Basic Needs Resources
Ridgewater recognizes that there are many students who may experience challenges outside of the classroom that may create anxiety and stress that may impact their academic success. Challenges may include accessing enough food to eat, childcare issues, physical and mental health, unexpected bills or issues 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.
The following is a list of resources within the community that may be able to help. Please contact Mark Taylor, Community Resource specialist at [email protected] with questions or resources that should be included.Food Housing Transportation Childcare and Parent Resources Student Emergency Grants Technology Mental Health
Our Ridgewater College counselors, Dawn Bjork-Pedersen, Lisa Wagoner, and LeAnn Pueringer are here to assist students. They are concerned about your wellness, whether it be academic or emotional. We encourage you to reach out to them if needed. To make an appointment for a phone or ZOOM (video conferencing) meeting, please call Student Services at 320-222-5971.
Social Service Agencies by County
Meeker County Social Services
Kandiyohi Family Services
Swift County Human Services
McLeod County Social Services Financial Assistance
Carver County Income Support Services
Sibley County Income Maintenance Services
Hennepin County Community Action Services