Case Management staff have reorganized into smaller teams that will focus on specific areas, including:
Employment Services staff have re-organized their work into:
What this means for you:
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 email@example.com or call 763-489-7500|
|you need food…||Visit iocp.org/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.
Staff and volunteers are at the front desk to connect in-person briefly (up to 15 minutes). A maximum of 6 guests can be in the lobby at one time and a health screening is required. If the lobby is at capacity when you arrive, you may be asked to wait outside to maintain social distancing – thank you.
|Monday||9 a.m.-6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m.-6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m.-5 p.m.|
We can help:
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 available for clients to pick up – one per person, please. Cloth/reusable and disposable masks are available. Ask us in the food shelf or in at our Front Desk. Masks are required to be worn in our building.
The food shelf provides no-cost food and household essentials to help you stretch your budget. 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.org/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
|Monday||1-6 p.m. (in building, appointment needed)|
|Wednesday||9 a.m.-noon (in building, appointment needed)|
|1-3:40 p.m. (in building, appointment needed)|
|4-6 p.m. (drive-up, NO appointment needed)|
|Friday||*9 a.m.-noon (in building, appointment needed)|
COVID-related rent 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 by Hennepin County at www.hennepin.us/rent-help
Job Search Computer Lab
The computer lab is open Tuesdays, 2-6pm, for 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 is available Mondays & Thursdays, 9am – 4pm. 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. Tutors can help
you build skills in:
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.
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 with children turning 1-18 years old are welcome to use the Birthday Shelf during Front Desk hours. Pre-packed birthday bags include toys, tie blankets, books, cake mix, frosting, etc. Bring your photo ID to present to Front Desk staff when you visit. Families are welcome to visit within a month of a child’s birthday.
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
Free school supplies and backpacks for students entering grades K-12. Distribution is held the week before school starts (end of August).