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


tenant resource center

A tenant resource center opened Wednesday, Jan. 8 on the first floor of Urban League Twin Cities at 2100 Plymouth Avenue N, Minneapolis. The center is a collaborative set of resources that are co-located to prevent eviction and housing displacement for people in our community. Resources will include emergency assistance, legal help, mediation, and workforce. The Tenant Resource Center website provides additional information on hours of operation, services and workshop dates.


Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Prepare and Prosper is offering free tax assistance to individuals and families in Hennepin County. Taxes are prepared and electronically filed free of charge by certified volunteers. Registration is required. Individuals and families are encouraged to schedule an appointment online. However, you can visit one of their walk-in locations for same day support. The Prepare and Prosper website provides additional information on all locations offering tax assistance, what important documents to bring to the appointment, and support with ITIN – Individual Tax Identification Numbers.


Peppermint Fence Scholarships

Do you live in the Wayzata Public School district? Are you interested in part-time preschool for your 2, 3 or 4-year-old? Registration for Peppermint Fence, Wayzata Public Schools’ preschool program, for the 2020/2021 school year is near!

Registration begins Feb. 3 for families with children currently enrolled and Feb. 12 for new families. 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.


Wayzata Schools Kindergarten Registration

Do you live in the Wayzata Public School district? Do you have a child who will be turning 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020? You can register your child now for Kindergarten! The Wayzata Public Schools Welcome Center website can support you with registration. That is where you can learn more information about location, hours of operation and online registration forms.


Housing Link – Housing Search Support

Are you interested in locating affordable housing? Do you have questions on the requirements when applying for housing? Would you like to know more about your rights as a tenant?

HousingLink is a great online resource to answer all of these questions and more. Click here for more information on affordable housing resources and information for renters, landlords, researchers and policy makers.


winter coat support

Winter Coats are available for Interfaith Outreach families. Coat coupons available are now available for pick up at the front desk. You must be a current client and have your photo ID to pick up coupons. Limit one coupon per client. Coupons are redeemable in Resale Select during store hours.


Energy Assistance Program Applications

Applications for Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program are now available via Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County. Click here for details on the requirements for this program. You may also request an application by contacting your Interfaith Outreach Case Manager.

For more information on the timeline for the Cold Weather Rule in Minnesota, click here.


Partners for Healthy Kids Resources

Partners for Healthy Kids is a collaborative that brings together leaders from the education, heathcare, business, non-profit, religious and civic sectors to support the health and well-being of Wayzata Public Schools’ kids and their families.
The Partners for Healthy Kids website has a “Resources & Newsletter” section with great information on the following resources:

  • Health and well-being
  • Out-of-school time mentoring
  • Academics
  • Community

Click here to check out these helpful resources and to learn more about other aspects of this collaborative.


Exodus Lending – Financial Support

Exodus Lending is a nonprofit that helps Minnesota families break their cycle of payday loan debt. They help families get out of payday loan debt and back on track financially by enrolling and supporting them in a 0% interest refinance program, lending up to $1,000 to qualified participants. Click here for more information.


Low Cost Computers and Internet

PCs for People provides affordable computers and low cost internet to eligible individuals. They offer:

  • Refurbished Desktop and Laptop Computers
  • Low-Cost Mobile Internet
  • Affordable Computer Repair

Click here for more information on eligibility and products.


Cradle of Hope – Crib and Baby Supplies

Do you need help finding a crib and other baby supplies? Attend Cradle of Hope’s Safe Slumber Program and receive a free portable crib and other baby supplies.

Cradle of Hope also provides other forms of financial assistance including support for rent, medical bills, child care and transportation. Click here for more information.


Free Phone or Internet Support

Lifeline is a federal program intended to put home phone and internet service within the reach of qualifying families – giving low-income households affordable home phone or internet access.

This isn’t a promotion or special offer. If you reside in a state where Midco is an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) and Midco services are available at your home address, you may be eligible for this program if you meet the program qualifications. Click here for more information.


Free or Discounted Museum/Zoo Admission

Are you looking for fun activities for your family? Are you a recipient of benefits such as WIC, SNAP, MFIP, Medical Assistance or Head Start?

If so, you are eligible for free or discounted admission to many museums and the Minnesota Zoo!

For more information on locations that offer discounted admission, click here.


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.


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.


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.

For more information, please contact your case manager.