Community Resources

  • The following information is intended to support students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and any time there is a mental health need.

    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    If this is an emergency call: 9-1-1

    FirstLink: Call 211 or text 701-235-7335;
        Receive free, confidential support, referrals to resources, and crisis intervention including access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Rape & Abuse Crisis Center: 701-293-7273; 800-344-7273;
        Services victims of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and child sexual abuse
    Recovery Support: 1-844-44TALK2
        Connect with a trained support specialist who has experienced addiction similar to the caller
    Prairie St. John's: Call 701-476-7200
        Providing a full continuum of care for all ages living with mental health and substance use challenges
    Text A Tip: 701-730-8859
        Report crime information anonymously
    Ask A Nurse (Sanford): 701-234-5000
    Essentia Health: 701-364-8000;
    Sanford Health: 701-417-2100;


    Available Weekdays 8:00am–5:00pm

    Southeast Human Service Center: 701-298-4500 (ask for RIS Team)
    Homeless Support: Stepping Stones Resource Center (SSRC):  701-356-8585
    Fargo Cass Public Health: 701-241-1360
    Family HealthCare: 701-271-3344
    ND Department of Health: 866-207-2880
    Project Renew: 701-223-1510;


    Available Weekdays 5:00pm–8:00am & Weekends 24 hours a day

    Mobile Mental Health Team:  701-298-4500
        Works to respond within 30-minutes to resolve a crisis and prevent hospitalization


    Food Options:
    Resources as of 3/30/2020; subject to change

    Dorothy Day West
    2820 Bluestem Dr., West Fargo
    Premade food box distribution
    Distribution: Mondays & Wednesdays 3 – 4 p.m.

    Granite City
    1636 42nd St. S., Fargo
    Call ahead: 701-293-3000
    FREE Sack lunches for children while supplies last; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Limit = 6 lunches per family

    Kittsona (women’s clothing store)
    23 8th St. S., Fargo; 701-936-0608
    FREE sack lunches; call for drop off delivery

    Faith United Methodist 
    Faith 4 Hope Food Pantry
    909 19th Ave. N. Fargo; 701-232-6844
    Curbside grocery distribution
    Distribution: 1st & 3rd Fridays 2 – 3 p.m.    

    Charism Family Center
    Grocery Assistance Program
    622 23rd St. S. Fargo; 701-241-9385
    Located next to playground east of the 23rd Street parking lot
    Distribution: Tuesdays 4 – 5 p.m. & Fridays 10 – 11 a.m.

    Emergency Food Pantry
    1101 4th Ave. N. Fargo; 701-237-9337
    Distribution: Monday-Thursday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Adult ID required
    Check-in near the front door and wait in car; Food baskets will be brought to parking lot

    YMCA of Cass-Clay Counties
    Supper and Snack Distribution
    Distribution: Weekdays 4:15 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. at select locations
    See website for locations and information.

    McMerty Food Pantry
    630 7th Ave. N. Fargo; (701) 235-4289
    Distribution: Saturdays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.