Student Basic Needs

Help with basic needs

Basic needs - including things like food, housing and transportation - can have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students.

You don't have to do this alone.

We know how hard it can be to concentrate on classes when you are worried.

Use the resources below and consider connecting with an Inver Hills Counselor for assistance with mental health or basic needs.
Call 651-450-3508

Everyone needs help sometimes

Food Resources

Learn about the Inver Hills Food and Resource Center and the Student Lunch Box program. Plus, explore programs to help you pay for groceries, find off-campus food shelves, and locate free community meals.

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Housing Resources

Find help for rent and housing, along with resources related to domestic violence.

Transportation & Car Repair

Find info on reduced-rate bus passes plus resources for vehicle repairs.

Emergency Grants & Financial Resources

Explore emergency grants and scholarships offered by the Inver Hills Foundation.

Child Care & Parent Resources

Many of our students are juggling family and college. Get some help.

Technology Resources

Learn how to check out a computer, where to find reduced-cost resources, and more.

Mental Health

Mental health is essential to your success. You don't need to navigate this alone.

Talk to a Counselor

Inver Hills counselors have the expertise to help students navigate challenges.
Call 651-450-3508

Reach out to United Way

24/7 free, confidential health and human service info through the 211 program.

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

24/7, free and confidential support.
Call or text, for yourself or your loved one.