Basic Needs

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Basic Needs

Childcare

As a student parent at St. Kate's, reliable childcare is important for your success.

There are many childcare resources available both on and off campus.

Finances

Access and Success has provided a list of resources that can help relieve financial pressure and help your plan for the future.

Food Support

Finding a Food Shelf

The Twin Cities is served by a network of agencies which maintain emergency food shelves to assist people who temporarily are not able to meet their food needs. Generally you must provide proof that you live in the agency's service area. Food Shelves can provide up to a week of free food. Check out Hunger Solutions for a food shelf in your area.

Fare for All

Save money on groceries by using Fare for All to help stretch your food dollars.

CommuniKate Cookbook

CommuniKate Cookbook is a healthy and affordable recipe book created by St. Kate's student parents.

Housing

Finding affordable and safe housing is essential.

There are housing resources available on and off campus.

Safety and Well-Being

There are many safety and well-being resources for you and your family while on and off campus.

Transportation

Learn more about a variety of transportation resources both on and off campus.

2-1-1 Resource and Referral Database and Hotline

Not finding what you need? Try 2-1-1. Cell phone users can call 651.291.0211. Toll free: 1.800.543.7709. Multilingual lines are available.

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota and western Wisconsin can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Information and Referral Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.

Trained information specialists and volunteers can connect you to over 40,000 community resources including: