The MPSI Low Fee Clinic

 MPSI Low Fee Clinic

Contact: 612-824-3800

Location: 3108 Hennepin Ave., Mpls 55408. Located on bus line.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Description of Services: Low fee psychotherapy provided by graduate level providers. Therapy is talking therapy that values a strong relationship with the therapist.

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Family Community Partnership-Ramsey County

The Family & Community Partnership (FCP)  is a program for low income families who are at risk for child abuse/neglect. This might include refugee families where there is family violence, alcohol/drug abuse, or families so overwhelemd that case workers are concerned about the well-being of the children.

The program contracts with community organizations and some of these have staff that speak the following languages:  Karen, Amharic, Spanish and Hmong.  If a family is eligible to participate in FCP and speak one of the above languages, a referral will be made to that specific agency for services.  If the family speaks a different language other than the ones listed above the agency will request interpreter services.

To apply, an application should be completed and faxed to 651-266-7751. When FCP social workers meet with the family initially, there will be paperwork to review and sign.  The FCP social workers do not provide case management services.  A referral will be made to one of the community agencies that contract with Ramsey County and a case manager will work with the family

To get an application, contact Naomi Chavez at 651-266-7785 or Naomi.Chavez@CO.RAMSEY.MN.US

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Ramsey County Child Crisis Intervention Team

CALL 651-774-7000

This is a great resource when a refugee family is having a crisis with one of their children and does not know how to access services. With a few days notice (in order to get an interpreter) team members will do a home visit and help the family identify what the problem is and how to access resources. They are very helpful and several refugee families have received useful help. If the family is experiencing an immediate crisis, they can also call the team, but accessing an interpreter is problematic.

Free services.


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Ellen Snoxell

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare  200 University Ave E., St. Paul 55101  651-634-1934

Can provide psychological testing for refugee children. Dr. Snoxell has completed some of the Refugee Mental Health training course.

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Ludmila Timm

797 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106  651-379-4254

Ludmila is a mental health professional working at CLUES clinic in St. Paul. She is Russian speaking. She has completed the Refugee Mental Health training series and participates in the Refugee Mental Health case consultation group.

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Parsons Psychological

7040 Lakeland Ave N.  Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428  763-566-1174

Carolyn Parsons has completed the Refugee Mental Health training series. She can provide psychological testing for limited English proficiency clients.  She accepts the following insurance: UCare and Medica


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Alshifa Clinic, Islamic Center of MN


Al-Shifa Clinic offers FREE healthcare for  anyone in the community.

The Clinic is open on Sundays from 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. FREE Consultation and Prescription Services

Please call Al-Shifa coordinator at 763.567.9605 at least a day ahead  to schedule an appointment.

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Chamberlin Edmonds

1800 Chicago Ave.                                                                        Minneapolis, MN 55404                                                                                                                                      612-872-2080

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) pays for this agency to help people with disabilities to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Call for an intake appointment. They do an initial screening over the phone and then, if eligible, will sent up an appointment to complete an application. They will meet with clients in a community setting (library, community-based organization) if asked, but not in the client’s home. They provide interpreters


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Ahmed Yusef, LICSW

Ahmed Yusef, LICSW



Metro Behavioral Health                                                                   2525 Franklin Ave. E. Suite 200W                                                 Minneapolis, MN 55406                                                                      Tel: 612-767-7770                                                                             Fax: 612-767-7772                                                                           Email:

Also sees Karen clients at Karen Organization of MN, 1394 Jackson St. St. Paul, 55117

Description of services:  Individuals, couples and youth with worries, sadness, memories of bad things. Works with young people who are having trouble getting along with family or in school.

Language: English and Somali

Insurance: Medical Assistance, UCare, HealthParnters, Metropolitan Health Plan, Medica, BlueCross

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Dr. Lodhi Khan, PhD, LP

Dr. Mohammed Lodhi Khan works at CUHCC clinic, 2001 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55404.

612-638-0700 is CUHCC’s general line to make appointments.

Currently, Dr. Khan is only accepting internal referrals of patients who are receiving services at CUHCC.

CUHCC accepts patients with any insurance or no insurance. CUHCC also has on-site interpreters in Cambodian, English, Hmong, Lao, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Other languages are available by request, such as Oromo, Amharic, Thai and French.

Has much experience working cross culturally and with interpreters. Makes use of medical and legal clinic and case worker services at CUHCC as necessary in his services.

Does not work with children, and refers to coworker for testing for disability.

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Asha Mukherjee, PhD, LP

Dr. Mukherjee works at Child and Family Psychological Services: 4205 N Lancaster Lane, Hennepin County, MN, 55441

Appointments can be made by calling 763-553-7820.

Dr. Mukherjee is very experienced in cross cultural diagnostic assessment and has worked with many immigrant groups in the Twin Cities. She herself speaks 7 Indian languages and has worked with Spanish interpretation.

Most to all insurances are accepted.



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David Hong, PsyD, LP

David Hong practices at both Uptown Psychology Group and Washburn Center for Children. Appointments can be made by calling the general lines at Uptown Psychology group at (612) 524-5755 or Washburn Center for Children at 612-767-3388.

Dr. Hong speaks Spanish and works with many Spanish-speaking clients with referrals from lawyers for immigration needs.

Insurances accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred One, Ucare, and others.


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Todd Sigler, PsyD, NCC

Todd M. Sigler, PsyD, NCC | Licensed Psychologist |Private practice at Outreach Counseling & Consulting Services, Inc.
4105 Lexington Ave No Suite 190 | Arden Hills, MN 55126 Tel. 651 481-0664 | Fax 651 481-3907 | |

Dr. Sigler is a Licensed Psychologist, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a registrant of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He maintains a private practice in Arden Hills, MN and participates in a group practice in Maplewood, MN.

He has specialized training and experience in: working with individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury, psychological assessments, cognitive, personality, and adaptive behavior testing, psychological evaluations for immigrants and refugees, and conducting diagnostic assessments and psychological testing for individuals who have been referred by their attorney to determine if there is a disability or impairment that adversely impacts the patient’s ability to learn a second language.

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Dr. Michael Keller, PhD, LP

Dr. Michael Keller Psychological Services has two locations, at 570 Asbury Street, Suite 106A, Saint Paul,  Minnesota  55104 and 121 Adams Street Cambridge,  Minnesota  55008

Dr. Keller can provide therapy and diagnostic assessments in Russian and is experienced in working with Russian-speaking immigrants.

He accepts all insurances.

Specialties are anxiety or fears; relationship issues; depression.

Contact at 763-434-4555

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Dr. Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP

Practices at Park Nicollet Clinic Creekside, 6600 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Dr. Pawlicki works with clients from various cultural groups, especially Latino/Hispanic clients. Interpreters are provided by the clinic for limited English proficiency clients.

Contracted for most insurances including medical assistance.

Dr. Pawlicki is experienced in therapy with limited English proficiency clients and specializes in sexual health therapy. He is not a specialist in diagnostic assessment.

Call the general line to make appointments: 952-993-2786




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Dr. Macarena Corral, PsyD, LP

Dr. Corral works at Headway Emotional Health Services, 6425 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield.

Contracted provider for all insurances. Able to conduct psychological testing for refugees, and able to give services in Spanish. For other languages, interpreters are provided by Headway. Experienced in work with Latino/Hispanic families.

To schedule an appointment, call intake coordinator at 763-746-2411.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

Minneapolis Community and Technical College 1501 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Asian Student Association meets weekly. Contact: Ninh Phan 612-659-6745

International Student Association helps new incoming students get oriented to MN and the U.S.Contact: Kevin Kujawa, 612-659-6705

Muslim Student Association Contact: Lamya Al-Mas, 612-659-4094

Oromo Students Association  Contact: John Heinrichs 612-659-6144

Somali Student Association offers  peer support, cultural activities and community outreach.Contact: Jamal Adam, 612-659-6742

Normandale Community College 9700 France Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55431-4399

Ethiopian Student Union  Contact:  Howard Odor (952) 487-8194

Eritrean Student Association  Contact: Irma Salazar 952-487-7122

Muslim Student Association Facilitates the needs of Muslims on campus allowing them to practice the religion of Islam.Advisor: Willie Johnson, 952-487-8363

Oromo Student Union  Advisor: Howard Odor(952) 487-8194

Somali Student Association Advisor: Howard Odor (952) 487-8194

Students and the Middle East Contact: Phil Lowry 952-487-7139

Century Community College 3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55115                 Asian Student Association: Open to anyone. Assists Asian students and offers opportunities to plan a fashion/talent show, craft fair and Halloween Dance. Helpful Contact: Edward Xiong 779-3357, E.1411

Intercultural Club: Members participate in a variety of social and educational activities. Helpful Contact: Rosie DeBose 651-779-5753, W.3073

Muslim Student Association: Members celebrate and educate on the Muslim faith. Helpful Contact: Mary Beth O’Halloran 651-779-3256, W.1112

Inver Hills Community College 2500 East 80th Street, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Asian Pacific Group: Asian Pacific Club was founded to help inform IHCC students about Asian cultures. All are welcome. Helpful Contact: Sarah Doman-Flygare 651-450-3733

Asian Subcontinent Club: The Asian Subcontinent Club works to represent the sub continental Asian community, Which includes countries such as Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Helpful Contact: Nichelle Bottko 651-450-3733

Ethiopian Student Association: To create a sense of belonging among Ethiopian and Ethiopian American Students while educating Inver Hills Community College faculty, staff, and students about the unique history and culture of Ethiopia. Helpful Contact: Woubejig Shiferaw 651-450-3595

Muslim Student Club: The mission of the Muslim Student Club is to educate the Inver Hills community about the religion of Islam and its culture. Helpful Contact: Student Life at 651-450-3530

Somali Student Club: To welcome new Somali students to IHCC and assist with their adjustment to life on campus. To promote awareness and encourage the involvement of the IHCC/Somali community. Helpful Contact: Julie Benolken 651-450-3622

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Hennepin County Child Protection Intake

This information is current as of May 18, 2012. Details regularly change.

Please call 612-348-3552 for updated information.

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Saint Paul Public Schools: Early Childhood Special Education

Saint Paul Public Schools: Early Childhood Special Education Evaluation Team

1780 W. 7th Street Rm. 2401. Saint Paul, MN 55116. 651-744-8094 (Saint Paul), 612-348-TOTS (Minneapolis)

A free service that is part of the school system, Special Education Evaluation accepts referrals on all children from birth to 5 years old when there is a concern about the child’s development.

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Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow Ramsey County is the “central intake” office for children age birth-5 when there is a concern regarding their development. The early intervention evaluation team assesses children as necessary to determine eligibility for early intervention services.

Jayne Cox-Lindsey, Service Coordinator/Supervisor: 651-604-3716

If a child is eligible for early intervention services, early childhood specialists will work the family to plan services, which may include:

  • Determining eligibility
    (Referral,Screening,Evaluation and Assessment)
  • Specialized Instruction
  • Parent Training
  • Related Services
  • Service Coordination


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Abdulahi Mohamed, MSW, LICSW

Psychotherapist in a private practice at Metro Behavioral Health.

2525 E. Franklin Ave. Suite 200W, Minneapolis MN 55406. 612-767-7770.

He obtained his  MSW from the University of MN in 2005.   He has extensive social services experience and  has worked at Lutheran Social Services as an Employment Counselor; Dakota County as a Financial Worker,  DHS as MNCare Representative and Social Work Specialist; CUHCC Clinic as a Behavioral Health Case Manager, and Hennepin County as a Children’s Mental Health, Child Crisis Team Senior Social Worker.

He is bilingual in English and Somali.

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Alexandra House

Located in Blaine and Anoka , has a 24-hour shelter and crisis line: 763-780-2330

Also provides legal advocacy, 24-hour hospital advocacy, support groups, youth violence prevention, community education and trainings, and more.

Staff members speak Spanish and several other languages; for all languages outside interpreters will be used.

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360 Communities

360 Communities

501 East Highway 13, Suite 102,                                                          Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

Contact: 952 985 5300

Description of Services: Serve new Americans, whether recent immigrants, refugees or asylees. Services:  community education, create innovative partnerships and engage all community members to bridge cultural diversities and strengthen our communities.


23 bilingual and 13 bicultural individuals skilled in different languages including Spanish, Somali, and Malay

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Brain Injury Association of MN

Provides help for people who are disabled as a result of traumatic brain injury.

Services include:

  • Resource Facilitation services, which provide personal one-on-one connection to information and resources
  • Case management for individuals on TBI or CADI waivers

Chantel Harpole conducts Multicultural outreach.

34 13th Avenue NE, Suite B001 Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-378-2742
Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
Fax: 612-378-2789
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms

2500 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Contact: 612-872-1152

Description of Services: “Offers a unique model of care for people in our community living with a serious or life-threatening disease who need assistance with meals.  We understand that proper nutrition is a key factor in any health care plan. Our Registered Dietitian is available to provide individual nutrition counseling and food safety education. We are here to help. Currently, we serve 500 home-delivery clients, their caregivers and dependent children each week in the greater Twin Cities area. We provide all of our services free of charge, regardless of income status.”

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Dignity Center

Dignity Center

511 Groveland Avenue                                                              Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact: 612-4351315

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Description of Services: Helps people in poverty, particularly the homeless,  by providing a welcoming environment for everyone who walks through our doors, meeting one to one to understand each individual’s unique situation, and supporting each person’s stabilization goals through services that include information and referrals, resources, coaching and self-sufficiency skills training.

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Associated Clinic of Psychology (ACP)

Associated Clinic of Psychology (ACP)

Five locations: in Apple Valley, Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and West St. Paul. See website for directions:

Contact: (612) 925-6033

Description of Services: Associated Clinic of Psychology is known throughout Minnesota as a leader in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental health issues. Our commitment to our clients is to provide a comprehensive suite of mental health services, a single source for all of your mental healthcare needs.  ACP provides individual psychotherapy, marriage counseling, individual counseling, testing, family counseling, consulting, workshops, group counseling, training, and medication management for children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples, families, and special populations. They provide services in a variety of settings including, clinic, in-home, group homes, residential facilities, long term care facilities, and assisted living facilities.

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MN Network of Hospice and Palliative Care

The mission of the Network of Hospice and Palliative Care is to promote quality of life in our communities through advance care planning, palliative care and hospice. Services are available in various language and faith-based healing in various faiths is also available.

Helpline: 800-214-9597



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Sue Johnston, MSW, LICSW

Office: 1394 Jackson St. St. Paul 55117                                                         4306 Bryant Ave. S., Mpls

Will also see clients in home or at a community agency.    Accepts UCARE, MA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica, Health Partners.

4306 Bryant Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55409


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Health Commons at Dar Ul Quba

The Health Commons is drop-in center for residents of the Cedar Riverside area. It provides health-related education, links people to existing resources, and provides basic supplies for people who can’t afford them. The space is welcoming and culturally relevant for all.

Phone:  612-273-0801

1501 S 6th Street

Minneapolis, MN

Current programs:

  • Fit & Friendly- a physical activity program designed to promote health and fitness for all age groups. Wednesdays from 1-3pm
  • “Say Yes to No” Workshops-  parent education workshops that give parents more practical strategies to help parents raise more self-aware, self-disciplined, self-reliant kids. This program is offered in partnership with Somali Women Education Network. Thursdays 12:30- 2pm
  • Health Education Forums-  Community forums designed to allow opportunity for informational exchange between community and health professionals.
  • Speaking Up & Speaking Out!- Explores ways girls/women can learn to grow more comfortable and confident in public and help them discover their voice through performance. Fridays 4-5 pm
  • Healthy eating workshops, Fridays from 3:30-5pm
  • Chair Massage, Fridays 2-4 pm
  • Healing Touch- a healing method that was derived from an ancient lying—on of hands technique. The practitioner alters the patient’s energy field through an energy transfer that moves from the hands of the practitioner to the patient. Fridays 2-4pm

As well as other basic health programs such as help with medications and screenings.


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