Local, State & National Resources
- Stay Safe MN
- Executive Orders from Governor Walz
- Governor Walz's 2020 State of the State Address: April 5, 2020
- Minnesota State Senate News
- Minnesota House of Representatives News
- Contact Sen. Jason Isaacson
- Contact Rep. Kelly Moller
HomeHelpMN is offered through Minnesota Housing to help residents who have fallen behind on mortgage or other housing-related expenses due to the pandemic. House payments, past-due expenses, taxes, and association fees are just a few of the expenses that qualify for financial assistance. The application period is open until June 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Applications will be processed as they are submitted. In the event of high demand for funds, the funds may be fully allocated before the date the application period closes. Homeowners are encouraged to submit their applications early in the application period.
- Must own a home in Minnesota and live in it as your primary residence
- Your income must be below income limits
- Have experienced a financial hardship after January 21, 2020
- Have past-due expenses in one or more expense categories covered by the program
To learn more, visit the HomeHelpMN website or call 1-800-388-3226 for assistance with questions. HomeHelpMN Call Center is available Monday through Saturday, 8 am – 6 pm CST.
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has launched a discrimination hotline to reinforce the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans during the pandemic. Anyone that experiences or witnesses acts of discrimination can call 833-454-0148 or complete an online form to report incidents.
- ***Ramsey County COVID-19 Resources and Assistance (PDF) in multiple languages format.
- Find the latest Ramsey County data about COVID-19 through a new digital dashboard with detailed demographic information on a range of data. The dashboard lists the number of COVID-19 cases by city.
- Coronavirus Impacts on County Services
- Ramsey County’s Customer Contact Center is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday at 651-266-8500 as a one-stop option for directing and resolving questions.
- Courthouse drop boxes are now accepting city and court documents. Six secure document boxes are available at locations across the county for residents to drop off documents related to all service types.
- For information on COVID-19 Testing Sites, please visit the County's website.
- Free employment services are available to all Ramsey County residents through our Workforce Solutions department and service partner, Career Force.
Local Food and Meal Resources
Meals are available for students who need breakfast or lunch.
Area food shelves are available. Check websites for hours and locations.
- Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
- White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
- Keystone Community Services
- Centennial Community Food Shelter
Mental Health Resources
Ramsey County’s mental health crisis lines continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you find yourself or a loved one in the midst of a crisis, call: Adult Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7900. Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7878.
- Emergency benefits are available to veterans experiencing housing or financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. Call 651-266-2545 to learn more.
- Ramsey County veterans who have experienced negative financial impacts as a result of COVID-19 can apply for a one-time financial relief grant of $1,000 funded by the Minnesota Legislature. View relief grant information.
- The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has announced $6.2 million in COVID-19 grants are available.
Volunteer and Donation Information
Ramsey County is soliciting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Donations will be used by staff in Public Health, Social Services, Correctional Health and other areas that work directly with the public and with vulnerable populations in particular. The donations will supplement the county’s existing supplies which are limited.
The drop-off site is located on the county’s Public Works campus at:1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112
NOTE: donations of any homemade face coverings should accord with current from the Minnesota Department of Health.
If you are interested in volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following organizations have information on local and remote opportunities.