Helpline

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Is something on your mind? Would you like Christ centered counsel? Do you need help caring for your physical, mental, or spiritual needs? We are here to help, or we can at least help you get in contact with those who can! Call the parish office if you need any assistance. We have also collected a list of resources in the area, Diocese of Duluth, and State of Minnesota to help meet your needs:

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Support

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings:

  • Ely Sunday Night Group Sun, 8:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Church
  • Monday Women’s Group Mon, 12:00 pm at Ledgerock Church, 1515 E Camp St.
  • Miracle on Camp Street Group Mon, 7:00 pm at First Lutheran Church, 915 Camp St.
  • Ely Wednesday Night Group Wed, 8:00 pm at the Ely Hospital, 328 W Conan St.
  • Happy Joyous and Free Group Fri, 7:00 pm at 1st Presbyterian Church, 226 E. Harvey St.
  • Ely Saturday Group Sat, 7:30 pm at the Ely Hospital, 328 W Conan St.

Website:  www.aa.org 

Al-Anon Meetings:

  • Ely Sunday AFG Sundays, 8:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Church

Website:   www.al-anon.alateen.org     

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings:            

  • Sunday Night Virginia 7:00 pm at Carpenter’s Bldg, 3rd Floor, 307 1st St N, Virginia
  • Never Alone Mon, 7:00 pm at Salvation Army, 507  12th S, Virginia
  • Missing Piece! Tues, 7:00 pm at Uni. Methodist, 204 Adams Av., Eveleth
  • A Break in the Day NA Wed, 12:00 pm at Arrowhead Bldg, 505 S 12th Av W, Virginia
  • Flight of the Eagle Wed, 2:00 pm at Twelfth Step House, 512  2nd St N, Virginia
  • 7-11 Group Thurs, 7:00 pm at Our Saviors Lutheran,1111 8th St S, Virginia
  • New Heights NA Fri, 8:00 pm at Donovan Frank Bldg, 507  12th Ave S, Virginia

Website:   www.na.org

 Depression, Suicide, Mental Health Services

Range Mental Health Center

Phone:      (800) 450-2273 or (218) 149-2881

Address:   624 13th St S, Virginia

Website:   www.rangementalhealth.org          

Services:   RMHC provides a wide array of mental health services, including outpatient therapy, chemical dependency, family and child counseling, in-resident treatment, housing for those in treatment, and many community based programs.

 

St. Louis County Services

Phone:      (800) 450-9777 or (218) 749-7128

Website:   www.stlouiscountymn.gov  

Services:   Provide assistance in the areas of managing mental health symptoms, mental health resources, employment, housing, social connections, family relations, and other co-occurring conditions.

 

Domestic Abuse Resources

Advocates for Family Peace

Phone:      (218) 263-8344

Address: 2125 2nd Ave E, Suite 44        Hibbing, MN

Domestic violence support group, advocacy, and safe housing for up to three days

 

Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women Emergency Shelter

Phone: (218) 728-6481 or (218) 730-2478

 

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Phone:      (800) 289-6177

24-Hour Phone Line: (866) 223-1111

Address:   60 E. Plato Blvd., Ste 130      St. Paul, MN 55107

Email:        Via website

Website:   www.mcbw.org

 

Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project

Phone:      (800) 313-2666

Website:   www.bwlap.org

Day One: The Call the Safety

Phone:      (952) 884-0376

Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline:        (866) 223-1111

Address:   1000 E 80th St               Bloomington, MN 55420

Email:        [email protected]

Website:   www.dayonesservices.org

 

Energy Assistance

St. Louis County Social Services Department

Phone: (218) 365-8220

Emergency funds for utility disconnect/fuel outage. Must be employed. Only once every 18 months.

 

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) Ely

Phone: (218) 365-3359

Address: 30 S 1st Ave E   Ely

 

Family Services

Ely Community Resource

Phone: (218) 365-5254

Address: 40 N 1st Avenue E., Ely

Website: www.elycommunityresource.org

Services: To be a primary resource to Ely area youth and to help in building a community equipped to make Ely a great place to grow up! Our mission is to foster positive youth development through activities designed to increase self-esteem, build a sense of community, and provide positive adult relationships that allow effective interventions.

 

Family Life Center

Phone: (218) 262-5768

Address: 111 S 4th Ave E, Ely

Website: optionsforwomenir.org

Services: Basic baby and child items are available at this site. To arrange for other services, please call us! Our Ely distribution site is very new and we are working on more ways to make items and support more readily available to parents and families in the Ely area. There are no income requirements. Diapers and wipes are on site; other items such as clothing, bottles, maternity clothing,and more are available for babies, older children, and adults. Please call to inquire what is available!

 

Food Shelves & Resources

Ely Area Food Shelf

Phone: (218) 235-8527

Email: [email protected]

Address: 15 W Conan St Ely

Website: www.elyareafoodshelf.org

Open every Third Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Meals on Wheels

Phone: (218) 749-2912 ext. 223 or (800) 727-5653 ext. 223

 

Ruby’s Pantry (Pop-up Pantry)

Contact: Monica Curtiss

Phone: (218) 393-4231

Address: Babbitt Municipal Center, 71 South Drive

Services: Non-profit food distribution service. No income requirements. $20 per share. Bring your own boxes/baskets. Good food for your family! Distribution is the 4th Saturday of each month.

 

SNAP (Food Stamps)

Phone: (218) 365-8210

Address: 320 Miners Drive E    Ely

Application assistance provided up on request 

 

Homelessness/Financial Assistance

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. (AEOA)

Phone:      (800) 662-5711 ext. 7356 or (218) 748-7356

Address:   702 S 3rd Ave, Virginia

Website:   www.aeoa.org          

Services:   A variety of programs that help homeless individuals and families keep their current housing or find new stable housing, including outreach, assistance in meeting basic needs, shelters in Virginia and Hibbing, financial assistance, counseling, case management, and referrals to other important resources.

     

St. Louis County Services

Email:        [email protected]

Website:   www.stlouiscountymn.gov  

Services:   Burial assistance, child care assistance, child support, general assistance, supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP), and other programs to aid adults/families in need

 

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter – Virginia

Phone: (218) 741-1889

Address: 507 12th Ave W

 

Range Transitional Housing – Virginia

Phone:      (218) 741-9628

Address:   442 Pine Mill Court, Virginia

Website:   www.rthousing.org  

Services:   Provides transitional and permanent supportive housing to homeless households with or without children, along with other vital services to low income individuals and families.

 

Homeless Shelters – AEOA

Virginia: Bill’s House (Adults): (218) 741-2063 or The Foyer (18-21 year olds): (218) 258-0052

Hibbing: (218) 263-8487

 

Medical, Terminal illness, and Disability Support:

Ely Community Health Center

Phone:      (218) 365-5678

Address:   111 S.  4th Ave E. Ely, MN 55731

Email:        [email protected]

Website:   www.elycommunityhealth.org

Services:   The mission of the ECHC is "To provide affordable services with a vision to improve community health."  Our hope is that all people will have access to health services.  

 

Northwoods Partners

Phone:      (218) 365-8109

Address:   328 W Conan St.

Email:        Via Website

Website:   www.northwoodspartners.org      

Services:   Providing support services that enhance the quality of life for individuals who are aged, chronically ill, or disabled, and for their families and caregivers. 

 

Miscarriage, still birth, (in)fertility, adoption:

Northland Family Programs

Phone:                  (800) 842-0279 or (218) 786-2378

Address:               407 E Third Street, Duluth

Email:                    [email protected]      

Website:               www.nfpduluth.org  

Services:               Provides programs that are dedicated to strengthening the entire family by offering natural and effective family planning at low or no cost, programs strengthening the bond between mother and daughter, and educating teens and parents about the risks of teen pregnancy and STDs.

 

Elizabeth Ministry International

Phone:      (920) 766-9380

Email:        [email protected]           

Website:   www.elizabethministry.com

Services:   Offers encouragement, hope, and healing on issues related to childbearing, sexuality, and relationships, including: fertility/infertility, adoption and blending, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal/infant/child crisis, miscarriage or infant/child loss.

 

Pregnancy/Parenting Support:

Women's Care Center

Phone:      (218) 623-7100

Address:   103 E First St, Duluth

Hours:      Open Monday 9am–6pm; Tuesday–Friday 8am–4pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Email:        See contact page on website

Website:   www.womenscarecenter.org/duluth

Services:   Pregnancy testing and verification, ultrasounds, confidential services, assistance with obtaining prenatal care and support

 

Guiding Star Duluth

Address:   11 E Superior St, Ste 273, Duluth

Email:        [email protected]

Website:   www.guidingstarduluth.org            

Services:   Connection of the existing life-affirming organizations in our area in a way that people needing support can be conveniently served in one location.

 

Same-sex attraction:

Courage/Encourage

Phone:      (218) 724-9111 ext. 118 (Diocese of Duluth) or (203) 803-1564 (International)

Email:        [email protected]           

Website:   www.couragerc.org

Services:   To provide support/services for those experiencing same-sex attraction and loved ones.

 

Transportation

Arrowhead Transit

Phone: (800) 862-0175

Scheduled routes connecting all seven counties or dial-a-ride

 

Ely Safe Rides

Phone: (218) 235-7109

Single person in town $5; out of town and deliveries call for rates. Veterans and seniors $4. Under 18 w/adult $2.50; infants/toddlers free

Ely Public Transit

Phone: (218) 235-1727

$1 each way in town rides; $1 each additional stop; $1 per mile out of town. Free rides: Tuesdays to Zups, Food Shelf, 1st of every month

 

Northwoods Partners

Phone: (218) 365-8019

Email: [email protected]

Rides to medical appointments and errands for seniors

Website: www.northwoodspartners.org

 

Veteran Services

St. Louis County Services

Phone:      (218) 365-8203

Address:   320 Miners Drive East, Room 103, Ely

Website:   www.stlouiscountymn.gov              

Services:   Assists with a full range of applications for veterans’ benefits, both federal and state, including burials and memorials, education benefits, employment, retiree services, survivor and dependent information, and transportation.

  

VA Clinic – Ely

Phone:      (218) 365-0001 or Roberta Lang at (218) 365-8203

Address:   720 Miners Drive East, Ely

Hours:      Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Website:   www.va.gov  

 

Veterans on the Lake

Phone:      (800) 777-7538 or (218) 365-6900

Address:   161 Fernberg Road, Ely

Email:        [email protected]      

Website:   www.veteransonthelakeresort.com           

Services:   Vets on the Lake is a non-profit facility designed to serve the recreational needs of disabled veterans, able-bodied veterans, active duty military, and their families and friends.