Food resources are highlighted in green.
211 United Way’s 1st Call for help
“It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Cell phone users can call 651-291-0211. Toll free: 1-800-543-7709.
Multilingual lines available. For Russian services call: 651-698-9167.
Trained information specialists and volunteers can connect you to over 40,000 community resources including:
A Brush With Kindness
“Habitat for Humanity’s locally-operated program serving low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. The program is a holistic approach to providing affordable housing and assisting communities as well as families.”
“A warm, loving, and safe place where kids get to be kids while their parents take care of a family emergency. The Nursery gives parents a supportive, safe, and non-shaming environment in which to ask for help. Family Services, Residential Child Care, and On-site Medical Care each aim to meet the immediate physical and emotional needs of our families.” (Also offer “Ongoing Support” and “Community Awareness” programs.)
Eastside Neighborhood Services
“Provides basic needs resources and social services to individuals, families and neighborhoods primarily located in Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis.”
- Eastside Employment Services – Free services to jobseekers and prospective employers. Skills training classes offered for a fee (subsidies available).
- Children’s Services – Childcare and pre-kindergarten programs. “Title XX Childcare Assistance Funding is available for families who qualify.”
- Senior’s Programs-
- Adult Day Program
- Senior A.I.D.E.S. – enable older adults to achieve gainful employment and personal development through community service and training. (Seniors must be “income eligible.”)
- Senior Place/Senior Community Center – provide safe and social environments to seniors, with a menu of services and activities that assist them in staying active, healthy, and independent within the community. (Example activities: Health fairs, screenings, exercises, recreational outings, theme dinners.)
- Senior Food Shelf
- Senior Transportation services.
- Youth Programs-
- Programs for Minneapolis youth ages 5-18. Programs provide academic support and truancy prevention, teach interpersonal and communication skills, build consistent supportive relationships with positive adults, and empower youth as valuable and active community leaders.
- Also, Menlo Alternative High School and Camp Bovey
- Hope Avenue: Breakfast Ministry http://elimchurch.com/index.php/en/release–serving-with-elim/hope-avenue/178-hope-avenue-breakfast-ministry
- “Each Sunday, we serve breakfast to our homeless community around 9:00 am. During this time they can use our men’s and women’s locker rooms to take a shower, and select clean clothing from our clothes closet.”
- Kidz Klozet http://www.kidzklozetmn.org/hours_locations.htm
- “Kidz Klozet is a place where gently used, donated children’s clothing is made available to families in need who shop for free.
They are currently open during the school year the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 9 am to 1 pm, or by appointment. For the summer, they are open select Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm.”
- The Unlimited http://elimchurch.com/index.php/en/release–serving-with-elim/the-unlimited
- “Our clothes closet for women has expanded to include not only women going to work, but other women in need. The Unlimited is currently open the 1st Thursday of each month from 9 am to 1 pm, at the same time as our Kidz Klozet. During the summer, it will be open select Thursdays.”
Fare For All
“Save 40% on Groceries, Cooperative Food Purchasing, Packages of Fresh Produce and Frozen Meat, Open to Everyone, Distribution Sites Across Minnesota, Nutritious Food at a Great Value”
Live Smoke Free
“Did you know? Smoke-free policies reduce the risk of smoking-related fires in apartment buildings. St. Anthony East Neighborhood property managers can learn more about the benefits of smoke-free buildings by contacting Rebecca Lechner at Live Smoke Free at (651) 646-3005 or at http://www.mnsmokefreehousing.org. Our materials and services are free! Tenants can also find a directory of smoke-free apartment buildings in the metro at http://www.mnsmokefreehousing.org.”
Northeast Housing Resource Center
In Minneapolis: Home Improvement Advice and Housing Information, as well as MHFA Fix Up Fund Loans, MHFA Rental Property Loans, Minneapolis Basic Home Improvement Loans, Minneapolis City Code Abatement Loans, and MHFA Rehabilitation Loans. (Other programs/loans available by neighborhood – check website.)
Northeast Community Lutheran Church
- “Little Kitchen” Food Shelf
- Free Monthly Community Dinner – 4th Saturday of each month, 5:30 p.m.(3rd Saturday during some holiday months, 5th Saturday some months) Everyone is welcome – come, meet and eat with your neighbors!
- Companion Animal Ministry- dog and cat owners who require low-cost assistance with pet care.
- Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic for Pets, held twice per year in spring and fall, includes a basic exam, rabies/distemper combo & parvo vaccinations. Low-cost microchipping available for an added fee. Call for dates and times: Cathie Witzel, 612-788-2444.
- Spay/Neuter Subsidy Program: “If you need financial assistance to properly spay or neuter your dog or cat, please attend a Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic or call and ask about our referrals network. Call us to have a referral list mailed to you: 612-788-2444.”
- Pet Food Assistance: NEC’s “Little Kitchen” Food Shelf has access to pet food for people with pets in need. Call 612-788-2444 for more information.
Northeast Senior Services, Inc. http://www.nescrc.org/nescrc.html
- Lists of resources (transportation, health & wellness, home maintenance) for seniors available
The Salvation Army
2727 Central Avenue NE
Services include food shelf, hygiene items, referrals for clothing, and some furniture assistance. Require proof of address and ID for all family members.
Trinity United Methodist Church
Community Meals - “Free Community Meals are served on each second and each third Saturday of the month in the Lounge of Trinity’s Education Building. All are welcome! Serving time is 6:00pm to 7:00pm.”
“Need to report a broken street light? Is there a stray dog roaming your neighborhood? Do you just want a question about the City of Minneapolis answered? Minneapolis 311 can help.”
Ward 3 and Councilmember Diane Hofstede http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ward3/