Library Social Worker

Request one-on-one assistance and expert referral.

If You Need Immediate Help

If you or someone you care for is experiencing a mental health crisis that requires immediate attention:

  • Dial 911
  • Call or Text the Minnesota Crisis Line (free, available 24/7):
    • Text MN to 741741 or dial **274747
  • Dial 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you are in crisis, please contact: 

Talk to the Library Social Worker

The Library Social Worker, Carolyn Hockey, LGSW, MSW, MPP, provides one-on-one assistance and expert referrals for:

  • Shelter/Housing Options
  • Mental Health/Short Term Counseling
  • Food / SNAP Benefits
  • Government Resources
  • Community Resources
  • Legal Resources

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Here for good.Walk-In Consultations Available, No Appointment Necessary

George Latimer Central Library

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Rondo Community Library

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

If these times do not work for you, please fill out the form below.

Request an Appointment

Call 651-280-2190 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.), email, or complete this form below to submit a request for assistance.

Please expect a response within 2-3 business days.

  • I need assistance with the following topics (select all that apply):
  • I would like to meet at:
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