Phone: 651-744-6000 (office) 651-419-1626 (google voice/text)


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Social Work Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Lora

Lora Horan-Kimsal, MSW, LICSW

I am a social worker in the Special Education Department at Highland Park Senior High School. I have worked for Saint Paul Public Schools since 1999 where I have served as an elementary teacher, school social worker, and trauma informed coach. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching from the University of Wyoming and my Master of Social Work degree from St. Kate's. I hold a clinical licensure in social work as well as licensure in school social work. My professional interests include special education, mental health, trauma informed care, and the use of therapeutic art, yoga, and mindfulness in the school setting.

I enjoy seeing live music, reading, traveling, knitting, and most of all enjoy spending time with family and friends.


If you or your child is having a mental health crisis, one option is to call the Ramsey County Crisis Response.  

1) Ramsey County Crisis Response Children’s line: 651-266-7878 

2) Ramsey County Crisis Response Adult line: 651-266-7900 

If someone is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency department. 

Ramsey County Sexual Violence Services (SOS)

MN Crisis Text Line-Text HOME to 741 741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Day One/Domestic Violence Hotline 866-223-1111  This statewide 24/7 line helps access DV shelters or services in your area.

Emergency Healthcare Assistance - 651-266-4444 

Ramsey County Emergency Financial Assistance Hotline- 651-266-4884 

RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications
Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that RentHelpMN is now open and accepting applications. RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that RentHelpMN is in Phase One, in which people with past due rent who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply.
To apply for RentHelpMN, please visit or call 211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about RentHelpMN, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Visit to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements and to apply.