Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
Services: Helping families, in all life stages, gain financial stability and maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity.
Address: 7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Contact Information: Phone (763) 566-9600 Fax (763) 566-9604
Hours: Mon- Friday 8 am -4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8 am - 7 p.m.
The following services can be found at CEAP:
Food Support: CEAP provides food to individuals and families in crisis at both our Brooklyn Center and Blaine locations. We serve the areas of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Champlin (east of Hwy 169), Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Lino Lakes.
Meals on Wheels: CEAP’s Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals to home-bound elderly and disabled individuals in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Camden neighborhood of Minneapolis. If you live in this service area and would like to enroll, please call our Meals on Wheels Coordinator at 763-450-3678 for more information.
Anoka County Transportation Solutions: Transportation Solutions is program provides grants for car repair, insurance and licensing to families making the transition to work.
We provide Car Repair, Insurance & Licensing Grants:
- Grants up to $650 are available and do not need to be paid back.
- All grants must be be pre-approved. There are no reimbursements.
- Live in Anoka County.
- Be currently enrolled in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), or have recently exited MFIP/DWP (up to 6 months) due to over income.
- Have a valid Minnesota’s driver’s license.
- Name listed as owner on vehicle’s title.
- Proof of insurance.
These are only the general eligibility requirements for this program. You will need to provide a completed application and additional verification before eligibility can be determined. For more information, and an application, please call 763-324-2318.
Youth Food Shelf: Welcomes children ages 12 to 21. The No Hassles Youth Food Shelf is a program of CEAP. It is staffed by YMCA Street Works. This partnership affords youth not only a unique, no-questions-asked place to get food, but a safe place to get additional resources and socialize.
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC)
Services Offered: Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAP-HC) is a community action agency working in all of Hennepin County to improve the lives of low-income people. We offer services to individuals through outreach, energy and tax assistance programs, homeownership, renter and Homeless services, Food support, employment counseling,MNsure applications, legal services, financial counseling and transportation programs.
Address: 8800 Highway 7, Suite 401, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
Contact information: Phone 952-933-9639
Qualifications: Must be a Hennepin county resident.
Special Instructions: Call CAP-HC numbers below for information and criteria for services.
Energy Assistance Intake: (952) 930-3541
Renter Assistance: (952) 697-1320
Homeless: (952) 697-1320 or (952) 697-1368
Food Support: (952) 697-1354
Tax Assistance: (952) 697-1414
Legal Clinic Services: (952) 697-1308
MNsure Assistance: (952) 697-1367
Services: Community Corner will assist any family living in the northwest suburbs with basic needs including: rental and renter’s training, food, Family Support Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), School Readiness Classes, Empow-her Women's Groups/English & Spanish, Monthly Family Nights, Adult Basic Education (ABE), English Language Learner (ELL), and General Education Development (GED) classes. Also access to computers, fax machine, and copier for job search, school, medical or county business.
Address: 1500 69th Avenue North, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Contact information: Call Kelly at: (763) 561-2481
Process: There are no specific criteria to access services.
Salvation Army Social Services--Northbrook Corps
Address: 10011 Noble Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Contact information: (763) 425-0517 x105
Process: Serves Brooklyn Park and 18 surrounding suburbs.For all services, clients must provide: a piece of mail to verify address; picture ID for each adult; some type of ID for each child (social security card, medical card, school ID, birth certificate, library card, etc.)
Other information: Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended to call ahead to make sure that staff are available. Some intakes can be done over the phone, so please call to inquire. The services listed below are dependent upon funding, and not always available.
Local programs and services include:
- Food support referrals
- Rent assistance referrals
- Emergency services
- Clothing referrals
- Hygiene items
- Transportation assistance
- Utility assistance
- Housing assistance
- Employment assistance
- Pathway of Hope for families
- Nursing home visitation
- Seasonal assistance
- Summer day camp (June – August)
- Children and youth ministries
- Men’s and women’s ministries
- Fire and natural disaster assistance