Fond du Lac Tribal and Community college is committed to providing support and resources to all enrolled students. We recognize basic needs such as food, housing, transportation, and mental health have a direct impact on student success and well-being.

Further support can be found by visiting with FDLTCC’s Social Worker who assists students in overcoming specific barriers through programmatic efforts, referral, and advocacy to supportive services within the college community, the Fond du Lac Reservation, and the larger community in which the campus resides. For more information, please contact Ashley Tegels, Social Worker at: ashley.tegels*AT*fdltcc.edu or 218-879-0898 (Room W118)

211 Basic Needs Resource Hub

FDLTCC and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides FDLTCC students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.

Text MNHELP to 898-211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available.

To search the 211 database of basic needs resources online, please visit the student basic needs website.

 

Mental Health Resources

FDLTCC’s Social Worker works closely with the following community agencies to provide referrals and support for students with mental health needs:

Cloquet Human Development Center
(218) 879-455940
11th St, Cloquet, MN 55720

Fond du Lac Min No Aya Win Health Services Center and Behavioral Health program
(218) 879-1227
Loop Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720

FDLTCC offers an online Mental Health Screening, for students who may have questions or concerns about whether to seek support for common, treatable mental health issues such as depression, alcohol, eating disorders and more. This online screening is free and confidential. It is offered so that you may find out – in a few minutes – whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. Results are not shared with campus professionals. Please visit mentalhealthmn.org for more information and to take a free, anonymous screening.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.

Text MNHELP to 898-211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

CRISIS SERVICES    

Birch Tree Center
4720 Burning Tree Road
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 623-1800
844-77BIRCH
844-772-4724
A community and regional collaborative providing mobile crisis services and residential crisis stabilization to adults experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency.

Crisis Text Line  
Text MN to 741741
Crisis Text Line is a suicide prevention resource for residents in Minnesota. They can help you with relationship issues, general mental health, and suicide.

Let’s Talk MN
(218) 623-1800 or 844-772-4724 or visit LetsTalkMN.com
We can: help children and adults, answer questions and connect you with resources, dispatch a mobile crisis team, and offer short-term residential crisis services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 24-hour toll-free crisis hotline can put you in contact with your local crisis center that can tell you where to seek immediate help in your area.

Trevor Lifeline
866-488-7386
thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now
A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 for LGBTQ youth.

Emergency Funding Resources and Financial Aid support

Dreamkeepers Emergency Grant

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s emergency aid program provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies.
Find more information and apply at https://fdltcc.dreamkeepers.org.
Contact Dean Anita Hanson at 879-0805 for more information.

Learn more about Dreamkeepers

FDLTCC CRRSAA Emergency Grant

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, who are in need of emergency assistance, and who meet eligibility criteria may apply for emergency grant assistance under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

Learn more about the CRRSAA Emergency Grant

Emergency Loan Program

Designed to assist students who have an emergency financial need. Please fill out an Emergency Loan Program application with staff in the Financial Aid office.

Childcare Resources

Daycare: Lil’ Thunder Learning Center 

Li’l Thunder Learning Center is a year-round program serving children 16 months to the first day of Kindergarten. We are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services A childcare learning center located at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The learning center is a partnership between Cloquet Public Schools and the college. 

Student Family Support Center 

The Student Family Support Center is a support program for students trying to balance the responsibilities of parenting, family, and work with the goals of achieving a college education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Student Family Support Center room is located in 244. This room is a family-friendly environment that anyone can use for studying, breastfeeding, expressing and storing breast milk, and feeding small children.

Childcare Assistance during COVID-19

Visit mn.gov/mmb/childcare/families/ for childcare information during Covid 19. Apply for childcare assistance at Carlton County: (218) 878-2518. Apply for the MN Child Care Grant on campus  

Housing Resources

Carlton County residents who have lost their housing please call Lakes and Pines at 800-832-6082 Option 4 and ask for a Coordinated Entry pre-screen.

If you live in another county, please call 211 to get a Coordinated Entry pre-screen.

On Campus Housing

On-campus housing is a great value for students. Utility costs for heat, electric, local telephone, water, and garbage pick-up and recycling services are included in the room rental fee. Online computer service and high-speed Internet access are provided by the college. On-campus housing costs are used in calculating financial aid awards for eligible students.

Transportation Resources

ON CAMPUS

See FDLTCC Business Office for free passes to Arrowhead Transit

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Arrowhead Transit   
702 3rd Avenue South
Virginia, MN 55792
800-862-0175
Carlton: Option 3
St. Louis: Option 2
Scheduled pickups Monday-Friday (3 times a day)
Call ahead to arrange a specific pick up place/time
$1.25/ride

Duluth Transit Authority   
2402 W Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 722-7283
Provides a public transit that is safe, convenient, efficient, and affordable.

Fond du Lac Transit   
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 878-7500
Open 6:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday-Friday
Has a deviated fixed schedule, but can also call ahead to arrange a ride.
$1.00 each way (Reservation & Cloquet area)

LCS Coaches  
1203 Avenue B.
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-3391
Cloquet-Duluth Commuter route twice daily Monday-Friday.
$4.00 for one way; $8.00 for round trip

Food Insecurity Resources

On Campus – Bruce Carlson Food Pantry

The Bruce Carlson Food Pantry provides supplemental food and other necessities to students who need this kind of assistance. To be eligible for the food pantry, students must have a valid student ID. At the Thunder Food Pantry, students can receive a wide variety of food items from canned goods, boxed items, bakery goods, and even dairy and meat products. Additional items available are household cleaning items, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, and diapers. If other specific items are needed, students can request items and we will work to support students’ needs. Food for the Thunder Food Pantry was provided by Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in Duluth, in partnership with Journey Christian Church in Cloquet. Non-food items were provided by funding from the Student Family Support Center at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is formerly known as Food Stamps.  SNAP is a federally funded monthly benefit available to individuals and households meeting predetermined asset and income criteria. SNAP helps individuals with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. The program provides support to help stretch your household food budget. It is not intended to meet all of your household’s food needs. It is a supplement. If you are approved for SNAP, you can use your benefits at many stores and farmers markets.

Click here to learn more about SNAP and find out if you quality.

Community Food Resources

EMERGENCY FOOD    

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services  
14 N 11th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-4583
SNAP and expedited SNAP
Fill out a Combined Application Form (CAF) and have a telephone interview
Apply online at: mnFoodHelper / mnFoodHelper

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services  
320 W 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 726-2101
SNAP and expedited SNAP
Fill out a Combined Application Form (CAF) and have a telephone interview

WIC

Carlton County Public Health   
14 N 11th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-4511 or (218) 878-2853

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services  
Govt. Service Center-Room 108
320 W 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 725-5211
(800) 450-9777 x5211

Fond du Lac Human Services  

Min no Aya Win Clinic
927 Trettel Lane
Cloquet, MN 55720

Center for American Indian Resources  
221 W 4th St.
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 879-1227
Must be eligible for services at Fond du Lac

CARLTON COUNTY FOOD SHELVES    

Salvation Army
Tri-Community Food Shelf   
316 Carlton Ave.
Cloquet, MN, 55720
(218) 879-1693
(Tuesday: 8:30-11:30 and 1:30-2:30
Produce Truck: May-October every 2nd
Wednesday of the month from 10-12 pm.

Fond du Lac Food Distribution  
100 University Ave
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 878-7505
Limited—see flyer on Community Center distribution during Covid

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry (drive through)   
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
615 12th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-1535
10:30-11:30 am every 3rd Thursday of the month

Community Emergency Assistance Resources

Housing Resources in Carlton County

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services    
14 N 11th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-4583
Cloquet walk-in hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday:10:00 am-2:00 pm.
Thursday: 12:30-2:00 pm
Friday: if there are emergencies.

Moose Lake walk-in hours   
(218) 485-8520
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday:
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Thursday: 12:30-2:00 pm
Friday: if there are emergencies.

Arc Northland-Housing Access Services   
424 W. Superior St. #500
Duluth, MN 558
(218) 726-4739
Hours: 8:30 am until 4:00 pm
Housing Access Services has deposit assistance if waiver eligible. You must complete an HAS application. No more than 7 people (where you reside) in each building to be eligible.

Fond du Lac Energy Assistance   
1720 Big Lake RD
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 878-2658
Basic energy assistance, energy crisis assistance, and energy related repair

Fond du Lac Housing Division  
932 Trettel Lane
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 878-8050
Emergency Rental Assistance and Down Payment Assistance Program

Lakes and Pines   
316 Elm Ave
Moose Lake, MN 55767
(320) 679-1800
Energy assistance and utility shut off

Salvation Army  
316 Carlton Ave
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-1693
Utility shut off, assistance with rent (eviction), and coordinated entry

Housing Resources in St. Louis County

American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)  
202 w 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 626-7963
Call to see if they funding available—must be tribally affiliated.

Arc Northland
424 W Superior St. #500
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-4726
Housing Access Services has deposit assistance if waiver eligible. You must complete an HAS application. No more than 7 people (where you reside) in each building to be eligible.

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)   
12 E 4th St. (lower level)
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 623-3011
1-800-662-5711 ext. 3011
Energy & weatherization program

Gabriel Project  
102 W 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 720-6521
Contact Tessa at CHUM

Salvation Army  
215 S 27th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 722-7934
You will need to call on the first business day of the month at 8:30 am. Then you will do a phone interview and an in-person interview.
They only have funds to prevent eviction, not for deposit.

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services
320 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(800) 450-9777
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Academic Resources

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers a range of services to help students achieve their educational goals. Current FDLTCC students can meet with their advisor or program coordinator. Please click on the following links for more information: 

  • Academic Advising and Career Guidance 
  • Academic planning to meet your educational goals 
  • Support for students on academic suspension or probation 

Testimonials

FDLTCC offered me a supportive environment I couldn't pass up, everyone and everything here at school is trying to help you succeed, from the programs, to the faculty, to the resources.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.