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


Health Insurance Assistance

Portico Healthnet is here! Portico was designed to help you find out if you are eligible for affordable health care coverage and to help you apply. They also provide information about where to find low cost medical, dental and mental health services in the community, as well as other services as needed.

Thursdays, Starting Oct. 5, 2017, 9 a.m.-noon, Portico will be present at Interfaith Outreach. Layla, Health Navigator, welcomes walk-in and scheduled appointments.

Please call 651-489-CARE (2273) to schedule an appointment or walk in during the above hours Portico is present.


Holiday Gift Program

Throughout the year, Interfaith Outreach provides holiday support for client families celebrating these faith traditions:

  • Families celebrating Christmas each December
  • Families celebrating Chanukah each December (in partnership with Jewish Family & Children’s Services)
  • Families celebrating Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan (rotating calendar)

Client families may participate in one event per year. All Interfaith Outreach families are welcome to participate.

The Christmas Holiday Gift Program matches Interfaith Outreach client families with community sponsors who provide holiday gifts anonymously using a $50-per-person guideline.

How to sign up
Enroll at Interfaith Outreach on one of these dates:

  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To enroll, please bring:

  1. Photo I.D. for an adult in your household.
  2. One utility bill with the name of an adult in your household and address dated AFTER Sept. 1, 2017. Utility bills can be from the city you live in (City of Plymouth, Wayzata, Medina, etc.) or from CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy or Wright/Hennepin County.
  3. Gift idea list for each family member for Christmas Program.

If you have any questions, please contact your case manager.


Winter Coat Distribution

Do you or someone in your family need a new winter coat? Interfaith Outreach will once again have coupons available starting Monday, Oct. 16 for Interfaith Outreach clients to receive a free winter coat from our store, Resale Select. Talk with our Client Services volunteer or your case manager to learn more. Note, coats available are donated by the community. Most coats available will be gently used; all coats will be clean and good quality.

Starting Monday, Oct. 16 at Interfaith Outreach.

For more information, please contact your case manager.


Transit Assistance Program (TAP)

Metro Transit is offering an enrollment for a new program that allows anyone who is receiving EBT (food assistance) to apply for the Transit Assistance Program (TAP). Special early enrollment began Sept. 28, 2017. Fares increased on Oct. 1, 2017. So, someone taking the bus every day could now save $3/day, $60/month, and $700/year during peak hours with this plan.

Find more information and apply here.


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.