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Student Services

Community Resources

In addition to MCTC Resource and Referral Center for current students and the Boynton Health Service, we provide the following list to students who need additional resources.

24-hour information and referral

United Way 211

Call or web search for referrals on almost any topic. When using the website, enter the topic you are interested in or scroll down the list of topics and enter your county. You will be given a list of agencies in your area who deal with your topic of interest. A great "one stop shopping" site.

24-hour crisis lines

Crisis Connection

Free and confidential crisis counseling by telephone for topics such as suicide, depression, abuse and family and relationship problems. Referrals to community agencies are available for further assistance.

Crisis Intervention Center and Acute Psychiatric Services

24-hour phone and walk-in service for evaluation and treatment of behavioral emergencies and significant life crisis.

Rape and Sexual Abuse

Cornerstone Advocacy Service (formerly Rape and Sexual Abuse Center)

Address: 1000 E 80th St. Bloomington MN 55420

24-hour phone counseling and advocacy for persons who have been raped or sexually abused. Sliding fee scale. Cornerstone is a 30-year-old nonprofit serving victims of violence. Cornerstone’s programs have been designed to meet the needs of adults and children that have experienced abuse and violence. RSAC Legal Advocates staff will now be part of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Sexual Assault Resource Service

The Sexual Assault Resources Service (SARS) provides free assistance to victims of rape and sexual assault through area hospital emergency departments 24 hours a day. SARS counselors meet with victims and their families at HCMC and other participating hospitals to complete the evidentiary exam and to help them cope with the trauma and consequences of the assault.

Sexual Violence Center

24-hour crisis line. SVC supports everyone affected by sexual violence, whether your assault has just happened, or you are coming to terms with trauma in your past. Even if you are not sure if what you have experienced is sexual violence, we are here to help you. We provide respectful, confidential services to survivors, their friends, and their families free of charge. Our services are open to people of all genders.  We also offer education and training.

Address: 3757 Fremont Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55412

Crisis Nursery

Emergency childcare to prevent neglect and abuse, crisis intervention for families, family education and a 24-hour hotline for parents in crisis.

Additional resources for referrals to counselors, support groups, etc.

Your health insurance

Your own health insurance provider is often the first place to go for referrals that are covered under your insurance plan. Look on the back of your health insurance card for the mental health services phone number. Call this number and explain what issues you would like assistance with and explain any criteria you are looking for in a mental health counselor (gender, race, religion or other preferences). You will be given names and phone numbers for at least three clinics/counselors in your area that are covered by your insurance.

If you do not have health insurance, or if you would like to explore other options, there are agencies that offer free or low cost options.

Some are listed below:

Tubman's Chrysalis Center

Tubman helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education while guiding and sustaining individuals and families on the journey from chaos and fear to healing and restoration. Some services are free, some operate on a sliding scale and some have a set fee.

Family and Children's Services

Counseling, family support services, violence intervention and educational opportunities.


A treatment center for chemically dependent individuals and families.

Hennepin County

Information on services and programs involving health, housing and other social services for infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors as well as special groups, such as recent immigrants in Hennepin County.

Mental Health Collective

  • Phone: 612-822-8227
  • Address: 3548 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis

Nonprofit, community-based mental health center that provides a variety of mental health services including psychotherapy, education and support services. Sliding fee scale.

The Walk In Counseling Center

  • Phone: 612-870-0565
  • Website: www.walkin.org
  • Address: 2421 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis
Crisis intervention and short-term counseling to individuals, couples and families. No appointment is necessary during counseling hours. These services are free, but donations are appreciated.