This site provides listings for campus and community resources that help support basic needs.
Northland is committed to providing excellent educational opportunities to the communities it serves. We recognize that basic needs — food, housing, and transportation — can directly impact our students’ well-being and success. We’ve compiled the resources below to assist our community in meeting these needs. This page is meant to help connect students and their families to basic needs information and resources, and it will be revised when appropriate and evolve as necessary.
211 Basic Needs Resource Hub
Northland Community & Technical College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Northland students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to connect you with the necessary resources and information. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.
Text MNHELP to 898-211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll-free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have English, Spanish, and Hmong call menus. Interpreters are also available in any language.
Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available.
To search the 211 databases of basic needs resources online, please visit the Minnesota State student basic needs website.
Student Basic Needs Resources
Food insecurity, child care, health and wellness, mental health, and others are examples of resources you’ll find in the directory.