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.
Helpful information from the Financial Wellness seminar held on April 27:
Presenter: Marty Fleischhacker
Senior Financial Ombudsman & Civil Enforcement
MN Department of Commerce
Here is 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
- Anonymous Communication
If you suspect someone you know is becoming a victim of the scam report it by:
- Senior Financial Exploitation Reporting: Minnesota Department of Human Services-Vulnerable Adult Protection and Elder Abuse
- Call 651-539-1600
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.
Stepping On Class
Falling is not a normal part of aging. In fact, falls can be prevented. Join North Memorial Health at our Stepping On class and learn tips that can help you continue to live independently in your own home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer)
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is designed to teach the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. Delivered by a certified QPR gatekeeper instructor, this training is appropriate for high school youth and adults. Gatekeepers may be parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police offers, and others.
More class options coming soon - please check back!
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.
YMCA Food Distribution Sites
Partnering with Every Meal, YMCA locations throughout the Twin Cities offer free meal bags to the community.
Food Assistance and Distribution
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It improves your brain health, assists with weight management, reduces disease, strengthens your bones and muscles, and improves your ability to do everyday activities. In addition to an exercise routine at your local YMCA, or online via Virtual Y, here are some additional opportunities to boost your physical activity.