Help for specific issues

Young adults today can be met with many challenges. Here you’ll find links to trusted organizations and resources to help you, your child or a friend in need with diverse array of issues.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Eating Disorders


Mental Health

Counseling services at Face to Face:  Confidential, low-cost, counseling and support for youth ages 11–23 for help with friends, family, relationships, sexuality, work, school, abuse, violence, drugs, grief or anything else that’s causing stress or trouble.

  • With or without insurance
  • One on one counseling
  • Family and in-home support

To make an appointment, call 651.772.5555.




Minnesota Mental Health Crisis Services

Metro Area Mental Health Crisis Response

  • Anoka: 763-755-3801, Carver/Scott: 952.442.7601
  • Dakota: 952-891-7171, Washington: 651.777.5222
  • Ramsey: adults – 651-266-7900, children – 651.774.7000
  • Hennepin: adults – 612-596-1223, children – 612.348.2233

Mental Health Crisis Services

The Bridge for Youth

  • (24  Hour Hotline) 612-377-8800
  • 1111 W 22nd St, Minneapolis


  • Walk-In Counseling: free walk-in counseling services for youth & parents without an appointment
  • Crisis Shelter: safe, short-term shelter at no cost
  • Transition program for teens ages 16—17 who may need more time before reconnecting with family or transitioning to an alternative living space
  • Drop-In Health Clinic:  Every Tuesday from 4:00—5:30pm, staffed by physicians from Broadway Family Medicine
  • All youth receive a physical & mental health assessment within 24 hours of arrival
  • Weekly support groups:
    • CHEERS (Chemical Health Education Empowerment Resources & Support) for youth ages 13—17
    • So What If I Am? for LGBTQQ youth
    • VOICE for girls ages 13–17 coping with conflict, chemical abuse, or physical or sexual violence at home
    • R.I.S.E. for young men ages 13—17
    • H.O.P.E. for parents of teens

For straight, gay, trans, or questioning teens between the ages of 10 and 17

  • When you can’t go home, when you feel shut out, when you just need a break, The Bridge for Youth is a safe and welcoming place that’s open and available whenever you need them—24/7/365—at no charge

Walk-in Counseling Center

  • 612.870.0565
  • 2421 S Chicago Ave, Mpls
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday:  1:00pm—3:00pm
  • Monday to Thursday:  6:30pm—8:30pm


  • Counseling, sessions run 30 minutes to an hour long
    • No appointment needed for first visit
    • Follow-up visits are made by appointment
    • No fees & don’t need insurance
    • Serve all ages
    • Partners with Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:00pm—7:00pm
    • Partners with First Lutheran Church Love Grows Here Wellness Center on Thursdays from 4:30pm—7:30pm at 463 Maria Avenue, St. Paul
    • Nurses, alternative healers, a clothes closet, & congregate meal are available at no cost each week & a team of Walk-In Counseling Center volunteers are available to provide group & individual counseling

Crisis Connection

  • (24 Hour Crisis Line) 612-379-6363
  • 24/7/365
  • Anyone can call from throughout Minnesota to receive support at any time

Sexual Violence Center

  • (24 Hour Crisis Line) 612-871-5111


  • 24 Hour Crisis Line 612-871-5111
  • Basic crisis counseling:  10 free 50-minute sessions
  • Support Groups:  Adult Female, Adult Male, Youth, LGBTQ, Journey Through the Arts, Writing, and Concerned Persons
  • 24 Hour Medical Advocacy (examinations by a SANE Nurse)
  • Free legal clinic on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6—8pm:  30 minute appointment with an attorney

Hennepin County Child Crisis Team

  • (24 Hour Crisis Line) 612-348-2233


  • Provide support when a child 17 years or younger is in crisis
    • Go where the child is located
    • Provide a risk assessment
    • Engage in crisis de-escalation
    • Develop a safety plan that includes Means Restriction Education
    • Offer resource & referral information
      • Telephone consultation & stabilization services

Tubman Domestic Abuse

  • (24 Hour Crisis Line) 612-825-0000


  • Shelter & Residential Services: 128 beds & 11 transitional housing units
  • Counseling & Therapy Services
  • Seniors & Vulnerable Adults
  • Legal Services
  • Community Education
  • Youth Services that help youth heal from the damaging effects of domestic violence, chemical abuse, mental health issues and other forms of family distress:
    • Kids in Transition (KIT) $30 support group program
    • Youth Support Groups for shelter residents
    • Movement for Violence Prevention advocacy trainings
    • Tubman & The Link’s Youth and Young Adults Program (YAYA)
    • In-home or community visits
    • Crisis services
    • Legal advocacy
    • Legal representation
    • Youth Safety Plans

Rape and sexual violence

Suicide Prevention

Other Sexual Health Resources

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