Coronavirus Financial Relief & Resources for Minnesota Families
*Be sure to check back for updates as more resources are added*
The Coronavirus has affected all of us, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks and months.
Many families are struggling financially because of decreased work and pay, while many others are looking for help caring and educating their kids at home due to schools closing for weeks.
Stores are bare – not just toilet paper bare, but eggs, meat and other staples are often wiped out. (Tip: To get toilet paper, go to a store like Cub or Aldi when it first opens in the morning!)
But there’s good news! Some companies are stepping up to provide free help to get through this time, and there are many new resources popping up every day.
Here is a roundup of what I’ve found so far – though I will update this as it grows. Please share any more that I should add to this list, and JOIN THE DISCUSSIONS on my Facebook page and in my group, Minnesota Money-Saving Moms!
Information and Resources
Cancellations – A list of cancellations in the Twin Cities that is being updated daily.
Center for Disease Control – Latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Minnesota Department of Health · Situation Update for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-10).
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance – If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits. You can also qualify if you can’t work due to lack of child care. Be sure to apply online vs. by phone if you can.
MNsure – If your employment changes, you could qualify for free or reduced-cost health insurance.
There are a lot of helpful discussions happening right now in these groups, and many resources are being shared as they become available.
Helping Hands MN – People sharing items with others in need. Post what you need and what you can share.
MN Parents of K-12 Covid-19 Support – A new (and quickly growing) Facebook group for Minnesota families.
Minnesota Resource Connection – People sharing local resources for food, housing and more.
Minnesota Money-Saving Moms – My group of 1200+ budget-minded moms around the state.