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Local Resources For Twin Cities Residents

EMPLOYMENT

THE WORKFORCE CENTERS

Across Minnesota, Workforce Centers provide free tools, resources, and services you need for your employment, training, and related workforce development needs.  Call 1-888-438-5627 or visit mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/

EMERGE

Emerge helps adults and youth access jobs, financial coaching, supportive housing, and other key services, along pathways to brighter futures. Call 612-529-9267 or visit http://www.emerge-mn.org/

ISEEK

ISeek is an online gateway to job, career, education and business information in Minnesota. Through Minnesota's Job Bank, job seekers can post a resume to be viewed by employers, search for job openings, contact employers by e-mail, apply online, and be notified about new job postings that meet their job search criteria. For more information, call 1-800-657-8372 or visit www.iseek.org/jobs

FINANCES

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES

Lutheran Social Services provides free budget and debt counseling.  They also provide debt management services.  Lutheran social services are safe, accredited service with certified financial counselors. Call 888-577-2227 or visit www.lssmn.org

FAMILY MEANS

Family Means offers many programs to help families and individuals looking for counseling or therapy help, assistance in managing debt, financial planning, budgets, or money management, caregiver support, youth programs, and much more. Call 651-439-4840 or visit https://www.familymeans.org/

HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTER

Homeownership Center can help review your complete financial situation, help you work with your lender to find a solution connect you to programs and resources to help avoid foreclosure, and help you navigate your choices. Call 651-659-9336 (Toll Free: 866-462-6466) or visit hocmn.org/foreclosure-prevention/find-a-foreclosure-counselor/ 

LEGAL

LAW HELP MN

If you have a legal problem and need information or assistance, please call (612) 334-5970 or visit LawHelpMN.org

LEGAL AID

Legal Aid specializes in providing professional legal help to Minnesotans who traditionally lack access to the American justice system and cannot afford the services of a private attorney. Call (612) 334-5970 or visit http://mylegalaid.org/

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

PORTICO HEALTHNET

Portico Healthnet is a nonprofit health and human services organization that helps uninsured Minnesotans access affordable health coverage and care. Get information about low cost and sliding fee clinics for medical, dental, and mental health care available statewide through the Health Access Line at 651-489-CARE (2273) or toll free at 1-866-489-4899 or visit porticohealthnet.org

CLUES

CLUES provide services with mental and chemical health, aging well, family services, and economic advancement. Call 651-379-4200 or visit http://www.clues.org/

HOME MAINTENANCE

DIY NETWORK

This website features step-by-step instructions for thousands of home improvement projects, including 55,000 resources and over 10,000 short-form videos. The website also has a robust offering of video tips, an interactive program guide, episode finder, Message Boards, blogs and more.  Just click on any one of the main home improvement topic pages to get your project started. Visit http://www.diynetwork.com

MINNESOTA COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

Minnesota Community Action partnership provides weatherization to thousands of homes in the Twin Cities. Using the latest technologies, we perform energy audits, assist with furnace repair or replacement, and perform home weatherization. To find the weatherization program in your area call (651) 645-7425 or visit http://www.minncap.org/  to locate your county program

MAINTENANCE ESCROW WITHDRAWAL FORM (FOR HABITAT HOMEOWNERS ONLY)

Download form to submit request to use funds from Maintenance Escrow Fund (.pdf)

SENIORS & VETS

SENIOR LINKAGE LINE

Senior LinkAge Line is a free telephone information and assistance service, which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community services. Information and Assistance Specialists direct callers to the organizations in their area that provide the services in which they are interested. Call 1-800-333-2433 for information about senior services or Click Here.

THE VETERANS LINKAGE LINE

The Veterans Linkage Line is a toll-free customer service line and website that is staffed by a team of support specialists trained through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Minnesota Veterans and their family members will receive up-to-date information on all veterans’ benefits: State and Federal compensation, pension, education, medical, 
employment, and more. Call (888) 546-5838 or Email: mnvets@mdva.state.mn.us.

HOME MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

If you are seeking assistance with household and outside maintenance assistance for seniors in Minneapolis or suburban Hennepin County, we'd encourage you to connect with the Senior Community Services HOME Program.

OTHER RESOURCES

UNITED WAY

United Way can help connect to over 40,000 resources. The information and referral line offers information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services and more. It's free, confidential and available 24/7. Cell phone users can call 651-291-0211, toll free: 1-800-543-7709 or visit http://www.211unitedway.org/

MINNESOTA FOOD HELPLINE

The Minnesota Food HelpLine makes it very simple. With one call, we assess your situation and provide solutions to your family’s food needs. If you or your family are having difficulty making ends meet, please call 1-888-711-1151 or visit http://www.hungersolutions.org/minnesota-food-helpline/

CRISES SUPPORT

Crisis Connection is a non-profit mental health counseling agency providing telephone counseling services, specializing in crisis counseling, intervention and referral. Call the MN Crisis Line if you need help at 612-379-6363 or toll free MN 1-866-379-6363 or visit www.1800runaway.org

BRIDGES TO BENEFIT

Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. Visit http://bridgetobenefits.org/

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