Community Resources


These are unprecedented times and our community is rallying to provide information and support to Saint Paul Children and families.  Here are some resources with more information:

July 31, 2020 guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health:  COVID-19 Prevention Guide for Youth and Student Programs.   

Sprockets, Saint Paul’s network of out-of-school time programs, has very helpful guidance for youth programs contemplating how best to serve children and youth.  

The Saint Paul Public Schools’s COVID-19 webpage has information about distance learning, meals, technology support and more.  

The city of Saint Paul has a COVID-19 webpage with information about the Saint Paul Bridge Fund, public health information, family resources and information for our immigrant and refugee community.  

Ramsey County’s COVID-19 webpage has information on how to access county services, health information and community resources.  

The Minnesota Department of Health has a hotline, staffed daily from 7 am to 7 pm, for your questions about COVID-19.  651 201-3920.  

The Search Institute has some helpful information about building developmental relationships during the COVID-19 crisis.  See this checklist.

Please also see the Community Bulletin Board and resources compiled by the Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative including free food options, health information and fun and free activities for children and youth.  


One of the goals of the Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative is to connect child-and youth-serving initiatives across the city to ensure effective services and maximize resources for the benefit of families.  To that end, the Collaborative works with a number of community, government and philanthropic partners. Some of those key partners are highlighted below.

SPCC Members
The partners represented on the Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative board include the community, as well as the following organizations:

City of Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Saint Paul Public Schools
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey/Washington Counties

Ramsey County Collaboratives
Children and families in Ramsey County also benefit from the work of two other legislatively established collaboratives, both of which work in partnership with the Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative to coordinate services to children and families:

Children’s Mental Health Collaborative (including their Community Bulletin Board)
Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative

Resources for Families
The City of Saint Paul created Sprockets, a great resource for children, youth and families looking for after-school and summer programs.

Minnesota HELP is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota find humban services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is especially rich in resource information for parents and families; people with low incomes; people with disabilities and their caregivers; and seniors and their caregivers.

The Bridge to Benefits
 site is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.