NOTICE: Interfaith Outreach will be closed the week of June 20-25, 2022 in order to provide staff time off. This week of rest is intended to help staff be at their best, provide high quality services and maintain a client-centric approach in our work. Check back for updates on how to access Interfaith or alternative staff and services during this time. Interfaith regular hours resume on Monday, June 27, 2022.
Food: During the week of June 20, 2022, when Interfaith is closed, our neighboring food shelves will be available to assist if emergencies arise. Please call these agencies several days in advance. They are appointment based and reaching out ahead of your visit will improve your experience.
If you have questions or need assistance please call 763-489-7530 before 6/17/22.
We have a team of staff and volunteers who can:
Staff and volunteers are at the front desk to connect in-person briefly.
We can help:
Front desk hours are: Click Here
Our intention is to continue to meet community needs while prioritizing health and safety. If you are sick, please stay home and continue to access services remotely.
Face masks are now OPTIONAL in our building. Cloth/reusable and disposable masks are available at the front desk and in the food shelf.
|you have general questions, are looking for resources or are wondering how Interfaith could help…||Email us at email@example.com or call 763-489-7500|
|you need food…||Visit iocp.staging.wpengine.com/foodvisit or call 763-489-7500 to schedule an in-building food shelf appointment|
|you are looking for financial assistance…||Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-489-7500|
|you are looking for a job or want to increase your income…||Email us at email@example.com or call 763-489-7500|
|You are looking for child care for your 0-5yr old, child care assistance or information about early childhood development…||Email us at CFKteam@iocp.org
or call 763-489-7500
Information about holiday and seasonal programs will be here on our website and in our regular client emails.
The food shelf provides no-cost food and household essentials to help you stretch your budget. We now have even more options, including gluten free items, kid-friendly snacks, halal meats, a variety of drinks and dried beans. Visit iocp.org/foodvisit to make an appointment. Bring your picture ID. Visit as often as every other week.
Food Shelf schedule: Click Here
Nutrition for All
Interfaith Outreach is partnering with Nutrition for All to provide free, unlimited nutrition counseling for Interfaith Outreach families! This program is available through May 2022. All sessions are private and conducted one-on-one. In-person and virtual appointments are available. A stipend of $50 is available for every 3 sessions completed. For more information or to sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-203-7226.
Employment Services: Build Skills, Find a Job & Increase your Income
Employment Services provides a team of staff to help you achieve your education and employment goals. Support is available in three forms, including:
Employment Technology Assistance
Are you in need of a laptop or affordable internet to support your job search or employment training goals? We might be able to help. Call us at 763-489-7504 or email email@example.com and request an appointment with an Employment Services staff person to discuss your technology needs.
Self-Care and Emotional Support
Interfaith staff work with staff from Washburn Center for Children, Relate Counseling Center and Metro Behavioral Health to provide access to support and counseling to children, adults and families. More information: Click Here
Assistance with Hennepin County Child Care Assistance
If you are in need of childcare you can call Hennepin County Child Care Assistance (CCAP) at 612-348-5937 to check your eligibility and begin the application process. Please let Caring for Kids staff know if you have any questions regarding this application process or any other child care related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Program staff are currently available via phone, text, email, or safely in-person by special arrangement.
Families who are celebrating a birthday of a child (1-18 yrs.) living in their household are invited to use the Interfaith Outreach birthday shelf. To access the birthday shelf, stop by our front desk during regular business hours with a photo ID.
Assistance in the form of gifts or gift cards is available for those celebrating Christmas, Chanukah or Eid al-Fitr. Register in October for assistance in December (Christmas/Chanukah) or before the month of Ramadan for assistance at Eid al-Fitr.
Back to School
Through the support of our community, Interfaith Outreach provides pre-packaged bags of school supplies to client families with children entering Kindergarten through 12th grade who choose to participate. We are a supplemental program, so we are not able to fulfill your entire school supply list. Registration takes place in August.