Transgender Necessities & Government 

Links to basic services such as housing, food, health insurance, and government agencies including county and tribal websites. Please click on the link to go directly to the website for detailed information.

DHS - Human Services in Counties
MN.gov
Link to Human Services in Counties
This link provides direct contact information for all the counties in Minnesota where people can contact their human services for help and information. There is also additional contact information for the Department of Human Services as well as Minnesota tribal and county websites.

Minnesota Care
MN.gov
This link provides information and contact information for Minnesota’s health care programs, including Medical Assistance (MA) and other health insurance options.

The Link
TheLinkMN.org
Offers programming in three areas: housing and services division which provides safe housing for youth and young families experiencing homelessness, including a LGBTQ+ specific program; Youth advocacy division which provides alternative programs for youth in the juvenile “justice” system; and safe harbor division which provides emergency shelter, housing, and supportive services for youth who have been sexually exploited

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
MN.gov
Helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. This program provides support to help stretch the household food budget.

Avenues for Youth
AvenuesForYouth.org
Programs not only provide safe shelter and housing options for youth, but holistic supports to meet a youth's mental, physical, and life-long goals. ConneQT is a host home program that provides LGBTQI+ youth culturally responsive housing within their community of choice. 

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