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Community Resources for Families in Need

We understand that circumstances change quickly and any of us may quickly find ourselves in a situation where we need extra support. We are compiling this list of community resources to hopefully help guide parents to the organizations that can help serve them. With the current COVID19 situation, organizations’ operations may be subject to change. Be sure to check out their websites for any updates. We will continue to update our list with additional resources as we come across them. Please feel free to share any that you think are relevant and should be added.

Catholic Charities

Various locations
Housing services/shelter, Counseling, Pregnant to Parenting Services, self-sufficiency services

Hennepin County Human Services

various locations
Food, Financial and medical assistance

Salvation Army

Various locations
Food shelf, rent assistance, reduced cost clothing and household items, bus cards and gas money

STEP Food Shelf

Serves residents of St. Louis Park
6812 W. Lake St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Food shelf, clothes closet, crisis support, transportation, emergency financial assistance


Serves residents of Spring Park, Mound, Minnetrista, Minnetonka Beach, Tonka Bay, St. Bonifacius, Maple Plain, Independence, Loretto, Greenfield, Rockford, and Western Orono
5213 Shoreline Drive
Mound, MN 55364
Emergency Assistance, Family Support, MNSure Application Assistance, Health Services

WCCO: “Coronavirus In Minnesota: How To Apply For Unemployment Benefits”

Information on how to apply for unemployment benefits if you’ve lost your job due to the current COVID19 outbreak. A link to the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance website  and phone numbers are provided in the article.

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