Get Help

There are many community resources available in Oakdale and Washington County to help people in need.

Economic Assistance for Individuals and Families

The Washington County Community Services Department provides support to low income residents of Washington County, such as cash support, medical programs, food support, and child care assistance. Contact the intake line at 651-430-6459 or visit the Washington County Community Services Department website here

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties brings together community resources to reduce poverty. CAP programs include assistance with energy bills, Head Start and Early Start early childhood learning, and self-sufficiency training. Visit Community Action Partnership website here or call 651-645-6445.

Help for Job Seekers

Visit the Employment Opportunities webpage.

Help for People Experiencing Homelessness

Washington County's system, Coordinated Access, is available to help homeless individuals and families find temporary shelter and/or permanent housing. Visit Coordinated Access website here.

  • Homeless youth (age 22 and younger) should call 651-251-5214
  • Homeless families with children should call 651-762-9124
  • Homeless adults without children should call 651-430-6488

Help for Seniors

The Senior LinkAge Line® is the Minnesota Board on Aging's free statewide information and assistance service.  Senior Linkage Line® helps connect you to services in your community and personally assists you in getting information and individualized help. Call 1-800-333-2433 to get started.

Help for People with Disabilities

The Disability Linkage Line is a free information and referral service for people with disabilities. Call to request information and referrals on disability benefits programs, home modifications, assistive technology, personal assistance services, transition services, accessible housing, employment, social activities, and disability rights. Call 1-800-333-2466.

Help for Veterans

The Veterans Linkage Line is a free information and referral service for Minnesota Veterans and their families. The hotline provides Minnesota Veterans and their family members with up-to-date information on all veterans benefits, both state and federal, regarding education, employment, health and disability, burials, and other available resources. Call 1-888-546-5838 or visit the LinkVet website here.  

Legal Aid

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm specializing in providing professional legal help to persons who traditionally lack access to the American justice system and cannot afford the services of a private attorney. Call 612-334-5970 or visit Mid-Minnesota website here