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Minnesota Benefits 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) launched, a new website that allows Minnesotans to apply for benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Childcare Assistance Programs (CCAP), and others in less than 20 minutes. It’s the biggest change to the public assistance application processes in more than 30 years. It is meant to eliminate the need for families to find transportation and leave their home to deliver application materials to local offices, and to streamline many available programs into one process.

Financial Education of Minnesota offers free financial education seminars and as developed curriculum called the “Pay, Save, Spend Rule” which covers topics including the importance of saving money, the rules of borrowing, warning signs of debt, credit and debt traps to avoid, and information regarding credit reports.

The “Pay, Save Spend Rule” is also in a booklet form. This 26 page booklet is free to the public in limited quantities and also have a downloadable PDF version free for your use.

Resource Support

We are simply a phone call away from helping you process through many resources out there. Our peer recovery specialists have a deep understanding of how to navigate through these and are ready to help. Please contact us.  763-252-6570  

Please take a look at the following links:

Here you can access the Anoka County Resources and Forms links for services in Anoka County: 

Helping Anoka County residents access a variety of supports and services for work, home, health and money:

The following is a link to Community action Partnership of Hennepin County:

Crisis Numbers

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (
• Phone: 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-784-2433 – Press 1 for the Veterans Crisis Line
• TTY: 1-800-799-4889 

Crisis Textline (
• Text: MN to 741741 

Adult Mental Health Crisis Response
• See the MN DHS directory for Adult mental health crisis phone numbers by county

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To reach the Veterans Crisis Line, dial 988 and Press 1. Calls will route to the same trained Veterans Crisis Line responders. The Veterans Crisis Line will still be available by chat ( and text (838255).

The new 988 dialing code will serve as a universal entry point so people can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help, regardless of where they live. Anyone can dial or text 988 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to reach crisis support or use an online chat feature to connect with crisis support. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

“Supporting mental health is a critical public health need, and one of the best ways we can do that is to make it as easy as possible for people to get the help they need when they need it,” Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said. “Our hope is that 988 can be an easier way for people experiencing mental health crises to get support quickly.”

The Lifeline 10-digit number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), will continue to be available and will route people to the same resources. People should call 911 if they suspect drug overdose or need immediate medical help.

Many times people call crisis or emergency services or visit our hospital emergency departments when they don't know what else to do. 

The Minnesota Warmline, a service provided by Mental Health Minnesota, provides peer support via phone, text and online chat to help people avoid crisis and reduce the use of more intensive services.

The Warmline is able to effectively reduce emergency department visits and calls to crisis and 911. In fact, although 25% of callers say they would use those services if they couldn't reach the Warmline, just 1% of calls are transferred to those services.. 

Looking for support? Need to talk?

If you’re struggling with your mental health but aren’t experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, reach out to the Minnesota Warmline.

Open Seven Days a Week, 9 AM to 9 PM

 651.288.0400   Toll Free 855-WARMLINE

 or text “Support” to 85511

Emotional Well-being

We have certification in Personal Empowerment training and utilize that aspect with every individual we are in contact with at Begin Anew. Personal Empowerment focuses on personal transformation by teaching the four building blocks of Emotional Intelligence. Individuals attain self-confidence, self-control, team-building skills, and social management to succeed at home, work, and in life. 

"We believe that in order to achieve you must have the tools necessary
for you to be able to succeed no matter where you are." 

In-Person 1:1 Peer Support 

A peer is a trusted person who has experienced like issues and understands the need for support. Our peers will meet you "where you are at." What does this mean? It means each person in recovery has choices, a voice, and a personal journey that is unique to their individualized recovery. A Begin Anew Peer provides tools to empower each person by providing resources, support, and advocacy. 

Discovering Employment

We believe getting a job is more than a search for available positions. Please talk with us! Having gone through the certified Griffin Hammis training and incorporating that in employment discovery, Begin Anew helps identify opportunities for creating or individualizing jobs that have mutual benefit for the job seeker and the business.

Financial Education

Begin Anew, through its "Recover U" programs, has partnered with Financial Education of Minnesota and Consumer Credit of Minnesota to provide resources on budgeting and financial wellness. The "Pay, Save, Spend" rule is available for free. We have skills classes set up with our partnership with MidwestOne Bank free to provide financial wellness for individuals. 

Remote Services

Begin Anew provides a unique service in the state, focusing on best-of-class service, connection, and community cornerstones of recovery success. Everyone receives conscientious, timely service and individualized support. Remote services include; face to face interactions, emotional support, resource management and problem solving solutions Addiction doesn't occur on a 9-5, Monday through Friday schedule. The key to success is a 24-hour recovery model that connects people to their community with a fingertip touch. Begin Anew engages individuals who have less access to recovery support services using telehealth and peer recovery support services.

Virtual Group meetings

Begin Anew has a great way to interact with one another in a virtual group setting. Through Microsoft Teams, we can make it easier to talk face to face, even during a virtual group meeting. Our virtual meetings will meet individual schedules. We can meet your unique needs.  It's easy-- get ahold of us to get registered. 

Housing Support Services

Begin Anew has partnered with the 30 Days Foundation to enhance the 30 Days project of assisting people get sober housing. We help assist people get into sober house's after their treatment with a donation from The 30-Days Foundation per request of $100-$150. These funds would be the final $100-$150 per request needed for someone to get into a sober house to continue recovery and to promote their own healing.

Wellness is a connection of paths: knowledge and action. – Joshua Holtz  

Sleep Well-being

Begin Anew has a partnership with IDTS Medical as they are dedicated to providing respiratory treatment for those unable to afford the proper care while supporting the advancement of research, education, and treatment in respiratory health where the outcomes support the betterment of humanity.  As such, Begin Anew has a commitment from IDTS to provide Sleep Apnea machines from  at no cost to us.  As you are aware, sleep apnea testing is beyond the scope of financial affordability for some.  Begin Anew is able to off set that cost stress with a free home study system thanks to IDTS Medical Foundation. 
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Pathfinder App

Pathfinder App is available to individuals who are receiving services from Begin Anew,

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