University of Minnesota Morris 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 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.

 

Stevens County Law Library

Stevens County Law Library

Eligibility: This county law library is open for anyone to use their resources.
Telephone: (320) 208-6640
Web: https://mn.gov/law-library/research-links/county-law-libraries.jsp
Location: Stevens County Courthouse 400 Colorado Avenue, Morris, MN

 

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 Form 
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.

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.

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 Morris International Student Program

UMN Morris International Student Program

Eligibility: UMN Morris international students
Telephone: 320-589-609
Web: https://www.morris.umn.edu/internationalstudents/
Hours:
Location: Multi Ethnic Resource Center Building 702, 600 East 4th Street, Morris
Services:

  • Advises international students on immigration, academics, and adjusting to the United States;
  • Support the International Student Association and plans cultural programs.

UMN Morris Student Counseling

UMN Morris Student Counseling

Eligibility: Free for UMN Morris students
Telephone: 320-589-6062
Hours: M-F 8a-12p and 1p-4:30p
Web: https://www.morris.umn.edu/wellness/mentalhealth/studentcounseling/
Location: Behmler 235
Services:

  • Personal, crisis and developmental counseling;
  • Education programming and outreach;
  • Confidential services for students who have been sexually harassed or harassed based on race, sexual orientation or religion.

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 Morris International Student Program

UMN Morris International Student Program

Eligible: All admitted UMN Morris international students
Telephone: 320-589-6094
Web: https://www.morris.umn.edu/internationalstudents/
Location: Multi Ethnic Resource Center, Building 702, 600 East 4th Street, Morris
Services:

UMN Morris Multi-Ethnic Student Programs

UMN Morris Multi-Ethnic Student Programs

Eligible: UMN Morris students
Web: https://www.morris.umn.edu/equitydiversity/
Location: Multi Ethnic Resource Center, Building 702, 600 East 4th Street, Morris
Services:

  • Provide academic, social and cultural support services and programs;
  • Provide students an access point to engage as global citizens in areas of leadership, civic engagement and social justice;
  • Support Multi-Ethnic Student Programs.

Stevens County Refugee Cash Assistance Program

Stevens County Refugee Cash Assistance Program

Eligibility: Program is for refugees who are ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). To be eligible, refugees must also: * Have been in the United States 8 months or less. Count the month they entered the country, OR the month the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) granted asylum status, as month 1. * Have not voluntarily quit employment, or have refused an offer of suitable employment, without good cause, within 30 days prior to application * Register for and participate in any required Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) employment and training programs within 30 days of the receipt of assistance * Not attend an institution of higher learning full-time EXCEPT as part of a state approved employability development plan
Email: libertysleiter@co.stevens.mn.us
Telephone: (320) 208-6600
Web: http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=886
Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p
Location: 400 Colorado Ave, Suite 104, Morris, MN 52627-1235
Services:

  • Provides money to refugees for up to 8 months after arrival in the United States;
  • To ensure that RCA recipients are self-sufficient within RCA eligibility, agencies provide employment and social services;
  • RCA recipients may continue to receive social services after RCA eligibility ends.

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