COVID-19 Updates & Response

Student Wellness Resources

We know COVID-19 has caused abrupt change, stress and uncertainty for many within the Northland community and worldwide. Remember that you are not going through this alone, and the Northland community is here to support you.

Emotional Well-Being

COVID-19 has drastically changed how many of us go about our daily lives. Feelings of stress, anxiety and fear are natural reactions to the uncertainty the Coronavirus pandemic has caused in our lives. The following includes resources and actions you can consider in order to maintain your emotional health during this unprecedented time.

Practice self-care to improve your emotional health!

Emotional Well-Being Information

  • Take care of your physical self.
    • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
    • Exercise regularly
    • Get plenty of sleep
    • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Don’t watch news or social media continually – it adds to your anxiety!
    • Set specific, limited times to check news and social media
  • Establish Routine and Structure – beneficial during stressful times
    • You may need to create a new structure and routine for yourself
  • Make time to relax
    • Do something you find relaxing even if it is just for a short period of time
  • Stay connected with others
    • Talk to people you trust about your concerns and feelings
    • Be creative in how you connect – phone, email, Zoom, Skype!
  • Now might be the perfect time to check into self-care techniques

Emotional Well-Being Resources

Reach out to Northland counselors. Kelsy and Shelley are here to help you through this difficult time and can help connect you to additional resources. Counselors can meet with you by phone, email or Zoom.

Crisis Support Line

  • 800-282-5005 or text MN to 741741
  • Serves Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties 24/7

United Healthcare is offering an EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELP LINE FOR ALL STUDENTS through one of their subsidiary companies called Optum. Their toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary and the service is free of charge and open to any student, not just international students. Students would have access to specially trained mental health specialists to support them if they feel they are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the recent developments around COVID-19.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Veterans Crisis Line

Crisis Text Line

Other Resources


Community Resources

Due to COVID-19, many agencies are serving the public using phone and email rather than in-person meetings. Agencies are also experiencing high volumes of calls. Please call or email agencies to learn if you need to make an appointment. Plan to wait longer than normal for responses. Don’t give up!

Unemployment

Apply for Unemployment

You may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits if you are temporarily or intermittently laid off or your hours are reduced below 32 hours per week. Apply for UI benefits during the first week you are laid off or your hours are reduced below 32 hours per week. You cannot backdate the application. You could lose benefits if you wait to apply.


CareerForce in Thief River Falls

City: Thief River Falls, MN
Address: 1301 Highway 1 East, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-683-8060
Website: CareerForce in Thief River Falls


CareerForce in Crookston

City: Crookston, MN
Address: 2015 Sahlstrom Dr, Crookston, MN 56716
Phone: 218-277-7330
Website: CareerForce in Crookston


North Dakota Job Service

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1501 28th Ave South, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-795-3700
Website: North Dakota Job Service


Food Shelf

If you need groceries, there is a resource available. The East Grand Forks Food Shelf has food available for free to anyone with a Student I.D. and a current class schedule printout. Students who are residents of Grand Forks can also take advantage of the East Grand Forks Food Shelf.

Students will need to call ahead using the number below and schedule a time to pick up groceries. They will have a box of groceries prepared when you arrive. Students can make use of this resource once each month.

East Grand Forks Food Shelf
Phone: 218- 773-8083
Address: 1715 3rd Ave NW
Hours: Monday and Wednesday – 10-5 PM Friday- 10-2 PM


Grand Forks County Food Program

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 5094 River Crest Road, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-772-7756


Grand Forks Salvation Army

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1600 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-775-2597
Website: Grand Forks Salvation Army


North Country Food Bank

City: East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 1600 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: (218) 399-7356
Website: North Country Food Bank
Polk County Food Banks: Polk County Food Banks


Polk County Food Shelf

City: East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 1715 3rd Ave NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Phone: 218-773-8083
Email: egfshelf@qwestoffice.net


Red River Valley Community Action

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1013 N 5th St, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-746-5431
Email: rnoyes@rrvca.com
Website: Red River Valley Community Action


Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf

City: Thief River Falls, MN
Address: 2015 Sahlstrom Dr, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-681-4708
Email: foodshelftrf.extinguishhunger@gmail.com
Website: Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf


Childcare

Altru Family YMCA

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 215 North 7th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: (701) 775-2586
Website: Altru Family YMCA
Program: Child Care – drop in, full and part-time care, before and after school care for children.


Child Care Resource & Referral

City: Grand Forks, ND & East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 412 Demers Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58202
1424 Central Avenue NE East Grand Forks, MN 56721-1605

Phone: (701) 787-7755 or (218) 335-0780
Website: Child Care Resource & Referral
Program: Provides parents with a list of state-licensed child care providers that meet the specific needs of the family.


Community Options - North Dakota Residents

Phone: 1-800-823-2417
Website: Community Options
Program: Child care assistance.


East Grand Forks Head Start Family Service Center

City: East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 1825 Central Avenue NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Phone: (218) 773-8452 or (218) 773-2524
Website: East Grand Forks Head Start Family Service Center
Program: A comprehensive family orientated child development program for children 3 and 4 years of age from low income families.


Grand Forks Air Force Base Child Development Center

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1683 J Street, 319 SVS/SVYC Bldg 168, Grand Forks, ND 58205

Phone: (701)747-3027
Website: Grand Forks Air Force Base Child Development Center
Program: Childcare options on Grand Forks Air Force Base.


Head Start Program

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 3600 6th Ave. North, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: (701) 746-2433
Website: Head Start Program
Program: Pre-school early childhood education for 3-4 year olds.


Minnesota Department of Human Service

City: Thief River Falls, MN/Pennington County
Website: Minnesota Department of Human Service
Program: For Pennington County lists choose “Pennington” and “Family Child Care”. (Licensed child care provider listings updated daily)


Finances & Insurance

AHIP

Health insurance providers are committed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus strain COVID-19. AHIP are activating emergency plans to ensure that Americans have access to the prevention, testing, and treatment needed to handle the current situation.

Website: Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Need Help Paying Bills

This organization provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage, and debt relief (financial, rent, and government assistance).

Website: Need Help Paying Bills


Housing

Housing Authority of Grand Forks

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1405 1st Avenue North, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: (701) 746-2545
Website: Housing Authority of Grand Forks
Program: Administers housing choice vouchers, manages assisted units and rental properties.


Northwest MN Multi-County Housing Authority (EGF)

City: East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 1708 River Road NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Phone: (218) 773-2371
Website: Northwest MN Multi-County Housing Authority
Program: Housing assistance, rental assistance, down payment and financing assistance, apartments.


Northwest MN Multi-County Housing Authority (TRF)

City: Thief River Falls, MN/Pennington County
Address: P.O. Box 128, 205 Garfield Ave, Mentor, MN 56736
Phone: 218-637-2431
Website: Northwest Minnesota Multi-county Housing Authority
Program: Rent Assistance Programs


Red River Valley Community Action

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1013 North 5th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: (701) 746-543
Website: Red River Valley Community Action
Program: Client education, home ownership, home rehab, HUD housing counseling, furnace clean and tune, and weatherization.


Healthcare

Altru Community Care Program

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1200 Columbia Road P.O. Box 6002, Grand Forks, ND 58206-6002
Phone: (701) 780-1500
Website: Altru Community Care Program
Services: Altru’s Community Care provides temporary financial assistance to patients who do not have health insurance and are ineligible for other programs or assistance.


Altru Family Medicine Center

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1380 S. Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND
24/7 Screening Hotline: (701) 780-6358
Website: Altru Community Care Program


Altru Clinic Thief River Falls

City: Thief River Falls, MN
Address: 1845 Hwy 59 South, Suite 800, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: (218) 681-728
Website: Altru Clinic


Sanford Health Clinic (EGF)

City: East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 929 Central Ave. East Grand Forks, MN
Phone: (218) 773-6800
Website: Sanford Health Clinic


Sanford Health Clinic (TRF)

City: Thief River Falls, MN
Address: 3001 Sanford Parkway, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: (218) 681-4747
Website: Sanford Health Clinic


Grand Forks County Public Health

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 151 South 4th Street Suite #301 Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 787-8100
Website: Grand Forks County Public Health
Programs: Disease prevention services include immunizations, HIV/AIDS testing, counseling and case management, TB screening.


Third Street Clinic

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 360 Division Ave Suite 101, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 772-1263
Website: Third Street Clinic
Programs: Provide access to health care services, including primary care, prescription assistance, emergency dental care, and limited vision care, for low-income, uninsured individuals.


Valley Health

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 360 Division Ave. #200, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 775-4251
Website: Valley Health
Programs: OPOP – Optimal Pregnancy Outcome Program; supplemental prenatal care program for low income women.


Spectra Health

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 212 4th St., Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 757-2100
Website: Spectra Health
Programs: Provides primary medical and dental care to individuals and families who may not be able to afford it.


Women’s Pregnancy Center

City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1726 S. Washington St. Suite #70, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 746-8866
Website: Women’s Pregnancy Center
Programs: Provide referrals for medical assistance and other needed community services. Offers free ultrasounds and prenatal parenting classes.


Polk County Public Health

City: Crookston, MN
Address: 816 Marin Ave. Suite #125, Crookston, MN 56716
Phone: (218) 281-3385
Website: Polk County Public Health
Programs: Provides child and teen checkups. All Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care enrolled children ages 0-21 are eligible to participate. Screenings include: health history, vision and hearing tests, developmental screenings, complete physical exam, and immunizations.


Transportation

Cities Area Transit (CAT)

City: Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 450 Kittson Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 746-2600
Website: Cities Area Transit (CAT)


Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc

Address: 102 North Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716
Phone: 218-281-5832 or 800-584-7020 for main office or 800-201-3432 for Crookston bus dispatch
Website: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc


Other Resources

Aunt Bertha

Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

Website: Aunt Bertha


Grand Forks County Social Service Center

Programs & Services: Economic Assistance Program: Medicaid
City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 151 South 4th Street #201 PO Box 5196 Grand Forks, ND 58206-5196
Phone:(701) 787-8500


Inter-County Community Council

Programs & Services: Head Start Program
City: Oklee, MN
Address: PO Box 189, Oklee, MN 56742
Phone: 888-778-4008
Website: Inter-County Community Council


Pennington County Human Services

City: Thief River Falls, MN
Address: 318 Knight Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-681-2880
Website: Pennington County Human Services


Polk County Social Services

Programs & Services: Public Assistance
City: East Grand Forks, MN
Address: 1424 Central Ave. NE, Suite 104 East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Phone:(701) 773-2431 or (877) 281-3127
Website: Polk County Social Services


Quinn County Community Health Services (WIC)

Programs & Services: WIC, Nutrition and Breastfeeding program for Women, Infants and Children
City: Newfolden, MN
Address: 136 West Minnesota Avenue, Newfolden, MN 56738
Phone: 218-874-7845
Website: Quinn County Community Health Services (WIC)


WIC

Programs & Services: Women Infants Children’s Program: Supplemental nutrition program.
City: Grand Forks, ND
Address: 1726 S. Washington St. Suite 57 Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 775-3667
Website: WIC


Screening Tool

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Fall 2020 Semester Hours

Northland Campuses Are Open to the Public.

Please limit groups visiting the campus to 10 people or fewer. See campus entrance signage for more details.

Building Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm

Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Media Inquiries

Members of the news media should contact Northland Marketing & Communications with any questions about Northland’s response to COVID-19.

Chad Sperling
Director Of Marketing & Communications
(218) 793-2436
chad.sperling@northlandcollege.edu