Groups & Organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous and Recovery Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous St. Paul & Suburban Intergroup, (651) 227-5502. Find Stillwater area AA meetings and locations, and other information.

Al-Anon/Alateen in the Greater Mpls./St. Paul Area. 651) 771-2208, Find Al-Anon and Alateen meetings in the Stillwater area, and other information.

Canvas Health, (651) 777-5222. Mental health, chemical health, and domestic and sexual abuse programs for youth, adults, and families.

Community Services, Washington County, (651) 430-6455.

Animal Shelters and Animal Adoption

Home for Life Animal Sanctuary of St. Croix Valley, (800) 252-5918. Life time care for the special needs animal.

Animal Humane Society, Woodbury location, (651) 730-6008.

Caregiver Resources

FamilyMeans, (651) 439-4840. Services include a caregiver program. Web site links to caregiver resource documents and to Minnesota and national caregiver resources.

Canvas Health, (651) 777-5222. Programs includes eldercare services and resources.

Lakeview Hospital, (651) 439-5330. Programs include support groups, workshops, and classes.

Washington County, (651) 430-6000. See especially the departments of “Community Services” and “Public Health and Environment”.

See also:

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, (651) 641-8612, and the “Senior LinkAge Line“, 1-800-333-2433. Free telephone information-and-assistance service to help seniors and their families find local community services

“Library Resources for Family Caregivers”, revised November, 2012. (Ask at the Information Center.)

registers for Washington County.

Churches (See also: “Religious / Spiritual Centers”)

Church, National directory of churches listing by state, then by city and denomination.

Clubs and Organizations

Information about local clubs and organizations is published in area news sources (print and online), such as the Stillwater Gazette, the Lowdown, St. Croix Valley Area (formerly St. Croix Valley Press), etc.

Community Centers

St. Croix Valley Recreation Center, (651) 430-2601. Indoor ice arena and soccer field, with ongoing ice skating lessons, and a walkers program.

Stillwater Senior Center, Community Thread, (651) 439-7434.

Young Life St.Croix Valley, Stillwater, (651) 430-1873.

Co-operatives, Food

River Market Community Co-op, (651) 439-0366.

Disabled, Resources for

Arc St. Croix Valley, (651) 439-0721. Advocacy and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. (See also: The Arc Minnesota).

Community Education, Stillwater Area Public Schools, (651) 351-8340. 

Courage Center St. Croix, (651) 439-8283. Rehabilitation and independent living services to people with disabilities.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), For Washington County, (612) 424-1823.

Special Olympics: St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks.

Community Services, Washington County, (651) 430-6455.

See also:

Minnesota Disability Law Center, (612) 334-5970. Addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities.

Minnesota Relay , “Dial 7-1-1”. Free, federally mandated telecommunications relay services (TRS) of the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

Minnesota State Services for the Blind, 651-539-2300, St. Paul Headquarters. Resources and services for the visually impaired.

Metro Mobility, Metropolitan Council, (651) 602-1111. Door-through-door public transportation system for people with disabilities.

Gardening, Gardens, and Garden Tours 

Blue Thumb, “Planting for clean water,” is an educational and resources program developed by the Rice Creek Watershed District. See the web site for more local partners.

Extension Service, Washington County (University of Minnesota), (651) 430-6800. Master gardeners program, 4-H Club, other programs and resources.

City Forester, Kathy Widen, Consultant, City of Stillwater, (651) 430-8765. For advice on tree and shrub issues for City or Stillwater residents.

Meadowlark Community Garden. Organic community garden offering plots for a fee. Contact: (651) 430-2625; (651) 351-0539. (Co-sponsored by River Market Community Co-op).

North Hill Community Garden. Community garden established on City of Stillwater property in 2012.

St. Croix Garden Tour Benefit. Annual garden tour sponsored by FamilyMeans, (651) 439-4840.

Washington County Conservation District, (651) 275-1136.

See also: Local newspapers, the Stillwater Gazette, and the Lowdown,St.Croix Valley Area for area gardening clubs and their activities.

Financial Counseling

FamilyMeans, (651) 439-4840.

Extension Service, Washington County (University of Minnesota), (651) 430-6800.

Food Shelves and Food Assistance Programs

Church of St. Michael Catholic Church Food Shelf, (651) 439-4400.

Fare for All, (763) 450-3880. A cooperative food purchasing program with a distribution location in Stillwater. Designed to help stretch the food budget. Open to everyone. A program of the Emergency Food Shelf Network.

Our Community Kitchen, (651) 439-2609. Donations-based breakfasts. Sponsored with community partners and Ascension Episcopal Church, Stillwater.

Valley Outreach, (651) 430-2739. Food shelf, women’s clothing, and emergency fund.

Community Services, Washington County, (651) 430-6455.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT)

Out Front Minnesota (612) 822-0127. Social and community services group serving GLBT citizens of Minnesota.

PFLAG Twin Cities, (612) 825-1660. Organization of parents, families, and friends of GLBT.

Grantmaking Organizations and Foundations

Andersen Foundation, (651) 430-7355.

Lakeview Foundation, To provide financial support to Lakeview Hospital which serves the St. Croix Valley, the Twin Cities east metro area, and western Wisconsin.

St. Croix Valley Foundation, (715) 386-1250.

SRI, (651) 439-1557. Philanthropic services organization representing a number of St. Croix Valley foundations, including the Andersen Corporate Foundation, Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, and the Unity Avenue Foundation.

Stillwater Area Foundation, (651) 430-1560.

Stillwater Public Library Foundation. (Contact through the library, at 651-275-4338.)

Tozer Foundation, (651) 439-1530.

United Way of Washington County-East, (651) 439-3838.

Health and Wellness

American Red Cross, St. Croix Valley Chapter, 651-439-0031.

FamilyMeans, (651) 439-4840. Mental health services, caregiver support, consumer credit counseling, family/youth enrichment, and employee assistance.

Canvas Health, (651) 777-5222. Mental health, chemical health, and domestic and sexual abuse programs for youth, adults, and families.

Lakeview Hospital, (651) 439-5330. Services include support groups, health and wellness classes, and consumer health information. Check “Community Services” section of the web site.

St. Croix River Valley Holistic Practitioners

Community Services, Washington County, (651) 430-6455, and Public Health and Environment, Washington County, (651) 430-6655. See also:Wellness Center, (Stillwater Area Public Schools), (651) 351-8040. Service for students located at the Stillwater Area High School.

LivingHealthyinWashingtonCounty, Web site that serves as a communications hub for county residents, schools, and businesses to find community health resources., Web site geared for Washington County youth.

See also: Health Care Facility and Provider Database, Minnesota Department of Health, (651)201-5000. Search Minnesota health resources by type of service and location.

Jobs, Careers, and Employment

Hennepin County Library: “Jobs & Careers”, (612) 543-5669. A well-developed public library web page with links to resources for job and career seekers., 1-800-657-8372. Minnesota’s career, education and job resources web site, sponsored by iSeek Solutions, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

James J. Hill Reference Library, (651) 265-5500. Private research library open to the public. Metro area’s premier collection of resources for researching companies, organizations, and industries. Numerous online resources for access.

Minnesota CareerForce, Washington County, Woodbury Service Center, (651) 275-8665. Ongoing schedule of job-related classes and workshops, including “basic” computer skills training. Computers, fax machine, copiers, online databases, and reference library available free to job seekers. Calendar of Classes (Includes online registration). Create an account for yourself and search thousands of job openings. You can track the jobs you’ve applied for and you can apply for jobs online with your resume. Offered at no cost for job seekers or employers. A service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program, Twin Cities area phone: 651-296-3644.

See also: “Job Search Resources” (2012), a guide compiled by Stillwater Public Library staff. (See the bottom of this page.)

Language and Literacy Resources

Community Education, Stillwater Area Public Schools (District 834), (651) 351-8300. Programs for adult basic education, and English as a Second Language.

Language Learning Resources available through Stillwater Public Library.

See also: Minnesota Reading Corps, (612) 206-3030. A program of AmeriCorps and the Minnesota Literacy Council.

Pregnancy, Childbirth / Parenting Education, and New Baby

American Red Cross, St.Croix Valley Chapter, (651) 439-0031. Offers babysitting classes.

Community Education, Stillwater Area Public Schools, (651) 351-8300.

Early Childhood Family Education, Stillwater Area Public Schools, (651) 351-8350. Regular offerings of parenting classes.

Extension Service, Washington County, (University of Minnesota), (651) 430-6800.  Parenting classes and related programs.

Lakeview Hospital, (651) 439-5330. Childbirth education classes and other new baby and new parent resources.

MOMS Club of Stillwater/Lake Elmo, (651) 351-7819. Local chapter of International MOMS Club.

St. Croix Valley Life Care Center, (651) 439-5964. Pregnancy counseling, and dealing with unexpected pregnancies.

St. Croix Valley Network of Doulas. (See Doulas of North America for local contact numbers.)

Community Services, Washington County, (651) 430-6455.

See alsoInternational Childbirth Education Association, Directory of certified childbirth education trainers for Minnesota.

American Association of University Women, St. Croix Branch. Programs include a lecture series, book group, etc. Most programs open to visitors as well as members.

St. Croix Valley Community Foundation, (715) 386-9490. Sponsors a public lecture program, “Conversations of the Valley”.

St. Croix Valley Peacemakers, (651) 275-0247.

See also:

Minnesota Compass/Twin Cities Region, Wilder Research Center, St. Paul. Collaborative effort promoting the health and wellbeing in Minnesota.  Discussion, activities, reports and data for a broad range of concerns for the region and state, including aging, civic engagement, disparities, early childhood, economy & workforce, education, environment, health, housing, public safety, and transportation.

Religious / Spiritual Centers (See also: “Churches”)

Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat, 651-433-2486.

Jesuit Retreat House, 651-777-1311.

Peace Garden & Prayer Labyrinth, First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, (651) 439-4380.

Seniors, Services for

Canvas Health, (651) 777-5222. Mental health, chemical health, and domestic and sexual abuse programs for youth, adults, and families.

Community Education, Stillwater Area Public Schools, (651) 351-8300.

Community Thread, (651) 439-7434., including Stillwater Senior Center, “Senior Chores Services Initiative”, transportation program, and more.

Door Step Delivery, Stillwater Public Library, (651) 275-4338, ext. 4873. Homebound book delivery service.

FamilyMeans, (651) 439-4840. Services include a caregivers support program.

Metro Mobility (Metropolitan Council), (651) 602-1111. Shared public transportation service for certified riders who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. Rides are provided for any purpose.

Metro Transit Dial-Up Service Route 246. Part of the “Transit Link” shared ride service of Metro Transit. No requirements to use this service. Fee per way is charged.

Store to Door, (651) 642-1892. Grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound elderly and disabled.

Washington County, (651) 430-6000. See “Community Services”, and “Public Health and Environment”.

See also:

Senior LinkAge Line, 1-800-333-2433. Free telephone information and assistance service to help seniors and their families find local community services. See also: Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

Metro Mobility, (651) 602-1111. Door-through-door public transportation system for people with disabilities.

HeLP MN Seniors, Health literacy program for seniors.

Minnesota Relay, (800) 657-3775 (voice/TTY). Free service of Minnesota Department of Commerce providing full telephone accessibility to persons who are deaf, deaf/blind, hard of hearing or speech disabled.

Minnesota State Services for the Blind, (651) 642-0153. Resources and services for the visually impaired.

Social Services

For life threatening emergencies, call: 9-1-1.
For social service assistance, call: 2-1-1.

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties, (651) 645-6445. Programs include energy assistance, weatherization services, and a car ownership program.

FamilyMeans, (651) 439-4840.

Canvas Health, (651) 777-5222.

Washington County, (651) 430-6000. 

See also:, Sponsored by Minnesota Board on Aging, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Support Groups

The local newspapers Stillwater Gazette, and The Lowdown (formerly St. Croix Valley Press), list on-going support groups, meeting times, and contact information.

Community Thread, (651) 439-7434.

Courage St. Croix, (651) 439-8283. For individuals with disabilities.

FamilyMeans, (651) 439-4840. Programs include caregivers support, divorcing families support, and counseling for finances management.

Lakeview Hospital, (651) 439-5330. Numerous support groups, including children and adult grief support, parenting, healthy lifestyles, and dealing with various medical conditions.

Stillwater Good Samaritan Center, (651) 439-7180. Alzheimer’s and memory loss support group.

Minnesota Workforce Center, Washington County, Woodbury Service Center, (651) 275-8650. Work transition and other job-seekers support groups.

Washington County, (651) 430-6000. See “Community Services” and “Public Health/Environment”.

Transportation Services (See also: “Pedicab”; “River Boats”; and “Trolley”)

Canvas Health, (651) 275-4300. Provides transportation to ADA-certified riders seeking transportation within the Washington County ADA service area as well as those riders needing a transfer to other Twin Cities ADA service areas.

Community Thread, (651) 439-7434. Transportation program drivers provide door-to-door rides for people with limited means to necessary appointments.

Metro Mobility (Metropolitan Council), (651) 602-1111. Shared public transportation service for certified riders who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. Rides are provided for any purpose.

Metro Transit (Metropolitan Council), (612) 373-3333. Public bus service route for Stillwater is Express Bus Route 294. There is also access to the “Transit Link” (dial-a-ride) program. Stillwater Public Library distributes printed schedules. See Metro Transit site for information about all metropolitan area transportation services and issues.

Veterans Services

Veterans Service Office, Washington County, 651-430-6895 or 651-430-6897. Site has helpful links to many other veterans services and organizations.

Veterans Linkage Line, 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838).

Veterans Memorial, Stillwater, MN, (651) 439-5410. Memorial to veterans of the Stillwater area. Located in Riverview Parking Lot at Pine and Third Streets, Stillwater.

Volunteer Opportunities

Many organizations appreciate the help of volunteers. Contact organizations of interest listed throughout this community information file, or contact Community Thread, (651) 439-7434, for assistance.  Community Thread maintains “Community Thread Connect” to help community members find volunteer opportunities in the St. Croix Valley and eastern metro. It sponsors the Volunteer Center, Neighborhood Service Exchange, Holiday Bureau, and other programs related to volunteering.

Youth, Services for. (See also: “Art, Music, and Theater”, “Schools”, “Sports and Recreation”, etc. )

Extension Service, Washington County, (University of Minnesota), (651) 430-6800. Includes 4-H Club.

Stillwater Area Public Schools, including the Community Education programs, (651) 351-8340.

Stillwater Public Library, 651-430-8758, for Youth Services librarians.

Washington County, (651) 430-6000. Including programs and resources of “Community Services” and “Public Health and Environment”. See also: Washington County Youth, (651) 731-1320.

Young Life St. Croix Valley, (651) 430-1873.

Youth Service Bureau, (651) 439-8800.

For additional youth resources, see the quarterly bulletin of the Community Education, Stillwater Area Public Schools.