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Community Resources

Don't be afraid to ask for help during your job search. Whether you need employment services or are looking for help taking care of you and your family there are community resources and programs that can help you. Use the Provider List below to connect with people who can help you find employment, housing, transportation, and other transition services. 

You can also find other services to help you with child care, health care, legal resources and more.

Provider List 

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Twin Cities Metro

180 Degrees
Residential half-way house program for men. Provide short-term housing and services to help secure stable employment, maintain sobriety, and establish new living arrangements.

Minneapolis Headquarters/Clifton Place
236 Clifton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-813-5006

Saint Paul Headquarters
1301 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-968-8908

Website: 180degrees.org
Email: info@180Degrees.org

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AccessAbility, Inc
Offers career and educational pathway program to help people with criminal backgrounds reenter the community.  Support services such as help with housing, transportation, legal aid, budgeting and driver’s license reinstatement are also available. 

360 Hoover Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-331-5958

Website: accessability.org

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Amicus (Volunteers of America)
Amicus offers mentoring by trained volunteers.  Mentors visit, write, and listen to the people they're matched with.  This support system helps people with criminal convictions successfully transition after they are released from incarceration.

Volunteers of America
7625 Metro Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: 952-945-4000

Website: voamnwi.org

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American Indian OIC
The AIOIC was founded to work with people of Native descent. However, its resources are available to all people regardless of race, creed, gender, age, or sexual orientation. The goal of AIOIC programs is to help people get the foundation needed to have opportunities for professional and financial growth. Under the banner "Takoda" they offer employment specialists to help job seekers, as well as GED and post-secondary training.

1845 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-341-3358

Website: aioic.org
Training website: takoda.org
Email: info@aioic.org

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ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.
Re-entry Services works with county clients to address employment, transportation, childcare, housing, and family issues. Reach-in services are also available to offenders in correctional centers as they plan their re-entry back into the community.

1821 University Ave, Suite 135
St. Paul, MN 55104-4353
Phone: 651-209-1688

Website: correctionalservices.org

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Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio (CLUES)
Employment services are designed to identify and address a variety of barriers that prevent the Latino job seeker from obtaining and retaining meaningful employment. CLUES employment staff also attempts to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing clients seeking employment.

720 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-746-3500

797 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-379-4200

CLUES also has locations in Austin and Willmar Minnesota.

Website: clues.org
Email: info@clues.org

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Community Involvement Programs
CIP offers many different versions of housing assistance ranging from independent to semi-indepent to adult foster care.

1600 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-362-4400

Website: cipmn.org
Email: info@cipmn.org

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Damascus Way Re-Entry Center
Damascus Way seeks to provide a structured, caring, spiritually-oriented environment that will enable men involved in the correctional system to remain crime- and chemical-free, while assisting them in meeting their individual goals.

5730 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Phone: 763-545-6558

Website: damascusway.com
Email: dan.sepeda@damascusway.com

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Dress for Success
Offers career and workplace skills development programs for low income women.

1549 University Avenue, Suite 100
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Phone: 651-646-6000

Website: twincities.dressforsuccess.org
Email: info@dressforsuccesstwincities.org

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East Side Neighborhood Services
The Adult Employment Department works with low income, unemployed, or underemployed job seekers who would like to earn a livable wage and achieve their financial and career goals though acquiring full time work.

1700 2nd Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-781-6011

Website: esns.org/EmploymentTraining
Email: agencyinfo@esns.org

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Emerge
EMERGE Workforce delivers training, career counseling, job placement and ongoing support for participants in an effort to develop their wage-earning and wealth-building potential and increase access to professional development.

1834 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-529-9267

505 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 612-425-4700


Website: emerge-mn.org

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Emma's House
Offers permanent housing to women and families who are homeless and experiencing the challenges of mental and/or chemical disabilities.

670 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-224-1329


Website: emmanorton.org/about.htm

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Exodus Hotel
Exodus Residence provides low-cost supportive housing units for adults with RN care coordination and work toward health care stabilization. Priority is given to homeless individuals from Hennepin Health and North Memorial, those who are 55-years-old or older and those experiencing acute/chronic medical issues.

819 Second Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-204-8330


Website: emmanorton.org/about.htm

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FreedomWorks
The Welcome Back Center is a safe, stable environment where men are supported as they tackle reentry issues unique to former prisoners. FreedomWorks helps men develop a plan to find employment, learn financial responsibility, and become productive citizens.

2900 Fremont Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-522-9007

Website: myfreedomworks.com
Email: info@myfreedomworks.com

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Goodwill Easter Seals
Programs provide employment services designed for people with barriers to work. 

553 Fairview Avenue N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-379-5800
Locations in Elk River, Mankato, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud, Wait Park, Willmar

Website: goodwilleasterseals.org/services/training-education

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Haven Housing
Offers women's housing programs as well as programs for women and children.

1803 Bryant Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Phone: 612-588-0861


Website: havenhousing.org
Email: info@havenhousing.org

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HIRED
HIRED was originally founded to provide employment counseling and support to ex-offenders, and the agency continues to develop programs to help clients with criminal convictions gain skills and find employment.

217 Fifth Avenue North, Third Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Locations in Brooklyn Park, East Bloomington, West St. Paul, and Burnsville
Phone: 612-529-3342

Website: hired.org/jobs

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Life Rebuilders
Offer a work release program, transitional housing, adult foster care, and independent sober living.

3049 Columbus Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-825-6871


Website: lrbmn.org

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Merrick Community Center
Trained staff help assess work-related skills and interests and match them to available jobs. Staff help with the initial contact and follow-up with job seekers until the right match is found.

1669 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-771-9339

Website: merrickcs.org
Email: drodriguez@merrickcs.org

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Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis residents who are 22 years old or older, can develop their careers by finding meaningful employment at a livable wage or enrolling in training for advancement opportunities.

2100 Plymouth Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-302-3100

Website: mul.org/programs/workforce-solutions
Email: info@mul.org

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Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
MPHA owns and manages apartments and homes and families recieiving assistance from them will contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward their rent and MPHA will pay the difference.

1001 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-342-1400

Website: mphaonline.org

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Project for Pride in Living, Inc.
PPL operates several businesses and job training initiatives designed to help adults with barriers to successful employment. Our job training programs succeed in preparing individuals for positions that pay a good starting wage, provide medical benefits, and opportunities for promotion.

1035 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-455-5100

Website: ppl-inc.org

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RS EDEN
RS EDEN is a community corrections residential program for men and women and their children.

1931 West Broadway Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-287-1600

Website: rseden.org

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The Salvation Army | Minneapolis Harbor Lights Center
The Minneapolis Harbor Light Center provides emergency assistance, shelter, housing, chemical dependency treatment, transitional housing, health care services and spiritual support to its clients.

1010 Currie Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Salvation Army has locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Brainerd Lakes, Duluth, Fergus Falls, Hibbing, International Falls, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, Virginia, Willmar.
Phone: 612-338-0113 x3101


Website: salvationarmynorth.org/community/harbor-light/

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Twin Cities RISE!
The mission of Twin Cities RISE! is to provide employers with skilled workers--primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area--by training under- and unemployed adults.

1301 Bryant Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-338-0295


Website: twincitiesrise.org
Email: info@twincitiesrise.org

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Women Planting Seeds
Women Planting Seeds specifically helps women coming out of incarceration. Their goal is to empower women to live independently and obtain employment.

PO Box 6834
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-822-1517

Central Minnesota

Central Minnesota Re-Entry Project
Serves people with criminal convictions in Stearns, Benton, or Sherburne county. Support and services to help people make a successful transition from prison to community life. Services include transitional housing, employment, education, clothing, and other support services.

22 Wilson Avenue NE
Suite 26
PO Box 6132
St. Cloud, MN 56302
Phone: 320-656-9004

Website: cmnrp.org
Email: Reentry@cmnrp.org

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Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio (CLUES)
Employment services are designed to identify and address a variety of barriers that prevent the Latino job seeker from obtaining and retaining meaningful employment. CLUES employment staff also attempts to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing clients seeking employment.

324 3rd Street
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: 320-262-5106


Website: clues.org
Email: info@clues.org

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Goodwill Easter Seals
Programs provide employment services designed for people with barriers to work. 

19624 Holt Street Northwest
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 320-654-9527 ext. 108


50 2nd Avenue South
Waite Park, MN 56387
Phone: 320-654-9527 ext. 108


100 19th Avenue Southwest
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: 320-214-9238




Website: goodwilleasterseals.org/services/training-education

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The Salvation Army
Volunteer committees – called service units – offer help with food, housing, transportation, and other emergency needs in every county in Central Minnesota. 


Phone: 800-456-4483, ext. 3406
Phone: 218-326-4847

Website: salvationarmynorth.org/service-extension-program/central-minnesota

Southeast Minnesota

Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio (CLUES)
Employment services are designed to identify and address a variety of barriers that prevent the Latino job seeker from obtaining and retaining meaningful employment. CLUES employment staff also attempts to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing clients seeking employment.

111 Main St. N
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507-355-2575


Website: clues.org
Email: info@clues.org

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Damascus Way Re-Entry Center
Damascus Way seeks to provide a structured, caring, spiritually-oriented environment that will enable men involved in the correctional system to remain crime- and chemical-free, while assisting them in meeting their individual goals.

1449 4th Ave. S.E.
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507-292-1700

Website: damascusway.com
Email: dan.sepeda@damascusway.com

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Goodwill Easter Seals
Programs provide employment services designed for people with barriers to work. 

1987 Scott Road Northwest
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: 507-287-8699


Website: goodwilleasterseals.org/services/training-education

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The Salvation Army
Volunteer committees – called service units – offer help with food, housing, transportation, and other emergency needs in every county in Southeastern Minnesota. They also operate food shelves in Fairmont and Montgomery.

Phone: 877-357-2297
Phone: 651-746-3406

Website: salvationarmynorth.org/service-extension-program/southeastern-minnesota/

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Workforce Development, Inc.
Workforce Development, Inc. offers career planning and pre-vocational skill training to people dealing with barriers to employment.

2070 College View Road East
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507-292-5180
Locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Caledonia, Faribault, Kasson, Owatonna, Preston, Red Wing, and Wabasha.

Website: workforcedevelopmentinc.org

Southwest Minnesota

Goodwill Easter Seals
Programs provide employment services designed for people with barriers to work. 

2024 Adams Street
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-345-5166


Website: goodwilleasterseals.org/services/training-education

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The Salvation Army
Volunteer committees – called service units – offer help with food, housing, transportation, and other emergency needs in every county in Southwest Minnesota.


Phone: 507-326-5017

Website: salvationarmynorth.org/service-extension-program/southwestern-minnesota/

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Northeast Minnesota

The Salvation Army
Volunteer committees – called service units – offer help with food, housing, transportation, and other emergency needs in every county in Northern Minnesota. They also operate a food shelf in Cloquet and Service Centers in Cloquet and Grand Rapids.


Phone: 701-213-3467
Phone: 651-746-3406

Website: salvationarmynorth.org

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Soar Career Solutions
Mentoring, case management, employment services, and support with issues such as housing and transportation.

205 West 2nd Street Suite 101
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-3126

Website: soarcareers.org
Email: info@soarcareers.org

Northwest Minnesota

The Salvation Army
Volunteer committees – called service units – offer help with food, housing, transportation, and other emergency needs in every county in Northern Minnesota. 


Phone: 651-746-3406
Phone: 701-213-3467

Website: salvationarmynorth.org

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Other Services

Childcare

Healthcare

  • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Member Help Desk
    Get help with questions about Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.

    Phone: 651-431-2670 (800-657-3739 Toll Free)
  • MinnesotaCare
    MinnesotaCare offers health care plans for low income Minnesotans. Your premiums are based on your family income. Children under the age of 21 do not pay a premium. You can apply online through MNsure (above).

    Address: 540 Cedar Street Saint Paul, MN
    Website:https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care/health-care-programs/programs-and-services/minnesotacare.jsp
    Phone: 651-297-3862( 800-657-3672 Toll Free)
  • Mnsure
    Apply for health care coverage. Apply online or contact MNsure to find a local navigator who can help you fill out an application.

    Website:https://mnsure.org
    Phone:651-539-2099 (855-366-7873 Toll Free)
  • Clinics in Hennepin County
    The clinics listed below are for homeless individuals - those living outside or on the street, in shelter or transitional housing, with friends or relative or who have been homeless in the past year.
    Website: hennepin.us/hch
    • Adult Opportunity Center Catholic Charities Branch III
      Adult only drop-in health care center for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 8am - noon

      740 East 17th St
      Minneapolis, MN
      Phone: 612-375-9372
    • Youth Opportunity Center (YouthLink)
      Youth only drop-in health care center for for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours: Monday, 10 am - 4 pm; Tuesday, 9 am - 7 pm; Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm; Friday, 10 am - 2 pm

      41 North 12th St
      Minneapolis, MN
      Phone: 612-252-1200
    • People Serving People
      Family drop-in center. Shelter with a clinic for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm; Thursday, 8 am - 8pm; Friday, 8 am - noon

      613 South 3rd St
      Minneapolis, MN
      Phone: 612-332-4500
    • Salvation Army - Harbor Light
      Adult drop-in center. Shelter with a clinic for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours: Monday, 8 am - 4 pm; Tuesday, 8 am - 8pm; Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm; Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm; Friday, 8 am - noon

      1010 Currie Avenue
      Minneapolis, MN
      Phone: 612-596-9643
    • Higher Ground
      Adult drop-in center. Shelter with a clinic for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 3 pm - 8 pm

      165 Glenwood Avenue North
      Minneapolis, MN
      Phone: 612-348-5553
    • Simpson Housing Services
      Adult drop-in center. Shelter with a clinic for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours: Monday, 5 pm - 8 pm; Wednesday, 5 pm - 8 pm

      2740 First Avenue South
      Minneapolis, MN
      Phone: 612-874-0306
    • St. Stephen's Human Services
      Adult drop-in center. Shelter with a clinic for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours:Thursday, 6 pm - 8pm

      2211 Clinton Avenue South
      Minneapolis, MN
      Phone: 612-874-9292
    • Harriet Tubman
      Adult and children drop in center. Shelter with a clinic for homeless individuals.
      Drop-in Hours: Monday, 8 am - Noon; Wednesday, 8 am - noon

      111 East 31st St
      Minneapolis, MN

Legal

  • American Civil Liberties (ACLU)
    Defends the rights and liberties guaranteed to everyone in the country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU also advocates and advises people about criminal justice, prisoner's rights, and other issues.

    125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    Website:aclu.org
    Phone:212-549-2500
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
    Nonprofit that provides immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.

    450 Syndicate St, Suite 175
    St. Paul, MN 55104
    Website:ilcm.org
    Phone: 1-800-223-1368
    Locations in Worthington, Austin and Moorhead
  • LawHelpMN.org
    Low cost legal help for Minnesotans.

    Website:lawhelpmn.org/
  • The Legal Rights Center
    Provides free criminal defense and restorative justice services to low-income individuals in Hennepin County. The Legal Rights Center works primarily with juveniles.

    1611 Park Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Website:legalrightscenter.org
    Phone: 612-337-0030
    Email: office@legalrightscenter.org
  • Minnesota Courts - Self Help Centers
    Self-Help Center staff can answer questions on court forms and procedures, and give referrals for legal advice. Self-Help Center staff are court employees. Court employees cannot provide legal advice or conduct legal research. There is no attorney-client privilege or confidentiality of any information between you and the staff at a Self-Help Center. Staff must remain neutral and may provide services to other people involved with your legal problem. Self-Help staff are not responsible for the outcome of your case.

    Website:mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Self-Help-Centers.aspx
    Phone: 651-435-6535
  • MnLegalAdvice
    Low-income Minnesotans can get free confidential help online from volunteer lawyers. All of the lawyers are licensed to practice law in Minnesota.

    Website:mnlegaladvice.org
  • Neighborhood Justice Center
    NJC is legal service corporation that provides comprehensive criminal defense services to low-income and indigent people in the East Metro area with a focus on communities of color.

    500 Laurel Avenue
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
    Website:njcinc.org
    Phone: 651-222-4703
    Email: info@njinc.org
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
    Provides a full range of high quality legal services to low-income persons and eligible client groups in civil matters

    400 Alliance Bank Center
    55 East 5th Street
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    Website:smrls.org
    Phone: 1-888-575-2954
    Email: central@smrls.org
  • State of Minnesota Public Defender
    Public defenders are appointed when a person appearing in criminal court cannot afford to hire an attorney. You do not get to choose who will handle your case.

    Website:pubdef.state.mn.us
  • Legal advice clinics (Search by county)
    Find legal advice clinics for low-income individuals in Minnesota by county.

    Website:mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Self-Help-Centers.aspx#tab06ClinicLocations
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
    Volunteer Lawyers Network is a non-profit which provides civil legal services to low-income people through volunteer attorneys.

    600 Nicollet Mall Suite 390A
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Website:vlnmn.org
    Phone: 612-752-6677

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