Basic needs resourcesThese are links to some community resource websites which may be helpful to your family. If you do not find what you are looking for here or if you need help accessing services, please contact the United Way 2-1-1 or the Community Resource Line at 763-433-4695.
Adult educationNorth Metro Learning LabOffer English as a Second Language classes as well as High School credits, GED, and more.763-783-48701201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 224, Blaine
ClothingAnoka County Brotherhood Council (ACBC)
http://www.acbcfoodshelf.orgFood shelf and clothing closet free of charge2615 Ninth Ave, Anoka763-422-0046Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
http://www.ceap.comFood, clothing, transportation, financial helpLocations in Blaine and Brooklyn CenterBlaine: 763-783-9600Brooklyn Center: 763-566-9600The food shelf serves all of Anoka County and can be used once/month. Appointment required. They will help you identify if you qualify for additional benefits. Free clothing closet with a Minnesota ID - no appointment needed - at Brooklyn Center siteSome financial assistance for rent/mortgage available. Job referrals. School supplies by appointment in August.Pathways, Anoka-Hennepin
Career Closet and Clothing ShelfTwice Nice Thrift Store, ACCAPLow-cost gently-used household items, furniture, clothing, toys, shoes, bedding, etc.9201 South Highway Dr., Lexington763-754-0935Viktor's Pantry, Northdale Middle School
Some gently-used clothing mostly in sizes for middle school students.
Formal WearEver After Gowns
http://www.facebook.com/everaftergownsLook for information on giveaways in the springOnce Upon a Time FormalsFree prom dresses and suits for students all year round. No proof of income status needed.West St. Paul612-222-7741 for more information or to make an appointmentOperation Glass Slipper
http://operationglassslipper.orgNeed a referral
Culturally-Specific ServicesAfrican Development Center
http://www.adcminnesota.org/Financial assistance.612-333-4772Help for refugees and immigrant families with jobs, housing, food, health, education, youth and senior social services.612-721-0122Hmong Cultural and Resource Center
EmploymentAnoka County Job Line763-422-7498Anoka County Workforce Center
https://www.anokacounty.us/1064/Job-Training-Center1201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 235, Blaine763-783-4800Anoka Technical College
http://www.anokatech.edu/Job placement assistance, employment services, resume assistance, job and workforce training.763-576-4783Displaced Homemaker Program
For former full-time homemakers looking for employment. Some assistance may be available for childcare and transportation.Women Venture
http://www.womenventure.org/Job search assistance, support groups, business classes, job training, etc.651-646-3808
Family FinancesBridge to Benefits
http://bridgetobenefits.org/Determine possible eligibility for public health care, child care, tax credits, food support, energy assistance.
Family Means Financial Solutions
http://www.familymeans.org/financial-solutions800-780-2890 or 651-789-4014Law Help Minnesota - Bankruptcy
http://www.lawhelpmn.org/issues/consumer-and-debt/bankruptcyLutheran Social Services Financial Counseling
http://www.lssmn.org/debt/National Foundation for Credit Counseling
https://www.nfcc.org/index.php800-388-2227Find a certified agency near you.US Trustee Program
http://www.justice.gov/ust/Bankruptcy information in multiple languages.
FoodAnoka County Brotherhood Council (ACBC)
http://www.acbcfoodshelf.org/Food shelf and clothing closet free of charge.2615 Ninth Ave, Anoka763-422-0046Anoka County Economic Assistance Department
https://www.anokacounty.us/193/Economic-AssistanceSNAP (food support)Family Intake, Anoka County Human Service Center1201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Blaine763-717-7730Bridge to Benefits
http://bridgetobenefits.org/Determine possible eligibility for public health care, child care, tax credits, food support, energy assistance.Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
http://www.ceap.comFood, clothing, transportation, financial helpLocations in Blaine and Brooklyn CenterBlaine: 763-783-9600Brooklyn Center: 763-566-9600The food shelf serves all of Anoka County and can be used once/month. Appointment required. They will help you identify if you qualify for additional benefits. Free clothing closet with a Minnesota ID - no appointment needed - at Brooklyn Center siteSome financial assistance for rent/mortgage available. Job referrals. School supplies by appointment in August.FARE for All
http://fareforall.org/Save money on food! Save up to 40 percent off grocery store prices.763-450-3860Find food shelves near youWomen, Infants, and Children (WIC)For pregnant or breastfeeding women and children up to age 5
Holiday HelpChristmas Committee763-323-4982Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)Locations in Blaine and Brooklyn CenterBlaine: 763-783-9600Brooklyn Center: 763-566-9600Salvation ArmyRegistration can start as early as October.
Housing/HomelessnessAnoka County Heading HomeResources for people who are at-risk of losing their housing or who are homeless(From their website:)If you are currently receiving case management services, of any kind, start by contacting your County Case Manager.
If you are someone who is in need and doesn't have County Case Management, you may contact for:
Singles: Stepping Stone Emergency Housing 763-323-7006
Families: The Salvation Army - Coon Rapids 763-755-6873
Youth <21: YMCA - 763-493-3052
Again, this is for people who are at-risk of losing their housing or who are homeless. It is meant to support you in matching your housing needs with the appropriate resources. We may be unable to assist you in finding an immediate resource.Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)Food, clothing, transportation, financial helpLocations in Blaine and Brooklyn CenterBlaine: 763-783-9600Brooklyn Center: 763-566-9600The food shelf serves all of Anoka County and can be used once/month. Appointment required. They will help you identify if you qualify for additional benefits. Free clothing closet with MN ID - no appointment needed - at Brooklyn Center siteSome financial assistance for rent/mortgage available. Job referrals. School supplies by appointment in AugustHomeLine MNFree legal help for renters612-728-5767Metro Shelter HotlineProvides information on shelters for individuals, youth, and families888-234-1329Ain Dah YungEmergency shelter for youth ages 5-17651-227-4184Anoka-Hennepin Homeless Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE)Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc. (ACCAP)Home Ownership ProgramHome Rehabilitation (helps with necessary home repairs) 763-783-4721Foreclosure Prevention 763-783-4880Weatherization for Housing (assistance for improving energy efficiency) 763-783-47129574 Foley Blvd NW, Coon RapidsMain Number: 763-783-4747Anoka County Emergency AssistanceFinancial assistance for housing crisis763-422-7200Avenues for Homeless YouthEmergency shelter for youth ages 15-20612-522-1690Booth Brown HouseShelter (ages 18-21) and transitional housing program (ages 16-25) for youth651-251-3502 x110Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance ProgramFinancial assistance to resolve housing crisisSalvation Army: 763-755-6873Family PromiseProvides shelter to families experiencing homelessness763-568-7365Homeless Youth Services - Lutheran Social ServicesSafe House - Emergency shelter for youth ages 16-20: 651-644-3446See website for other programsHOPE 4 YouthHomeless youth outreach and drop-in center in Anoka, MN
763-323-2066Hope Street Emergency ShelterEmergency shelter for youth ages 16-20612-204-8211Housing LinkAffordable housing information and resources612-522-2500Judicare of Anoka County, Inc.Foreclosure and Eviction Prevention1201 89th Ave NE, Ste 310, Blaine763-783-4970Lutheran Social Services Housing ServicesTransitional housing, housing support services2400 Park Ave. Minneapolis
612-871-0354Sharing and Caring HandsTransitional Housing at Mary's Place612-338-4640The Bridge for YouthWalk-in Counseling and Crisis ShelterHotline 612-377-8800
LegalCentral MN Legal ServicesOffers free legal representation to low-income residents in civil cases612-332-8151Children's Law Center of MN651-644-4438Immigrant Law Center of MN651-641-1011Judicare of Anoka County, Inc.1201 89th Ave NE, Ste 310, Blaine763-783-4970
MediationHennepin County3300 County Rd. 10, Suite 212, Brooklyn Center763-561-0033Mediation Services for Anoka County2520 Coon Rapids Blvd, Suite 100, Coon Rapids763-422-8878
MedicalApplying for MN Health Care Programshttp://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_006294Instructions on how to apply for State Health Care programsBridge to BenefitsDetermine possible eligibility for public health care, child care, tax credits, food support, energy assistanceBrooklyn Center Health Resource CenterServing all children under age 18, some up to age 21Park Nicollet Doctors are on site Tuesdays 12-5 and Thursdays 1:30-5; walk-insCan provide physicals, immunizations, treatment for minor illnesses, hearing and vision screening, ADHD assessments, sexual health servicesOptical services available by appointment on one Friday per month 8-12:00, call 763-585-7361Children's Dental on site every Monday from 8:30-5: appointment needed, call 612-746-1530Mental Health services by appointment: call 763-450-3385Located at Brooklyn Center High School - separate entrance from the school6500 Humboldt Ave NorthBrooklyn Center, MN 55430763-450-3385MN Low Cost Health Care DirectoryNorth Metro PediatricsClinic for children and teens, services on a sliding scale fee with flexible payment plansPreventative care, developmental screening, social-emotional screeningBehavioral and ADHD assessments available, some therapy services availableSocial Work services for community resourcesDental on-site once/month - fourth Friday of the month10081 Dogwood St, Coon Rapids763-783-3722St. Mary's Health ClinicsFree health care to those with no insuranceCan help you apply for insurance coverage651-287-7777
Prescription AssistanceFree Medicine ProgramNeedy MedsPartnership for Prescription AssistanceRx AssistRx Connect Helpline800-333-2433
VisionNew Eyes: Glasses for Those in NeedVouchers for glasses for uninsured individualsOneSightLenscraftersSears OpticalSight for Students