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Resources for Families in Need

Westwood Social Worker
 952-806-7259

Westwood/Washburn Clinic Social Worker
Elizabeth Vu, 952-806-7251


Human Services for Bloomington residents:  952-563-4957

  • Call for help providing food, housing and medical care

Medical Assistance - Hennepin County:  612-596-1300 (www.co.hennepin.mn.us)

  • Call to discuss eligibility for MN Health Care Programs and get an application

Minnesota Care:  651-297-3862  (www.dhs.state.mn.us)

  • Low-cost medical insurance for individuals who meet income guidelines and have not had insurance for 4 months

Crisis Connection:  612-379-6363  (www.crisis.org)

  • Call for crisis and general counseling, operates 24 hours/day

Family and Children’s Services:  612-728-2089 English,     612-728-2089 Espanol (www.everyfamilymatters.org)

  • Call about counseling for children, adolescents and adults

Children’s Defense Fund MN Low-Cost Health Care Directory: 651-227-6121  (www.cdf-mn.org)

  • Searchable directories of health and dental care options for uninsured or poorly insured families with children

United Way 211:  651-291-0211

  • Free, confidential information and referral service that links people to social services, healthcare, and more
  • Interpreter services available upon request

Hennepin County Emergency Assistance:  612-596-1900

  • Short term assistance for families with minor children in financial crisis

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