Independent Lifestyles

Resources

Independent Lifestyles has an extensive list of resources.  Please call 320-529-9000 for more information and resources on a specific topic.  

Disability Linkage Line

(866) 333-2466 Email: DHS.Disability-Linkage@state.mn.us

Website:  http://www.minnesotahelp.info

Service Provided: Disability Linkage Line is a free, statewide information and referral resource for all your disability-related questions.  Anyone can call and there are no wrong questions!  We make it easy for you to explore available options and chose the services that are right for you.

 

Social Security Administration

3800 8th St. N., Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN 56303

(877) 405-1446 Fax: (320) 252-7870

Services Provided: Establish entitlement & continued eligibility for social security retirement, survivor and disability benefits, SSI & Medicare

Website:  http://www.ssa.gov

 

Client Assistance Project – Legal Aid Society of MN

* Also known as MN Disability Law Center *

430 1st Ave N., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55401

(612) 332-1441 or (800) 292-4150 TDD (612) 332-4668 Fax (612) 334-5755

Services Provided: Free legal assistance and counseling, CAP, assistive technology, social security, issues related to developmental disabilities, mental illness, traumatic brain injury, individual rights, Help America Vote Act

Eligibility: Persons with developmental disabilities who have legal problems concerning disability

Website: http://www.mylegalaid.org/mdlc/about/programs

 

Legal Services – St. Cloud Area

110 6th Ave S, Ste. 200,  PO Box 1598, St. Cloud, MN 56302

(320) 253-0121 or (800) 360-2889  Fax: (320) 253-5794

Services Provided: Free legal representation regarding problems with housing, evictions, foreclosure, welfare benefits, food stamps, day care denial, unemployment benefits, MFIP, GA, social security, divorce and custody

Eligibility: Low income and persons age 60+ who reside in Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, and Wright County

 

Post Polio Support and Education Group

Meetings are first Friday of the month from April through November

The group meets at Independent Lifestyles from 10:30 am to noon

Contact Independent Lifestyles at 320-529-9000 for more information

 

Brain Injury Alliance

2277 Highway 36 W, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113

(800) 669-6442,    (612) 378-2742            E-mail:              info@braininjurymn.org

Services Provided:      Support groups, education, information, referral, services to TBI survivors, “Heads Together” community support

Eligibility:  Persons and families living with TBI

Website: http://www.braininjurymn.org

 

St. Cloud Workforce Center

1542 Northway Drive Door #2, St. Cloud, MN 56303

(320) 308-5320 Fax: (320) 308-5335

Services Provided: Counseling, training, finding a job, keeping a job, assistive technology

Eligibility: Persons w/disabilities who are experiencing a difficult time finding or keeping a job   Website: mn.gov/deed

 

City of St. Cloud Human Rights Office

400 Second Street South, St. Cloud, MN  56301

(320) 650-3133 (may have to leave msg)

Services Provided:  Community activities, educational trainings, celebration of diversity, advocacy for unfair treatment based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, disability, public assistance, age, sexual orientation, family status and local human rights activity.

Website:  http://mn.gov/mdhr/stcloud/

 

United Way 211

P.O. Box 542, St. Cloud, MN 56302

(320) 252-3474 or (800) 543-7709  or  2-1-1

Services Provided: Information and referral services that provide a crucial link between services,  individuals, and agencies.

Eligibility: Any residents of Benton, Crow Wing, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, or Wright Counties        Website:  http://www.unitedwayhelps.org

 

Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center

15 Riverside Dr NE, St. Cloud, MN 56304

(320) 251-4357

Website: https://cmsac.org

Services Provided: 24 hour crisis response to survivors of sexual assault and other victim services.

 

Anna Marie’s Shelter

(320) 253-6900  or (800) 950-2203   Answer 24 hours a day

Services Provided: Emergency shelter for abused women and their children

 

Catholic Charities Housing Services – St. Cloud 

157 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 200., St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 229-4576 or (800) 830-8254 ext. 4576 Fax: (320) 253-7464

Services Provided: Emergency shelter, food, and clothing

Eligibility: Housing for persons with physical disabilities (La Paz), some based on 30% of income, some low rental (La Cruz) – based on income

Website:    http://www.ccstcloud.org/housing

 

Housing & Redevelopment Authority – St. Cloud

1225 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 252-0880 V/TDD  Fax: (320) 252-0889

Services Provided: Low cost rental housing, rental assistance program, deferred loan payments, home energy audits, ECI-10  program

Eligibility: Based on income    Website:   http://www.stcloudhra.com

 

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter

400 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN 56304

(320) 252-2229

Eligibility: Anyone 18+

Services Provided: Provide food and emergency shelter for  the homeless       Website:   http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

 

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

3915 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422

(763) 520-0520 or (763) 588-0811 or 1-888-846-8253

Services Provided: Assistive technology, healthcare and rehabilitation, work and learning, residential living, courage residence, wellness and fitness, mental health, sports and recreation

Eligibility: Persons with disabilities                    Website: http://www.courage.org

 

Minnesota State Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

1542 Northway Drive Door #2, St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 654-5320  TTY: (320) 202-6401

Services Provided: Vocational counseling, training, job placement, psychological testing, rehabilitation counseling, and help with specialized equipment

Eligibility: Anyone of any age in Minnesota who has a vision loss that creates a barrier to his or her vocational or personal independence.

Website:   http://www.positivelyminnesota.com

 

Minnesota Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3400 1st S N, Ste 302,  St. Cloud, MN 56303

(320) 223-7130   800-456-3690  TTY: 866-488-3909  Video Phone 866-588-2282   Fax (320) 654-5157

Services Provided: Contract with Regions Hospital to provide short term counseling, telephone equipment distribution program, sign language interpreter referrals, information, referral, and ADA issues

Eligibility: None

 

Central MN Mental Health Center – St. Cloud

1321 13th St. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303

(320) 252-5010 or (320) 253-5555 (crisis line) or (800) 635-8008 (toll free crisis line)  Fax: (320) 252-0908

Services Provided: Psychological evaluation, testing, chemical dependency, individual, family, group counseling, gambling treatment.   Day Treatment program that includes assessment & testing, individual treatment planning, group psychotherapy, medication monitoring, recreation therapy, daily living skills.

Eligibility:        Varies   (referral by professional or can self-refer).  Residents of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, & Wright Counties

Website:    http://www.cmmhc.org

 

Hope Community Support Program

157 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 300, St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 240-3324  Fax: (320) 240-3339

Services Provided: Psychological/Social rehabilitation & recreation, drop in center crisis intervention, psychotropic medication monitoring, support group.

Eligibility: Depends on Program – Stearns or Benton County residents with a mental illness

Website:   http://www.ccstcloud.org/hope

 

Metro Bus Dial-A-Ride – St. Cloud

665 Franklin Avenue NE., St. Cloud, MN 56304

(320) 251-1499 or (320) 251-RIDE (7433)          Website:       www.stcloudmtc.com/

Services Provided:      Sunday, late night and extended area transportation services for those needing rides after last fixed route times and Sundays from 9:00am-6:00pm

 

MetroPlus Specialized Service

665 Franklin Avenue NE., St. Cloud, MN 56304

320-252-1010                             Website:          www.stcloudmtc.com/

Services Provided:      Specialized Service is a driver-assisted door-through-door bus service for people with disabilities. Specialized Service provides transportation to major activity centers, medical centers, work, school, grocery shopping and other activities except for the St. Cloud Regional Airport, I-94 Industrial Park, or other destinations outside the MTC’s transit area.
Eligibility:  Residents of St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park who meet program guidelines.

 

Metropolitan Transit Center (MTC) – St. Cloud

665 Franklin Ave. NE., St. Cloud, MN 56304

(320) 251-1499 or (320) 251-7433  Fax (320) 251-3499    

Services Provided: Fixed Route, public bus transportation for residents of St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park; buses with lifts available.  Fixed route services operate Monday thru Saturday.  For Sunday,  use Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride. Eligibility: None            Website: www.stcloudmtc.com

 

 

 

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A Team Promoting Independence and Choices for People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities.

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215 North Benton Drive
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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