A non-profit organization known as Three-Sixty (360) Communities (formerly Community Action Council, Inc.) will offer nutritious food and aid to families and individuals need of food assistance and the agency also works to counteract the root causes of hunger through both antipoverty and also asset building strategies. 952-985-5300
Health care for uninsured or underinsured
Those with no or poor health insurance can contact Neighborhood Involvement Program, Inc. This is a clinic that provides for the dental, medical, medications, and mental health needs of persons who either lack health insurance coverage, low income and those who are grossly underinsured. The clinic also provides a comprehensive array of health maintenance, health care and prevention services that address barriers and concerns that are encountered by families and persons who are otherwise vulnerable and at high risk. 612-374-3125
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. (phone 651-228-9823) provides low income programs, including Legal Assistance to Families in Crisis. This program provides legal aid to qualified individuals. Another program offered is the SMRLS Homelessness Intervention Project, which tries to help limit evictions and reduces homelessness through legal advocacy and advice to obtain and retain housing or income for housing.
The agency with arguably the most to offer low and moderate income families and individuals is the Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Inc. The agency can be reached at (952) 496-2125. Some of the assistance programs offered include the following:
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