Fast Tracker is a searchable directory of mental health and substance use disorder resources and their availability within Minnesota. 



Community Helping Hand Thrift Store

Food Shelf and Financial assistance for residents of Forest Lake Area Schools. More information is available at  The store is located at 408 15th Street SW, Forest Lake, MN  55025 651-464-8150

Scandia Food Shelf

There is a food pantry at Elim Lutheran Church  for anyone who needs a little help now and then. Private shopping by appointment. Call the church office at 651-433-2723.

Family Pathways Thrift Store

Family Pathways has thrift stores in several local cities. The Forest Lake Store is at 935 Lake Street South, Forest Lake, MN  55025 651-464-4713 

The Forest Lake Store offers a food shelf, aging services and youth programs.

Fare for All

Fare for All is a Twin Cities based organization that offers food at a discounted price. They visit Forest Lake once a month. Check the FLAPF Calendar for dates. Visit the Fare for All website for details.

Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf

Serves all residents of zip code 55038, which includes Hugo, Centerville, portions of Lino Lakes and portions of White Bear Lake by providing fresh food, shelf-stable food, and other health-related items. 15106 Francesca Ave. N., Hugo, MN  55038 - 651-528-6224 

Hugo Food Shelf Website

Ruby's Pantry


Ruby's Pantry hosts Pop-Up Pantry locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A $20 donation is accepted. The local Pop-Up Pantry is hosted by Forest Hills Church, 1790 11th Street SE, Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-5249.

Forest Hills Church 

Ruby's Pantry

Forest Lake Area Community Resources


 Homeless Services – Washington County
Helping those who are homeless or within days of eviction access appropriate housing and services. 


Children's Dental Services

 Available for children (birth-26 years old) and pregnant women. Call for Appointment 612-746-1530 .


Check out the Health for the World's Adolescent report from the World Health Organization. It identifies depression as the main cause of illness and disability in teens worldwide, and road traffic accidents as the main cause of death. The webpage itself is also a wealth of information about adolescents and health. Please share!  

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Crisis Text Line

 Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support in the US

Washington County Crises Response

 ​Provides 24/7/365 mobile crisis mental health services for adults and children experiencing a crisis. Mobile crisis interventions are face-to-face, short-term, intensive mental health services.

​Phone: 651-275-7400