Family Support


Families in Housing Transition:

Families in Housing Transition
If you are working with a family who is homeless or in danger of being homeless,

and live in the Forest Lake School District, please encourage them to contact as soon as possible. St. Andrews is the first point of contact for housing resources for Washington County families (they will also serve anyone in the Forest Lake Area School District):

St. Andrews Community Resource Center (CRC)

900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Phone: 651-762-9124

Website: St. Andrew's Community Resource Center

In order to receive assistance, families must call and schedule an intake appointment with CRC staff.  In addition to housing assistance, the CRC also offers support around employment, basic needs, etc.

Additional County-Specific and Youth Housing Resources

Anoka County

Youth 16-24

  • YMCA Youth Intervention Services, 763-493-3052

Families with children

  • Anoka County Housing Resource Line, 763-324-1215

Washington County

Youth 16-24

Families with Children

  • St. Andrews Community Resource Center, 651-762-9124

Chisago County

Youth 16-24 and Families with Children

  • Lakes & Pines Community Action Council, 800-832-6082

McKinney Vento

Health Related Resources

HousingLink: Affordable housing search tool.

Home Line: Free and low cost tenant advocacy services.

  • For English, call 612-728-5767

  • For Spanish, call 612-255-8870

  • For Somali, call 612-255-8860

Domestic Violence Resources

Bridge to Benefits

Website allows families to enter income and other information to determine potential eligibility for county and state programs,

Financial Assistance for Families - Gift Card Request Forms
Anoka County Children & Family Council
Title I Homeless Set Aside (funds can be used to help families who are homeless or in danger of being homeless)

Mental Health Resources

Community Resources

District Equity Resources

Safe Schools/Bullying Prevention

Language Access Resources

    Networking Meetings/Listservs
      • Mental Health Coalition - LC4YF, September 14, 7:30am
        • CONNECT Washington County, Stillwater Govt Center, Aug 28th, 8:30am

        • FLAPF, FL City Center, Sept 12th, 8:30am

      • Bullying Prevention - proposed meeting dates

        • District Bullying Prevention Meetings, 8:00 - 9:30, CLC, C-8,

          • Feb 15, April 26

        • Peaceful School Bus Meetings

          • Feb 27

        • Building Contacts

      • Family & Student Support Resources - Reminders/Updates

      • Rangers Supporting Rangers - food support, school supplies

        • Financial assistance for families

        • Cultural liaisons