Supports and resources available to families during COVID-19. Please contact a Lyndale School Social Worker if you need assistance.
General COVID-19 Resources (Food, Housing, Health, Mental Health)
Information about MPS School Meal Box pick-up, mental health support, tutoring/homework help, enrichment activities and more.
Information about School Meal Box pick-up, local food shelves, child care options, mental health and wellness, public assistance and resources, and more.
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 Testing & Vaccine
Learn about COVID-19 at Minnesota Department of Health — Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Information
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 language speakers: 612-767-8659
Spanish language speakers: 612-767-4158
English language speakers: 612-767-8661
Watercourse Counseling also has free parent support groups available to anyone in the community — parents, teachers, or community members. These are drop-in virtual groups and can address a wide range of topics from parent support for distance learning to grief and loss issues.
Somali language speakers: The weekly Somali Parent Support Group meeting will meet on Tuesdays from 4-5pm, starting on 11/17. Please email Kim Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to join the meeting on Google Meet.
Spanish language speakers: Grupo de Padres, Wednesdays starting December 9th at 9:00pm. Text/call Jessica at 612-704-8602 for link.
English language speakers: Tuesdays at noon. Please email Kim Masters at email@example.com for a link to join the meeting on Google Meet.
Find information about Lyndale’s School-Based Therapy and Mental Health Resources provided by Watercourse Counseling