COVID-19 info

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Ruby's Pantry

will have a distribution on Monday April 13th, however the location has changed from MState to True Life (18330 US Hwy 59, Detroit Lakes). This will be a curbside check in and loading of shares, guests are to remain in the vehicles as the drive through True Life's Parking lot to check in, give their donation and have the premade shares loaded. Distribution will begin at 5pm and will be available until 7pm or when all the food has been distributed.

Becker County Food shelf - *UPDATE*

Starting in June, there will be boxes of food available on a first come, first served basis. We will run it like a produce drop. There will be 10 # boxes of mixed Bongard cheeses, 10 #boxes of mixed dairy, 30 # boxes of mixed fruit (like the 4-H or FFA sells), and a 10 # box of meat (sausages and meatballs). We want to limit it to one box of each item to a household. So people could get 4 boxes at one time of different items.

White Earth Tribal program

Feed our Families is now open to help those in need. If you are in need of a monthly supplement package, please don't hesitate to call. We will distribute to communities on the Reservation. 218-936-6010 - video link


Bills and Creditors

Information for help from creditors and bills due to loss of income due to CoronaVirus:

“When you call your creditors, mortgage lenders, utilities, etc. asking for help due to loss of income, if you just say you've lost work, income, jobs, show cancellations, whatever, they can't help you. Once you say "I have no income due to the Coronavirus", that's the keyword they need to hear to be able to enact their new policies, defer payments, halt late fees, etc. And, apparently, they can't coach you to say it. You have to do it yourself.”

Mental Health Resources

  • Local crisis hotline - 218-850-HELP (4357) or 877-380-3621

  • Becker County Human Services 218-847-5628 (emergency assistance, community health, WIC, childrens' and adult mental health and child protection)

  • Lakes Crisis and Resource Centerd - 218-847-7446

  • Rural MN Cep -218-846-7400 or rmcep.com (questions on unemployment applications)

  • Prairie St Johns - 701-476-7200 (mental health assessment and emergency services)

  • Lakeland Mental Health Center - 218-847-1676 (Becker County's community mental health clinic)

District Mental Health Personnel

  • Lisa McLeod -LPA School Social Worker - 218-204-0494 or lmcleod@lpa.k12.mn.us

  • Jamie Nelson- LPA School Counselor - 218-325-0754 ext. 1081 or jjnelson@lpa.k12.mn.us

  • Shanna Garcia, Stellher Human Services Mental Health Professional - 701-404-7210 or shanna@stellher.com or sgarcia@lpa.k12.mn.us

  • Zach Priddy, Stellher Human Services Mental Health Professional - zpriddy@lpa.k12.mn.us

Social Distancing

What Does Social Distancing Mean?

Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases like the coronavirus (COVID-19). Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings, and cancelling events.

  • Group Gatherings

  • Sleep Overs

  • Playdates

  • Concerts

  • Theater Outings

  • Athletic Events

  • Crowded Retail Stores

  • Malls

  • Workouts in Gyms

  • Visitors in Your House

  • Non-essential Workers in Your House

  • Mass Transit Systems

  • Visiting a Grocery Store

  • Getting Take Out

  • Picking Up Medications

  • Visiting the Library

  • Take a Walk

  • Go for a Hike

  • Yard Work

  • Play in Your Yard

  • Clean Out a Closet

  • Read a Good Book

  • Listen to Music

  • Cook a Meal

  • Family Game Night

  • Go for a Drive

  • Group Video Chats

  • Stream a Favorite Show

  • Check on a Friend

  • Check on Elderly Neighbor