Hennepin County, MN Assistance Programs

Hennepin County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Hennepin County.

St. Stephen's Human Services

2211 Clinton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN - 55404
 St. Stephen's operates a 43 bed men's shelter and offers housing, employment, advocacy, outreach, and recovery services to those who are homeless or living in extreme poverty. They aim to end homelessness. ..

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Our Saviour's Housing

2219 Chicago Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN - 55404
Our Saviour's Housing (OSH) oversees two major programs designed to help homeless people. The emergency shelter program offers a 30-day stay in a dormitory, hot meals, weekly medical assistance, and case managers who provide guidance and advice on housing, employment, and personal issues. The shelter accommodates 40 people. The Transitional Housing Program assists men and women and families transitioning from homelessness to independent living in three separate housing units. Participants in this program also benefit from case management support, can live in the residence for up to one year, and pay rent during their stay. For over twenty years, OSH has worked with hundreds of supporters, helping and supporting people in need. Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. ..

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Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center

1015 N 4th Ave
Minneapolis, MN - 55405
The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center serves as a hub of activity for area senior residents. The center is 69,597 square feet and is a fully accessible senior health and wellness center. A wide variety of senior services and recreational opportunities are provided. We are open to all seniors and residents outside of the Minneapolis community. Minneapolis Public Housing Authoritys primary objective is to serve participants 40 and above. This unique initiative brings together distinguished partners in one convenient space. NorthPoint Health and Wellness provides clinic services; and the YMCA of The Greater Twin Cities offers exercise classes tailored to older adults; Odom Health and Wellness provides Physical Therapy, Warm Water Aquatic Therapy, and Occupational Therapy services inside the facility; Augustana Cares Learning Lab;Grace Home Health & Hospice; Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Services offer activities designed to support individual identity and build connections...

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Hennepin County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Hennepin County.

Sharing & Caring Hands

525 N 7th St
Minneapolis, MN - 55405
(612) 338-4640
The following services are offered, but depend upon availability and individual determination. Hours: Monday Thursday 10:30AM 11:30AM or 1:30PM 2:30PM. Eye glass voucher for exams and/or glasses for uninsured or under-insured Shoes Vouchers to get State Identification/Birth Certificate Vouchers for place to stay for homeless men Bus Token Bus Card for those with proof of recent hire in permanent position We offer many other services that are provided based on an individuals situation and available funds. Shelter We have apartments for homeless families with two or more children that are minors. If you're in need of shelter, bring your entire family to Sharing & Caring Hands (525 N. 7th St.) Monday Thursday at 10:30AM or 1:30PM. Please note that requests for shelter are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted. Meals Hot meals are served at our Day Services Center Monday Thursday at 10:30AM, 12PM, & 3PM; Saturday and Sunday at 9:30AM & 11AM; no meals served on Fridays. All are welcome to join us for these meals. Food Bags of food are given to families with children and individuals: Monday Thursday 10:30AM - 11:30AM or 1:30PM 3:00PM. Dental Dental services are available on a first-come, first-serve basis whenever a dentist is available. We provide extractions and fillings only. Please call our main number 612-338-4640 to check for dates and times to come. Dental clinic is located downstairs at our Day Services center. All services are free of charge and services are provided for those who have little to no dental coverage. Beds Beds can be ordered for those who have recently moved into an apartment/home (within the last 30 days). Beds are placed on a first-come, first-serve basis in person on Monday mornings starting at 10:30AM and end when we have an order of 50 beds. We deliver to Minneapolis and some connecting suburbs. We do not deliver to some areas of St. Paul and other metro locations. We are still able to order beds for clients n..

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People Serving People

917 5th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN - 55404
People Serving People is a homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis providing lodging, meals, and services to as many as 400 children and family members each day. ..

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Osseo Senior Center

415 Central Avenue
Osseo, MN - 55369
Osseo area seniors meet in the Community Center, located at City Hall, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from about 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Senior Center hosts a wide range of activities, including playing cards, games and bingo, potluck meals, snacks, and blood pressure checks...

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Hopkins Activity Center

33 14th Ave N
Hopkins, MN - 55343
The Hopkins Activity Center is a community facility with a gym, kitchen and meeting rooms used by residents for active or passive, large or small activities. The Activity Center's mission is to provide pathways to "Experience the Upside of Aging." It is a gathering place for mature adults to participate in recreational, social, educational, fitness and volunteer activities...

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Hennepin County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Hennepin County.

The Gillespie Center

2590 Commerce Blvd
Mound, MN - 55364
The Gillespie Center is an organization that partners with Senior Community Services in providing activities and services for senior and other citizens of the Westonka community. It also conducts many excellent events that the entire community enjoys. The Center is located in a beautiful building sitting adjacent to a wetland overlooking Lake Minnetonka in the city of Mound. The Centers facility was built and is maintained and operated by the generosity of citizens and organizations of the community. The Center was first opened in 2001. The Gillespie Center is continuing to develop an endowment fund. Gifts to this fund may be current, pledged, or planned gifts including: cash real estate stocks memorials trusts insurance benefits. The principal from this Endowment Fund will continue to grow, in perpetuity to help fund the Gillespie Center programs and services for many years to come. The interest, each year, will be used to meet current program and service needs. The Gillespie Center Endowment provides assurance that your wishes are respected so your gifts can have a permanent impact on the welfare of present and future senior citizens...

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Hennepin County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Hennepin County.

St. Louis Park Senior Program

6715 Minnetonka Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN - 55426
The St. Louis Park Senior Program, based at Lenox Community Center, is operated through a partnership between the City of St. Louis Park and St. Louis Park Community Education. It is open to anyone 55 years or older...

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Southshore Center

5735 Country Club Road
Shorewood, MN - 55331
Southshore Community Center provides a place for area residents to meet, learn and be active. The vitality of the center continues to expand. The community center offers a way for residents of all ages to have the opportunity for affordable community fun, fitness, educational programs and more. The Southshore Center was purchased in 2017 by the city of Shorewood and will be excusively owned and run by the city...

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Rogers Senior Center

12913 Main Street
Rogers, MN - 55374
Our Mission is to provide activities, education, programs and services for mature citizens which will support independence and quality of life...

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Richfield Older Adult Programs

7000 Nicollet Avenue
Richfield, MN - 55423
Richfield Recreation offers a wide array of activities for older adults. Programs include day trips, exercise classes, computer classes, an open computer lab, continuing education classes, health screenings, tax and insurance help, drop-in bridge, 500, darts, cribbage, and other games, and much more...

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Plymouth Seniors Program

14800 34th Ave.
Plymouth, MN - 55447
People ages 55 and older never have a reason to be bored with the extensive offerings of the Plymouth Senior Program. Trips, clubs, education classes, fitness and arts/crafts are just a few of the courses offered in the Parks & Recreation Guide. These offerings can also be found in the Senior Grapevine, a newsletter highlighting senior programs, which is published bi-monthly. The Plymouth Creek Center serves as the main hub for senior programs and activities. Plymouth offers a variety of transportation services for seniors in the community. These provide convenient access to all events and opportunities offered...

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Minnetonka Senior Services

14600 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN - 55345
Minnetonka Senior Services offers a variety of senior services and recreational opportunities, such as interest groups, fitness, art education and history classes, special events, presentations, monthly parties and more...

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Maple Grove Senior Center

12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN - 55369
Located inside the Community Center, the Senior Center offers many programs and classes designed to meet the desires of an active older population. The Senior Center offers a wide range of social opportunities for all interests...

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Hear Now

6700 Washington Ave South
Eden Prairie, MN - 55344
Provides free or low cost hearing aids to deaf and hard of hearing persons with limited financial resources who permanently reside within the United States. Hear Now also collects hearing aids for recycling purposes...

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Golden Valley's 55+ Adult Center

200 Brookview Parkway
Golden Valley, MN - 55426
The 55+ Adult Center is located in the Valley Room at Brookview. Join scheduled activities, wait for the bus for trips, and volunteer for programs. You may also register for events, trips, and other activities in the 55+ Adult Program Office...

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Edina Senior Center

5280 Grandview Square
Edina, MN - 55436
The Edina Senior Center provides recreational, educational, health and wellness, trips, special events and ongoing activities for those 55 and older. The Center offers something for everyone! Join over 1,000 members to keep engaged and active while we age. Our Center offers a place of community, learning, socialization and engagement. The Edina Senior Center is where the good times begin!..

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Eden Prairie Senior Center

8950 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, MN - 55347
The Eden Prairie Senior Center is a hub of activity for adults and seniors of all ages. Join us for monthly and weekly activities, classes and programs, special events, trips and tours, health and wellness classes, and so much more!..

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Dayton Activity Center

18461 Dayton Street
Dayton, MN - 55327

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Crystal Friendship Center

4800 Douglas Drive North
Crystal, MN - 55429
The Crystal Community Center Friendship Center welcomes the 55+ population. It is dedicated to helping them live a purposeful life. The center offers a rich variety of programming opportunities to help the 55+ population pursue their interests, cultivate friendships and meet your educational desires that include many diverse and inclusive special events and multi-faceted programming. We offer a large gathering room complete with a book and puzzle library for your intellectual stimulation, an attached billiards room, and additional space of all sizes for special events. Beyond the walls of the Community Center, explore the abundant city parks and inter-organizational partnerships for outdoor enthusiasts. Let us enhance your quality of life with a warm and welcoming atmosphere full of others, like you, looking for a way to give your life meaning after retirement...

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Creekside Community Center - Programs for Ages 50+

9801 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN - 55431
Designed to keep ages 50+ and all adults with a disability actively engaged in the community, these programs serve those seeking opportunity to become involved and stay connected. Bloomington offers a unique opportunity for those who are 50+ participants and want to be involved and leaders in the planning, developing and implementing of activities and programs...

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Brooklyn Park Activity Center

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN - 55443
They offer many programs and classes designed to meet the needs of todays active 50+ community. ..

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Hennepin County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.