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

Winter Coat Support

Winter Coats are available for Interfaith Outreach Families.
Check in at the Interfaith Outreach front desk to learn more.
Available Oct. 8, 2018 – Feb. 25, 2019

Вам нужна зимняя верхняя одежда?
Поговорите с нашим волонтёром, чтобы узнать больше.
Начиная с 8 октября 2018 до 25 февраль 2019

Jaakedka Jiilaalka Ee La Heli Karo Oo Loogu Talagaley Qoysaska Interfaith Outreach
Weydii macaamiisha hore ee soodhaweynta macluumaad dheeraad ah.
Laga bilaabo October 8, 2018 ilaa February 25, 2019

Chamarras de Invierno Disponsibles para las familias de Interfaith Outreach.
Hable con la recepción para más información.
A partir del 8 de Octubre, 2018 a 25 de Febrero, 2019

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.

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.

December Dilemma for Interfaith Families

Tuesday, Nov. 13 7-8:30 p.m.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service
5905 Golden Valley Rd.
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Join Jewish and Children’s Service for a conversation regarding the unique challenges and opportunities that interfaith families face during the winter holiday season. Attendees will leave with useful tools for dealing with these sensitive and a better understanding of their partners and extended families. Register today.

Financial Support for Associate Degree

The Dougherty Family College offers an associate degree designed to set students up for success, providing a smooth transition to a four-year college. This two-year college program is for promising students who want to obtain a four-year college degree and face financial, academic and social obstacles on the way to their goal.

150 students are admitted to this program each year. The program is located on the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus and includes free textbooks, free laptops, free breakfast and lunch, and a free metro pass.

For more information about this incredible opportunity, click here.

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.

School Lunch Support

It is not too late to apply for support with school lunch for your family. Talk to your child’s school for more information or click the links below to fill out an application.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.