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Student Basic Needs Resources

Hennepin Technical College believes having your basic needs met are essential to a student's overall well-being. We as a community are committed to our students and want to provide resources to ensure a better quality of life as they pursue their academic goals.

24-hour Information and Referral

United Way 211

Phone: dial "211"

Hennepin Technical College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Hennepin Technical College 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. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.

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 Minnesota State Student Basic Needs website.

Crisis Contacts

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: dial "988"

Crisis Intervention Phone: 1-642-347-2222
Suicide Referral Phone: 1-800-273-8255
Deaf Hotline Phone: 1-800-799-4889
Text HOME to 741741


Veterans Emotional Crisis Line

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-273-8255
Local Phone: 612-476-1664


Trevor Project- LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

Phone: 1-866-488-7386


Hennepin County Mental Health Resources

18 years and older

Phone: 612-596-1223

Call **CRISIS (274747) from anywhere in the State of Minnesota to reach the local County crisis team.

If in immediate crisis call: 911

Contact Information

Brittani Senser
Social Worker

Phone: 763-488-2441
Email: Brittani.Senser@HennepinTech.edu
Brooklyn Park Campus, H167
Eden Prairie Campus, H111

Huynhmai Koenig
Hennepin County Office of Multiculutural Services (OMS) Navigator

Phone: 612-596-9489
Email: Huynhmai.Koening@Hennepin.us

Available by virtual appointment on Wednesdays.

Book an Appointment
with Huynhmai Koenig


The resources listed are specific to MN, but not exhaustive. By providing this information, Hennepin Technical College does not assume responsibility for the quality provided by the agencies or websites.

Information provided by the CARE Education Team (updated 09/21/2022)

Last updated by mdibba : 2022-09-27 09:41:09