Mental Health Resources


The courage to reach out is the most meaningful step any afflicted individual or family can make. Those who feel stigmatized or isolated need only summon the courage to move out of isolation by taking action toward support and eventual recovery. Finding support is the crucial first step to recovery.

Categories represented below in order:

National Suicide Hotline
2-1-1 United Way
The United Way Partners
Supporting Health & Independence
Nurturing Children and Families
Clothing, Vouchers and Emergency Food
Money Management
Crisis Lines
Home Health Services
Hospitals and Medical Information
Legal Aid
Mental Health
Minneapolis/St. Paul Services
National Services & Information
Native American Legal Aid
Respite Care
Social Services
Substance Abuse Treatment
Telephone Programs Discount Services
Workforce Center


National Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-8255 or TTY: 1-800-799-4889

2-1-1 United Way
Community Services Information. Dial 211 or 1-800-543-7709 (statewide) and they can refer you to any kind of support you might need. or
Call for information on Education, Housing services, Counseling, Health Services, Child Care, Employment, Legal Help, Food, Youth Services, Transportation, Senior Services, Support Groups, etc.

The United Way Partners with:
1. Meeting Basic Needs
-American Red Cross 218-263-4455
-NSLC Habitat for Humanity 218-749-8910
-Range Transitional Housing 218-741-9628
-Salvation Army, Hibbing 218-263-5096
-Salvation Army, Virginia 218-741-1889
-Second Harvest Food Bank 218-727-5653

Supporting Health & Independence
-Arrowhead Center 218-749-2877
-Care Partners 218-404-1411
-Center For Independent Living 218-262-6675
-Courage Center 763-588-0811
-East Range DAC 218-744-5130
-Elder Services Network 218-283-6467
-Family Investment Center 218-741-5485
-Floodwood Services & Training 218-476-2230
-Forget Me Not Foundation 218-885-3663
-Foster Grandparent Program 715-394-5384
-Literacy Action Program 218-262-4563
-Mediation Works North 218-263-7307
-Northstar Hospice 218-262-6982
-Northwoods Hospice/Respite 218-365-2300
-Norma’s Place 218-263-9237
-ODC, Inc. 218-258-8926
-Project Care 218-362-6423
-Range ARC 218-744-5130
-Range Respite 218-749-5051
-Well Being Development 218-235-9539

Nurturing Children and Families
-Advocate for Family Peace 218-326-0388
-Boys & Girls Club of the Northland 218-727-1549
-Boy Scouts, Voyager Area Council 218-729-5811
-Camp Chicagami 218-744-4683
-Chisholm Kids Plus 218-254-5727

-Ely Community Resources 218-365-5254
No fees for participation.
P.O. Box 374, 40 N. 1st Ave. E, Ely, MN 55731
218-365-5254, Fax: 218-365-3627
ECR promotes positive youth development through elementary
Programs: Homework Club, Peaceful Playground, Buddies
Group, Secret Service, and Peer Leadership
ECR promotes Jr/Sr. High Programs: Study Group, After Lunch
Bunch, and Key Club
ECR promotes Collaborative Programs: Mentoring Youth
Program, Experiential Learning Collaborative with VCC
ECR promotes Community Awareness: Annual Service Project,
Annual Holiday Project, Annual Art Auction Fund Raiser.

-Girl Scouts, Range 218-254-5696
-Hibbing Kinship Mentoring Program218-254-2746
-Homeless Youth Project, RMH 218-780-1644
-Imagination Library 218-254-3329
-Itasca Alliance Against Sex Assault/Support within Reach 218-326-5008
-LSS Family Resource Center 218-741-3433
-Mesabi Family YMCA 218-749-8020
-NSLC Drug/DWI Court 218-302-6207
-Range Women’s Advocates 218-749-5054
-Sexual Assault Program, NSLC 218-749-4725
-Twelfth Step House 218-749-4328
-Volunteers in Education 218-753-3328

ACT: Advocating Change Together,
AEOA: (Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency)
Offers energy assistance, outreach, jobs training, employment assistance, homeless services, foreclosure prevention, housing rehabilitation, weatherization, new home ownership assistance, Arrowhead transit, etc.
-Duluth: 218-624-7625 or 218-628-0877
-Ely: 218-365-3359 30 S. 1st Avenue E.

-Virginia: 218-749-2912 or 1-800-622-5711,
702 3rd Avenue S., 55792
Fax: 1-218-749-2944
Arrowhead Transit: 218-741-0724 ex 104, 800-862-0175, Fax: 218-741-5715
Transportation for those who cannot drive. Charter trips for 5 or more.
Energy Assistance: 218-749-2912
Minnesota Workforce Center: 218-748-2200, Fax: 218-748-2280
-Hibbing: 218-263-8487 or 218-263-5481
2125 E. 2nd Ave., 55746
-Two Harbors: 218-834-2280 ex 111, or1-800-223-1850,
Fax: 218-834-5269
Norden in Park, 2124 10th St., 55616
-Adult Basic Education: 218-749-4352 or 1-800-662-5711 ext 400, FAX: 218-749-4336
-Foreclosure Programs: 218-749-2912 ex 274, or 800-662-5711
-Headstart Programs: 1-800-622-5711 ex 252, 218-749-2912 ex 252, or email
-Weatherization: 218-741-2215

Child Protection 218-749-7128
(This is also a child abuse anonymous TIP line.)
OR CALL 911 in an emergency

-Duluth: 218-276-2075, 320 W. 2nd St., Government Services Center, 55802
For Initial Intervention: 218-726-2012 or 800-450-9777
-Ely: 218-365-8210, 118 S. 4th Ave, 55731.
-Virginia: 218-749-7128, 307 S. 1st St., 55792
For Initial Intervention: 800-450-9777
-Childcare: 1-800-890-5399 or 320-629-5764
-Children’s Mental Health:
Southern SLC: 218-726-2012
Northern SLC: 218-749-7128 or 800-450-9777
-Child Lead Poisoning Help 651-201-4610, 1-800-657-3908
-Foster Care Information: 218-749-9793 or 800-450-9777
-Follow Along Program, 1-800-728-5420. Assessing special needs in young children.
Duluth: 218-725-5210
Ely: 218-365-8220
Hibbing: 218-662-6000, 1814 E. 14th Ave, Hibbing Courthouse, 55746
Virginia: 218-749-0600

Clothing, Vouchers and Emergency Food
-ERDAC: East Range Developmental Achievement Center
Ely: Clothing donations in Queen City Federal Building.

-Salvation Army: Vouchers are available here for their stores.
Virginia: 218-741-1889, this store also offers a free dinner M-F 4 – 5pm.
507 12th Avenue S, Virginia, MN 55792.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays 9:30 – 11:45am
Thrift Store: 218-749-1627, 230 Chestnut St., Virginia, MN 55792
Hibbing: 218-263-5096, 107 W. Howard, Hibbing, MN 55746,
Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30am
SOUP KITCHEN: Open for dinner 4 – 5:15pm daily.

-MAC (Mothers and Children Program
Available in Hibbing, Virginia, Two Harbors, Silver Bay and Cook.
Information: 218-727-5653 ex.112
Or e-mail

-NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors)
Same information as above (MAC)

-Food Shelves:
2nd Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank: 888-727-5653
Aurora-Biwabik-Hoyt Lakes: 218-229-3585, 29 W. 3rd Ave N., 55705
Open Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
Babbitt: 218-827-3117, 50 Astor Rd, 55706
Food vouchers distributed by Churches.
Chisholm: 218-254-7308, 10 Central Avenue, 55719
Open Thursdays from 12 – 3pm and Tuesdays 10am-3pm for clothing.
Cook: 218-666-2715 or 2233, 124 5th St. SE, 55723 (Behind St.
Mary’s Catholic Church. Open 3rd Wednesday of the month 9am – 3pm.
Ely: 218-365-8527, 102 E. Sheridan St., 55731
Open 3rd Tuesday each month from 2pm-6pm
Gilbert: 218-741-1371, 3 S. Broadway St., 55741
Open Wednesday and Thursday of every week from 10am-4pm.
Close from 12-12:30 for lunch.
Grand Marais: 218-387-1767, Congregational Church, 3rd Avenue and
2nd St., 55604
Open 1st Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm and Monday from 3-5pm.
Hermantown: 218-729-5509, 5028 Miller Trunk Highway, 55811
Open Tuesdays 10am – 1:30pm
Hibbing: 218-262-3905, 1910 1st Ave, 55746
Open Mondays 9am-12:45pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12 – 2pm.
Proctor: 218-341-0574, 5th Ave & 3rd St., 55810
Open Wednesdays 10am – 1pm. Emergency transportation provided.
Silver Bay: 218-226-4443, 99 Edison Blvd. S., 55614
Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Tower: 218-753-2950 or 3505, Timberjay Basement, 414 Main St., 55790
Open 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Two Harbors: 218-834-2280, 2124 S. 10th St., 55616
Open Tuesdays from 10am – 4pm.
Elijah’s Pantry, 218-834-4545, 627 12th Ave.
Open Wednesdays 10-3pm
Virginia: 218-750-2733, 434 Pinemill Court, 55792
Open Tuesday and Thursday every month from 12 – 2 pm.
1-800-662-5711, 327 S. 1st St., #18, 55792
218-749-2912, 702 3rd Ave. S., 55792

-SHARE (Food buying club open to everyone) Call for order and pickup information.
Virginia: 218-741-8409, 819 Miners Memorial Building, 819 S. 9th Avenue.
Two Harbors: 218-834-2837, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 602 4th Avenue.

-SNAP (Food Stamps) Application assistance provided upon request and as time allows
at all locations.
Ely: 218-365-8210, 320 Miners Drive E, Ely, MN 55731
Hibbing: 218-262-6000, 1814 E. 14th Ave. Hibbing, MN 55746
Two Harbors: 218-824-8400, 616 3rd Avenue, Two Harbors, MN
(Lake County Human Services Dept, Two Harbors)
Virginia: 218-749-7100, 307 S. 1st St., Virginia, MM 55792

Money Management

-Family Investment Center:
Virginia: 218-741-5485, 434 Pine Mill Court, 55792, Housing, clothing, etc.
available. Based on what you earn.
Hibbing: 218-262-5082, 3112 6th Ave. E., 55746

-Minnesota Food HelpLine: 1-888-711-1151
If you or someone you know does not have enough food, call the MN HelpLine to
find out if you qualify for SNAP and where to find emergency food assistance
close to your home.

-Money Management: 218-741-5368, 230 1st Street S., Virginia, MN 55792


International Clubhouse Rehabilitation Programs helping people with mental illness to stay out of hospitals while achieving social, financial, educational and vocational goals.
-Ely Northern Lights Clubhouse: 218-235-9539
Program Director: Eva Sebesta
Mary Brown Center, 715 S. Central Avenue, Ely, MN 55731

Crisis Lines

-RMHC Crisis: 800-450-2273

-Runaway Hotline: 1-800-786-2929

-Suicide: (also Veteran’s Crisis Line) 1-800-273-8255 or TTY: 1-800-799-4889

-Warm Line:
-Duluth: 877-404-3190 This is a service available on Tuesday – Sunday from
4-10pm “just to talk”. It is consumer run.
-Marshall: 1-877-276-6070 Thursday – Sunday from 5-9pm.
-Winona: 1-866-861-5181 Saturday and Sunday from 4-8pm
-Rochester NAMI Line: 1-888-334-7754 Thursday – Sunday from 4-8pm
-Region 4 South: 1-866-290-6333 from 6-10pm

-RWA: (Range Women’s Advocates) 218-749-5054, 218-254-3377 from 9am-4pm
after hours call 1-800-232-1300. Your call will be forwarded to a trained
advocate – Just press 1.
301 1st St. S., Suite 100, Virginia, MN 55792 Email: or

Home Health Services
Services available in your own home: nutritional management, housekeeping/cleaning, safety, social & emotional support, money management (shopping done for you), financial management (paying bills).
-Maplewood: 651-633-7300, 1-877-600-7307
-Minneapolis: 612-871-3700
-West St. Paul: 651-306-3080
-Duluth: 218-733-0707, 1-877-733-0707
-Bagley: 218-694-3444, 1-866-906-3444
-Cass Lake: 218-335-8868, 1-877-335-8868


-HRA: Cook: 218-666-2533, 111 5th St. SE, 55723
Ely: 218-365-3900, Fax: 218-365-5258, Email:
114 N 8th Ave., 55731
Gilbert: 218-741-0398, Fax: 218-741-8521
P.O. Box 638, 55741
Hibbing: 218-263-3661, Fax: 218-262-4164
3115 7th Ave. E., 55746
Tower/Bois Fort: 218-757-3253, 1-888-833-7337, Fax: 218-755-3254
P.O. Box 12 or 13074 Nett Lake Rd, Nett Lake, MN 55772
Virginia: 218-741-2610
-AEOA: 218-749-2912/1-800-662-5711 Free financial/mortgage advice.
-Hillcrest Terrace of Chisholm: 218-254-3393
-MN Home Ownership Center: 541-659-9336,
They help make payment arrangements and offer free financial advice.
-Lutheran Social Services: 800-777-7419/218-529-2227,
They offer all kinds of advice and services including financial advice.
-Homeless Outreach: Call for help on housing, services and information on services
-Safe @ Home: 651-201-1399, 1-866-723-3035, 1-800-627-3529, MN relay: 711 Confidential so abusers or those threatening you can NOT
find your home address. All mail can be sent to a “safe” place also.
-Adults: Nate Frederickson (RMHC): 780-0388
-18-21 year olds: Mike O’Bryan (RMHC): 780-0112
-Center for Independent Living: Hibbing. Primarily for brain trauma, MS type
people. They also set up support groups. Call them for your need.
-Accessnorth 1-800-390-3681, 218-262-6675 for people with disabilities who are
currently living in institutional settings and want to move back into their own
communities and live independently. Services include cleaning, daily living, personal care, personal finance and budgeting, health and medical needs and more.
-Homeless Shelters:
-Virginia: AEOA runs these.
Bill’s House (Adults): 741-2063
The Foyer (18-21 yr olds): 258-0052
-Hibbing Shelter (Adults): 263-8487 AEOA runs this one also.
-Transitional Housing: There is furniture available at these also – to help set up your
apt. or home and you can’t afford to buy any.
-Virginia: 741-9628
-Hibbing: 263-9250
-Lives in Transition: 748-2283 THIS IS NOT A SHELTER – IT IS FOR BATTERED
WOMEN. They also have the “Bridge Program” for battered women and
-Emergency Shelters (women with/without children): these are immediate intake – no
waiting even in the middle of the night.
-Safe Haven (Duluth): 728-6481
24 Hr Crisis hot-line 1-877-880-3094,
-Dabinoo’gan: 218-722-2247 (Native American 30-day program)
-RMHC -Adult Foster Care: Criteria – Adults 18 or older, SPMI Diagnosis.
Contact: Lori Ilminen, 218-780-7040

Hospitals and Medical Information

- Aurora: Essentia Health Northern Pines – White Hospital, 218-229-2211,
Fax: 218-229-2042,
5211 St. Louis County, Highway 110, 55705
-Cook: Cook Hospital, 218-666-5945, 1-866-324-5945,
10 Southeast 5th St., 55723
-VRMC: 741-3340
-Hibbing Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi:
218-262-4881, 1-888-870-8626,
750 E. 34th St., 55746
-Hibbing Fairview Mesaba Clinic: 888-353-3441, 218-262-3441
3605 MayFair Ave., 55746
-Miller Dwan: (Essentia) 218-727-8462.
502 E. Street, 55805
-Ely-Bloomenson: 365-3271, 328 W. Conan St., Ely, MN 55731, Fax: 218-365-8777 or
218-365-8778 or 218-365-3271.
State Licensed, Medicare Certified
Accepts: Medicare, MA, VA, Private Ins., Private Pay, AC, EW, CADI, TBI
Services: Nursing, PT, OT, Home Oxygen, SW, Home Health Aide,
Dietitian, DMW, IV Therapy and Pharmacist
-Ely Free Clinic: 232 W. Sheridan St.
Open 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month 5:30 – 7:00pm
Operated by Project Care Free Clinic of Hibbing.
Coordinator: Carrie Estey-Dix, 218-263-8549
-Fairview Healthline Home Care
Mesabi Mall, 1101 E. 37th St., #27, Hibbing, MN 55746, 218-262-6982
Fax: 218-262-1723
Accepts: Medicare, Ma, VA, Private Pay, Private Insurance, AC, EW, CADI
Services: Nursing, Home Health Aide, Homemaker, Companion, PDN
-Free Prescription Discount Card: 1-877-321-2652
-Free Birth Control: Planned Parenthood, 218-741-8192
-Circle of Life Home Health: Native American specific home health care initiative
Maplewood: 651-633-7300, 1-877-600-7307
Minneapolis: 612-871-3700
West St. Paul: 651-306-3080
Duluth: 218-733-0707, 1-877-733-0707
Bagley: 218-694-3444, 1-866-906-3444
Cass Lake: 218-335-8868, 1-877-335-8868
-DDC: DNA paternity testing: 1-800-362-2368
-Healthstar Home Care, 218-749-9410
Fax: 218-749-7940, 901 N. 9th St., Virginia, MN 55792
Accepts: Medicare, MA, VA, Private Insurance, Private Pay, AC, EW, CADI
Services: Nursing, Home Health Aide, Homemaker, PT, OT Speech, SW
-Mt. Iron: 218-741-2250, 8496 Enterprise Dr. S., 55768
-Nashwauk: 218-885-2858, 402 E. Platt Ave., 55769

-Northwoods Hospice/Respite Partners, 218-365-8019 or 1-888-511-5906
328 W. Conan St., Ely, MN 55731
Serves: 30-mile radius of Ely
Accepts: Donations
Services: Volunteer Respite, Caregiver Consultant, Transportation, Friendly
Visiting, Telephone Reassurance
-Spectrum Community Health, 218-741-3013
2000 Siegel Blvd, Eveleth, MN 55734
Fax: 218-741-1448
Accepts: Medicare, MA, HMO, BA, Private Insurance, AC, EW, CADI, CAC,
Services: Nursing, Home Health Aide, Homemaker, PT, OT, PDN
-Women’s Cancer Resource Center, 612-822-4846, 1-877-892-6742
-Sexual Assault Program of Northern SLC, 218-749-4725, 1-800-300-3102
Provides assistance to victims including crisis intervention, advocacy, medical &
legal information and support, support groups for children and adults, community
education/professional training and prevention programs in schools.
-Child Lead Poisoning Help 651-201-4610, 1-800-657-3908
-Aids Testing and Information 1-800-248-AIDS

Legal Aid

-Disability Specialist, Inc. 1-800-642-6393. These
representatives are located in Cook.
-Ely: 800-886-3270 (An attorney comes to Ely 1 day a week).
-Duluth: 218-623-8100, Fax: 218-726-4804
Managing Attorney: Gwen Updegraff
302 Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St., 55802
-Virginia: 741-3340
-VAP: Volunteer Attorney Program, 1-888-529-2431

Mental Health

-ADAPT (school-based ARMHS program for children):
Bell Building: 218-741-4714 (schedules for all schools in area)

- Adult Foster Care: 218-749-3316 This is like a nursing home only for the mentally ill.
Your diagnosis is what qualifies you. It is a group home for adults that assists with learning self-care.

-ARMHS: (Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services)
ARMHS offers a wide range of services for disabled individuals. Please refer to for a complete listing.
- RSI (Residential Services Inc.) 218-741-7270,
- Barnum: Safe Transitions Inc. 218-389-3291
- Chisholm: NHS Northstar Specialized Services 218-254-5757
- Duluth: Accend Services Inc. 218-724-3122
- Duluth: Human Development Center 218-728-4491
- Duluth: Residential Services of NE MN INC 218-740-7606
- Duluth: SLC Social Services Dept. 218-725-7785
- Virginia: Range Mental Health Center Inc. 218-749-2881

-CSP: (Community Support Program) ARMHS (Adult Rehab Mental Health Services),
Day Treatment, Drop-In. Helps those who need help learning how to function and be self-sufficient. Also teaches you “symptom management”. Services can be weekly or however often you need help. This includes even housecleaning and homemaking. Patient must be on Medicaid.
Virginia: 218-741-4714, 504 1st St., 55792
Hibbing: 218-263-9237
This link has more detailed info about programs and services offered in CSP:

-IMR (Illness management recovery) also offered by ARMHS

-NMHS: Peer Support Specialist Program. This is a program that offers “support”
services more often during the week than ARMHS. They will spend time with
each client multiple times weekly.

-Nystrom & Associates: 218-722-4379, Fax: 218-722-4333,
In-home therapy: 218-722-4379
Providence Bldg, 332 W. Superior St., Suite 300, Duluth, 55802
This is a Christian Counseling Center. They accept most Insurances and MA.
Ely Contact: Ann Wiedemer, 218-750-7832

-RMHC (Range Mental Health Center) The largest mental health facility on the Iron
Range. 218-749-2881, 624 13th St. S., Virginia 55792
-Adult Day Services: 218-741-4714 or 1-800-800-450-4714
504 1st St. N, Virginia, MN 55792
-Adult Foster Care: Criteria – Adults 18 or older, SPMI Diagnosis.
Contact: Lori Ilminen, 218-780-7040
Men’s and Women’s homes located in Virginia & Hibbing.
-Adult Partial Hospital: Perpich Building, 218-263-9237, 1-800-344-9237
3203 3rd Ave. W, Hibbing 55746
-Children’s’ Partial Hospital: 218-749-3265, 1201 S. 13th Ave., Virginia 55792
-Detox/Range Treatment Center, 218-741-9120, 1-800-450-7826
626 13th St. S., Virginia 55792
-Mobile Adult Day Services: Must be in a wheelchair or on a walker.
218-741-4714, 1-800-450-4714, for email. Services
Aurora, Buhl, Ely and Surrounding Communities.
-Outreach (RMHC): This includes out patient psychiatric help.
Virginia (includes scheduling for Ely): 218-749-2881
Hibbing: 218-263-9237

-RMHC Crisis Line: 1-800-450-2273

-RSI (Residential Services Inc.) 218-727-2696. This is the second largest mental health
program providing Independent living skills, Homemaking services, Behavior
aides and Respite services.
-24 Hour Referral Line: 1-218-733-9225, Ex #2
-ARHMS Contact: Call Liese Dombrovski @ 218-727-2696 ex. 7618
-DD patients: Call Sue Carlsness @ 218-727-2696 ex. 7617
-East Central MN-Region 7E: Call Jenny Odegard @ 651-674-5689
Fax: 651-674-5193,
-FASD patients: Call Travis Dombrovski @ 218-453-5020
-Main Office: 218-727-2696, Fax: 218-727-2893
2900 Piedmont Ave., P.O. Box 3008, Duluth, MN 55811
-Northern St. Louis County, 218-727-2696 ex. 7613, Fax: 218-727-2893
2900 Piedmont Ave, Suite 4, PO Box 3008, Duluth 55811
-PCA, Children, Families & Senior Services, (ILS, Homemaking):
Call Roni Horak @218-727-2696 ex. 7615
-SPMI: Call Laurie Berner @ 218-727-2696 ex. 7613
Call Joel Longtine @ 218-727-2696 ex. 7614
-TBI patients: Call Laurie Berner @ 218-727-2696 ex. 7613
Call Joel Longtine @ 218-727-2696 ex. 7614

Minneapolis/St. Paul Services

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: help with job discrimination issues in
the state of MN: 1-800-669-4000
Great Lakes ADA Center:
MHAM (Mental Health Association of MN): 612-331-6840, 651-493-6634,
Fax: 651-340-1202. and
475 Cleveland Avenue North #222
St. Paul, MN 55104 5589
Crisis Talk Line: 1-800-273-8255

-visit website for access to: Support Group Schedules
Education Materials from NIMH (National Institute
of Mental Health)
Calendar of Current Events
Online Screening for Mood Disorders
The Voice Newsletter
Public Policy Updates
Blog Articles
MHAM Facebook Page

Advocacy Programs

Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota: information/referral,
advocacy, support, education: 651-637-2800 or 800-483-2007.
Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health: information/referral
advocacy, support, education: 651-644-7333.
Minnesota Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: support groups, a program
of MHAM: 651-493-6634 or 800-862-1799
Minnesota Disability Law Center: free legal services on issues arising from
disabilities: 612-332-1441 or 800-292-4150.
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Minnesota Chapter: information/referral,
support, education: 651-645-2948.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: information/referral, support and
education: 952-946-7998.

State of Minnesota Offices
-The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities:

-Minnesota State Council on Disability:
-Ombudsman for Mental Health and Mental Retardation: 651-757-1800
or 800-657-3506
-Department of Human Services DHS, Mental Health Division
-Department of Employment & Economic Development, Rehabilitation Services:
-Department of Human Rights: 800-657-3704
-House of Representatives Information Office: 651-296-2146 or 800-657-3550
-Senate Information Office: 651-296-0504 or 888-234-1112

National Services & Information

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health, 301-443-4513, 1-866-615-6464
TTY: 301-443-8431 or 1-866-415-8051
Science Writing, Press & Dissemination Branch,
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, TTY: 1-800-799-4889
American Psychiatric Association:
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:
Mental Health American:
Mental Health Consumer Survivor Network:
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse:
National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives:
SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Info Center:

Native American Legal Aid

-Duluth: 888-249-3205, 218-727-2881, Fax: 218-720-6438107 W. First St., 55802
Fond du Lac Tribal Center. Thursdays 1:30 – 3:30pm
Nett Lake Administration Bldg. Every third Thursday, 10 – 11:30am
Lake Vermilion Trial Center. Every third Thursday, 1:30 – 3:30pm
-Virginia: 218-749-3270, Olcott Plaza, Suite 150, 820 N. 9th St., 55792
Managing Attorney: Kent Carlson

Respite Care

This is a service for caregivers. It gives them a break. It can be customized to meet the caregiver’s needs. There is a $24 annual program fee for this service. 218-749-5051 or email

St. Louis County Public Health & Human Resources

-Duluth: 218-725-5210, 218-726-2000
-Ely 218-365-8220
-Hibbing 218-262-6000
-Virginia 218-749-7100

Senior Behavioral Health Unit:
218-333-0323 (Bemidji)

Sexual Assault Program of Northern SLC:
218-749-5054, 1-800-300-3102,
505 12th Ave W, Suite 100,Virginia, 55792

They have a 24 hr confidential crisis intervention, support groups, victim
rights and compensation assistance, options and referrals, medical and law
enforcement and court advocacy and one-to-one advocacy.

Social Services

Helps with rent deposits, utilities, etc. Call to find out how to access these funds. Can get rides to appointments also.
-Ely: 365-8220
-Virginia: 749-0600
-Hibbing: 262-0142
Social Security Process:
When applying for this program, it is normal to be denied several times
prior to acceptance.

-Disability Specialists (Cook): 800-642-6393, Fax: 218-666-3136
9558 Ashawa Rd., Cook 55723. Email:
-Outreach Services (Hibbing): 218-722-0766
-US Social Security Administration: 218-263-4668
990 W. 41st St., Hibbing, MN 55746.

Southern St. Louis County
(Covering Southern St. Louis County, Carlton County, Cook County and Lake County)

ARC Northland: located in Duluth, it is a non-profit, membership-based organization servicing children and adults with disabilities and their families.
424 W. Superior St., Suite 201, Duluth, MN 55802 218-726-4725
-Carlton County:
-Cook County:
-Lake County:
-St. Louis County:

Substance Abuse Treatment

-Range Treatment Center and Detox: 218-741-9120 Part of RMHC, it is a 28-day
626 13th St. S., Virginia, 55792
-The Arrowhead Center: 218-749-2877, 505 12th Ave. W., Virginia 55792
Mostly groups.
-Pioneer Recovery Center (women only residential): 218-638-1233 or
888-5help4women. 5388 Rd 37, Aurora, 55705.
This is a 28-day program.
-Teen Challenge (Duluth men’s campus): 218-529-3733. 13-14 mo. treatment program.
Corner of Lake Avenue and 2nd St. E., Duluth 55802
National Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-8255 or TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Telephone Programs Discount Services:

651-296-0406, 1-800-657-3782,
Email: for help with monthly telephone bills.
-TCCVM – Get free voice mail. 651-643-0883, 1-800-411-8136, ex22934,
-STS Relay: Helping people with speech difficulties to communicate on the phone.
1-800-657-3599, and click on Minnesota Relay
Service. Email:
-TED: For those who have trouble hearing. This is FREE. 1-800-657-3663 email or


-Veterans Outreach (RMHC): Darrin McClain: 218-780-1745 Darrin is here every
other week.
-Veterans Outreach: Dusty: 218-269-4867
-Vet Center (Duluth): 218-722-8654, 1-888-546-5838
405 W. Superior St., #160, Duluth, 55802
This site offers more info re veterans’ services:

Workforce Center

FREE 888-438-5627 These places help you get your GED and also help with writing resumes and help prepare you for school or employment.
-Ely: 365-3359
-Virginia: 748-2200
-Hibbing: 262-6777

The courage to reach out is the most meaningful step any afflicted individual or family can make. Those who feel stigmatized or isolated need only summon the courage to move out of isolation by taking action toward support and eventual recovery. We are surrounded by a wealth of services; finding support is the crucial first step to recovery.