Resources

CLC provides direct representation of foster children through court appointment. Foster children may also request a lawyer by calling 651.644.4438

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Police Help: 911
Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.

Child Protective Services (Ramsey County/St. Paul)
(651) 266-4500
Call Child Protective Services if you or someone you know under 18 is being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused.

Child Protective Services (Hennepin County/Minneapolis)
(612) 348-3552
Call Child Protective Services if you or someone you know under 18 is being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused.

Crisis Connection
(612) 379-6363
Call Crisis Connection if you or someone you know is thinking about hurting themselves or someone else.

Other Links/ Resources

Resources for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

CLC staff attorneys worked with Baker & McKenzie, Ecolab and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services Minnesota on the 2014 Homeless Youth Handbook-Minnesota.  The handbook is a free resource created to help homeless youth in the area understand their legal rights.  It is available in hard copy at CLC or online.

In addition, CLC has developed a comprehensive resource guide for youth experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.  This guidebook contains information about the various organizations that provide services for youth, including legal services, shelter, housing, medical services, clothing, food, mental health services, and advocacy.  The Resources for Youth Experiencing Homelessness guide can be downloaded here.

Foster Club (http://www.fosterclub.com/)

FosterClub is the national network for young people in foster care. Every two minutes, a child’s life changes as they enter the foster care system. Currently, there are over 513,000 young people in foster care across America. FosterClub is their club — a place to turn for advice, information, and hope. They offer free forms and resources for foster youth and caregivers, have a great question & answer page for foster care youth, and some great resources for grownups who want to get involved.

Healthy Foster Care America (http://www.aap.org/fostercare/)

The Healthy Foster Care America (HFCA) Web site was developed as a place where foster parents, caregivers, professionals and organizations can find the latest information, facts, and figures on the health care of children and teens in foster care, including ready-to-use tools and resources. Resources include: Expert information on the health issues and needs of children and teens in foster care,  customizable forms for health care professionals, links to www.HealthyChildren.org, and portal of resources for children and teens in care, parents (foster and birth) and kin.

Legal Services & Other Resources for ADULTS

CLC does NOT provide legal services for parents, foster parents or guardians, or provide legal services pertaining to divorce and divorce custody matters. Here are some other local agencies and legal aid organizations that may be able to help. CLICK HERE