University of Minnesota Duluth 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

In this column are legal resources serving the university and Minnesota.

Legal Aid Service of Northeast Minnesota

Legal Aid Service of Northeast Minnesota

Eligibility: Low income residents of northeastern Minnesota
Telephone:  (218) 623-8100 or toll free 855-204-1697
Website: http://www.lasnem.org/DNN/
Location: 302 Ordean Bldg., 424 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Services:

  • Legal services at no charge to eligible low income residents;
  • Civil legal services to protect basic needs of clients (food, shelter, medical insurance, income protection and safety);
  • Assistance might include representation, advice or referral. 

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

Below are counseling services 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.

UMN Duluth Counseling Services

UMN Duluth Counseling Services

Eligibility: Free for registered UMN Duluth students
Email: umndhs@d.umn.edu
Telephone: 218-726-7913 or TTY/TDD: 800-627-3529
Web: http://d.umn.edu/health-services/counseling-services
Hours: M, T, W, F 8a-4p
             Th 9 a-4p
Location: UMD Health Services, 615 Niagara Court, Duluth
Services:

  • Individual and group counseling;
  • Drop-in consultations;
  • Rising Above program to help students develop resilience to stress (Call 218-726-7913).

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.

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

These services are intended to provide social support to those affected by immigration policy and enforcement. 

UMN Duluth Office of International Student Services

UMN Duluth Office of International Student Services

Eligibility: UMN Duluth international students
Email: issumd@d.umn.edu
Telephone: 218-726-7305
Web: http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/ocd/
Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p
Location: 237,247 and 249 Kirby Student Center, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth
Services:

  • Assist international students with accomplishing academic and personal goals;
  • Academic, immigration and personal advising;
  • Programs to help students connect with the university community and Duluth community.

UMN Duluth Office of Cultural Diversity

UMN Duluth Office of Cultural Diversity

Eligibility: UMN Duluth students, faculty and staff
Email: swoodwar@d.umn.edu
Telephone: 218-726-8444
Web: http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/ocd/
Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p
Location: 270 Kirby Student Center, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth
Services:

  • Programs and services that support the retention and graduation of International,African American, Asian/Pacific American, Latino/Chicano, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students.

Minnesota Immigrant & Refugee Rights Helpline

Minnesota Immigrant & Refugee Rights Helpline

Eligibility: Free resource for immigrants and refugees living in Minnesota and whose household income is 250 percent below federal poverty guidelines.
Telephone: 651-287-3715
Helpline Hours: T 1p-3p and Th 6p-8p
Services:

  • Know Your Rights Legal Guidance;
  • Questions about President Trump’s immigration executive orders;
  • Travel ban questions;
  • Immigration court and detention information;
  • Advice for emergency family planning.