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. Goals are violence prevention, school success, and long term self-sufficiency.


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

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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

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.

2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113-3830
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: 612-435-1315

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

Somali Family and Youth Services is an arm of ACP now. They provide both ARMHS and CTSS services through the “Lighthouse” program with hopes of expanding to psychotherapy soon. They will serve all seven counties in the Metro area. While they have most experience working with Somali clients, they also work with East African and African American communities. Other ethnicities can be referred to them as well.

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

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 (all services are free!). 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 1-4 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 1-4pm
  • Health Consultations- 1:1 consultations with participants. Wednesdays and Fridays 1-5 pm
  • As well as other basic health programs such as help with medications and screenings (for diabetes, hypertension, height/weight). Fridays 1-5 pm


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Pure Point Acupuncture

Pure Point Acupuncture

3249 Hennepin Ave #245                                                                     Minneapolis, MN 55408

Contact: 612 598 5528 or

Description of Services: Traditional Chinese Medicine is a broad field of ancient Chinese medical practices incorporating herbs, dietary therapy, and several bodywork modalities including acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and tui na.

Lindsey Jorgensen, L. Ac., Dipl. O.M. is licensed as an Acupuncturist by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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3 Bears Chiropractic

Three Bears Chiropractic

321 West 48th Street                                                             Minneapolis, MN 55419

Contact: 612 823 0555 or schedule appointments online

Description of Services: 3 Bears Chiropractic is about caring for body and soul, from the inside out with chiropractic, massage and bodywork therapy, and nutritional balances.

Dr. Michele Renee is a chiropractic physician who “consults with patients of all ages about nearly every health concern, and then provides a range of options for treatment such as chiropractic, massage, craniosacral, and nutrition.”

Kris Groth is an occupational therapist by license, but considers herself a craniosacral energy healer, since her specialty and passion is in craniosacral therapy and holistic energy healing.

Sarah Snider is a massage therapist who enjoys working on active adults using sports, relaxation and trigger point therapy techniques.

Sarah Ullmer offers a variety of techniques tailored to patient needs including massage.  She specializes in rehabilitative, trigger point and relaxation massage.

Cost: Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.  Offer other payment plans to assist in saving some money on longer term care.  Special arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis for financial hardship.  Committed to offering the same quality care to all people.

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Reiki/ Melissa Garrity

Melissa Garrity                                                                                         Reiki Practitioner

812 East 48th Street, Suite 8,                                                                Minneapolis, MN 55417

Contact: 612-293-6723 or or book online

Description of Services: Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese healing art for relaxation and stress reduction.  The technique can also support the body to promote healing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.  A session may last 1-1 1/2 hours depending on client needs.

Melissa has received her Advanced Reiki Training and has been practicing Reiki since 2007.  She was trained in Usui Reiki by Master Teacher Melanie J. Williams.

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Brain Injury Screening Tool


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Laura Melnick

Laura Melnick  is an attorney at Southern MN Regional Legal Services with much experience in the SSI appeals process.

SMRLS offers free legal assistance for low-income people on cases regarding of problems with government programs, among other types of cases. More information at


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Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

For a list of resources for domestic violence in Minnesota, please visit

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Somali Family and Youth Services

Somali Family and Youth Services

Now located in Bloomington and a part of Associated Clinic of Psychology. Serves the entire Metro Area.

Mental health services for youth and families

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services: Must be Medical Assistance eligible and have a mental health diagnosis.

The Lighthouse program, another arm of Somali Family and Youth Services, provides both ARMHS and CTSS services (for children). They are in the process of expanding services to psychotherapy as well.

Somali and English speaking staff. Will serve other ethnicities than Somali and will provide interpreters.

Make referrals to ACP and note interest in this program. They will preform DA and determine if client fits with SFYS.

Contact: Shukir Jamma

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Watercourse Counseling Center

Watercourse Counseling offers services in holistic and mind/body healing. There are clinics in South and North Minneapolis. Services are available in Somali, Oromo, and Spanish, and outside interpreters are brought in for clients speaking other languages. Medical Assistance is accepted. Offer sliding fee to those who are uninsured.

Somali-speaking patients may call 612-767-8653 to arrange an appointment

Spanish-speaking patients may call 612-767-8652

 South Minneapolis clinic

Phone:       612-822-8227

Address:    3548 Bryant Avenue South

Located at the corner of 36th and Bryant.

Parking:     Street parking available


North Minneapolis clinic:

Phone:       612-276-1569

Address:    3333 North 4th Street

Located at the Center for Families

Parking:     Free lot parking

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

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Ramsey County Developmental Disabilities

For eligibility information, contact: Sherry Berde, Ramsey County Social Services, Developmental Disabilities, 651-266-4458

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Richard Burns, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist at Family Life Center 1930 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55433                                                                                                                     Tel: (763) 427-7964          Fax: (763) 427-7976


Family Life Center is an outpatient mental health clinic.  They accept many types of insurance, call to inquire.

Richard is a therapist experienced in working with refugees, particularly Iraqi refugees.

An interpreter will need to be requested if client does not speak English.

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Face To Face

Face to Face Health and Counseling offers outpatient and in-home counseling for youth. Outpatient services are offered to those up to age 23.

In-home counseling for youth, ages 11-17, and their families. Youth must qualify for these intensive in-home services and reside in Ramsey County.

There are therapists who are comfortable doing treatment with interpreters. You can request Megan Holm, LMFT or Sue Rau, LICSW for in-home/outpatient services.

To make an appointment, call 651-772-5555.

Face to Face also has a low cost medical clinic with prenatal and primary care. SafeZone drop-in center serves youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Learn more here:

They work “with or without insurance”. Will need to request an interpreter if caller is not English speaking.





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Dr. Mark Schuler, Ph.D


612-435-0413                                                                                                                               Fax:  612-926-2135                                                                 

4601 Excelsior Blvd, 301B                                                                                                             St. Louis Park, MN   55416

Dr Schuler is a psychologist with special expertise in providing testing for refugee adults ( and occasionally refugees as young as 16 or 17) to document developmental disabilities

Accepts all PMAP insurance and MA.

Please note, that many insurance companies do not pay for learning disability/educational evaluations.  However, if there is a co-occurring mental health issue that needs to be ruled out or confirmed, that is a different issue.    In other cases, especially regarding issues of INS waiver, insurance companies have been quite explicit about not paying for that part of it.  Usually, the mental health evaluation is paid for by the insurance company and then there is a separate fee, which the insurance company does not pay for, which includes rendering an opinion about the waiver and completing the form.


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Hennepin County Developmental Disabilities

Hennepin County Services

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Zehra Ansari, M.A., L.P.

Ansari Psychological Services

2383 Standridge Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109-1545

Contact: 651-704-0691

Description of Services: Dr. Zehra is a licensed psychologist. She is Muslim. She works with individuals, both children and adults. Specializes in therapy with individuals, kids and families of intercultural, minority, and immigrant population.  Also specializes in children with depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities.

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Courage Center

Courage Center Program for Brain Injury

Locations and Contact:

Golden Valley: 763-520-0312 or 1-888-846-8253

Stillwater: 651-439-8283

Forest Lake: 651-464-5235

Burnsville: 952-898-5700

Description of Services: “Courage Center provides a full continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and their families, including inpatient, community-based and outpatient therapy, as well as integration back into the community.”

Cost: Outpatient Medical Therapy Services take the following insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, Medica Health Plans, UCARE Minnesota, Preferred One, Healthpartners, Medicare, Minnesota Medical Assistance, Patient Choice, Metropolitan Health Plan, SelectCare-LaborCare, Aetna (through Select Care network), United HealthCare (through Select Care network), Cigna – Healthpartners Alliance, TriWest, United Behavioral Health, Behaviorial Health Plan

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North Psychology Clinic

North Psychology Clinic

5615 Brooklyn Boulevard                                                                                                       Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Contact: Intake coordinator, Mary Ann: 763-531-0566 or

Description of Services: North Psychology has a pleasant, professional office in Brooklyn Center, which they been for over 20 years. They have day, evening, and weekend appointments available with clinicians who are experienced and compassionate.  Their clinicians are familiar with a variety of therapy techniques and work with the client in the way they want to be helped.  Has free parking and is located on major bus lines.

Martha Bordwell, Ph.D., LP is a psychologist on staff whose areas of interest are in  depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, needs of immigrant and refugee populations.  She works with adults, couples, and families. Speaks Spanish and French and welcomes clients from other cultures.

Tom Breitenbucher, Ph.D., LP, M.F.A. is a psychologist on staff who works with adults, couples and families.  Areas of interest include depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

Dorothy Edelson, Psy.D., LP is a psychologist on staff whose areas of interest are trauma recovery, child sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and helping individuals with disabilities and their families. She provides assessment, rehabilitation, and consultation services as well as therapy with people of all ages.

Diane Felton, Ph.D., LP is a psychologist who works with children and families.  Her areas of interest are anxiety, depression, oppositional/defiant behavior, ADHD, parenting skills, and family stress.

Gay Hallberg, Ph.D., LP works with children and adults and is licensed in school psychology as well as credentialed in group therapy.

Kirsten Jankovich, M.A., LMFT is a therapist who works with adolescents, adults, couples and families.  Her areas of interest include adolescent formation process, spirituality, anxiety, relationship issues, working with single mothers, children displaced from their biological parents, and juveniles in the legal system.

Heidi Reuteler-Barnes, Psy.D., LP is a psychologist on staff who works with adults, adolescents, children, and families.  Her areas of interest include working with children and adolescents and their families.

Lisa Scholder, Psy.D., LP is interested in the areas of holistic wellness, relationship issues, depression, trauma/abuse survivors, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  She works with adults and couples.

Rochelle Brandl, Ph.D., LP works with adults, children and families.  Her areas of interest include evaluation and treatment of children, treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  Currently limited to Monday and Thursday afternoons only.

Cost: Fees vary with the type of insurance provided. Staff can assist you in filing insurance claims and in providing necessary information for insurance purposes. All usual and typical insurance copayments and deductibles apply.

Work with the following major medical insurance carriers: Blue Cross/Blue Shield,  Medica/UBH, Preferred One, Minnesota Care, Medical Assistance, Health Partners, U-Care

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Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (C.L.U.E.S.)

720 East Lake Street                                                                                                      Minneapolis, MN 55407

612 746 3500

797 East 7th Street                                                                                                                           St. Paul, MN 55106                                                                                                                           651 379 4200

Description of Services: Mental Health Services address the needs of all age groups, offer individual and family counseling and a support group for Latina adolescents in order to create stable, healthy families and support networks. Provide diagnostic assessments, youth case management, a sexual assault program, and community outreach and advocacy.

Speak both English and Spanish.

Our services focus on the Latino family, yet our experience and capabilities enable us to serve individuals and families from all walks of life including new immigrants and low income families who dream of a better future. “

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Saint Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

Saint Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

1509 Marshall Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55104

Contact/Crisis Line: 651 645 2824 Crisis line open 24 hours a day

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Description of Services: “An independent, no profit agency with staff who can lend support and talk with you about other resources available to help you deal with the domestic violence in your life.  Help you know your options, be familiar with community resources and shelters for battered women, become involved with a support group, assist you with any injury concerns with an on-site advocate at Ramsey Family Physician’s Clinic, and can assist you with the criminal justice system and family court.  All services respect your confidentiality.”

They have Muslim, Latino, and Southeast Asian specific programs.

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Sheikh Ahmad Ali

Imam Hussain Islamic Center

Contact: 612-207-5708 or

Description of Services: Ahmad is a former refugee and is running the Iraqi leadership at IHIC. He also works as a lecturer and consultant for Iraqis. He is a helpful cultural broker and a man who is dedicated to helping Iraqi refugees.

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Southpoint Community Acupuncture

Southpoint Community Acupuncture

1510 East Lake Street

Minneapolis, MN

Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday

Contact: 612 724 3891 or or book online

Description of Services: Southpoint Community Acupuncture provides effective, affordable, natural medicine in an open, sustainable community space.

Jessica Hanson, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and founder of Southpoint Community Acupuncture who is committed to bringing natural medicine to her community.  She holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences university and has studied herbal medicine with master herbalists such as Dr. Yongping Jiand and Matthew Wood.

Carrie Nightshade, LAc graduated from MCAOM and is licensed both by the state and nationally.

Cost: Southpoint uses a sliding scale of $15 – $35 per visit.  Pay what you like with no questions asked. Cannot bill insurance companies directly since rates are not fixed but will print receipts for you to provide to your insurance company.

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Sandra Crossett, PhD

Family Visions

7362 University Ave. N.E. Suite 302

Fridley, MN 55432

Contact: (763) 572-8187

Description of Services: Licensed psychologist who works with adults, teens and children.  Specializes in areas of autism, developmental delay, trauma, depression, anxiety and bereavement for children and teens.  With adults, Dr. Sandra Crossett specializes in areas of trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, and dual diagnosis. Dr. Crossett has attended our series of training on Refugee Mental Health.

Will see clients in home

Accepts most PMAP insurance, UCare, BlueCross, Medica, MA and others

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