Resources & Links

  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Coronavirus Website

    About Coronavirus Disease from MDH 

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Website

    Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists)

    Internet & Wifi Resources

    See below for an array of options regarding free or reduced-price internet and wifi hotspots.
     
     
    Comcast:
     
    Spectrum/Charter Link:
    To enroll call 1-844-488-8395
     
    Xfinity:
    Comcast (Xfinity) has made its WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. Visit https://wifi.xfinity.com/ for a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots. Once at a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. 
     
    Wireless Provider Resources:
     
    AT&T statement
    • Following FCC agreement
    • Open hot-spots
    • Unlimited data for existing customers
    • $10/month plans for low income families
     
    Verizon statement
    • Following FCC agreement
    • No special offers at this time
     
    Sprint statement
    • Following FCC agreement
    • Unlimited data for existing customers
    • All handsets will be authorized to enable hot-spots, no extra charge – starts 3/17/20
     
    T-Mobile statement
    • Following FCC agreement
    • Unlimited data for existing customers
    • All handsets will be authorized to enable hot-spots, no extra charge – coming soon

    Food Resources

    STEP | Residents of St. Louis Park in need of food can call STEP (952-925-4899) to schedule an appointment to pick up food. They are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday from 12 to 8 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Link to restaurants providing free meals to kids. 

    Hunger Solutions Food Support

    Mental Health Resources

    Relate Counseling Services is planning to continue to provide mental health services to our clients and families amidst school closures through telehealth appointments.

    MoveForward is providing telephone assessments and services for teens age 15-24 years old, Monday through Thursday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

    Hennepin County Walk-in Counseling Center | 612-870-0565 | www.walkin.org

    Jewish Family & Children's Service will continue to provide counseling assistance via phone. 952-546-0616.

    Crisis Resources

    Hennepin County Child Crisis Services for children 17 years and younger. 612-348-2233. They can talk with families via phone to offer interventions and support

    Hennepin County Crisis Services for ages 18 and older. 612-596-1223.

    First Call for Help | 651-224-1133

    Suicide Hotline | 1-800-784-2433

    24-hour Crisis Counseling | Call 612-379-6363 or Text 741741

    The Disaster Distress Helpline | 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

    Unemployment/Financial Resources

    MN Unemployment Insurance | Call 651-296-3644, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Expect long wait times, online application encouraged

    Community Economic Relief Fund to help with bills, rent and food. Call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zipcode. They will provide local agencies who can assist.

    Students Attending Treatment Facilities

    If your child is currently enrolled in a treatment facility that will no longer be providing an educational component for your student, please contact St. Louis Park Public Schools to let them know that distance learning will be needed. 

    Social Isolation & Anxiety/Stress Reducers

    Books for Kids: What to do When You Worry Too Much, Worries Are Not Forever, Peanut and the Big Feelings, The Invisible String, All Birds Have Anxiety, Mindfulness for Kds Who Worry, Sitting Still Like a Frog

    Books for Adults: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children, The Chemistry of Calm, The Whole Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nuture Your Child's Developing Mind, Why Smart Kids Worry, Thriving with Social Anxiety

    Mindfulness/Meditation Apps: Calm, Spotify, Insight Timer, Breathe, My First Yoga, Headspace, Smiling Mind

    Websites: GoZen!, MindYeti, Child Mind Institute, kidsrelaxation.com, leftbrainbuddha.com, Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids, Yoga for Kids, Study Break Yoga, Welcome Home Yoga

    YouTube: Peace Out, Cosmic Kids, Just Breathe by Julie Bayer Salzman and Josh Salzman

    Free iPad Apps: Pocket Pond, Makanim, iZen Sand Tray, Fluidity, Flow, Art of Glow, Magic Candle, Shape Shifter 2

    Healthy Habits and Self Care

    Keep routines consistent

    Go Noodle

    Remember to take time to move (walks, stretching, exercise) and allowing your brain to take a break (listen to music, turn off all news outlets and media etc.)

    https://healthpoweredkids.org/

    https://www.changetochill.org/

    General Resources

    How to talk to kids - PBS

    How to talk to anxious and depressed teens about the Coronavirus

    Kids Health

    Resources from Youth Service Network (MN)

    Housing

    HOMEline

    SLP Housing Authority

    Hennepin County Emergency Assistance (financial assistance towards deposit/rent) 

    Legal Aid Assistance for Eviction: 612-334-5970 

    Family Housing Fund: One Stop Shop for Housing Resources

    Resources for Undocumented Immigrants

    COPAL

    Minnesota COVID-19 Response  

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