SOME IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS…There are numerous local agencies and organizations which may be of help to you. A sampling of these with their telephone contact numbers are listed below. Note that some do have specific criteria for eligibility - you can find out whether they can provide service to you by giving them a call and explaining your situation. It is useful to begin your search for assistance by calling FIRST CALL FOR HELP and getting several contact numbers to widen the possibility of finding assistance. Remember that if you need help with this process, or if you need assistance in a specific language, or you feel that you have been treated unfairly by service providers, please see your school social worker.NEED AREA AGENCY TELEPHONEEmergency/Crisis 911St. Paul Police Dept. (651)291-1111First Call for Help (651)291-0211 or 24 hrs/day 211Emergency Social Services (651)291-6795 (after 5 pm & weekends & holidays)Mobile Crisis Team (651)771-0076Ramsey County Child and Family Mental Health Crisis Line (651)290-8999Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Crisis Line (651)523-7900Chemical Health many available – see your school social worker, the chemical health specialist, and/or call First Call for Help. Also, many agencies provide ethnic-specific services.Child Protection Ramsey County Community Human Services – Children’s Services (651)266-4500 Child Support and Paternity Ramsey County Attorney’s Office (651)266-3100Clothing & Baby Items Birthright (651)646-7033Car Seats – contact your health ins. provider - customer service # on back of cardChildren’s Initiative Family Centers:American Indian Family Center (651)793-3803Eastside Family Center (651)793-3800Frogtown Family Center (651)205-4260Highland Mac-Groveland Family Ctr. (651)695-3789North End Family Center (651)489-5442Northwest Midway Family Center (651)917-3888West Seventh Family Center (651)298-4566West Side Family Center (651)205-4264Alley Shoppe 109 – social work referral needed - see your school social worker about this.
Note – many food shelves also have clothes closets. Some students have received help from ‘life care’ centers in the metro area. Goodwill is located just across the street from our school and many students find needed items at minimal cost. Other thrift stores are useful also as well as garage sales. The AGAPE School Store is another option - see school social worker. You may also receive help from the Adolescent Parent Program or the REACH Young Parents Program.Counseling There are many excellent options for teen parents and their families in this area. Some counseling services are provided right here at school, but for longer-term referrals please see our school social worker and she will help you identify several choices so you can find just the ‘right match’ for on-going counseling that can continue after you transition on from here. Support staff at AGAPE encourage and support your self-care efforts and feel that it is important for you to stay connected with service providers within your own community.Domestic Violence Again you have options here and many are ethnic-specific.These include:Asian Women United (651)646-2118Crisis Line (651)646-2261Battered Women’s Crisis Line (651)646-0994Casa de Esperanza (651)772-1723Crisis Line (651)772-1611St. Paul Intervention Project (651)645-2824Women of Nations (651)222-5830Crisis Line (651)222-5836Domestic Abuse Office (651)266-5130Shelter services are provided to women and children experiencing domestic violence. Call 911 or any of the above agencies or others listed with First Call for Helpfor assistance. See school social worker for additionalhelp, referrals, and support in this area. Your safety and that of your child is critical!Financial Services Contact Ramsey County Community Human Services for information about MFIP (651)266-4444See school social worker for other agencies which may provide assistance.Food Contact First Call for Help to find out about your area food shelf andsee your school social worker - 211Housing homeless – shelter assistanceCall First Call for Help 211Or Emergency Social Servicesafter hours (651)291-6795St. Paul Public Housing Agency (651)298-5664Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs (651)298-5555There are transitional programs available locally, and each has specific guidelines for eligibility. These include the following:Jeremiah Program (Mpls.) (612)962-8711Caroline Family Services (651)772-1344Theresa Living Center (651)774-5594Jendayi Place, Inc. (651)330-5780Lutheran Social Services –Transitional Living Program (651)644-7739Lifehaven (651)776-9805YWCA Transitional Hsg. Prog. (651)293-9296Please see your school social worker for additional information and other options available.Legal Services Southern Minnesota Regional LegalServices (SMRLS) (651)222-4731Neighborhood Justice Center (651)222-4703Parenting, etc. Adolescent Parent Program (also (651)766-4065 listed under health services)REACH Young Parents (651)765-7733Early Childhood Family Education (651)793-5410Genesis II Teen Program (612)617-0191Minn. Early Learning Design (MELD) (612)332-7563(MELD’s Young Moms, MELD for Young DADS, MELD for Hmong Parents, MELD for New Parents, MELD Special, etc.)Seton Services (651)603-0220Summit University Teen Center, Inc.’s "Teens Choosing Healthy Options Program and Services" (651)644-3311Other parenting support and info groups are available as well as parenting education, some home-based, some ethnic-specific. See school social worker for more information.