Livability & Safety
We desire a safe and livable neighborhood. Knowing your neighbors and supporting local businesses can help. We also believe more City, County, and State resources are needed to support communities disproportionately affected by crime.
You're Already Connected
Check out a few resources available to help folks in our community right now. Don’t see a resource to fit what you’re looking for? Contact us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to connect you with one!
City of Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis offers a down payment assistance program with up to $10,000 for homebuyers purchasing in the City of Minneapolis. The loan has 0% interest and no payments for 30 years.
Homeownership is one key way to build wealth. To apply for the Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis program, contact one of the program administrators:
NeighborWorks Home Partners.
Twin Cities Metro
Provides access to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program.
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)
Offers networking, advocacy, loans and technical assistance to small businesses.
38th Street United
Dedicated to securing and deploying resources that support the people and places along, and near, the 38th Street corridor through a cultural, historical, and present day lens.
Second Harvest Heartland
Get help applying for SNAP food assistance, and find your local food shelf through their map: www.hungersolutions.org/find-help/
Online contact form here
Sanctuary Supply Depot
The Supply Depot is accepting donations of food and supplies; they coordinate with mutual aid organizers and encampment support folks. To access mutual aid resources, visit tcmap.org
Distribute pre-packed bags of groceries as well as bulk produce at Bethany Community Church, Walker Church, Park Avenue Church, and Indigenous Roots in St. Paul on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ccheck the schedule for these events on their facebook page.
Southside Harm Reduction
SSHR works within a harm reduction framework for those who use substances, delivering supplies to those who use; street outreach at encampments; and skill-sharing around harm reduction practices
Text: (612) 615-9725
Individual, couple, family, and group therapy for diverse communities in the Twin Cities
Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC)
Community clinic that welcomes patients of every age, race, color, ethnicity and language to help locate resources for food, shelter, health care, and prescription refills.
Free legal advice for Minnesota tenants, through the tenant hotline: 612-728-5767. Limited tenant organizing services.
Tenant Resource Center
A coordinated effort to connect tenants who are at risk of eviction with various resources including: legal, mediation, housing, shelters, emergency assistance, and workforce
MN Energy Assistance
Income-qualifying Minnesotans can apply for assistance for electric, heat, and water payments through one application. Apply through your county's Community Action Partnership.
Offers low to no interest loans for housing repairs, first time homebuyers and more.
Legal Rights Center
Nonprofit law firm offering adult criminal and juvenile delinquency defense to low-income households, restorative justice, and youth advocacy
Conflict Resolution Center
Low-cost mediation services and conflict resolution training for individuals and organizations
Provides behavioral health, chemical health, and domestic violence services to people experiencing homelessness, chemical addiction, or violence
Online contact form: www.missionsinc.org/contact/
24-hour hotline: 763.559.4945
Emerge provides workforce development, job placement, and professional training services.
Cultural Wellness Center
This group fosters the power of citizens to heal themselves and build community. Through work with individuals, communities, families, academic institutions, government agencies, philanthropists, and other non-profit organizations, they build a body of knowledge and web of relationships that support community engagement, intercultural communication, and personal responsibility.
Offers classes, consulting and loans to support small business owners who are women.
Lake Street Council
A variety of resources and programs to support to businesses and nonprofits along Lake Street
Prepare & Prosper
Free tax preparation and financial services for low- to moderate-income households
Twin Cities Mutual Aid Project
A map that tracks donation requests and available mutual aid resources in the Twin Cities
C-Spot Neighborhood Pantry (Corcoran)
The food shelf is open from 12 to 4pm, Monday through Thursday at 3451 Cedar Ave S. Call before visiting to make sure there is food available.
Fare For All
Fare For All is a pop-up grocery store. We sell packs of fresh produce and frozen meat at up to 40% off of retail prices.
Never Use Alone
If you are using substances by yourself, you can call the “Never Use Alone” hotline. They'll stay on the line with you while you use, and send emergency services if you are unresponsive.
The Family Partnership
Mental health therapy, early childhood education, family home visiting and advocacy services, for all individuals and families seeking services.
Online contact form: www.thefamilypartnership.org/contact/
Walk-In Counseling Center
Free, anonymous therapy during walk-in clinic hours; appointments held remotely over Zoom
Helps uninsured individuals and families access affordable coverage and care.
Provides an emergency rental assistance program for Minneapolis renters who are not eligible for county rental assistance.
Zacah's Rental Assistance program offers rental assistance to those who do not qualify through their county provider.
Hearts & Hammers
Hearts & Hammers assists low-income homeowners struggling with deteriorating home exteriors. Often these neighbors face the reality of losing the place they love. They provide free exterior restorations to keep that from happening.
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Free civil legal aid for seniors, low-income individuals, or individuals with disabilities
Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN)
A nonprofit that connects low-income Minnesotans to free legal support and representation from pro-bono lawyers
Online intake form: www.vlnmn.org/intake
My Very Own Bed
Provides new twin beds and accessories to kids ages 2-17 throughout the Metro, at low cost. Referral required to be connected to services. PPNA can refer you! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REP Emergency Hotline
Call REP's secure emergency hotline (952-737-3730) for a non-police emergency response. NOTE: As of 3/2022 they are focusing on non-violent emergencies ONLY.
Hired prepares people for employment, through one-on-one employment coaching, career training, and connection to business resources and financial assistance.