Minnesota Student Parent Support Initiative

Community Resources

Prenatal and Breastfeeding Education

1. Public Health

Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Phone: 320-203-6942
URL: https://co.stearns.mn.us/AdultsFamilies/HealthyFamilies/WICProgram

2. CentraCare Family Birthing Center

Prenatal and Breastfeeding Classes offered

Phone: 320-251-2700, ext. 52311.
URL: https://www.centracare.com/events/

Parenting Resources

1. Birthline

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

Phone: 320-252-4150
URL: http://birthline.org/parenting/

2. Resource Training and Solutions

Parenting Classes – meet challenges of parenthood, resource provided, and trainings are day and evening availability.

Phone: 320-255-3236
URL: http://www.resourcetraining.com/Page/ParentingClasses

3. 742 Community Education

Early Childhood Family Education

Phone: 320-257-3810
URL: https://www.isd742.org/Page/941

4. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Phone: 320-203-6942

5. Reach Up Head Start/Early Head Start

Phone: 320-253-8110
URL: https://reachupinc.org/programs/


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 Birthline

URL: http://abbaprc.org/

Birthline 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 Birthline will also receive Doula support at no cost. Located in St. Cloud. All services are free and confidential. Birthline identifies with Christianity and gladly serves anyone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy regardless of age, race, religion, income, or beliefs.

2. 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

URL: https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/

3. Children’s Home Society of Minnesota – Lutheran Social Service

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.

URL: https://chlss.org/

4. New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a 24-hour intensive residential program for pregnant women, new mothers and their babies.

Women ages 14 through 21 years of age providing a safe, secure residence while fostering self-esteem, education growth, and skills of living, parenting and decision making. Mothers can stay at New Beginnings with their babies for up to one year after the baby is born or 48 days of placing the baby for adoption. Services of an in-house licensed social worker / case manager, outside speakers and educators, group activities and childbirth education are also offered. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale.

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.

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.

URL: http://preghelp.com/

8. 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.

URL: http://www.health.state.mn.us/wic/


1. Salvation Army

Phone: 320-252-4552
URL: http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/st-cloud/

2. Catholic Charities

Phone: 320.229.4560
URL: http://ccstcloud.org/services/emergency/clothing-program/


1. Granite City Counseling

Phone: 320-257–1800
URL: http://granitecitycounseling.com/

2. The Center for Family Counseling

Phone: 320-253-3540
URL: http://thecenterforfamilycounseling.com/

3. Nystrom and Associates- St. Cloud

Phone: 320-253-3512
URL: https://www.nystromcounseling.com/

4. Central MN Mental Health Center

St. Cloud Phone: 320-252-5010
URL: http://cmmhc.org/

5. The Village Family Service Center

Phone: 320-253-5930
URL: https://www.thevillagefamily.org/

Employment and Vocational Services

1. Minnesota Workforce Center – St. Cloud

Phone: 320-308-5320
URL: https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/workforce-centers/workforce-center-locations/st-cloud-wfc/

2. Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota

Phone: 320-654-9483
URL: https://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/

3. Doherty Staffing Solutions

Phone: 320-253-4473
URL: http://www.doherty.com/

4. Express Employment Professionals

Phone: 320-251-1038
URL: https://www.expresspros.com/StCloudMN/About-Us/Default.aspx

5. Atlas Staffing Inc.

Phone: 320-257-0332
URL: http://www.atlasstaffinginc.com/pages/home

Financial Services

1. Department of Human Services - Stearns

Phone: 320-656-6000
URL: https://co.stearns.mn.us/Government/CountyDepartments/HumanServices/AgendasAndMinutes

Look up by specific county: https://mn.gov/portal/government/local/counties/

2. Social Security Administration

Phone: 800-772-1213
URL: https://www.ssa.gov/

3. Consumer Credit Counseling - St. Cloud

Phone: 701-235-3328
URL: http://www.consumercredit.com/

4. Catholic Charities

Phone: 320-650-1664
URL: http://ccstcloud.org/services/family-children/financial-and-housing-counseling/debt-management-services/


1. Food Stamps (SNAP)

Phone: (320) 656-6000
URL: https://co.stearns.mn.us/AdultsFamilies/FinancialServices/FoodSupport

2. Salvation Army

Phone: 320-252-4552
URL: http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/st-cloud/community-pages/programs-17/

3. Catholic Charities

Phone: 320-229-4560
URL: http://ccstcloud.org/services/emergency/food-shelf/

4. Good News Food Shelf

Phone: 320-255-0620
Location: 712 17th Ave S St Cloud, MN – 56301
Hours: 4th Tuesday of the month - 6:00pm until finished -By appointment

5. St. Anne’s Church Pantry- Kimball

Phone: 320-398-2211
Location: 441 Hazel Ave Kimball, MN - 55353
Hours: Tues and Thurs: 10-11am; 2nd Monday: 5:30-6:30pm

Low Income Health Services/Dental Care

1. St. Cloud Hospital

Phone: 320-251-2700

2. Planned Parenthood

Contraception, pregnancy &S TD testing

Phone: 320-252-9504

3. Stearns County Public Health

Phone: 320-203-6942

4. CentraCare Health Plaza

URL: https://www.centracare.com/locations/profile/?id=20&searchId=56e90bb1-a9bd-e711-a1bd-782bcb3b39aa&sort=11&page=1&pageSize=10

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

Phone: 320-351-4025

6. St. Cloud Technical College Dental Hygiene Clinic

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

Phone: 320-308-5310
Location: 1540 Northway Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303


1. Catholic Charities

Phone: 320-650-1550
URL: http://ccstcloud.org/services/housing/

2. Department of Human Services- Housing

Phone: 651-297-1216
URL: https://mn.hb101.org/

3. Central MN Housing Partnership

Phone: 320.259.0393
URL: https://www.cmhp.net/

4. Habitat for Humanity

Phone: 320-656-8890
URL: http://cmhfh.org/

5. Place of Hope

Phone: 320-203-7881
URL: http://placeofhopeministries.org/about-us/

Legal Assistance and Advocacy

1. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Phone: 320-253-0121
URL: http://mylegalaid.org/

2. 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
Location: 830 W Saint Germain St Saint Cloud, MN 56301

3. Stearns County Crime Victim Services

Phone: 320-656-3880
URL: https://co.stearns.mn.us/LawPublicSafety/CrimeVictimServices

4. Minnesota Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 866-223-1111

5. Child Support Payment Line

Phone: 651-215-5630 (local)
Phone: 800-657-3512 (Outside Metro Area)
URL: https://co.stearns.mn.us/AdultsFamilies/ChildSupport/ChildSupportFAQ

Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

1. Anna Marie’s Alliance

Phone: 320-253-6900
URL: https://www.domesticshelters.org/mn/st-cloud/56302/anna-marie-s-alliance#.WfeJntWPK70

2. Central MN Sexual Assault Center

Phone: 320-251-4357
URL: https://cmsac.org/

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

Phone: 320-255-7200http://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/330/Victim-Services
URL: http://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/330/Victim-Services

4. Catholic Charities – Domestic Violence Program and Education

Phone: 320-650-1660
URL: http://ccstcloud.org/services/family-children/caritas-mental-health-clinic/group-therapy-and-education/

Smoking Cessation

1. Minnesota Quit Smoking Hotline

Phone: 877.270.7867

2. CentraCare Health: Nicotine Dependence Program

Phone: 320-251-2700 ext.57448
URL: https://www.centracare.com/wellness/nicotine-dependence-program/

3. New Way Hypnosis Clinic Inc.

Phone: 320-255-9680
URL: https://www.hypnosisclinic.net/id17.htm


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.

URL: http://www.ridemetrobus.com/index.php#////search-form

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.

URL: http://www.catchthelink.com/

3. Executive Express

Provides students and employees up to 16 daily shuttle trips to/from the MSP Airport from just outside the north doors of Atwood Memorial Center. Services are also available to more than 40 Minnesota cities.

URL: http://www.executiveexpress.biz/