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


K-12 School Supply Registration

Through the support of community donations, Interfaith Outreach will once again provide a pre-packaged grade specific bag of school supplies and a new backpack to current client families with children entering K-12th grade who choose to participate.

How to sign up:

Enroll your child(ren) in the Back to School Program at Interfaith Outreach on these dates:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pickup Day)

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, 2018. 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.

Please contact your Case Manager, Client Services Coordinator or Neighborhood Program Coordinator for questions or additional information.


School Supply Pickup and Resource Fair

School Supply Pickup Day
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Interfaith Outreach
1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth

Come pick up supplies and backpacks for your child(ren).
If your child(ren) need a calculator, please bring a photo I.D. and a class schedule.

Back to School Resource Fair
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Interfaith Outreach
1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth

Come for refreshments, prizes, and information on school and community resources for your family.


School Lunch Support

August is a great time to apply for support with school lunch for your family. Applications for free/reduced price lunch are available in the Interfaith Outreach lobby and will be available during Pickup Day, Aug. 28.

You may also apply online by clicking the link below for your school district:

Wayzata Public Schools
Orono Public Schools
Robbinsdale Area Schools
Rockford Public Schools


Free Beds for Kids Ages 2-17

Is your child in need of a bed? Interfaith Outreach partners with My Very Own Bed to offer FREE twin size beds to families with children ages 2-17. The referral includes a mattress, box spring, bed frame, twin sheet set, pillow comforter and stuffed animal.

For a referral to this program, please contact your Case Manager, Client Services Coordinator or Neighborhood Program Coordinator.


Lake Minnetonka Trolly – Free Rides

Enjoy the nostalgia of a Lake Minnetonka Trolley ride through downtown Wayzata through Aug. 30. The trolley runs on the hour Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Click here for more information on trolley stop times. Brochures are also available in the Interfaith Outreach lobby.


Free Summer YMCA Membership for Teens

Get Summer Program!

The YMCA is offering a free summer membership through Aug. 31, 2018, for high school students starting grades 9-12 in the fall.

For more information on what this membership includes and how to sign up, click here.


St. Paul Public Housing Waiting List

The St. Paul Public Housing Agency will accept online applications for family apartments with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, continuing until further notice.

Click here for more information.


Mental Health Crisis Text Line

With support from the MN Department of Human Services, the Crisis Text Line is offering text-based suicide prevention services across Minnesota.

People who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources. Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click here for more information.


2018-19 PRESCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Do you live in the Wayzata Public School district? Are you interested in part-time preschool for your 2, 3, or 4-year-old? Peppermint Fence, Wayzata Public Schools’ preschool program, is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2018/19 school year! Visit the Wayzata Early Learning School website to learn more.

You can also contact: Jessica Jirele, Peppermint Fence Program Manager, at jessica.jirele@wayzataschools.org or 763-745-5294.


FREE FINANCIAL COACHING

Are you ready to take the next step toward fiancial stability and prosperity? Money Matters, a program of Prepare and Prosper, is now taking applications. Money Matters is an individualized approach with peer support that helps people take action to reach their financial goals.

A financial coach will work with you to:

  • Help you get organized and create a plan
  • Help you stick to your plan
  • Make change happen

For more information on how to apply, visit Prepare and Prosper’s website. You can also email your case manager directly or call our Client Services Volunteer to connect with a case manager over the phone at 763-489-7500.


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.

Portico will be present at Interfaith Outreach on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. 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.


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). 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.