The United Way supports a free service: Call 2-1-1 to speak to a specialist who will assist you to locate services in your area (cell phone users call 800-543-7709). All phone calls are free and confidential.
CHUM is Duluth’s primary safety-net organization where people who are homeless or who have very low incomes can come for assistance and a welcoming, safe community. CHUM operates Duluth’s largest food shelf and provides emergency shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and families. We help people find housing and employment, access public benefits, and receive basic medical care. A
The official website for the City of Duluth, MN includes resources for residents.
Resources for residents of Superior, WI and Douglas County
Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big task. The Do 1 Thing program allows you to take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency or disaster. It is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters.
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management helps Minnesotans prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and works to keep Minnesota secure from acts of terrorism.
Helps Minnesota families rebuild their lives after initial recovery efforts end.
Mental Health Resources in the Twin Ports Area:
Human Development Center (Superior and Duluth) 218-728-4491
Children’s Specific Mental Health Resources:
Human Development Center – Youth and Family Services 218-728-4491
The Minnesota Department of Health Center for Emergency preparedness and response fosters integrated preparedness, response, and recovery planning among state, local, and tribal public health and health care partners.
Through scientific research and public education programs, Minnesota Sea Grant works to enhance Minnesota's coastal environment and economy. As part of this, Minnesota Sea Grant helps communities adapt to increasing extreme weather events and a changing climate to build resilient, weather-ready communities in Minnesota. Some examples of Minnesota Sea Grant's program and projects include:
Assessing and Building Capacity of North Shore Communities to Adapt to Climate Change
Green Infrastructure''s Role in Reducing Flooding in Chester Creek
Flood Impacts on Streams and Lake Superior
Toolkit for Reducing Runoff
The National Weather Service has weather, water and climate data, forecasts and warnings for protection of life and property.
Real time data for the Lake Superior Beaches of Park Point provides accurate and timely information to the public about the conditions of Park Point Beach on Lake Superior in Duluth, MN.
From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most. Providing emergency financial assistance in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
The Salvation Army Northern Division serves anyone in need without discrimination. Whether it’s a hot meal, help paying a bill or a more long-term solution, every county in Minnesota and North Dakota has either a Salvation Army operation center or field representative ready to help.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is the region's only "food bank" and rescuer of nationally and regionally donated food to 180 non-profit charitible feeding programs (food shelves, soup kitchens, etc.) throughout NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin. In addition, Second Harvest along with it national affiliate, Feeding America, provide emergency food supplies during disasters.
Information and news from St. Louis County in Minnesota.
St. Louis County serves its citizens, businesses and visitors on multiple fronts before, during and after an emergency situation. For example: