|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 (No appointment needed for Wednesday p.m. drive-up food shelf)|
|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.
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 throughout our building. Cloth/reusable and disposable masks are available. Ask us at the front desk or in the food shelf.
The food shelf is open! We are operating safety inside the building and we have many appointments available. 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. Choose from in-building shopping (appointment required) or our drive-up model. Bring your picture ID. Visit as often as every other week.
In-Building Shopping – appointment required
Households choose what items work best for their families within a limit determined by family size. Choices include shelf stable items, produce, dairy, frozen meat, bread and personal items. To shop in the building, you must make an appointment at iocp.staging.wpengine.com/foodvisit or call us at 763-489-7530.
Drive-up Model – no appointment needed
Households choose a prepacked bag type (standard, vegetarian, halal, gluten free or diabetic-friendly), as well as several options including: ½ gallon milk, cheese, margarine, eggs, produce, bread, frozen meat, frozen vegetables, dish soap, laundry detergent and paper towels – among other items. No appointment necessary for drive-up option!
Food Shelf Schedule
Food Shelf schedule: Click Here
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
Job Search Computer Lab
The computer lab is open for general use and computer skill building:
Tuesdays 9am-6pm, and
General Use: job searching, resume writing and computer access. One-hour appointments can be made by contacting Employment Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the front desk at 763-489-7500.
Computer Skills Tutoring: Individual instruction on basic computer use, Internet Basics, Windows OS, Word, Excel PowerPoint and typing. Appointments can be made by emailing the team at email@example.com or calling Joe Ramlet, CTEP AmeriCorps Member, at 763-489-7504. Appointments can range from 15 minutes to ask a quick question to weekly sessions to learn a new program. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Do you want to learn more about computers?
The computer lab is open for classes:
Mondays & Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. & 2-4 p.m.
Small-group computer classes are returning! Join staff in the computer lab for activity-based, small group computer classes. Learn everything from basic internet and email skills to Microsoft Word and Excel. Classes are held Mondays and Thursdays in the morning and afternoon. Click here to view the calendar for June and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joe Ramlet, CTEP AmeriCorps Member, at 763-489-7504 to make an appointment. Spots are limited to ensure social distancing, so register soon
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.
Job Seeker Workshops
Monthly workshops are being held this summer. They are being presented in collaboration with therapists from Relate Counseling Center and other partners. Summer workshops will focus on managing the stress of the job search, communication in the workplace, and dealing with rejection.
July 2021 Workshop
For More Employment Resources: Click HERE
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 https://iocp.org/outreach-services/get-help/on-site-services/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-489-7500 to request a layette.
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
Summer has just started but soon families will be thinking about going back to school. Mark your calendars for the beginning of August to register for our back-to-school program. Registration will again take place online. Additional information will be mailed and emailed in July.