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Basic Needs

Read below about the many programs implemented by agencies United Way donors support that aim to Ensure a Strong Network of Basic Human Services:

Center City Housing 218-722-7161

  • The Transitional Housing Program provides apartments and case management for individuals and families facing homelessness, as well as assistance to those transitioning out of the program. Read more.

CHUM 218-720-6521

  • CHUM’s Emergency Shelter service provides short-term housing opportunities to families and individuals, and requires client meetings that focus on finding solutions to housing issues. Read more. 
  • The CHUM Drop In Center is open for individuals requiring basic daily services and a safe, chemical-free environment. Read more. 

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs 218-722-2781

  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs offer classes, programming, and legal assistance for both men and women affected by abusive relationships. Read more.

Damiano of Duluth 218-722-8708

  • The Damiano Soup Kitchen utilizes salvaged food to provide hot, healthy, and free meals to reduce hunger in Duluth. Read more.
  • The Kids Café gives children from low-income families an opportunity to engage in hands-on experiences that provide meals and teach healthy eating habits to participants. Read more.
  • The Damiano Clothing Exchange recycles donated clothing items and household goods to individuals and families in need. Read more.

Legal Aid of NE Minnesota 218-623-8100

  • The Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota represents low-income clients, informs clients of their rights, and protects clients by enforcing the law. Read more.

Life House 218-722-7431

  • The Basic Needs Center serves youth suffering from a variety of unfortunate circumstances by providing access to needs such as food and shelter, and offering support services. Read more.

Lutheran Social Services 218-529-2260

  • The Foreclosure Prevention program offers counseling for those facing problems that may lead to foreclosure, are in any stage of foreclosure, or are facing property tax delinquencies. Read more.
  • The Crisis Nursery ensures a safe, emergency childcare option for parents or legal guardians needing time away from their child in order to resolve crises. Read more.

Northland Chapter, American Red Cross 218-722-0071

  • The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross Disaster Services responds to local disasters by supplying affected families with basic necessities and providing holistic care to meet the physical and emotional needs of all involved with the disaster. Read more.

Safe Haven Shelter & Resource Center 218-728-6481

  • The Legal Advocacy program provides services to domestic violence victims transitioning out of an abusive relationship, and advocacy in criminal and civil court. Read more.   

Salvation Army 218-722-7934

  • The Salvation Army’s Transitional Housing program offers shelter to homeless families, as well as services that identify and seek to resolve barriers to maintaining permanent housing. Read more.
  • The Food Services program offers low-income families and individuals hot, balanced meals and provides a special dietary option for individuals diagnosed with chronic diseases. Read more.
  • The Emergency Assistance program provides last resort financial help to individuals and families at risk of homelessness. Read more.

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank 218-727-5653

  • Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank distributes nationally and regionally donated food from a variety of sources to area non-profit organizations and people in need directly. Read more.
  • Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank's Backpack Program works with area schools and non-profit programs to feed children in need on weekends and when school isn't in session by providing a weekend supply of food to fill a child's own book bag or backpack. Read more. 

Volunteer Attorney Program 218-723-4005

  • The Volunteer Attorney Program equips low-income individuals with legal representation for free or at a reduced fee. Read more.

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