Last updated: May 1, 2020
We’re still providing client support via phone while our building remains closed. If you need help call our main line 651-430-2739, leave your name, number and a brief message. A member of our team will follow-up as soon as they can.
We usually have a number of helpful resources available in our lobby. We’ve got a list of some partner resources available online now. We’ll continue to update the list as we learn of new useful information. This isn’t a complete list of all available resources, just a summary. Please call if you need additional assistance. We are here to help.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – A government program that can help cover the cost of food. Get help applying from Second Harvest Heartland at 651-209-7963 or call toll-free 1-844-764-5513.
Minnesota Food Helpline – Call 1-888-711-1151 to get help finding free food resources. Over-the-phone interpreters are available. This is a program of the nonprofit, Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
Emergency Food Pack Delivery – Call 651-430-6688 if you need food because you are unable to make it to a food shelf during their drive-up service hours. You may also register online. Washington County, local food shelves (including Valley Outreach), and Transit Link are partnering to deliver emergency food packs.
Free Meals for Kids App – It lists schools and other sites across Minnesota that serve free meals. The listing will be updated daily. Available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. This is a program of the nonprofit, Hunger Impact Partners.
Free Grocery and Goods Delivery – Metro Mobility is offering free grocery and goods delivery to their certified customers and existing Transit Link customers. Customers can order groceries and household essentials online with local pick up. Metro Mobility will pick your order up and deliver it.
U.S. Census – Fill out the U.S. Census for your household. The census survey can be taken online and is available in multiple languages. Learn more on the U.S. Census website.
Voter Registration – Get help registering to vote. Call the staff at Valley Outreach
651-430-2739. You may also go to the nonprofit website vote.org to learn more.
Portico Health – Get help accessing affordable insurance coverage and care with help from the nonprofit, Portico Healthnet. To schedule a phone appointment, or for any other questions, please call 651-489-2273.
Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Ramsey & Washington Counties – Get help paying your energy bills through the CAP Energy Assistance program. The deadline to apply has been extended to July 1, 2020. Applications are available on their website, by phone at
651-645-6470 and via email at [email protected]
CareerForce – Find places in Minnesota that are currently hiring, online resources for job placement and updates on unemployment insurance on the Career Force website.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services – Get free legal help in a full range of civil matters from highly experienced and diverse staff is dedicated to helping people preserve and maintain life essentials—income, health, safety, and shelter.
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Violence Free Minnesota – Help is available to people experiencing domestic violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-866-223-1111 or Text 612-399-9995.
Community Thread Connector Loop Bus Service – Rides are available every Monday from 10 am – 3 pm with the following changes. Only one rider is allowed at a time. Riders will be taken to their destination and the driver will set a return time. All riders are asked to schedule a ride in advance. Please call 651-455-1560 between 7:30am – 4pm Monday thru Friday. Some stops have changed. Please see the new schedule at https://bit.ly/3dgjhYG.