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These services are available to Interfaith Outreach clients. To learn about how to become a client, visit  How to Begin.


free Swim Lessons

The YMCA is offering free swim lessons. The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities believes every child should feel confident and safe around water. They are proud to offer a limited number of complimentary swim lessons this summer for families facing financial barriers.

Choose the YMCA location and lesson time that fits best with your schedule, space permitting. Interested participants must apply online at ymcamn.org/freelessons. Lessons are open to all ages.


back to school program

Through the support of community donations, Interfaith Outreach provides a pre-packaged bag of grade specific school supplies to current client families with children entering Kindergarten—12th grade who choose to participate.

How to sign up:

If you’re interested in receiving school supplies for your school-age children, you can enroll at Interfaith Outreach on these dates:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

To enroll, please bring:

  • A photo I.D. for an adult in your household
  • One utility bill with the name of an adult in your household and address dated AFTER July 1, 2017. Utility bills could be from the city you live in (City of Plymouth, Wayzata, Medina, etc.) or from CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy or Wright/Hennepin County.

School supply pickup & resource fair:

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Outreach, 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth

Please bring:

  • Photo I.D. & utility bill dated AFTER July 1, 2017. Utility bills could be from the city you live in (City of Plymouth, Wayzata, Medina, etc.) or from CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy or Wright/Hennepin County.
  • Class schedule for child(ren) in need of a graphing calculator

Stay for the Resource Fair! We’ll have prizes, refreshments and lots of information to help prepare your family for going back to school.

Questions? Please contact your case manager.


Great Expectations Breakfast — You’re Invited!

This past year, Great Expectations heard from YOU about how to change the odds for our kids — thank you so much for everyone who participated in our listening circles! In the past, it was your insight that encouraged us to start our Back to School Program and our Neighborhood Program Homework Clubs. We invite you to please join us to hear what new opportunities we’re creating from what you shared.

The Great Expectations Breakfast is on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:30-9 a.m. at Wayzata Community Church. The event is free, but please register to attend.

We want to continue the conversation. Please join us at the annual Great Expectations Breakfast so the whole community can discover together how to help all of our kids.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Matt Miller, mmiller@iocp.org, 763-489-7717


LEGAL ADVICE

A number of local agencies provide no cost or low cost legal help. We have compiled a general Legal Resources flyer, as well as a Travel Ban Resources flyer.

For more information, please contact your case manager