We are open and ready to help! Meet us curbside, right in front of our building. While much of our work continues to take place remotely (case management, employment services), this curbside model will support that work with optional in-person contact.
Rest assured that Interfaith Outreach is carefully protecting all members of our community and following guidelines such as face mask use and physical distancing. We will expand access to our services while prioritizing the health and safety of all who connect with us.
This community always rises to every challenge, and this is no exception. Our community knows how to get really hard things done. Thank you for your support!
Keep checking this page to stay up-to-date on our emerging needs, opportunities and services offered during COVID-19.
Rent support related to COVID
In addition to our emergency financial assistance program, we are now partnering with the city of Plymouth and Hennepin County to make available additional rental assistance for those who have lost income due to COVID. If you have lost income due to COVID and are struggling to pay rent you may be eligible. Please reach out by calling 763-489-7500 or emailing email@example.com. This COVID-related rent support is available to renters in Hamel, Long Lake, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, West Plymouth, Wayzata and Maple Plain, Loretto and Independence.
Face masks are available for clients to pick up – one per person, please. Ask us in the drive-up food shelf line or at the tent in our parking lot.
Interfaith is open curbside this summer.
|Wednesdays||9 a.m.-3 p.m.|
|Fridays||9 a.m.-3 p.m.|
While much of Interfaith Outreach work with clients continues to take place remotely (case management, employment services), this curbside model will support that work with optional in-person contact.
We can help clients:
Face masks will be required (and provided if needed), and social distancing will be observed on the Interfaith property (outside and inside the building). Our intention is to continue to meet community needs while prioritizing health and safety. If you are sick, please stay home and continue to access services remotely.
Drive-up Food Shelf
The Drive-up Food Shelf is open 3 days a week.
Drive-up model – watch a quick video to see how it works
Mondays: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
To connect with your Case Manager, please call their direct line or email them. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If you are unsure whom to contact, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 763-489-7500. Messages will be retrieved throughout each day and will be routed to staff. Access to the building is limited.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Procedures and eligibility related to financial assistance have not changed. If you have an emergency need, please contact your Case Manager. Requests may take up to one week to process.
Walk-in service not available
Our staff and services are available remotely. Brief in-person contact can take place curbside. For everyone’s protection during this time, guest access to the building is limited. Please email us at email@example.com or call us at 763-489-7500 to arrange an appointment.
If you live in Hamel, Long Lake, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Plymouth west of 494 or Wayzata and want to begin accessing Interfaith services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 763-489-7500. We will enroll you in food shelf and/or schedule a new client intake and connect you with Case Management staff. Both will be done by phone or curbside at our building.
We’re here to support you!
Interfaith Outreach Employment Services professionals are available remotely to assist you during this uncertain time. We can be reached at EmploymentServices@iocp.org. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Information about our remote services, local employers who are hiring now (updated weekly), and current information on unemployment benefits are found here.
Neighborhood Program staff are not on-site but can be reached by calling their direct lines or email.
Program and service change summary
We’ve put together a list of other resources that we will continue to update. View it here.
Don’t forget to connect with others in your life.
Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation. Reach out to neighbors by phone, email or community networking sites. If someone in our service area is in need of food or emergency financial assistance, have that person contact us directly at 763-489-7500 or email@example.com.
We have expanded to a Curbside Service model that allows us to carry out services both outside the building and remotely. While following the guidelines provided by the CDC including physical distancing and no gatherings of 10 or more people, we are limiting the number of people who will lead the work.
Carefully limiting volunteer roles will keep our daily building guest count down, which prevents spread.
If you have specific questions about how this affects your programs or volunteer projects, or have an interest in learning about how to help with the curbside model, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial donations are our greatest need during this time.
The store is not open for in-person shopping right now, but customers can shop online and pick up curbside. We will be able to accept certain donations of clothing or household goods (view list) starting July 6 only on Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Follow Resale Select on Facebook to be notified when the physical store opens back up.
We appreciate your donations, especially of toilet paper and diapers (specifically sizes 4, 5 and 6) to help us maintain the pre-packed food bags we’re distributing. View full list. We have limited our hours for food shelf donation drop-off in an effort to limit contact and exposure for our staff and to our clients. Food Shelf Donation Drop-off Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
We are not accepting Resale Select donations such as furniture, clothing or household goods at this time. We will be able to accept certain donations of clothing or household goods (view list) starting July 6 only on Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In times of uncertainty such as this, we see the best of our community emerge. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for all who have asked, “How can I help?” in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
The best way you can help our most vulnerable neighbors right now is by making a financial donation. Financial donations support our ability to respond to emergency needs for food and financial assistance most flexibly, while reducing the number of hands that touch the food and goods we distribute. With your $1 donation, we can source $9 of food from partners.
Here’s what your donation can do:
Please continue to check this COVID-19 Response page to stay up to date on our emerging needs and services offered. Sign up for emails from Interfaith and like us on Facebook! Our goal is to keep you informed about our work during this time, as well as inspire you with stories of kindness throughout our community.
Our scheduled public events this summer are going virtual online. These events include: Girls, Glamour & Giving on July 22 and the Caring for Kids Breakfast on Aug. 19. Details are forthcoming.
The following principles guide our decisions: