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INFORMATION & GETTING STARTED
General information

We have a team of staff and volunteers who can:

  • Provide information and answer questions about our services,
  • Connect you with program staff, and
  • Provide information about resources in the broader community

Email us at clientintake@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500

Front Desk

Staff and volunteers are at the front desk to connect in-person briefly.

We can help:

  • Provide information and resources
  • Receive documents and give them to staff on your behalf
  • Print, copy and scan important Interfaith-related documents

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

Face masks are now required in our building. Cloth/reusable and disposable masks are available. Ask us at the front desk or in the food shelf.


To connect with our services

If you HAVE NEVER USED our services or it has been MORE THAN 1 YEAR: Email us at clientintake@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500 to get started. If you HAVE USED our services in the past year and:

you have general questions, are looking for resources or are wondering how Interfaith could help… Email us at clientintake@iocp.org 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 financialteam@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500
you are looking for a job or want to increase your income… Email us at employmentservices@iocp.org 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.


FOOD

Food Shelf 

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


RESALE SELECT

Located in our building, Resale Select is a resale store staffed by community volunteers. The store carries clothing and household goods. Sales support Interfaith Outreach programs and services. Open to the public. Details at www.iocp.staging.wpengine.com/resale. To request assistance with the cost of Resale items please contact our financial team at financialteam@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500.

Do you need a winter coat? Resale Select will have a limited number of coat coupons at the front desk available for those clients in need of a coat starting 10/15/21 – 11/30/21. Adults that received a coat last year will be put on a wait list. Resale will contact you if a coat becomes available.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Emergency Financial Assistance
Our financial team can help you resolve immediate financial crises and connect you with financial and other resources. Assistance includes rent, utilities and car repair. Learn more or begin an application by contacting our team directly at financialteam@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500.

COVID-related rent and utilities support
Additional rent assistance is available for families whose income has been affected by COVID. In some cases assistance is available with back rent owed and multiple months of rent. Initial applications are taken at www.renthelpmn.org


EMPLOYMENT

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 Express Services: Easy-to-access job search assistance, digital literacy training & other skill-building opportunities
  • Employment Coaching Advantage: Coaching to find a job within 5 months that meets a families’ financial needs.
  • Employment Training Options: Access to employment training opportunities that will increase earning potential

Connect with the team by emailing employmentservices@iocp.org or calling 763-489-7500.

Employment Express Services
It’s free. It’s easy. You choose. You sign-up.

Job search support: Help with resumes, finding in-demand jobs, online applications or interview prep.
Digital Literacy Tutoring: Learn basic computer skills, Microsoft programs, email, internet, typing and more.
Events & Workshops: Attend in-person or virtual networking events, job fairs or jobseeker workshops.

Sign-up at employmentservices@iocp.org

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 employmentservices@iocp.org and request an appointment with an Employment Services staff person to discuss your technology needs.


INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY SUPPORT

Case Management
Case Management staff work one-on-one with individuals and families. Case Managers provide information, connections to resources, problem-solving assistance, advocacy, counseling and support. Their work focuses on helping you achieve your goals, including housing stability, and supporting your efforts within our Employment Services programs. For more information email us at clientintake@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500.

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


CHILD CARE & EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Caring for Kids
Caring for Kids works with families to ensure children enter kindergarten ready to learn. Early education scholarships that allow parents to choose high-quality early care and education programs, early childhood development information and parent support are available to families with children ages 0-5. To learn more email us at CfKteam@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500.

Assistance with Hennepin County Child Care Assistance
Hennepin County Child Care Assistance (CCAP) currently has no waitlist. If you are in need of childcare you can call 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 cfkteam@iocp.org 

Caring for Kids staff will be holding “open office” hours via Zoom every Friday from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. if you would like to drop in to ask questions or receive assistance with anything related to childcare. Hope to see you there!  Click here for Friday drop-ins.

Caring for Kids Baby Layettes
Expecting a new baby in your family? Baby Layettes are available through Caring for Kids staff. Layettes include baby blankets, clothing, toys, bottles, nooks and other new baby essentials. Contact cfkteam@iocp.org or call 763-489-7500 to request a layette.


NEIGHBORHOODS

Neighborhood Program
The Neighborhood Program provides services to families living in the Plymouth and Medina neighborhoods listed below. Our focus is connecting families with community resources; assisting residents to build healthy neighborhoods; and supporting youth.

      • Currents
      • Kimberly Meadows
      • Lakeview Commons
      • Medina Townhomes
      • Plymouth Colony
      • Shenandoah Woods
      • Stone Creek
      • Vicksburg Commons
      • Willow Wood Estates

Neighborhood Program staff are currently available via phone, text, email, or safely in-person by special arrangement.


BIRTHDAY & SEASONAL PROGRAMS

Birthday Shelf
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.

Seasonal Programs
Holiday Gift
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.

TRANSPORTATION

Rides Program
Medical and Education Rides are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will provide updates here when this program is reactivated.