Basic Needs Resources

Contact the Financial Aid office for information related to emergency grants

  • Rainbow Rider Bus (punch cards available for purchase in the ATCC Campus Store)
  • Weekend Bus - weekend trips to St. Cloud, Maple Grove, or Minneapolis (in partnership with U of M Morris)

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 9-8-8 or (800) 273-8255, or chat live
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (Free 24/7 crisis counseling)
  • Region 4 South Mobile Crisis Response Team: (701) 364-0431 (24/7 mental health crisis response
  • Alexandria College Counseling Center (Mental health counseling and referrals)

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Substance Abuse

211 Basic Needs Resource Hub

2-1-1 Get connected - get help

Alexandria Technical & Community College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Alexandria College students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help. 

Text MNHELP to 898-211 (TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available. 

To search the 211 database of basic needs resources online, please visit the Minnesota State student basic needs website.

Central Contact:

Julie Trosvig, Counselor

Julie Trosvig

Counseling Services


As a college counselor and licensed mental health professional, Julie works with students to help them identify short and long term academic and career goals and to overcome any barriers in achieving those goals. Before joining Alexandria Technical & Community College in 2007, Julie gained industry experience in a variety of different practice settings including special education, inpatient and outpatient medical care, human services, and corrections. Recognizing the value of higher education, Julie provides counseling support and advocacy to all students with a student centered, student focused perspective.


888-234-1222 ext. 4487

Email: Email Counseling Center:

Room: 112 (main building)

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8AM - 4PM