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Legal Resources

Conflict / Legal Services

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Community Mediation and Restorative Services: Mediated conflict resolution and restorative justice services

  • Phone: (763) 561-0033
  • Address: 9220 Bass Lake Rd #270, Minneapolis, MN 55428

HOME Line: Free and low cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services for renters.

  • Phone: (612) 728-5767

Tubman: Family crisis and support services and programs including youth programs, mental and chemical health services, shelter and housing, and legal services. 

  • Crisis hotline: (612) 825-0000

  • Main phone: (612) 825-3333

  • Address: 4432 Chicago Avenue S  Minneapolis, MN  55407

Asian Women United of Minnesota: Domestic violence 24 hour emergency shelter, support and care for domestic violence victims and survivors, legal and financial advocacy, 24 hour multilingual help, immigration advocacy and assistance, and community awareness programs. 

  • Multilingual crisis helpline: (612) 724-8823

  • P.O. Box 6223 Minneapolis, MN 55406

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota: Legal representation and advocacy services for low-income  immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.

  • Detention Intake – if you are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or calling on behalf of someone in the custody of ICE, please call 651-641-1011 during the following hours to receive assistance:  Mondays: 2-4 p.m., Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (651) 641-1011
  • St. Paul location: 450 N. Syndicate St.,  Suite 200 St. Paul, MN 55104

Legal Aid: Legal Aid offers free civil legal assistance to low-income people in many areas of law such as: evictions and landlord abuse, foreclosure rights, public and Section 8 housing, housing discrimination, denial of public benefits, divorce, child custody and support, domestic abuse, disability, debt collection and unfair loans, immigration, and youth- and elder-related issues.

  • Phone: (612) 334-5970
  • Address: 111 N Fifth St Suite 100 Minneapolis MN 55403

Central Minnesota Legal Services: Helps low-income individuals and families get the legal help they need within a 21-county service area throughout central Minnesota. Providing service in family, housing, government benefit, consumer, and employment law.

  • Phone: (612) 332-8151 
  • Address: 111 North 5th Street, Suite 402 Minneapolis, MN 55403

Law Help MN: Free or low cost legal information and referrals for issues related to family, housing, work and unemployment, money and debt, seniors, immigration, benefits and health care, taxes, abuse and crime victims, disability, youth rights and schools, and criminal and traffic. 

  • Website accessible in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmoob. 

Volunteer Lawyers Network: Matches low-income clients with volunteer attorneys for free civil legal services, from advice to full representation, civil issues, such as housing, bankruptcy, family, debt collection, immigration, employment, real estate, etc. No criminal matters, personal injury, worker’s compensation, legal or medical malpractice.

  • Phone: (612) 752-6677

Minnesota Crime Victims Reparation Board: Provides financial help to victims and their families for losses incurred as a result of the crimes involving an injury or death. Such as: Homicide, Assault, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Kidnapping, Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Criminal Vehicular Operation and Drunk Driving. Crime must have occurred in Minnesota, crime must have been reported to the police within 30 days, claim must be filed within 3 years, victim must cooperate fully with police and prosecutor, victim must not have committed a crime or contributed through misconduct.

  • Phone: (651) 201-7300 or (888) 622-8799

MN Department of Human Rights: The helpline allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to the Department. 

  • Helpline is staffed Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Website also has resources for: Worker Protections, Unemployment Insurance Protections, Housing Protections, and other resources.
  • Discrimination Helpline: 1(833)454-0148

  • Main Phone: (651) 539-1100

  • Address: 540 Fairview Avenue North Suite 201 Saint Paul MN 55104

Domestic Violence

Cornerstone: Serves victims and survivors of domestic abuse, general crime, human trafficking, and sexual violence.

  • Day One Crisis Line: 24/7 crisis hotline and text line for victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. 
    • Call (866) 223-1111, Text (612) 399-9995 or chat online.
  • Crime victim support line: 24/7 support line and text line for victims of general crimes. 
    • Call (866) 385-2699, Text (612)399-9977 or chat online.
  • Safe Housing and Crisis Support: emergency shelter and safe place for adults and their children escaping a dangerous or escalating situation at home.  
  • Main phone: (952) 884-0376

  • After hours line: (952) 884-0330

  • Day One Crisis Line: call (866) 223-1111 or text (612)399-9995

  • Crime victim support line: call  (866) 385-2699 or text (612) 399-9977

Missions, Inc.: Domestic Violence, Chemical Dependence, Behavioral Health, and Homelessness Services

  • Community Programs services for domestic violence available for residents in Northwest Suburban Hennepin County 
  • Crisis hotline (763) 559-4945

  • Administrative number (763) 559-1883

  • Address: 3409 East Medicine Lake Boulevard Plymouth, MN 55441

Esperanza United: Domestic violence services for Latina women and communities.

  • Crisis line: (651) 772-1611   

  • Main line: (651) 646-5553

  • P.O. Box 40115 St. Paul, MN 55104

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center: Advocacy for those dealing with sexual violence, domestic abuse, and trafficking. Support groups, healing spaces, family services, and more. 

  • Phone: (612) 728-2000
  • Address: 2300 15th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Strong Hearts Native Helpline: 24/7 anonymous, confidential helpline for American Indian and Alaskan Natives experiencing or witnessing domestic, dating, and sexual violence. 

  • 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) and chat function online

Tubman: Family crisis and support services and programs including youth programs, mental and chemical health services, shelter and housing, and legal services. 

  • Crisis hotline: (612) 825-0000

  • Main phone: (612) 825-3333

  • Address: 4432 Chicago Avenue S  Minneapolis, MN  55407

Asian Women United of Minnesota: Domestic violence 24 hour emergency shelter, support and care for domestic violence victims and survivors, legal and financial advocacy, 24 hour multilingual help, immigration advocacy and assistance, and community awareness programs. 

  • Multilingual crisis helpline: (612) 724-8823

  • P.O. Box 6223 Minneapolis, MN 55406

Domestic Abuse Service Center (Hennepin County): The Domestic Abuse Service Center (DASC) is a one-stop center that provides victims of domestic violence with ready access to services.

  • Please be aware that due to Covid-19, all services are being provided remotely. 
  • Main phone: (612) 348-5073

  • Crisis hotline: (612) 379-6363

  • Day One Counseling and Shelter Crisis Line: call (866) 223-1111