The Hibbing Campus 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.

Questions on Student Basic Needs, contact:

Lisa Bestul   |    218-403-9224

Minnesota North College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides all 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.

  • 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

Alcohol/Chemical Abuse

Gambling Addiction

Internet Addiction

Eating Disorders


  • Help Me Connect is a navigator connecting pregnant and parenting families with services in their local communities
  • Minnesota Postsecondary Child Care Grant: Contact Financial Aid
  • Parent Aware: free tools and resources to help families find quality childcare
  • Options for Women: 218-262-5768
  • Planned Parenthood: 218-741-8192
  • Childcare Help Center
  • 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 Food Shelf: Food for students at no cost. Located in the Student Leadership Center – C106
  • Essentia Health Hibbing Office: 218-263-1000
  • Essentia Health Virginia Office: 218-749-7800
  • Fairview University Medical Center: 218-262-4881
  • Project Care (free clinic): 218-231-1636
  • National AIDS Hotline: 1-800-232-4636
  • MN Aids Project: 612-341-2060
  • Rural AIDS Action Network Duluth Office: 218-481-7225
  • Rural AIDS Action Network Grand Rapids Office: 1-888-647-7226
  • How Sleep Works
  • Call 211 or text MNHELP to 898-211 for free and confidential health and human services information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Housing Link: 612-522-2500
  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) Hibbing Office: 218-263-8487
  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) Virginia Office: 218-749-2912
  • Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Hibbing Office: 218-263-3661
  • Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Virginia Office: 218-741-2610
  • Range Transitional Housing Hibbing Office: 218-263-9250
  • Range Transitional Housing Virginia Office: 218-741-9628

Crisis Assistance/Mental Health

  • 9-1-1
  • Fairview Range Medical Center: 750 E 34th St, Hibbing, MN 55746
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
  • 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
  • National Eating Disorders Association Nationwide Helpline: 1-800-931-2237
  • Resourceful: a free community resource guide to help you find free and reduced-cost services in your area
  • Renew Health Services: 218-966-0450
  • Kind Mind Counseling Center: 218-263-5949
  • Northland Counseling: Hibbing: 218-440-2066


  • Essentia Health Grief Support: 218-786-4402
  • After Talk


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




Stress Management

Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

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

Domestic Violence 

Sexual Abuse/Assault

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
  • Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County: 218-749-4725
  • Hibbing Campus 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.  218-999-5883
  • 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. Check here to see if you qualify:
  • Arrowhead Transit Bus Passes: Students who attend Hibbing 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.
  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) Hibbing Office: 218-263-8487
  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) Virginia Office: 218-749-2912
  • Minnesota Workforce Center Hibbing Office: 218-231-8590
  • Minnesota Workforce Center Virginia Office: 218-735-3740

Legal Services

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


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