Their stories, our community
Celebrating 30 Years of Helping Our Neighbors in Need!
Valley Outreach works to provide the most basic human needs of food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance for heat, housing, and other crucial needs, to eligible St. Croix Valley residents. We provide these services in a welcoming and non-judgmental manner that maintains our clients’ dignity. Our service delivery model in each of our three programs is specifically designed to demonstrate our focus on respect, support, empowerment, and providing hope to our clients as they move towards self-sufficiency.
In recent years, the increase in poverty levels in the suburbs has actually surpassed those in the cities. The elderly, the disabled, the family about to lose a home... these are our neighbors, and it is our privilege at Valley Outreach to partner with our community to provide relief, support and hope in times of need. Washington County is the third wealthiest county in Minnesota, and 49th wealthiest in the United States. Yet such statistics hide the sad reality that many people in our St. Croix Valley neighborhoods are either struggling or are unable to provide the basic necessities of food, clothing, heat and shelter for their families. Over the past few years, the need for Valley Outreach’s services has grown tremendously. Of those in need, almost 40% are children, and roughly 20% are elderly and/or have a mental or physical disability. For a variety of reasons, many of our neighbors - both young and old- find themselves in need of basic necessities.