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Forest Lake Early Childhood Programs Baby Basic Cupboard

The ECFE staff and Parent Advisory Council partner to provide a community resource for parents in need of baby supplies. This resource provides immediate assistance to families with young children in our community. Our hope is to continue to stock this cupboard with items that families with young children often need, diapers, pull-ups, baby & child hygiene items, baby food and formula.

Anyone in the community is welcome to stop by and take what they need. Donations are accepted throughout the year. By donating items to the Baby Basics Family Resource Cupboard, you are supporting Forest Lake families in need and helping us maintain a great resource for our community. Donations can be dropped off and resources can be picked up at the STEP Building (formerly known as the CLC building) at 200 4th St SW. Enter through door 7.

Suggested Items: diapers (all sizes), pull-ups (larger sizes), wipes, diaper cream, baby lotion, toothbrushes, kids toothpaste, formula and baby food. At this time we are unable to accept clothing items due to limited space.

Forest Lake Area Schools Family Support

You may find that your family is in need of support for various reasons. Here you can find some resources for family crisis and mental health. If you have other concerns in your family that you feel you need additional support from our school district please contact Brad Ward or Rachel Peterson in our Family Support Department 651-982-3154 .

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Tubman Family Crisis & Support Services

Crisis Line: 612.825.0000

Harriet Tubman Center East
1725 Monastery Way
Maplewood, MN 55109

Harriet Tubman Center West
3111 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members the information and support they need to get help or give help.

MN Help

If you are experiencing homelessness has many resources to assist you and your family. Whether you just need a meal or would like help getting off the street, the wide-ranging set of topics on their website can help you help yourself.

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Canvas Health 


Canvas Health’s compassionate clinicians are dedicated to bringing hope, healing, and recovery to the people we serve. We help childrenadolescentsadults and families who struggle with mental illness, substance use, unstable housing, trauma, and abuse. Request an appointment at one of our clinic locations by calling (651) 777-5222. Print client forms here.