• BEYOND BREAD TO THE BREAD OF LIFE. BEYOND OURSELVES TO CHRIST.

CES Resources

While food access is our main focus here at CES, we understand there may be other areas of your life that need some extra support. Below are additional resources that we have available to our neighbors:

NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors)

Seniors age 60 or older can apply for the NAPS program and receive an additional box of food each month. This box includes canned fruits and vegetables, fruit juice, dry and shelf stable milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter, cereal, and rice or pasta.

NAPS is a program of Second Harvest Heartland, and participants can designate CES as a pick-up site for their monthly food box. To check eligibility and to sign-up, please ask to speak with a CES food shelf staff member, or call Second Harvest Heartland at 651-484-8241 (toll free 1-800-365-0270).

Jean’s Closet: Household Goods

Jean’s Closet was started by one of our faithful volunteers, Jean Anderson. It is fully supported through donated goods and is organized and managed by a small team of volunteers. Neighbors can request items during their food shelf visit, or call and set-up an appointment (612-870-1125). Common household items available are: dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, towels, bed sheets, and blankets. Because Jean’s Closet is based on donations, item availability and quantity varies. We will fulfil requests as equitably as possible based on our supply and the community’s need.

Winter Clothing Closet

Each winter we receive donations of new and gently used winter jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for our Winter Clothing Closet. Neighbors in need of gear to keep warm during our cold Minnesota winters can request to visit the closet during their food shelf visit. Families may pick out a few items to ensure that all of our neighbors have fair access to the closet.

School Backpacks

In August, we partner with United Way’s Action Day to receive backpacks and school supplies for Elementary and Middle/High School students. Families in need of assistance with school supplies may request backpacks for their students during their food shelf visit. Please know we receive a limited supply of bags each year, and we’ll work with our neighbors to distribute to as many families as we are able.

Community Resources

In addition to our programs, we have put together a list of community resources in the neighborhood that specialize in the areas of affordable housing, mental health, energy assistance, and other community needs. Below are some key categories and organizations that may be able to provide help for you.

Single Adults
Adult Shelter Connect • 612-248-2350
Coordinated shelter entry for all Minneapolis adults. Call or walk in 10am - 5pm Monday-Friday, or 1-5pm Saturday and Sunday. After hours, call 2-1-1 (United Way)

Adults with Children
Hennepin County Family Shelter Team • 612-348-9410

Youth
YouthLink Opportunity Center • 612-252-1200
“Respite site” for youth 18-24 years old, will assist in finding a shelter. Drop in or call.

The Bridge
612-377-8800
Emergency shelter for youth ages 10-17, call or drop-in.

Crises and Domestic Violence Shelters
Cornerstone • 952-884-0330 (24-hour crisis hotline)
Emergency housing for individuals or families in crisis, and victims of sexual assault and trafficking.

Missions Inc. Programs/Home Free Shelter • 763-559-4945 (24-hour crisis hotline)
Emergency shelter for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Content: Please note, most of the organizations listed below require that you apply for short-term assistance through your county first.

Hennepin County Emergency Assistance • 844-803-8466
Families with children under 18 call 612-596-1300
Single adults call 612-596-1300
Note: It can take up to 30 days to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

Salvation Army
Central Minneapolis 612-789-2858
North Minneapolis 612-522-4871
South Minneapolis 612-721-1513

St. Stephen’s Human Services • 612-870-2298
Homeless prevention intake line for families

Align Minneapolis • 612-703-9978
Details on how to apply and eligibility can be found on their website. You can also visit the Dignity Center (425 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis) to apply in-person. First-come, first-served Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am - 11:30am.

 

Please note, most of the organizations listed below require that you apply for short-term assistance through your county first.

Hennepin County Emergency Assistance • 844-803-8466
Families with children under 18 call 612-596-1300
Single adults call 612-596-1300
Note: It can take up to 30 days to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

Salvation Army Heatshare • 1-800-842-7279

CenterPoint Energy • 612-372-4680
To apply for the Gas Affordability Program (GAF) call 612-372-4727 or visit the website.

Xcel Energy • 1-800-895-4999
Call to request a payment plan or discuss low-income options

Career Force MN • 651-539-4410
Assists with job referrals, application process, and classes on job searching.

DEED (MN Department of Employment and Economic Development) • 651-529-7537
Helps individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own. Provides career counseling, free computer lab access, resume writing, and free workshops.

Emerge • 612-425-4700
Training, workforce and MFIP (MN Family Investment Program) Services.

PPL Learning Center (Project for Pride in Living) • 612-455-5300
Career training and internships

Central Lutheran Church Free Store • 612-870-4416
Open Monday - Thursday from 10am - 11:30am. Numbers are handed out at 9:30am.
They provide clothing, shoes, household goods, small appliances, blankets and bedding, and towels.

Sabathani Community Center • 612-821-2396
Clothing boutique open Monday - Thursday, 1pm-3pm

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store • 612-722-7882
Low-cost thrift store open Monday - Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm

Minneapolis Mental Health Crisis Hotline • 612-596-1223
Assessments, information, and referrals for psychiatric emergencies for adults and children.

HCMC Treatment Center • 612-873-3161
24-hour Walk-In Counseling Center at 730 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis

Avivo • 612-757-8000
Serves adults living with serious and persistent mental illness, including transitioning from being houseless, unemployment, and recovering from chemical dependency.

Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health and Social Adjustment Services • 612-752-8050
Adult rehabilitative mental health services for Southeast Asians, Latinos and Somalis suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or other mental illness.

Español and Soomaali 612-301-3433

Angel Foundation • 612-627-9000 • info@mnangel.org
Through an innovative and integrated approach of financial assistance, education and support, Angel Foundation helps adults with cancer and their families so that they may live life well with stability, strength and resilience.
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