Case Management Services works one-on-one with individuals and families to provide information, connections to resources, problem-solving assistance, advocacy, counseling, support and emergency financial assistance.
The food shelf provides food at no charge to you as often as every other week to help stretch your food budget. We will ask you to meet with a case manager before using the food shelf for the first time. (Remember to bring your picture ID for every food shelf visit.) Also, our team can get you signed up for FREE and reduced lunches for your school-age children. Here are the steps to use the food shelf:
Employment Services provides a team of staff, a job board and a computer lab to help you:
Case managers can help you access child care resources. One resource is Caring for Kids (CfK), which helps families pay for high-quality early childhood care and education to ensure their children enter kindergarten ready to learn. We can also help you sign up for child care assistance with Hennepin County or get on their waiting list. Contact your case manager for more information about CfK and other child care resources.
Back to School
Grade-specific bags of school supplies are distributed in late August/early September for K-12 students. Registration begins in August and continues through the day of distribution. A Back-to-School resource fair is held the same day to help families connect with school staff, access resources and get ready for the new school year.
Packages of supplies for new parents and babies are available when babies are born. Contact your case manager for more information.
A gift, book and cake/frosting mix are available for kids turning 1-17 within one month of their birthday. Contact your case manager or talk with someone at the reception desk for more information.
Formerly known as CONECT, the Neighborhood Program provides services to families living in multi-unit neighborhoods throughout Plymouth and Medina. On-site services connect families with community resources; assist residents in building healthy neighborhoods; and support youth through Homework Clubs, summer camp and other recreation and enrichment programs. The Neighborhood Program currently serves these apartment communities:
If you live in one of these neighborhoods and want to participate in the Neighborhood Program, please contact Katie Shepherd, Neighborhood Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-802-4378.
The Rides Program provides transportation to medical appointments and Adult Basic Education classes for community residents, regardless of income. To request a medical ride: call Interfaith Outreach at 763-489-7500, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, and ask for “Rides.” To request a ride to an Adult Basic Education class, please speak with your class instructor. For financial assistance related to transportation – car repairs, gas cards or bus passes – contact your case manager.
Community members provide gifts during the Christmas, Hanukkah and Eid seasons. Registration is held in October for gifts in December and approximately six weeks prior to Eid ul-Fitr. Register at the Interfaith Outreach building (1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth).