Neighborhood Resources

Neighborhood Resources 


Mental, physical, social, emotional health care


Financial support

Crisis support

East Side Neighborhood Services

Offering a variety of programs and services. Each program targets a specific age group and each service focuses on specific needs of individuals and families. For general information about our programs and services, please contact our front desk at 612.787.4000.

~Friendship Center – Adult Day Program

·         Comprehensive Quality Care

  • Holistic approach to individualized care focusing on mind, body, spirit
  • Integrative programming includes the creative arts, nutrition, fitness and exercise, community activities and outings, games and discussion groups
  • Experience Certified Specialists
  • Transportation Available
·         Health and Nutrition

  • Licensed Dietitian
  • Nursing and Health Services
  • Guided Exercise
  • Therapeutic Swim
  • Support Groups
  • Support services and referrals

Friendship Center Licensed Adult Day Program welcomes adults and seniors to a community that offers a holistic approach to programmed activities that enables each individual to flourish. Our expert staff helps provide a safe and healing environment giving respite to loved ones and peace-of-mind to caregivers during day time hours.

Located across from the East Side Neighborhood Services:

  • 1717 Second St. NE,
  • Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Phone: (612) 781-2052
  • Fax: (612) 706-9448

~Senior Food Shelf

  • All low income seniors (age 55+) living in Hennepin County.
  • Provides 2-3 day supply of nutritious food monthly
  • Additional nutrition supplements periodically as the become available.
  • No cost to participants
  • Location:
    The Senior Food Shelf is located at 1801 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis
  • It is open Monday through Friday, 10:00a.m. to 2:45 p.m. For more information call (612) 788-9521

~Senior Transportation

Providing weekday transportation services to medical appointments, senior dining, schedules grocery shopping and recreational outings.

  • Handicap accessible vehicles
  • Serving seniors 60 years+ and/or persons with disabilities
  • Rider donation of $4.50 one way

For more information or reserve a ride, please call: (612) 787-4012.

Please make reservations at least two days in advance.

Little Kitchen Food Shelf

The Little Kitchen Food Shelf is a no-boundaries, no-restrictions food shelf serving Northeast Minneapolis and beyond. We serve all people. In addition, we stock dog and cat food to feed the companion animals of those in need.

Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 – 6th St NE, at the corner of 5th & 15th streets (in the former Holland school building).

Food Shelf Hours

  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am to Noon
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • PRE-REGISTRATION FOR NEW CLIENTS IS REQUIRED. Phone 612-788-2444, Mon-Thurs. 9am to 11am.  

No ID or proofs required; no restrictions by zip code.

Hennepin County Front Door

Hennepin County residents only

  • Health Care Assistance
  • Children and Adult Mental Health
  • Food Assistance
  • Veterans Services
  • Childcare Assistance and Youth Resources

Phone: 612-348-3000

Web Address:

This is the first call to make if you are interested in accessing county social services like: mental health case management, Minnesota health care programs, waivered in-home services, lists of ARMHS providers, lists of Adult Foster Care homes, information about emergency case management, homeless outreach services, basic needs, etc.

Hennepin County COPE

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to adult Hennepin County residents.
  • COPE professionals go where a person is,handle the immediate crisis, and provide a clinical assessment. COPE can also arrange an emergency evaluation for inpatient psychiatric services.
  • Telephone consultations are also available.
  • This service is available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Minneapolis, MN  – 612-596-1223

Web Address:

When a severe disturbance of mood or thinking threatens a person’s safety, you can call Hennepin County’s Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE).

Crisis Connection

Please note that your phone number cannot be blocked.

Phone: 612-379-6363 Toll Free: 866-379-6363 24 hour crisis hotline

Web Address:

Confidential, non-judgmental, free counseling and support.

Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC)

Walk-In hours

  • Diagnostic assessments and Psychiatry
  • Dual-diagnosis and chemical dependency
  • Medication and case management
  • Advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Oromo, Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, and Cambodian speakers available – sliding fee scale and MA accepted

Hennepin County Medical Center

  • Sliding fee scale clinical and dental services
  • Many staff members are bilingual

914 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612-545-900

Web Address:

A nationally recognized full-service medical center.

African American Family Services

  • Domestic abuse services
  • Outpatient services
  • Counseling for children and adults
  • Counseling for chemical dependency
  • Support groups

310 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-813-5034

Toll-Free: 800-557-2180

Web Address:

Huss Center for Recovery and Stark Mental Health Clinic

  • Dual diagnosis
  • Family education and support
  • Counseling
  • Living skills development
  • Health services

2120 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN


Web Address: Huss Center for Recovery

Web Address 2: Stark Mental Health Clinic

Using elements of the “harm reduction” model – rather than the Twelve Step approach – the Huss Center provides treatment for metro area residents who are diagnosed with chemical dependency. The center provides residential treatment, a day program, and aftercare. The clinic offers psychiatric, nursing, and counseling services.

Hennepin County Human Services

  • Monthly cash grants for food support and medical assistance
  • Provide cash assistance for the elderly, disabled, homeless, and mentally ill.
  • Interpreters are available

300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487

General: 612.596.1300

Web Address:

Spanish-speaking staff available

Minnesota Community Action Partnership

Interest free loans to families for:

  • Car payments
  • Medical or dental care
  • Major household appliances, child care, and other non-essential financial obligations
  • Some staff members are bilingual

General: 651-645-7425

Web Address:

Minnesota’s 28 Community Action Agencies and 11 Tribal Government serve all 87 counties by constantly changing to provide fast, flexible, local solutions for the increasingly diverse mix of Minnesotans experiencing poverty

Pillsbury United Communities Waite House

Provides loans to low-income families for:

  • Low-income tuition loans
  • Low-income car payments
  • Child care
  • Mortgages
  • Most staff members are bilingual

2529 13th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

General: 612.721.1681

Web Address:

Spanish-speaking staff available

Volunteers of America Senior Mental Health Program

In-home services are available to eligible clients within the home-service area who have medical conditions or mobility issues that prevent them from coming to an office location

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management for program clients at Park Elder Center
  • Community Health Education

5905 Golden Valley Road
Ste 100
Golden Valley, MN 55439

Phone: 763-225-4054

Web Address: Volunteers of America Senor Mental Health Program

Age-specific, mental health therapy services for individuals 55 and over.

Volunteers of America – Mental Health Clinic
5905 Golden Valley Road, Ste 100
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Coon Rapids Senior Center
11155 Robinson Dr
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Park Elder Center
1505 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Keystone Community Services
2000 St. Anthony Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

MN Department of Human Rights

This agency oversees Minnesota’s civil rights laws and enforces them.

  • If you feel you have been discriminated against due to your membership in a protected class (race, gender, disability status, etc), you can file a complaint with this agency.
  • Make sure when you file your complaint that you have assembled as much details about the discriminatory incident as possible (names, witnesses, times, dates, exact quotes).

Local #: 651-539-1100 Toll free #: 800-657-3704

Web Address:

Ombudsman for State Managed Care Health Programs

The Ombudsman can help you: identify issues and possible solutions, know your rights, investigate complaints, negotiate with your health plan to help you get the care you need, resolve billing issues, explain how to file a grievance, appeal or state fair hearing, and help you navigate the health care system.

PO Box 64249
St. Paul, MN 55164-0249

Phone: 651-431-2660 or 800-657-3729

Web Address:

The Ombudsman is available for people on MinnesotaCare or MA who get their coverage through a health plan, or the authorized representative of a person enrolled in a health plan.

This service is available at no cost.

Center for Africans Now in America, Inc.

Screening and diagnosis

  • Out-patient clinical based services
  • Long-term health care services
  • Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, French, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Somali, Hmong, Persiah, and Spanish-speaking staff available
  • Sliding fee accepted

Crystal, MN 55429


Web Address:

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota

Advocacy and assistance for Somali population

  • Employment assistance
  • Housing and immigration assistance

Brian Coyle Center
420 15th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

612-338-5282 Waite House Location: 2323 13th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404

Web Address:

Hennepin County Medical Center/International Medicine Clinic

Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, Cambodian, Bosnian, Arabic, and other languages available upon request

  • Hennepin County residents

701 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Web Address:

Hennepin County Multicultural Services

  • Interpreters are available

330 South 12th Street Century Plaza Building
Suite 3700
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 952-920-0855

Web Address: HCMS

Provides information, advocacy, and education regarding navigation of the social services system and finding appropriate resources.

Migrant Legal Services

Free legal services for current migrant farm workers including:

  • Contract and wage disputes
  • Public assistance
  • Immigration
  • Landlord and tenant problems

700 Minnesota Building
St. Paul, MN 55101

General: 651.291.2837 Contact: Patricia Perez, Jennifer Stol, Anna-Maria Perez

Web Address:

Neighborhood Justice Center

  • Criminal defense for low-income and minority residents

500 Laurel Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

General: 651.222.4703 Contact: Carolina Llamas

Web Address:

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

St. Paul: 651-227-5502 Minneapolis: 952-922-0880 Northeast Intergroup: 763-781-5102

Web Address: Minneapolis AA Website

Web Address 2: St. Paul AA Website


Minneapolis Phone: 952-920-3961 St. Paul: 651-771-2208

Web Address:

Alzheimer’s Association Minnesosta-North Dakota

  • Support groups for people with dementia
  • Support groups for caregivers

7900 West 78th Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Toll free: 1.800.272.3900

Web Address:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Phone: 240-485-1001

Web Address:

Caregiver Support Group

One Thursday per month (dates change), 10:00am – 11:30 am. Call for the next meeting date.

Courage Center
Meditation Room (First Floor)
Golden Valley, MN

Contact: Chaplain David Bergstrom, 763-520-0475

Email Address:

A group for caregivers and family members If you are a caregiver or family member of a loved one who has a chronic illness or disability, it is vital that you also remember to take care of yourself. Come join others who share common experiences as caregivers or family members. Find emotional support in knowing that you’re not alone!

Cooperative Adult Ministry Depression Support Group

  • Transportation for grocery shopping
  • Life enrichment (social activity) program
  • Bus tours
  • Health ministry

Phone: 612-721-5786

Grocery shopping is for people with disabilities or who are 60 years or older who live in south Minneapolis between 35w, the Mississippi river, Franklin Avenue and Hwy 62 Crosstown.

Emily Program Friends and Family Support Groups

  • No need to register. Drop-ins are welcome.
  • Free and open to the public
  • For friends and family members of individuals living with an eating disorder


Web Address: Emily Program Support for Friends and Family

In St. Paul:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Emily Program, 2265 Como Ave

In St. Louis Park
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Emily Program, 5354 Parkdale Dr, 2nd Floor

Web Address:

Gam Anon (Families, friends and loved ones of a gambler)

Toll-Free: (888) HELP1MN (435-7166)

Web Address:

Gamblers Anonymous

Minnesota Phone #: 855-222-5542

Web Address:

Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota (LDS of Minnesota)

  • Weekly support groups for adults with ADHD, monthly support groups for parents
  • Learning disability assessments
  • Tutoring, general coaching and counseling with a social worker

Phone #: 952-582-6000

Email Address:

Web Address:

Neighborhood Involvement Program

Accepts insurance. Also has a sliding fee scale.

  • 24 hour crisis line
  • Support groups
  • Counseling for adults, children, and adolescents
  • Dental services
  • Rape and sexual abuse support programs

2431 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Phone: 612-374-4601 24 Hour Help Line: 612-825-4357

Web Address:

Nicotine Anonymous

Phone: 952-404-1488

Web Address:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group

University Baptist Church
1219 University Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Eric, 612-331-4477 Theresa, 612-770-2885

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 2 – 3:30 pm.

OCD Support Group for Young Adults

  • Peer led support group for young adults living with OCD

Family Means Center
1875 Northwestern Ave S
Stillwater, MN 55082

Contact Melissa at 763-843-5218 Meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Open Door Outreach, Inc.

Phone: 651-645-2948 or 612-377-2467

Web Address:

Anxiety, phobias, panic disorder. A service of NAMI-MN.

Overeaters Anonymous

Phone: 612-377-1600

Postpartum Depression Support Group

Phone: 612-863-4770

Web Address:

Rape / Sexual Abuse Center

  • Counseling
  • Domestic violence services
  • Support groups
  • Medical & dental services
  • Rape and sexual abuse services

Crisis Line: 612-825-4357 Office Phone: 612-374-9077

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SA\VE (Suicide Awareness\Voices of Ed)

  • Bereavement support
  • Information on suicide prevention

8120 Penn Avenue S
Suite 470
Bloomington, MN 55431

Phone: 952-946-7998

Web Address:

Work Addicts Anonymous

Phone: 952-985-1368