Please contact the Dispute Resolution Center for more referral resources at (651) 292-7791.

United Way – 211

Dial 211
Cell phone users can call (651) 291-0211.
Toll free: 1 (800) 543-7709. Multilingual access available for over 100 languages, including Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Russian.

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.  Connect to over 40,000 resources. United Way 2-1-1, our information and referral line, offers information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services and more.  It’s free, confidential and available 24/7.


(612) 728-5767

HOMELine provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

(651) 222-4731
St. Paul Seniors line (651) 224-7301
Rural line (888) 575-2954

SMRLS Mission

To provide a full range of high quality legal services to low income persons and eligible client groups in civil matters, in a respectful manner which enables clients to:

  • enforce their legal rights;
  • obtain effective access to the courts, administrative agencies and forums which constitute our system of justice;
  • maintain freedom from hunger, homelessness, sickness and abuse;
  • empower persons and assure equal opportunity, thus, helping people to help themselves and become economically self-reliant, to the extent their individual abilities and circumstances permit

Volunteers Lawyer Network

(612) 752-6677

Volunteer Lawyers Network matches low-income clients with volunteer attorneys for free civil legal services. Services range from advice to full representation. While our main service area is Hennepin County, we also offer select services on a metro-wide or statewide basis.


(612) 825-3333

Promote safe and healthy individuals, families and communities through promising and best practices in education, intervention and prevention.

Tubman helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education while guiding and sustaining individuals and families on the journey from chaos and fear to healing and restoration.

Tubman is the state’s largest provider of domestic violence services, with over 20% of all Minnesota shelter beds for women and children experiencing family violence. The agency offers a full complement of services including family violence shelter and transitional housing; mental and chemical health assessment, treatment, and support; legal services including Orders for Protection; parenting education and child care; youth programs and in-school violence prevention; resource counseling, financial literacy and job readiness education; caregiver support and elder care resources; and community education and professional training.

Local Mediation Organizations

DRC serves Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties.  If you are located outside of our service area, please contact the following organizations.

Community Mediation and Restorative Services – serves Hennepin County

Mediation Services for Anoka County

If you still need assistance with resources, please call DRC at (651) 292-7791.


Living Justice Press

“Founded in 2002, Living Justice Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to publish and promote alternative works about social justice and community healing.” –

DRC uses many books that LJP prints as a resource for a number of processes, and we believe that others will find their work valuable as well.

Mail: 2093 Juliet Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-695-1008
Fax: 651-695-8564