Basic Needs Resources

Hibbing Community College recognizes that there are students who may experience challenges in their lives outside of the classroom which impact their academic performance. Challenges may include food insecurity, safe and stable housing, transportation, issues with childcare, family obligations, physical and mental health, unexpected bills, or issues with accessing technology.

As a student, your safety, health, and well-being are our primary concerns and we want to be able to support you in any way that we can.

This website contains information and resources for both on campus and within the Hibbing community.

This is not an exhaustive list of current offerings and will be updated regularly to reflect changes with services, resources, and support.

Remember, we are here to help.


Crisis Assistance
9-1-1 or Fairview Range Medical Center 750 E 34th St, Hibbing, MN 55746
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 www.crisistextline.org
24hr Regional Crisis Mobile Team: 1(218) 288-2100 (Range area)
Range Mental Health Center 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-450-2273
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
United Way: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709 http://www.211.org/
National Eating Disorders Association Nationwide Helpline: 1-800-931-2237

Resourceful

Resourceful is a free community resource guide to help you find free and reduced-cost services in your area

Resourceful

Alcohol/Chemical Abuse

Eight Stubborn Alcohol Myths, Debunked by Science (lifehacker)
College Drinking: Changing the Culture (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
Alcohol Cost Calculator
Blood Alcohol Calculator
Al-Anon/Alateen: 1-800-4AL-ANON or consult with your local chapter.
Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.area35.org/ andhttps://aaminnesota.org/
Arrowhead Center: 218-749-2877
Narcotics Anonymous: 1-818-773-9999 www.na.org
Quit Plan: 1-888-354-7526

Gambling Addiction

Compulsive gambling (Mayo Clinic)
National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
MN Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-800-437-3641
National Problem Gambling Hotline: 218-522-4700

Internet Addiction

Internet and Computer Addiction (Helpguide.org)

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Abuse (Helpguide.org)
5 Ways of Dealing with Verbally Abusive Relationships (HealthyPlace)
Advocates for Family Peace: 218-263-8344
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs: 218-722-2781
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE

Eating Disorders

What is an eating disorder? (The Joy Project)
The Emily Program: 1-888-EMILY-77
Eating Disorder Hope: 1-888-274-7732
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Helpline: 1-800-931-2237
National Eating Disorders Association

Grief and Loss

Essentia Health Grief Support: 218-786-4402
After Talk: https://www.aftertalk.com/

Perfectionism

The 3 P’s: Perfectionism, Procrastination, and…Paralysis (Academic Ladder)
Perfectionism Test (Psychology Today)
How to Overcome Perfectionism in Everyday Ways (Uncommon Help)

Sexual Abuse/Assault

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County: 218-749-4725

Sexuality

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564

Help Me Connect is a navigator connecting pregnant and parenting families with young children (birth – 8 years old) with services in their local communities that empower families to be healthy and safe. Help Me Connect is an interagency collaboration between Minnesota's Departments of Education, Health and Human Services.

Minnesota Postsecondary Child Care Grant The Child Care Grant program provides financial assistance to students who have children 12 and under, are not receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), and who demonstrate financial need for grants, to help pay for child care while pursuing postsecondary education. Contact Financial Aid for questions.

Parent Aware Offering free tools and resources to help families find quality childcare. Call 1-888-291-9811 or visit Parent Aware to search for child care options.

Options for Women: 218-262-5768

Planned Parenthood: 218-741-8192

Childcare Help Center: One major issue parents face when it comes to child care is the hassle of finding it followed by how to afford it. The Hibbing Child Care Help website serves to mitigate that. This site has links for parents looking for local child care businesses, options as to how they are able to afford care, documents explaining public assistance programs, and more.

Disability Services

Disability Specialists: 218-666-2676
Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI): 218-263-3663
NHS Northstar Specialized Services: 218-254-5757
Range Center: 218-254-3347
The Arc of Minnesota: 651-523-0823

Financial Assistance
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
Prepare + Prosper (Accounting and Tax Assistance)

Legal Services
Legal Aid of Northeast MN: 218-322-6020
Volunteer Attorney Program: 218-723-4005

Iron Range Food Resources

Iron Range Food Resource List
Hibbing Food Shelves: 218-262-1729 or 218-263-5096
Virginia Food Shelves: 218-741-1889 or 218-750-2733

On Campus
HCC Food Shelf: Food for students at no cost. Located in the Student Leadership Center – C106.

Medical Health

Essentia Health Hibbing Office: 218-263-1000
Virginia Office: 218-749-7800
Fairview University Medical Center: 218-262-4881
Project Care (free clinic): 218-231-1636

AIDS

National AIDS Hotline: 1-800-232-4636
MN Aids Project: 612-341-2060
Rural AIDS Action Network Duluth Office: 218-481-7225
Grand Rapids Office: 1-888-647-7226

Sleep

How Sleep Works (National Sleep Foundation)

Housing

Housing Link: 612-522-2500

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA):
Hibbing Office: 218-263-8487
Virginia Office: 218-749-2912

Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA):
Hibbing Office: 218-263-3661
Virginia Office: 218-741-2610

Range Transitional Housing:
Hibbing Office: 218-263-9250
Virginia Office: 218-741-9628

Anxiety

Panic Attack–Summary (anxieties.com)
Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder (Helpguide.org)
19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety (Health.com)
How to Overcome Anxiety without Medication (CalmClinic)
Renew Health Services: 218-966-0450
Kind Mind Counseling Center: 218-263-5949
Northland Counseling – Hibbing: 218-440-2066
Range Mental Health Center 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-450-2273
Hibbing Office: 218-263-9237
Virginia Office: 218-749-2881

Balancing

Burnout Self-Test (Mind Tools)
Preventing Burnout (Helpguide.org)
12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout (Edutopia)

Depression/Suicide

Depression (National Institute of Mental Health)
Suicide Prevention (Mood Disorders)
Renew Health Services: 218-966-0450
Kind Mind Counseling Center: 218-263-5949
Northland Counseling – Hibbing: 218-440-2066
Range Mental Health Center 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-450-2273
Hibbing Office: 218-263-9237
Virginia Office: 218-749-2881
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) (Mayo Clinic)

Mental Health

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 www.crisistextline.org
Renew Health Services: 218-440-2068
Kind Mind Counseling Center: 218-263-5949
Northland Counseling – Hibbing: 218-440-2066
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): 1-866-615-6464
Range Mental Health Center 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-450-2273
Hibbing Office: 218-263-9237
Virginia Office: 218-749-2881

Stress Management

What Is Stress Management? (American Heart Association)
Stress Management Techniques (Mind Tools)


Veterans

Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

Social Security

Disability Specialists: 218-666-2676
Social Security Administration Hibbing Office: 1-866-964-4320

Social Services

Lutheran Social Services: 218-741-3343
St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services: 218-726-2000
St. Louis County Social Services Hibbing Office: 218-262-0100



HCC Helpdesk 218 969-8001

PCs for People If you are in need of computer or laptop, you may be able to get one at a significantly reduced cost. PCs for People is a non-profit organization provides refurbished desktop computers and laptops at a low cost to those who meet eligibility guidelines. For example, a refurbished desktop computer with 4GB of RAM is $75 or a one with 8GB of RAM is $100. Laptops with 4GB of RAM are $100 and $150 with 8GB of RAM. You must meet eligibility requirements to purchase a computer at this price. The computers are available at PCs for People (run by Kootasca Community Action) in Grand Rapids at 811 NE 4th Street. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to Noon on Fridays.
For more information, contact PCs for People at 218-999-5883


Need help paying for broadband internet to access your classes?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a program from the FCC that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband internet bills for qualifying low-income households.

If you are eligible for the program, you can receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount for broadband services and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to $75/month discount for broadband services and equipment if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer (with a co-payment of no less than $10 and no more than $50)

Check here to see if you qualify: https://acpbenefit.org/do-i-qualify/

Apply NOW to make sure you can access this benefit: https://acpbenefit.org/how-to-apply/.

Bus Pass

Arrowhead Transit Bus Passes Students who attend Hibbing Community College can claim a FREE bus pass each semester. Claim your bus pass by going to the Information Desk in Student Services. Must bring a valid student ID and a copy of your class schedule.


Employment

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA):
Hibbing Office: 218-263-8487
Virginia Office: 218-749-2912

Minnesota Workforce Center:
Hibbing Office: 218-231-8590
Virginia Office: 218-735-3740

GED Services

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA):
Hibbing Office: 218-263-8487
Virginia Office: 218-749-2912

On Campus:
Amy’s Closet: Interview clothing for students at no cost. Located in the Fine Arts building.

Transitions

Coping with Culture Shock (InterExchange)
Culture Shock (International Student)

Additional Resources:

Resourceful: www.weareresourceful.org

Meet our Counselors

Lisa Bestul

Lisa Bestul
M-126
(218) 262-6752
lisabestul@hibbing.edu

Donna Groettum

Donna Groettum
M-127
(218) 262-6786
donnagroettum@hibbing.edu