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 Hub MN

Phone:  1-866-333-2466 Email: DHS.Disability-Linkage@state.mn.us

Website:  http://www.disabilityhubmn.org

Service Provided: Disability Hub MN  is a free, statewide resource network that helps people with disabilities solve problems, navigate the system and plan for the future.  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 Street North, Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Phone:  1-800-772-1213 or St. Cloud Office Phone:  1-877-405-1446.  St. Cloud Office Fax:  1-320-252-7870

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

Website:  http://www.ssa.gov

 

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Offices

* Also known as MN Disability Law Center *

430 1st Avenue North, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone:  1-612-332-1441 or 1-800-292-4150   TDD:  1-612-332-4668   Fax:  1-612-334-5755

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 Aid Services – St. Cloud Area

110 6th Avenue South, Suite 200,  PO Box 1598, St. Cloud, MN 56302

Phone:  1-320-253-0121 or 1-888-360-2889  Fax:  1-320-253-5794

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 Amy Sidmore at Independent Lifestyles at Phone:  1-320-529-9000 for more information

 

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

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

Toll Free:  1-800-669-6442   Phone:  1-612-378-2742   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

 

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

St. Cloud Workforce Center (WFC)

St. Cloud Technical and Community College

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

Phone:  1-320-308-5320   Fax:  1-320-308-5335

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

 

Minnesota Department of Human Rights – St. Cloud Office

City Hall, 400 Second Street South, St. Cloud, MN  56301

Toll Free:  1-800-657-3704   Phone:  1-320-407-8288   Fax:  1-320-650-3223   Email:  info@MDHR@state.mn.us

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 of Central Minnesota

921 1st Street North, Suite 200, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Phone:  1-320-252-0227   Fax:  1-320-252-6213

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

Toll free:  1-800-237-5090   Phone:  1-320-251-4357   Fax:  1-320-251-4670

Website: https://cmsac.org

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

 

Anna Marie’s Alliance Emergency Shelter

24-hour Crisis Phone:  1-320-253-6900 or Toll Free:  1-800-950-2203

Services Provided: Emergency shelter for abused women and their children

 

Catholic Charities Emergency Financial Services – St. Cloud 

157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Phone:  1-320-229-4560   Toll Free:  1-800-830-8254 ext. 4560   Fax:  1-320-229-4562

Services Provided: Emergency gas vouchers, bus passes, apartment application fees, food shelf, clothing program, holiday toys, etc.

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

 

St. Cloud Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

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

Phone and TTY:  1-320-252-0880   Fax: 1-320-252-0889

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

 

St. Cloud Salvation Army

400 Highway 10 South, St. Cloud, MN 56304

Phone:  1-320-252-4552

Eligibility: Anyone 18+

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

 

Courage Center

3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Toll Free:  1-888-846-8253

Rehabilitation and resource center for people with physical disabilities, brain injuries, speech or vision impairments or hearing loss.

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

 

Minnesota Employment and Economic Development State Services for the Blind

St. Cloud Technical and Community College, 1542 Northway Drive Door #2, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Phone:  1-320-308-4800  Toll Free:  1-800-366-5420   Fax:  1-320-308-4801

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 Department of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DHHS East/West Central District, 3400 1st Street North, Suite 302,  St. Cloud, MN 56303

Voice:  1-320-223-7130   Voice Toll Free:  1-800-456-3690   Video Phone:  1-320-227-2550   TTY:  1-866-488-3909   Fax:  1-651-431-7777

Services Provided: Contract with Regions Hospital to provide short term counseling, telephone equipment distribution program, sign language interpreter referrals, information, referral, and ADA issues.  Email:  dhhs.stcloud@state.mn.us

Eligibility: None

 

Central MN Mental Health Center – St. Cloud

1321 13th Street North, St. Cloud, MN 56303

24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline:  1-320-253-5555 or Toll Free:  1-800-635-8008.

Office Phone:  1-320-252-5010   Fax:  1-320-252-0908

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-Catholic Charities

157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Toll Free:  1-800-830-8254  Office Phone:  1-320-240-3324   Fax: 1-320-240-3339

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

Phone:  1-320-251-1499 or 1-320-251-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

Phone:  1-320-252-1010    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 Avenue NE., St. Cloud, MN 56304

Phone:  1-320-251-1499 or 1-320-251-7433    Fax:  1-320-251-3499    

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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