Student Parent Support/Bridge to Community Resources

Community Resources

Prenatal and Breastfeeding Education

1. Public Health

Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Phone: 320-203-6942
WIC website

2. CentraCare Family Birthing Center

Prenatal and Breastfeeding Classes offered

Phone: 320-251-2700, ext. 52311.
Search for classes on the CentraCare website

Parenting Resources

1. Elevate Pregnancy and Family Resource Center

They help you answer questions regarding parenthood and also provide you with resources and referrals to help you as a parent. If you feel unsure of how you might provide for a child, we have programs to assist you with the things you will need

Elevate website

2. 742 Community Education

Early Childhood Family Education

742 Early Childhood Family Education website

3. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)


WIC website

4. Reach Up Head Start/Early Head Start

Reach Up Head Start website


1. Abba Pregnancy Resource Center

Works with men and women experiencing a crisis pregnancy in making an informed decision. Counselors are available to assist in the decision making process. Located in Elk River. Assistance offered is free at all times.

Abba Pregnancy Resource Center website

2. Elevate Pregnancy and Family Resource Center 

Elevate offers information, education, support, prenatal medical exams, and post abortion counseling. They also offer a Stepping Stones program that offers incentives like clothing, car seats, gas, and groceries as client’s progress through the program. Clients of Elevate will also receive Doula support at no cost. Located in St. Cloud. All services are free and confidential. Elevate identifies with Christianity and gladly serves anyone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy regardless of age, race, religion, income, or beliefs.
Elevate Pregnancy and Family Resource Center website

3. Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of St. Cloud offers pregnancy counseling addressing decision making skills, identifying personal values, clarifying personal needs, exploring relationships, meeting the child's best interests, and addressing financial situations.

A Birth Parent Support Group is also offered. The goal of Catholic Charities is to help women and men make the best decision for themselves and their baby. Resource referral and facilitation of legal procedures for termination of parental rights is also offered. Children's Home Society & Family Services

Catholic Charities of St. Cloud website

4. Children’s Home Society of Minnesota – Lutheran Social Service (CHLSS)

Children's Home Society of Minnesota offers decision making counseling and complete adoption services to birth parents in Minnesota. Children's Home Society can facilitate any type of adoption, including agency, independent, and interstate adoptions. The agency supports open adoption, where the birth parents and adoptive parents meet, choose each other, plan the type of adoption based on the best interest of everyone involved, and maintain an ongoing relationship after placement. Located in St. Paul. Children's Home Society is a licensed, nonprofit, nonsectarian agency.

CHLSS website

5. Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of St. Cloud offers pregnancy testing, abortion referrals, adoption referrals, and education. Services differ slightly depending on which health center location clients are looking at. Please contact the health center of interest in order to obtain information on pricing. Planned Parenthood supports and welcomes clients regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or biological sex, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex clients.

Planned Parenthood of St. Cloud website

6. Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic

Pregnancy Resource Center offers free pregnancy testing along with peer counseling regarding available options. Help with planning for parenting and education on pregnancy, along with referrals for adoption are also available. All services are free and confidential.

Pregnancy Resource Center website

7. WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

The WIC program provides Nutrition Education, Healthy Foods, and Health Services to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby. Services and programs are based on income.

WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program website


1. Salvation Army

Salvation Army St. Cloud website

2. Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Clothing Program website


1. Granite City Counseling

Granite City Counseling website

2. The Center for Family Counseling

The Center for Family Counseling website

3. Nystrom and Associates- St. Cloud

Nystrom and Associates website

4. Central Minnesota Mental Health Center

St. Cloud Phone: 320-252-5010
Central MN Mental Health Center website

5. The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center website

Employment and Vocational Services

1. CareerForce Center – St. Cloud


CareerForce St. Cloud website

2. Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota

Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota website

3. Doherty Staffing Solutions

Doherty Staffing Solutions website

4. Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals website

5. Atlas Staffing Inc.

Atlas Staffing website

Financial Services

1. Department of Human Services

Stearns County Human Services website 

Index of all Minnesota County Websites

2. Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration website

3. Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Financial Services website


1. Food Stamps  

Stearns County Food Support website

2. Salvation Army

Salvation Army Programs website

3. Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Food Shelf website

4. Good News Food Shelf

712 17th Ave S St Cloud, MN – 56301
4th Tuesday of the month - 6:00pm until finished -By appointment

5. St. Anne’s Church Pantry- Kimball

441 Hazel Ave Kimball, MN - 55353
Tues and Thurs: 10-11am; 2nd Monday: 5:30-6:30pm

Low Income Health Services/Dental Care

1. CentraCare - St Cloud Hospital

CentraCare Financial Assistance website

2. Planned Parenthood

Contraception, pregnancy & STD testing

Planned Parenthood St Cloud website

3. Stearns County Public Health

Stearns County Medical Assistance website

4. CentraCare Health Plaza

CentraCare Locations
CentraCare Pediatrics website 

5. Central Minnesota Options For Women

Free Confidential Pregnancy Testing, Free Ultrasound, Medically accurate information, Referrals for medical care, STD testing, housing, financial aid, legal assistance, and adoption services, Material Assistance, Pre-natal and Parenting Classes

Central Minnesota Options for Women website

6. St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) Dental Clinic

Dental cleaning, “deep cleaning-periodontal therapy” and x-rays offered at reduced fees. Does NOT accept insurance.

1540 Northway Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303
SCTCC Dental Clinic website


1. Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Housing Services website

2. Department of Human Services- Housing

Department of Human Services Housing website

3. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership

Central MN Housing Partnership website

4. Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity website

5. Place of Hope

Place of Hope website

Legal Assistance and Advocacy

1. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid website
2. Central Minnesota Legal Services - Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono)

Counties Serves: Benton, Mille Lac, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wright

Cases: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Torts, Wills and Estates

Phone: 320-253-0138
New clients: 320-253-0121 / 888-360-2889
110 Sixth Ave South, Suite 205
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Central Minnesota Legal Services - St Cloud Office website

3. Stearns County Crime Victim Services

Stearns County Crime Victim Services website

4. Day One Emergency Shelter & Crisis Hotline

Call: 866-223-1111  Text: 612-399-9995
Day One Emergency Shelter & Crisis Hotline website

5. Child Support Payment Line

651-215-5630 (local)
800-657-3512 (Outside Metro Area)

Stearns County Child Support website

Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

1. Anna Marie’s Alliance

Anna Marie's Alliance website

2. Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center

Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center website

3. St Cloud City Attorney's Office, Victim Assistance Program

City of St Cloud Victim Services website

4. Catholic Charities – Domestic Violence Program - Therapy and Education

Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Program website    

5. St. Cloud State Women's Center

SCSU Women's Center website 

Smoking Cessation

1. Minnesota Department of Health - QUITPLAN Services 


Minnesota QUITPLAN Services website

2. CentraCare Health: Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Program

320-251-2700 ext.57448
CentraCare Tobacco Treatment website


1. Metro Bus

Routes cover much of greater St. Cloud. Enrolled St. Cloud State and St. Cloud Community & Technical College students and employees ride free with a valid school ID.

Metro Bus website

2. Northstar Line

St. Cloud's connection to Minneapolis-St. Paul's light rail system. From the Miller Center bus stop, riders can connect to the Northstar Line at Big Lake, with stops at Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Fridley and beyond.
Northstar Line website

3. Groome Transportation

Groome Transportation website

4. Jefferson Lines

Jefferson Lines website