Community Connections

Often students have personal needs that can affect their ability to succeed in college. These might include financial needs beyond college expenses, including homelessness, medical and mental health issues, legal issues and others. We want to assist you in locating community resources that can help you be successful in your college and personal life. The following community connections are resources you can explore to meet your individual needs.

Basic Needs

Child Care Resources

Health Care

Mental Health Care

  • ULifeline Mental health resources for college students

Legal Issues

Emergency Contacts

  • COPE (Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies)
    Provides telephone and onsite response 24/7/365 for mental health crisis concerns.
  • United Way 211
    Dial 2-1-1 (651-291-0211)
    First call for help. Provides free and confidential health and human services information.
  • Crisis Connection
    Provides 24 hour counseling by telephone. 
  • Acute Psychiatric Services Hennepin County Medical Center
    Suicide Hotline 612-873-2222
    Crisis Intervention - 612-873-3161
    Provides 24 hour walk-in crisis intervention and treatment of behavioral emergencies.
    701 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Walk In Counseling Center - Minneapolis
    Provides free, accessible mental health counseling. All Walk In's.
  • NHCC Public Safety
    Provides immediate response to on-campus emergency concerns.

Another Helpful Link:
North Hennepin Community College does not assume responsibility for the quality of services provided by outside agencies or websites listed. Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement nor does omission indicate disapproval. Please use appropriate investigation of resources before consenting to services or entering into any professional or financial arrangement.

Emergency Grant Program - Random Acts of Kindness

Through a generous donation, NHCC has an emergency grant program called Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). The grant offers a one time, up to $500, to students who are experiencing financial hardship and who have an unforeseen financial barrier, such as a car repair, medical costs, child care, transportation, food, bills or other needs that they cannot meet. If you feel uncertain about if you qualify or would like to discuss the application process, please contact or call 763-488-0139.