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Resources to support residents during the COVID-19 outbreak

Know of another great local resource that should be added to this list? Email us at: ContactRichfield@richfieldmn.gov.

General Assistance

  • United Way 2-1-1: Call 2-1-1 to connect with local resources. Chat online with specialist. Text your zip code to 898-211. 
  • Hennepin County: Contact Hennepin County for financial assistance, grocery and household supplies, medical care, clothing or medication, 612-348-3000.  
  • Arc Minnesota Resource List: Visit Arc Minnesota's extensive list of resources specific to the disabled and differently-abled community during this crisis.

Housing Support - Renters

Emergency Rental Assistance:

  • VEAP: Emergency housing assistance, food shelf, and other services, 952-888-9616.

Renters Rights & Eviction Moratorium:

Legal Help for Renters:

  • HOME Line: provides free legal help for Minnesota renters. Call Hotline: (612) 728-5767 Toll Free: (866) 866-3546
    • HOME Line ofrece servicios en español. Para Español, llame al 612-255- 8870. 
    • HOME Line waxay bixisaa adeeg ku baxa Afka-Soomaaliga. Af- Soomaali wac 612-255-8860.
    • Peb lub koom haum HOME Line muaj neeg txhais lus Hmoob. Hais lus Hmoob, Hu 612-255-7104.

     

Housing Support - Homeowners

  • How Banks are Responding: Information about how banks are supporting their customers the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Neighborhood Development Alliance (NeDA): English and Spanish-speaking, HUD-approved housing counselors, financial counseling and homeownership resources: nedahome.org or, 651-292-0131.
  • PRG, Inc: Housing and financial counseling. Contact via email or phone. (612) 721-7556.
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency - Mortgage Help for Homeowners affected by Coronavirus (information about your Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loans)
  • Keep: Learn about how to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak as a homeowner.

 

Emergency Support / Cash Assistance:

  • Hennepin County: Contact Hennepin County for financial assistance, grocery and household supplies, medical care, clothing or medication, 612-348-3000.  
  • CLUES: providing cash assistance to immigrant households who may not qualify for the federal stimulus cash relief. 651-768-0000.
  • Springboard for the Arts: Personal emergency relief fund available for artists.
  • Bartender Emergency Assistance: Apply for a grant - for eligible bartenders and their families.
  • Children of Restaurant Employees: Offering grants to restaurant employees with children who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. More resources provided on the website.

Food Support

Free Meals and Food Pantries

  • VEAP: Emergency housing assistance, food shelf, and other services, 952-888-9616.
  • Richfield Public Schools: Free grab-n-go breakfast and lunch meals for all Richfield children. Pick up at schools or along school bus routes.
  • MN Food Helpline: 1-888-711-1151, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Multilingual assistance. They assess your situation and provide solutions to help meet your family’s food needs.

  • Loaves & Fishes at Hope Presbyterian Church (M-TH) and Woodlake Lutheran Church (Sat & Sun), Free “Grab & Go” meals, 5 to 6 p.m.

  • SNAP: Apply for long-term food benefits through the State of Minnesota.

Grocery Stores offering delivery

  • Hy-Vee:  Hy-Vee has next-day curbside pickup or delivery                                        

  • Cub Foods: Cub has grocery delivery and store pickup options                                          

  • Target: Target offers same day delivery as well as order pick up                               

  • Walmart: Walmart offers delivery and pickup options. $30 minimum.                         

  • Instacart: Same day grocery delivery service with access to multiple grocers (Cub, Aldi, Lunds & Byerlys)           

  • Help at Your Door: Provides grocery assistance to seniors and persons with disabilities.      

  

Utility Bill Support

  • Energy Assistance: help with utility bill payments from the State of Minnesota and Community Action Partnership. Income limits apply.
  • Xcel Energy: will indefinitely suspend service disconnections and waive late fees when associated with COVID-19 challenges. Call 1-800-895-4999.
  • CenterPoint Energy:  working with customers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Call 1-800-245-2377.
  • Water Bill Assistance: Help with outstanding water bills from Community Action Partnership.

 

Senior Resources

  • Meals on Wheels: Sliding scale fees (or free) for delivered meals.
  • Senior Community Services: offering outreach to seniors and caregivers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Call 612-770-7005.
  • Senior Linkage Line: Helps connect seniors with various community resources and supports. Call 800-333-2433.
  • Metro Mobility: Offering free grocery delivery to existing clients. 651-602-1111

 

Legal Help

  • Federal Trade Commission: Avoid scams and report attempts at fraud.  
  • Law Help MN: Helping Minnesotans solve legal problems, especially in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • HOME Line: provides free legal help for Minnesota renters. Call Hotline: (612) 728-5767 Toll Free: (866) 866-3546
    • HOME Line ofrece servicios en español. Para Español, llame al 612-255- 8870. 
    • HOME Line waxay bixisaa adeeg ku baxa Afka-Soomaaliga. Af- Soomaali wac 612-255-8860.
    • Peb lub koom haum HOME Line muaj neeg txhais lus Hmoob. Hais lus Hmoob, Hu 612-255-7104.

 

Healthcare or Health Insurance 

  • Virtuwell: No-charge coronavirus-assessments

  • CDC Symptom Checker: check your symptoms online

  • MNsure: Special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance. Special enrollment period runs Monday, March 23 - Tuesday, April 21.

 

Mental and Emotional Health Resources

  • Help for Healthcare workers: Mental Health Minnesota has partnered with the Minnesota Psychiatry Society, the Minnesota Psychological Association and the Minnesota Association of Black Psychologists to provide free mental health phone support to those on the front lines of COVID-19. The service is staffed by mental health professionals, and is available seven days a week, 9 AM to 9 PM. Click link to schedule.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "MN" to 741741 
  • COPE – Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies: All adults living in Hennepin County who are experiencing a mental health crisis; clinical assessments, phone and in-person consultations available. 612-348-2233
  • Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline: 24-hour hotline for veterans in crisis and their families/friends. 800.273.8255 press 1
  • NAMI: For in-the-moment counseling, call the warm line at 651-288-0400 or text "Support" to 85511. This service is for when talking with a counselor would be helpful. Click here to view their guide on Navigating a Mental Health Crisis.
  • Taking care of yourself in isolation: University of Minnesota Extension

 

Unemployment Insurance 

  • Minnesota Unemployment Insurance: If your work hours have been reduced or eliminated, apply for unemployment insurance from the State of Minnesota. The usual waiting period has been waived. If you are sick, quarantined, or home because of an outbreak at your work, you qualify for unemployment. If you stay home due to lack of child care, you may qualify for unemployment.
    • Apply online in English, Spanish, Somali, or Hmong: uimn.org
    • Or call 651-296-3644 (Twin Cities) if you don’t have internet access or if you don’t speak English, Spanish, Somali, or Hmong. Press 1 to request an interpreter.

     

Restaurants / Delivery

  • Explore the online map of restaurants that are open and serving take-out and delivery.
  • Visit Richfield: has a list of Richfield restaurants offering takeout and delivery during this outbreak.

 

Business Resources


Internet

  • Comcast: Two free months for new customers. Expanded access to internet, waiving late fees, and providing free hot spots.
  • Xfinity: Free public hotspots open to all. Hotspots located throughout Richfield.