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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 (No appointment needed for Wednesday p.m. drive-up food shelf)
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.

INTERFAITH SERVICES

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


FOOD

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


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.

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.

Job Search Computer Lab
The computer lab is open for general use and computer skill building:
Tuesdays 9am-6pm, and
Thursdays 11am-2pm

General Use: job searching, resume writing and computer access. One-hour appointments can be made by contacting Employment Services staff at employmentservices@iocp.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 employmentservices@iocp.org 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 employmentservices@iocp.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 employmentservices@iocp.org 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


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 https://iocp.org/outreach-services/get-help/on-site-services/


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.

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
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.


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.