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Allies & Advocates: Resources

Bias, Hate & Discrimination

 

Reporting non-emergency hate crimes or bias incidents


Rochester/Olmsted County Law Enforcement non-emergency line: 507-328-6800
To file a Hate & Bias report you must file in person at 101 4th Street SE Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

 

Lobby hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

RPD Contact Information


Report to Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate & bias crimes around the country:

 

Olmsted County Human Rights Commission

328-7300

 

Olmsted County Victim Services
Provides advocacy and support to help meet the needs of crime victims
507 328-7270

 

Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
Free civil legal services to low income residents of Olmsted County
507-287-2036

 

Southern MN Regional Legal Services
SMRLS provides free, high-quality legal services to low-income people in critical civil matters. 
903 West Center Street, Suite 230
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 292-0080
rochester@smrls.org

 

ACLU-MN's Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project (based in Mankato)
Julio Zelayo

jzelaya@aclu-mn.org 
507-380-9838

 

“5 ways to Disrupt Racism”

 

“Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry”

 

“Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide”

 

“Racial Microaggressions: The Everyday Assault”
 

 

 

Healthcare

 

MNsure Navigators

Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association

               IMAA assists immigrants, refugees, and the general public with health insurance needs. 

               http://imaa.net/

               2500 Valleyhigh Drive NW

               Rochester, MN 55901

 

What will happen if/when Affordable Care Act is repealed?


http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/10/news/economy/trump-obamacare/


http://time.com/money/4564243/trump-obamacare-repeal-outcome/

 

 

Immigration

 

Southern MN Regional Legal Services: Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Services 
SMRLS provides free, high-quality legal services to low-income people. 
Located in the IMAA building at 2500 Valleyhigh Drive Northwest, Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 289-5960
www.smrls.org  
citizenship.rochester@smrls.org  

 

Catholic Charities
Provides refugee resettlement services for their first three months in the United States
(507) 454-2270 
www.ccwinona.org
info@ccwinona.org

 

Immigrant Solutions Center LLC
1500 1st Avenue NE STE 113, Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 990-9775
 

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Nonprofit law office that provives free legal representation, education, and advocacy in immigration matters to low-income immigrant and refugee communities in MN.
1-800-223-1368
 

Post-election legal advice for immigrants from the National Immigrant Justice Center

 

http://www.nnirr.org/drupal/sites/default/files/what_to_do_next_to_protect_immigrant_communities_2016_11_09_eng-span_final.pdf  

 

https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/post-election_talking_points.pdf 

Interfaith Worker Justice

National  
Local

 

American Immigration Center

 

US Citizenship and Immigration Services 

 

 

 

LGBTQIA

 

Gay/Lesbian Community Services
Supports the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities
Contact form on website
Message through GLCS Facebook page

 

Gay/Lesbian Youth Services 
1500 1st Ave NE #213, Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 289-6329
Facebook page  

 

OutFront Minnesota
1337, 310 E 38th St #209, Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 822-0127

 

Teen LGBT & Allies Community Group of SE Minnesota
Peace United Church of Christ
(507) 282-6117 

 

Transgender Support Group
kari.mastin@yahoo.com

 

LGBT Therapists MN
Minnesota's lesbian gay bisexual transgender & allied mental health providers' network.
 

LawHelpMN.org
LawHelpMN.org helps low-income Minnesotans find general information about their legal rights, responsibilities, and contact information for free or low-cost legal assistance.

LGBTQ+ and Addiction

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community have rates of substance abuse higher than those of the general population. Information and resources to help.

 

 

Mental Health

 

Olmsted County Crisis Line
507-281-6248

 

SE MN Warmline (NAMI)
Non-crisis phone line for people with mental illness
507-287-7161 or 1-888-334-7754
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 4p-8pm

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)
1-800-273-8255

 

NAMI SEMN (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
507-287-1692

 

Zumbro Valley Health Center
(507) 289-2089

 


 

Education

 

Rochester Public Schools - Minority Liaisons & Equity Specialists

 

Friedell Middle School

Zeynab Dahir

(507) 328-5639

zedahir@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

John Adams Middle School

Ramona Norwood

(507) 328-5753 

ranorwood@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Kellogg Middle School

Abdi Nur

(507) 328-5800 

abnur@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Century High School

Paul Malone

(507) 328-5100 

pamalone@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

John Marshall High School

Terrelle Wilson

(507) 328-5400

tewilson@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Mayo High School

Mulugeta Haileab

(507) 287-1953

muhaileab@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

District-wide Equity Specialist
Karen Edmonds 
(507) 328-4276
kaedmonds@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

District-wide Equity Specialist
Toby Taylor 
(507) 328-5246 
totaylor@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

District-wide Equity Specialist
Willie Tipton
(507) 328-5885
witipton@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Native American Family Liaison

Guthrie Capossela  
gucapossela@rochester.k12.mn.us

 


Rochester for Justice

 

Teaching Tolerance: Post-election resource for teachers
 

“Talking with Young People after the Election” 

 

“Speak Up for Civility”

 

“Polarized Classrooms"
 

“Civil Discourse in the Classroom”

 

“Schools Offer Emotional Support to Kids After Election”

 

 

 

Spirituality

 

Patheos: Hosting the Conversation on Faith
“Comparing Ourselves to Others: A Sermon on Pride, Despair, and Scapegoats”

 

B’nai Israel Synagogue
Multi-Generational Muslim-Jewish Women’s Dialogue & Social Action Project

 

CIDI (Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam)
Regina Mustafa
cidiroch@gmail.com

 

Random Acts of Kindness
Danielle Teal

 

Charter for Compassion (Rochester Friends Meeting)

 

Interfaith Advocacy Toolkit (Habitat for Humanity)


 

 

Post-Election Anxiety

 

“How to Cope with Post-Election Stress”

 

“Three Ways to Lower Post-Election Anxiety”