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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.

service Options for the Week of June 20

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. 

  • PRISM Food Shelf: (763) 529-1350 1220 Zane Ave. N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 
  • ICA Food Shelf: (952) 938-0729 11588 K-Tel Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55343 
  • Fare for All: Various Locations: throughout the week (Tues 6/21 to Fri 6/24) to sell groceries at a great discount – 763-450-3880 or https://thefoodgroupmn.org/groceries/fare-for-all/
  • Northpoint Health and Wellness FRESH FOOD FRIDAYS:
    • Free produce & community resources
    • June dates: 10th & 24th, 9:30am until supplies run out, rain or shine
    • For more information visit www.northpointhealth.org or call 612-767-9500  

If you have questions or need assistance please call 763-489-7530 before 6/17/22.

Shelter  

Rent/Housing Support 

Mental Health 

  • For help when you or someone close to you is experiencing a mental health emergency:  
  • Call 911  
  • COPE Crisis Services: Call COPE 612-596-1223 for adults and children.
    • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 
    • Will come to your home, school or other public place
    • Can calm the situation and help you to decide what to do next
    • Can offer other types of help depending on your situation  
  • Call your primary medical insurance provider for information on mental health services 
  • Call 211 for other resources 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

Job Search

  • If you need assistance seeking employment or need access to internet/computers, consider using the following resources: 
  • Career Force: Virtual or in-person assistance for MN jobseekers https://www.careerforcemn.com/ 
  • Hennepin County Libraries: Free Computer Access & Wifi see list of local libraries & hours https://www.hclib.org/about/locations 

Child Care  

WHAT WE OFFER

GENERAL INFORMATION
Questions about our services?

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 OPTIONAL in our building. Cloth/reusable and disposable masks are available at the front desk and in the food shelf. 

Connecting with 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

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 lucy.berman@nutritionforall.ngo or call 401-203-7226.


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.

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.

EMPLOYMENT

New! Employment Newsletter: Sign up for our new Interfaith Employment Services newsletter here. Learn about local jobs in demand, recruiting events and trends, job search resources, free employment training opportunities and more!

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:

  • Express: Easy-to-access job search assistance, digital literacy training & other skill-building opportunities
  • Coaching: Coaching to find a job within 5 months that meets a families’ financial needs.
  • Training: 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 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
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 cfkteam@iocp.org 


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.

      • Cranberry Ridge
      • 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
Interfaith Outreach’s program providing medical and education rides has ended. If needed we recommend exploring these alternative options: 

  • Hennepin Health: Residents of Hennepin County who are eligible for MN Healthcare Programs may also be eligible for rides to medical appointments https://www.hennepinhealth.org/
  • Check with your health insurance provider on free or discounted rides to and from medical appointments 
  • Help to Your Door: Fees are applicable based on age and income https://helpatyourdoor.org/