impacts that COVID-19 is having on our community? Resource information or support in handling challenges related to COVID-19 is available from Watercourse Counseling at no cost and with no qualifying criteria. Staff may not be able to answer immediately but will return calls within 24 hours to provide support and/or resource information.
- Somali: 612-767-8659
- Spanish: 612-767-4158
- English: 612-767-8661
Find information about Lyndale’s School-Based Therapy and Mental Health Resources provided by Watercourse Counseling