Safety and Well-Being

Safety and Well-Being

Personal Support

  • One-to-One Support: Access and Success staff are licensed, professional social workers who provide individual, caring support to student parents, as well as assistance in linking students with appropriate community or campus resources.
  • The St. Paul Campus Counseling Center is a confidential service staffed by professional psychologists available to students free of charge. Services include short-term counseling and consultation as well as referral to community resources. To make an appointment, please call: 651.690.6805. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The Minneapolis Campus Counseling Center encourages you to schedule an appointment in advance. Appointment times are usually available within one week of your request. Services provided at the center are free to students. Call for an appointment at:  651.690.7830. Office Hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Crisis Intervention

  • Counseling:

    • In the event of any emergency it is best to contact the Personal Counseling Center during business hours. On the Minneapolis Campus, call 651.690.7830 to arrange for an emergency appointment. If the counselor is not immediately available you may be directed to other resources.
    • On the St. Paul Campus, one hour each day is also set aside for "Crisis Counseling." This is for students who have urgent and immediate counseling needs. No appointment is necessary although it is often helpful to call 651.690.6805 ahead of time. Students are seen on a first-come-first served-basis. In order to insure that you have adequate time to meet with at counselor, please plan to arrive within 30 minutes of the beginning scheduled Crisis Counseling Hour. For example, if Crisis Counseling begins at 11:00 a.m., please arrive no later that 11:30 am. On days when Crisis Counseling begins at 2 p.m., please arrive no later that 2:30 p.m. If you arrive later than half past the hour, please be aware that the counselor may not be able to meet with you. The counselor will, however, make every effort to get you scheduled for another time slot. Crisis Counseling hours are scheduled for the following times:
      • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11 a.m. to noon
      • Tuesday/Thursday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Hotlines:

    • Crisis Connection — 612.379.6363
    • Hennepin County Crisis Intervention — 612.873.3161
    • Rape and Sexual Abuse Crisis Intervention — 612.873.3161
    • Battered Women's Crisis Line — 651.646.0994
    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 1.800.273.8255
    • First Call for Help - Minneapolis and St. Paul — 211

Personal Safety

  • Domestic Violence Resources

    • Bridges to Safety: Bridges to Safety is a domestic abuse service center located in St. Paul, Minnesota. They serve victims/survivors of domestic violence from Ramsey County. They are a program of the Partnership for Domestic Abuse Services, a collaborative of more than 20 member agencies.
    • Domestic Abuse Project (DAP): Domestic Abuse Project (DAP)  promotes safe and healthy family relationships by stopping domestic violence as it occurs and working to prevent it in the future. To achieve this mission, they provide counseling, education and advocacy to families affected by domestic abuse to give them the tools to transform their lives.
    • Tubman: Tubman helps women, children, and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues. Tubman provides safe shelter, legal advocacy, and counseling services across the Twin Cities, guiding and sustaining individuals and families on the journey from chaos and fear to healing and restoration.

Physical Health

On Campus

  • The Heath and Wellness Center is first stop when you are feeling ill, or in need of a routine appointment. They offer acute care, as well as annual exams, sports exams, study abroad exams, and evaluations for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Log in to learn more »
  • The Butler Center offers an indoor pool, cardio, a walking/running track and a weight room. All students at St. Catherine University, from both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, are eligible to use the Butler Fitness Center. As a student, the facilities are free to use, as well as to take advantage of their Fit 4 Life programs. They are designed to help keep the students, faculty, and staff of the St. Kate's community active and healthy.
  • Preparing and eating nutritious, quick and affordable meals can be a challenge. Check out the CommuniKate Cookbook, for all you On-The-Go-Katies.

Off Campus

  • Well Within: Well Within is a wellness resource center created to assist and encourage people in the midst of a health challenge who are seeking wellness and balance within their lives. They offer a variety of workshops, creative art processes and other integrative healing experiences that support the body's innate ability to heal. They believe integrating spirituality and creativity into the healing journey promotes optimal conditions for bringing the body, mind, emotions and spirit into balance.
  • YMCA: The mission of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis is to develop the total person-spirit, mind and body-through character development programs that build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Financial assistance is offered within available resources.
  • YWCA - Minneapolis: The YWCA of Minneapolis offers Girls & Youth programs focus on the strengths of young people and encourage them to create and expect great things in their lives as well as offer programs designed to support the health and wellbeing of women.
  • YWCA - St. Paul: Through our programs and services, the YWCA St. Paul offers fitness, recreational and developmental programs and services for children, youth and adults.

Health Care Resources

  • The Heath and Wellness Center is first stop when you are feeling ill, or in need of a routine appointment. They offer acute care, as well as annual exams, sports exams, study abroad exams, and evaluations for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Log in to learn more »
  • Sliding Fee Health Clinic Referral and Information Line: The 651.489.2273 information and referral line has helped underserved people find medical services and insurance information since 1993. (Callers outside the metro area use the toll free number, 1.866.489.4899). The referral line serves a critical and cost-effective role in helping uninsured and underinsured Minnesotans understand and obtain health services and coverage that might otherwise seem out of reach. It provides information on low-cost and sliding-fee medical, dental and mental health services available in callers' own communities, based on ZIP code.
  • Minnesota Health Care Resources: This guide lists various programs or agencies that provide health care services or information about services or insurance in specific situations.
  • Children's Health Coverage Programs: Medicaid and CHIP provide free and low-cost healthcare to residents of Minnesota. Even if you've been turned down in the past, you may be eligible for health coverage now. Call 1.877.543.7669.
  • St. Mary's Health Clinics: St. Mary's Health Clinics are able to provide free high quality care with the invaluable assistance of over 200 volunteer physicians, nurses, admissions personnel, interpreters, drivers, as well as a network of local health care providers, specialty physicians, pharmacies, churches and schools, who provide their services free or at a discount.

Spiritual Health

  • Campus Ministry offers support, inspiration and opportunities students need to explore their faith and spirituality, build a community of friends and seek justice. Campus Ministry promotes a common search for wisdom and the integration of academics and faith in daily living. Students log in to learn more »

Cultural Health

  • The MultiCultural and International Programs and Services (MIPS) helps to strengthen the diversity of the St. Kate's campus community by offering unique programs and supportive services for students of color and international students. Students log in to learn more »
  • The Abigail Quigley McCarthy-Center for Women at St. Catherine University works to build a community of faculty, student scholars and activists working on issues of race, class, gender, and other differences; gather and share resources relating to these issues; and highlight the leadership and work of women at the University and in various communities for women's justice and equality.

Youth & Family Services

  • Wilder FoundationWilder Foundation  is nationally recognized as a premier outpatient mental health clinic. It is one of more than a dozen Wilder programs that assist children, families and adults who are having serious problems functioning in their homes, schools and other community settings.

The program areas include: