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Need help with housing, food, or other basic needs?


Hennepin Technical College (Hennepin Tech) and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Hennepin Tech students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help. Here are examples of some basic needs that can be addressed by this new service:

  • Housing
  • Food insecurity
  • Child Care
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare

Text MNHELP to 898-211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available.

To search the 211 database of basic needs resources online, please visit the student basic needs webpage.

Last updated by mdibba : 2022-11-12 03:38:59