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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Services Provided: Support groups, education, information, referral, services to TBI survivors, “Heads Together” community support
Eligibility: Persons and families living with TBI
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.
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
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
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
Eligibility: Anyone 18+
Services Provided: Provide food and emergency shelter for the homeless Website: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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
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