University of Minnesota Crookston Resources

Have a resource? Email details to immigration@umn.edu. Tell us if the resource is specific to one campus or system-wide. Resources should support immigration needs (legal, counseling or other support services) and be available to students, staff or faculty.

LEGAL RESOURCES

LEGAL RESOURCES

Legal resources may include university and community services.

Legal Information Online Network

Legal Information Online Network

Online legal advice service of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (see below).
Eligibility:  Citizens or legal residents of the United States whose household income is less than 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines.
Online service providing legal advice. Does not provide advice on criminal cases, traffic matters, abortion, political redestricting and drug-related evictions from public housing.

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

Eligibility: Services for people whose household income is at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Must call to determine if you qualify for their assistance. Most applications for services take about five minutes.
Email: legalaid@lsnmlaw.org
Telephone: (320) 762-0663 or 1-800-450-2552
Web: http://lsnmlaw.org/
Location: 426 Broadway Street, Alexandria, MN
Services:

  • People eligible for services receive free initial consultation;
  • Self-help advice and legal help for most serious legal cases;
  • No criminal or money-generating (like personal injury) cases.

 

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Eligibility: Immigrant and refugee families whose household income is 187.5 percent below federal poverty guidelines.
Email: oficinalegal@ilcm.org
Telephone: 651-641-1011
Client Line: 1-800-223-1368
Client In-take hours: M, T, W 12p-1:30p Th 6p-7:30p
Web: https://www.ilcm.org/
Hours: M-F 9a-5p
Location: 450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55104 Also has legal staff in Worthington, Austin and Moorhead.
Services:

  • Provides free brief legal advice and full representation to immigrants and refugees in Minnesota with immigration-related cases.

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Eligibility: Serves low-income people in Minnesota. Call the in-take line or complete the online intake form to see if you qualify.
Email: VLN@vlnmn.org
Client In-take Line: 612-752-6677
Online In-Take: https://www.vlnmn.org/intake
Web: https://www.vlnmn.org/
Hours: M, W, Th 9a-1p
Services:

  • Volunteer lawyers provide legal services in most types of civil issues, such as housing, bankruptcy, family, criminal expungement and debt collection.

Advocates for Human Rights

Advocates for Human Rights

Eligibility: Represents asylum seekers
Email: hrights@advrights.org
Telephone: 612-341-3302
Immigrant Client Line: 612-341-9845
Web: http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/
Location: 330 Second Avenue South, Suit 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Services:

  • Partners pro bono attorneys with local immigration law experts to deliver client-centered legal case management for asylum seekers;
  • Advocates for U.S. immigration policies that respect human rights and monitors U.S. compliance with international human rights obligations;
  • Works to combat anti-immigrant sentiment through public outreach and education.

LawHelpMN.org

LawHelpMN.org

An online resource to help people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities and answer questions about legal rights and forms. Information is specific to Minnesota and offered in several different languages. See section on immigration and immigrants.

COUNSELING SERVICES

COUNSELING SERVICES

These counseling services are available to students, staff and faculty.

Learn to Live

Learn to Live

Eligibility: Free for all Student Services Fee-paying UMN students on all system campuses.

Web: Visit Learn to Live and enter code “UMN”

Services:

  • Free online programs for stress, depression and social anxiety.
  • Resources include individual assessments and self-paged programs.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility: all benefits-eligible employees on all system campuses, along with spouse and dependent children.
Telephone: 888-243-5744 or 612-625-2820
Web: https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits/employee-assistance
Services:

  • Can meet with counselor on-campus or off-campus arranged with counselor;
  • Up to eight counseling sessions at no cost.

UMN Crookston Counseling Services

UMN Crookston Counseling Services

Eligibility: Free for all registered UMN Crookston students
Telephone: 218-281-8586
Web: https://www.crk.umn.edu/units/counseling-services
Hours: M-F 8a-12p and 1p-4:30p
Location: 245-C Sargeant Student Center, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston
Services:

  • Counseling services, walk-in crisis consultation, conflict resolution, referrals to community-based mental health providers.

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

These services support the social needs of those affected by immigration policy and enforcement.

UMN Crookston Diversity and Multicultural Programs

UMN Crookston Diversity and Multicultural Programs

Eligibility: UMN Crookston students
Telephone: 218-281-8580
Web: https://www.crk.umn.edu/units/diversity-and-multicultural-programs
Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p
Location: 170-B Owen Hall, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston
Services:

  • Academic advising for students of color;
  • Partner with International Program to provide community and service learning opportunities for international and students of color;
  • Resource to campus on students of color issues;
  • Travel guidance for faculty, staff and students.

UMN Crookston International Programs

UMN Crookston International Programs

Eligibility: UMN Crookston students, staff and faculty
Email: umcintl@umn.edu
Telephone: 218-281-8442
Web: https://www.crk.umn.edu/units/international-programs
Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p
Location: 170-D Owen Hall, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston
Services:

  • Advising on immigration, cultural and transition, learning abroad;
  • Orientation for new international students.