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


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.


Free Financial Literacy and Employment Courses

The Lutheran Social Service Training and Education center (TEC) in Minneapolis offeres financial literacy and educational empowerment courses. All classes are FREE and open to the public. June classes include Employment Empowerment and Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy.

Click here for more information on dates and location.

Register online or send an email with name, email and phone number to tec@lssmn.org.


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.


Scott County CDA Waiting List Open

Scott County Community Development Agency has opened its one bedroom public housing waiting list for applicants who are 62 and older or have a disability. See how to qualify and apply here.


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.