Counseling Services

The counselors at Mesabi Range College is dedicated to seeing you succeed in all aspects of your life. Our counseling services offer a safe and confidential environment for all of our students. Our counselors can assist you with personal concerns, crisis intervention, career exploration, goal setting, community resources and referrals, or any issue that may be of concern to you. Counseling services are free for students and are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis on both campuses.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.


Counseling Staff

Kelly Bakk
218-749-7765 – Virginia Campus - L119
k.bakk@mesabirange.edu

Ryan Ostendorf
218-748-2424 - Virginia Campus - G112
218-744-7533 - Eveleth Campus - M103
r.ostendorf@mesabirange.edu

Counseling Center Hours

Eveleth Campus – Ryan Ostendorf
Monday – Thursday
7:30am – 11:00am

Virginia Campus – Kelly Bakk
Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays
8:00am-1:00pm

Virginia Campus – Ryan Ostendorf
Monday – Thursday
Noon – 3:00


Resources:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Al-Anon

Arrowhead Center

  • 218-749-2877


Range Treatment Center
(218) 741-9120

  • 1-800-450-7826

Essentia Health Virginia Emergency Room

  • (218) 741-3340

Family Advocates for Peace

  • (218) 263-8344


Crisis Service

  • Available 24/7
  • (218) 288-2100
  • (218) 749-2881 option #2


The National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-799-SAFE


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Range Mental Health

  • (218) 749-2881
  • 1-800-450-2273 (24-hour Crisis Line)


Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County

  • (218) 749-4725 or (218) 780-7227
  • Advocacy available 24/7


Text4Life

  • Text “LIFE” to 61222


Virginia Police Department

  • (218) 748-7510


Wellstone Crisis Stabilization Center

  • (218) 471-4327

211

  • A free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need. 211 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)

  • Provides assistance to low income people including:
    housing and fuel assistance, homeless services, as well as training and
    employment programs, and Adult Basic Education and
    transportation.
  • (218) 749-2912


Homeless Hotline

  • (218) 726-4770
  • Press Option #1
  • Will be connected with a case manager for initial screening process


Homeless Shelters

  • Bill’s House (Adults) 218-741-2063
  • Youth Foyer (18-21) 218-258-0052
  • Hibbing Shelter (Adults) 218-263-8487
  • Duluth Shelter 218-720-6521
  • Grace House – Grand Rapids 218-326-2790


Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Virginia (HRA)

  • (218) 741-2610


Range Transitional Housing

  • (218)741-9628


United Way

  • (218) 254-3329




Essentia Health – Virginia Clinic

  • (218) 749-7800


Fairview Mesaba Clinic – Mt. Iron

  • (218) 741-2250


Laurentian Medical Clinic & Urgent Care – Mt. Iron

  • (218) 748-7480

Project Care Clinic

  • (218) 741-5173


Mobile Crisis Team

  • Available 24/7
  • (218) 288-2100
  • (218) 749-2881 option #2

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • 1-800-950-NAMI

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Range Mental Health

  • (218) 749-2881
  • 1-800-450-2273 (24-hour Crisis Line)


St. Mary’s Medical Center Grief Support Services

  • (218) 786-4402


Text4Life

  • Text “LIFE” to 61222


Wellstone Crisis Stabilization Center

  • (218) 471-4327


Options for Women

  • (218) 262-5768


Planned Parenthood

  • (218) 741-8192


Arrowhead Transit

  • (218) 741-0724 ext. 104 or 1-800-862-0175


C & M Taxi

  • (218) 749-4000


Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

  • (218) 262-6739
  • (218) 208-7094

Veterans Crisis Line

  • 1-800-273-8255


Quad City Food Shelf

  • (218) 741-1371


Ruby’s Pantry

  • (218)674-0009


Salvation Army

  • (218) 741-1889


Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

  • (218) 749-3270


Lutheran Social Services – Virginia

  • (218) 749-7777


Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training

  • (218) 735-3740


Virginia Workforce Center

  • (218) 735-3740