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Social and Community Living

The St. Cloud area encompasses four cities and is included in parts of three counties. It offers a variety of of activities, entertainment, learning and shopping opportunities.

Education and child care

Entertainment

Food and dining

Dining

Grocery Stores

  • ALDI
    256 Second St. S
    Waite Park
  • Cash Wise Foods
    113 Waite Ave. S
    320-259-1308
  • Cash Wise-East
    1001 Fourth St. SE
    320-253-1322
    Ethnic products available
  • Coborn’s Grocery
    2118 Eighth St. N
    320-252-6220
  • Coborn’s Grocery
    900 Cooper Ave. S
    320-251-0484
  • Good Earth Food Coop
    2010 Veterans Drive
    320-253-9292
    Organic products available
  • Lund's & Byerly’s
    2510 West Division St.
    320-252-4112
    Ethnic products available
  • Sav-a-Lot
    3316 West Division St.
    320-253-1606
  • Somali Café
    119 East St. Germain St.
    320-259-0413
    Ethnic products available
  • St. Cloud Meat & Grocery
    1503 First S
    320-230-1403
    Halal products available
  • Target
    4201 W Division St
    320-253-4740
  • Target
    125 Lincoln Ave SE
    (320) 654-0096
  • Thao Market
    2924 West St. Germain St.
    320-656-2191
    Ethnic products available
  • 33rd Meat & Grocery
    710-33rd Ave. N
    320-230-1403
  • Viet-Tien Market
    409 Third St. N
    320-202-8802
    Ethnic products available
  • Wal-mart
    21 Stearns County Road 120
    320-259-1527
    Wal-mart
    3601 Second St. S
    320-345-9810

Housing

Housing

Questions to ask before signing a lease

Know the specifics of any lease you sign.

Rent

  • How much?
  • When is it due?
  • What is the late fee policy?
  • Can rent be paid individually among roommates?
  • Do I get a storage area?

Deposit

  • How much?
  • What is it used for?
  • How and when is it refunded?

Damages

  • Who pays for breakage or other damages over and above normal wear and tear-individuals or occupants?
  • What is the policy on maintenance of minor damages and major ones?

Subletting

  • Is it permitted?
  • What is the procedure (example: do I need to find the sub-letter?)?

Roommates

  • Should all roommates sign the lease?
  • Are all roommates responsible for only a portion of rent? If someone moves out, must the remaining roommates make up the difference?

Alterations

  • Can I paint?
  • Can I hang pictures on the wall (with what?)?

Laundry facilities

  • Are they available?
  • How much does it cost?

Noise restrictions

  • What are restrictions for musical instruments, stereo, television?

Parking

  • Is it available?
  • Is there an additional cost?

Pets

  • Are pets allowed; additional cost?

Utilities

  • What are included in rent?
  • How much is installation and will they have access?
  • What are billing and payment procedures?
  • Is the unit wired for cable?

Security

  • How secure is the building?
  • Are there security doors with deadbolts, peepholes?
  • Do windows and doors close & lock?
  • How secure are laundry, parking and storage areas?

Inspections

  • When can the landlord enter my unit?
  • How much notice must be given? What, if any, work will be done before the next tenants move in?

Public safety

Public Safety is open 24 hours a day on campus.

Off campus, call 9-1-1 in emergency situations.

Shopping

  • Crossroads Mall

  • Downtown St. Cloud

  • Second-hand stores

  • Coupons and discounts

  • Craigslist online private ads

  • Garage/Estate Sales
    Garage, yard or estate sales are a low-cost source of used household goods such as kitchen items, bedding, toys and games, used clothing and furniture. They are short-term events by private individuals usually in an open garage or driveway of a home. Sometimes neighborhoods, churches or nonprofit groups organize these second-hand sales, which typically take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the spring or early summer or late summer and early fall. Typically, they are advertised in the local newspaper or signs are posted on street corners in residential neighborhoods. The primary payment system is cash-and-carry.

Transportation/parking

Health and financial assistance

Dental Care

  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College Dental Clinic
    1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud
    320-308-5919
  • Smile Center
    195 Jefferson Blvd, Big Lake
    763-263-2222 or 1-866-748-6684

Health Services

  • Benton County Public Health
    531 Dewey Street, Foley
    320-968-5160
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
    3400 First St. N, St. Cloud
    320-253-1962
  • Mid Minnesota Family Medicine Center
    1520 Whitney Court, Suite 200, St. Cloud
    320-240-3157
  • Planned Parenthood
    451 East St Germain, Suite 100, St. Cloud
    320-252-9504
  • Sherburne County Public Health
    13880 U.S. Highway 10, Elk River
    763-241-2750 or 1-800-433-5237
  • Stearns County Public Health
    705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud
    320-656-6155

Used Clothing

  • Catholic Charities
    157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud
    320-229-4560
  • CROSS Center
    150 Fourth Ave., Foley
    320-968-7012
  • Expressions of Hope Thrift and Specialty Shop
    404 East St. Germain St., St. Cloud
    320-203-7881
  • Goodwill Easter Seals
    50 Second Ave. S, Waite Park
    320-654-9012
  • Treasure Chest
    113-28th Ave. S, Waite Park
    320-255-1808

Financial Assistance

  • Benton County Human Services
    531 Dewey Street, Foley
    320-968-5087 or 1-800-530-6254
  • Catholic Charities Emergency Services
    157 Roosevelt Road Suite 100, St. Cloud
    320-229-4560 or 1-800-830-8254
  • Salvation Army
    400 U.S. Highway 10 S, St. Cloud
    320-252-4552
  • Sherburne County Social Services
    13880 U.S. Highway 10, Elk River
    763-241-2600 or 1-800-433-5239
  • Stearns County Human Services
    705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud
    320-656-6000
  • Tri-CAP
    700 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud
    320-251-1612 or 1-888-765-5597

Financial Counseling

  • Caritas Family Services
    157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud
    320-650-1660 or 1-800-830-8254 ext. 1660
  • The Village Family Service Center
    3950 Third St. N, Suite 102, St. Cloud
    320-258-4633
  • Tri-CAP
    700 West Saint Germain St., St. Cloud
    320-251-1612 or 1-888-765-5597