There are so many great resources within our communities to help you and your family thrive. But where do you start?

This curated collection of community resources, created by community board volunteers from the New Hope and Ridgedale YMCAs is designed to provide a variety of organizations, activities and classes to support your health and wellbeing. 

Financial Community Resources

Helpful information from the Financial Wellness seminar with Marty Fleischhacker, Senior Financial Ombudsman & Civil Enforcement, MN Department of Commerce:

Here are some key take a ways:

  • Never send personal information by email or phone
  • Never wire money or send gift cards to someone you haven’t met in person
  • Never answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number
  • Always safely store or shred sensitive documents

Con artists use:

  • Heightened Emotions
  • Isolation
  • Anonymous Communication

If you suspect someone you know is becoming a victim of the scam report it by:

Injury Prevention Resources

Injuries can have a significant impact on your wellbeing. However, most events resulting in injury are preventable. Check out these resources to help you learn how to keep you, and your family, safe from injuries.

North Memorial Car Seat Clinics
North Memorial Hospital and Safe Kids Northwest Metro Minneapolis are hosting child and booster seat safety clinics. Nationally certified technicians will teach you how to install and use child car restraints correctly. Monthly clinics are held throughout the northwest metro community.

View dates and locations flyer

Mental Wellness Community Resources

Mental wellness is an integral part of whole-person wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also influences how we handle stress, relate to others and make decisions. When you’re not feeling good, you need reputable and reliable resources, especially in a crisis. These resources provide options to help you seek help to improve mental wellness.

Community Resources

Crisis Text Line
The 24/7 emergency service is available if you or someone you know is experiencing a psychiatric or mental health crisis. 
Text MN to 741741

County Crisis Contacts
Access a directory of mental health crisis phone numbers by county here: 

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
Connect for help, to navigate the mental health system, for support and for resources.
Call 1-800-528-4511
Minnesota Warmline
Are you an adult needing support? Talk to a specialist who has firsthand experience living with a mental health condition. 
Call 651-288-0400 or text "Support" to 85511 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The 24/7 lifeline provides support when in distress, has prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and resources for professionals.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota 
Connect for help, to navigate the mental health system, for support, and for resources.
Call 1-888-NAMI-Helps/1-888-626-4435 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline
Offers crisis counseling and support if you or a family member is experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster. 
Call: 1-800-985-5990


National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota offers many free classes.

View classes and register.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States. Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide.

Nourishment Community Resources

Nourishment is essential to wellbeing. It improves health, supports strong immune systems, helps children learn better, helps you be more productive, and ends the cycle of poverty and hunger. If you’re looking for nourishment, check out these resources. 

Every Meal

Food Assistance and Distribution

Upcoming Events

Red Cross Blood Drives

Ridgedale YMCA

  • Thursday, July 25
  • Wednesday, December 18

New Hope YMCA

  • Monday, November 4
  • Monday, February 24, 2025

To register go to or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767)