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A message from Missions Inc. CEO Jim Steinhagen

March 2020

Dear Residents, Staff and Community Members,

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority is the safety of our residents and staff. Our task force of key organizational leadership is continuously monitoring the fluid situation and adjusting protocols per the guidelines provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and, at our nursing home, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

Our doors remain open as we continue to serve the community. If you need any these services, please contact us at:

24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis Line – 763-559-4945

Supportive Housing – 763-559-4249

Mission Nursing Home – 763-231-3123

Across the campus, we have suspended our volunteer program to protect volunteers, residents and staff. We are grateful for the commitment of volunteers to serve at Missions Inc. and help those coming to us. And we look forward to the day when we are safely able to invite volunteers back on our campus. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Below are some resources we have gathered to help you navigate this challenging time. Whether you need support finding a virtual AA meeting or understanding the ways you can prevent the spread of COVID-19 or how to find financial support or food, we seek to support the larger community by gathering community resources here for you.

And if you are able to help, please consider making a gift online today. We will continue to serve the community with the services as we have done for 125 years. Your gift helps us continue the work in these difficult times. Thank you.

Regards,

Jim Steinhagen

CEO

Domestic Violence Resources

OUR CRISIS LINE IS OPEN TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE SAFETY & SUPPORT: 763.559.4945

Staying Safe During COVID-19

Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option.

Mantenerse segura durante COVID-19

Evitar espacios públicos y trabajar de forma remota puede ayudar a reducir la propagación de COVID-19, pero para muchas sobrevivientes, permanecer en casa puede no ser la opción más segura.

2020 US Census: Considerations for Survivors

Information about the 2020 United States Census process and important privacy considerations for survivors of domestic violence.

Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Survivors For Survivors

From Sanctuary for Families, this Safety Planning Guide draws from survivors' and clinicians' expertise.

Recovery Resources

Online Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings 

English-speaking, Skype-based online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Online Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Worldwide, multi-platform list of online Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Digital All Recovery Meetings

Free, daily online all recovery meetings via WeConnect.

Let's Talk: Addiction & Recovery Podcasts

Author and recovery advocate William C. Moyers serves as host of this thought-provoking interview series from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Staying Sober During COVID-19

Tips for staying connected and safeguarding your addiction recovery from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Mental Health Resources

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety: A Project by Shine

Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

Online Support Groups from National Alliance on Mental Illness

All groups offered via Zoom: Family Support Groups, Partners & Spouses Support Groups, Parent Resource Groups, Young Adult NAMI Connection, LGBT + Connections Support Group, NAMI Open Door Anxiety and Panic Support Groups, NAMI Connection.

Financial Assistance

Help with Housing & Rental Assistance

Short-term emergency assistance, affordable rental housing resources, and resources for those experiencing homelessness.

Food Resources

SNAP Benefits can be used online 

Minnesotans with low income can use SNAP benefits to purchase food online. 

The Sheridan Story: Weekend Food Program

The Sheridan Story is coordinating with over 31 school dsitricts in MN and WI to provide bags of food to be distributed to students' families.

Aliveness Project

To-go meals offered to people living with HIV Monday-Thursday from 12-6 pm and Friday 12-4 pm.

General Resources

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Information

Ongoing situation update, materials and resoruces, emergency response, etc.

Recursos en español

Una lista de medidas y recursos para estar actualizados sobre la prevención, respuesta y evolución de la emergencia del Covid-19. 

Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019

How to protect yourself, what to do if you think you are sick, community resources, and continuously updated situation summaries. 

COVID-19 & the Family & Medical Leave Act

Information from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding FMLA leave during public health emergencies.

Reducing Stigma

Countering stigma during the COVID-19 response.

Minnesota Discrimination Hotline

Call 1-833-454-0148 or fill out an online form to report discrimination.

Resources for Workers, Employers, & Businesses

DEED is working closely with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Walz-Flanagan Administration and the Minnesota Legislature to take proactive steps to ensure the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic do not cause unnecessary burdens on employers and workers in Minnesota.