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180 Degrees

180 Degrees provides programs and support services along a continuum of care from prevention to intervention, transition, connection, and integration.

We achieve our mission through a comprehensive set of services & supports along the continuum of care:

  • Mental Health Therapeutic Services
  • Chemical Health Services
  • Case Management
  • Family Services
  • Transitions Support
  • Youth Intervention & Enrichment
  • Temporary Shelter & Residential Programs
  • Vocational Support and Opportunities
  • Mentoring, Tutoring, Skill Building
  • Re-Entry Services

Location

236 Clifton Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403


American Indian OIC

To empower American Indians who wish to pursue career opportunities, we  provide individualized education, training, and human services in a culturally rich environment.

The goal of the American Indian OIC is to not only help people in poverty who are unemployed but to assist and service individuals seeking advancement on their current job, and provide an educational foundation that secures employment in positions that have opportunities for professional and financial growth. The organization achieves this by educating people from all academic levels and moving them forward to a more stable and thriving future.

Phone

(612) 341-3358

Email

info@aioic.org

Website

http://aioic.org/

Location

1845 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404


Avivo

At Avivo, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well.

Avivo provides a full spectrum of chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. Our paired services lay a foundation of health, and social and economic wellness, that transforms lives.

Serving Minnesota since 1960, we specialize in helping individuals and their families who face complex barriers to success – poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical addiction or mental health concerns. Avivo helps nearly 15,000 people each year achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement.

 

Location

1900 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404


Blue Earth & Steele County Employment Services

MRCI’s County Employment Services provides numerous employment services for recipients of:

Minnesota’s Family Investment Program (MFIP)

  • The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) provides temporary assistance to low-income families with one or more children.
  • The program helps families by expecting, supporting and rewarding work.
  • MFIP expects parents who receive cash and food benefits to look for work, attend classes or be working.

Diversionary Work Program (DWP)

  • The Diversionary Work Program (DWP) is designed to meet specific crisis situations and help families move immediately to employment rather than go on welfare.
  • Families participate in the program for only four consecutive months.
  • DWP is a Short-term, non-welfare program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) Employment and Training Services

  • Objective of the SNAP Employment and Training program is to help individuals receiving only food support transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency by preparing for and obtaining paid employment.

Location

421 E Hickory Suite 400 Mankato, MN 560011


Breaking Free

What if there was a different, better way to live? 

There is.

Do you need a place to stay?

Do you need food? Hygiene supplies? Job skills training?

Do you just need someone confidential to talk to – someone who understands?

Breaking Free is here and we can help you.

Call (651) 645-6557 to schedule your intake.

Parents of Victims

If  you have a loved one that is or has been a victim of sex-trafficking or  prostitution and you have questions or want someone to talk to in this  very real hardship; we have people who have lived through this and  understand the complexities and difficulties. Give us a call and set up a  time for a conversation. We believe in the power of community and  helping one another so that no one has to feel alone. 

Call (1-800-294-7116) 

Phone

(651) 645-6557

Website

https://breakingfree.net/

Location

770 University Avenue W St. Paul, MN 55104


Bridge to Benefits – Children’s Defense Fund

Bridge to Benefits is a project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you.

It’s easy, confidential and free!  Start

NOTE: This screening tool does not determine eligibility. It is only a guideline. After using this screening tool, you must apply to each program to be sure your are eligible.

Location

555 Park Street, Suite 410 St. Paul, MN 55103


Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Children and Families:
At St. Joseph’s Home for Children and Northside Child Development Center we work with children and their families to provide a good start in life through a nurturing environment, comfort in crisis, and mental health counseling for bright, strong futures.

New Americans:
Catholic Charities helps refugees work towards independence by reuniting families and providing assistance as they settle.

Older Adults and People With Disabilities:
We serve older adults and people with disabilities, helping them live independently in their homes and connecting homeless elders to housing.

People Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness:
At places like the Dorothy Day Center, Higher Ground, Family Service Center and the Opportunity Center we provide meals, shelter and opportunities to find jobs, secure a stable home and medical care for those who need it.

Location

1200 2nd Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55403


Cedar Valley Services

Since 1960, Cedar Valley Services Inc. has been helping communities in the Minnesota area to get back on their feet by providing vocational rehabilitation services. Our dedicated group of individuals also provide services for individuals with disabilities.

 If you require help in starting work, we’ll assess your potential and place you in a competitive working environment that helps you grow and stabilize financially.

Employment in a wide variety of sectors

Cedar Valley Services Inc. has been helping communities in the Minnesota area by providing employment opportunities for a few prime products. We also help individuals with disabilities using our contracts with commerce and industry for a variety services in facilities owned by us as well as customers.

Once you reach out to us, we’ll assess your potential and place you in a competitive working environment that helps you grow and stabilize financially.

Services available for individuals with disability

Are you struggling to find the right job because of a disability? You are not alone anymore. Our friendly and dedicated team will help you assess your potential and then help you choose the right program. This will help you become equipped to take up work in any service or sector successfully and help you stabilize your life.

If you or someone you know is struggling with disability and trying to find work, you can use our referral form and give us the details so that we can reach out immediately.

Location

2111 4th St NW Austin, MN 55912


Central MN Jobs & Training Services

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS) is a nonprofit employment and training agency and a partner in the Minnesota WorkForce Center System. Our mission is to match job seekers, youth, businesses, and those seeking training with the resources available to them. CMJTS is a partner of Workforce Service Area 5 which serves 11 counties in Central Minnesota, including Meeker, McLeod, Renville, Kandiyohi, Kanabec, Wright, Sherburne, Mille Lacs, Isanti, Chisago, and Pine Counties.


CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unitas En Servico)

A linguistically and culturally relevant resource and service nonprofit organization by Latinos for Latinos. Our programs and services connect individuals and families to resources, skills, institutions, and systems and create an environment for people to be engaged and empowered.

 

Location

720 E. Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407


Community Action Center of Northfield

At the Community Action Center, our mission is to meet our neighbors’ most basic needs. Each person’s needs are unique – some need food, while others seek housing or help finding a job.

Our core programming and resources serve to promote a healthy, caring and just community.

Location

1651 Jefferson Parkway Suite HS-200 Northfield, MN 55057


Damascus Way

Damascus Way is a halfway house program serving men with criminal histories. Assistance in finding employment, permanent housing, and a support community is offered. But more than that, we provide opportunities for our residents to consider the deeper issues of their lives. Those who come to Damascus Way are here because they have lost their freedom. The misuse of freedom results in being locked up in addictions, destructive behaviors, and ultimately, behind iron bars.

The Minneapolis facility, located in Golden Valley, has 18 beds.  Men involved with the Minnesota Department of Corrections on Supervised Release, Intensive Supervised Release, and Work Release are all eligible for referrals along with those who have a criminal past.  We also accept those who are seeking a sober living environment.  Features include:

  • Near the bus line, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis
  • Weekly meetings and coaching sessions
  • Assistance in Job and Housing search
  • Private yard with woods and recreation
  • 2 Community Rooms/Lounges
  • Hot meals served every day
  • Washer, Dryer

The Rochester program, serving the Tri-County area of Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted and all of southeastern MN, has 55 beds in two locations.  Men involved with the Minnesota Department of Corrections on Work Release and DFO Community Corrections referrals are all eligible along with those who have a criminal past.  We also accept those who are seeking a sober living environment.  Features include:

  • Apartment style living in two-bedroom units
  • Private Kitchens/Bathrooms/Showers
  • Weekly meetings and coaching sessions
  • Assistance in Job and Housing search
  • Near the bus line, just minutes from downtown Rochester
  • Game room/Lounge with Television and Pool Table
  • Washer/Dryer

For more information go to the CONTACT page and send us an email


Distance Learning Plan

Distance learning is most easily defined as an educational model where the student and the teacher are in locations different from one another while the instruction is taking place. The use of technology is an inherent part of the process. Technology such as computers, the Internet, televisions, telephones, and mobile phones are used to bridge the gap between teacher and student, bringing material from one to the other and back again as the learning process takes place.

Distance learning can take place synchronously, with students and teachers interacting in real time from their various locations, or more commonly asynchronously, with students and teachers communicating at different times via online message boards, forums, and email. Online learning offers students the chance to attend college courses, certificate programs, and vocational classes occurring all over the world. Courses are taught in a variety of formats: telecourses, online courses, videotaped courses, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM courses, correspondence courses, or live-interactive courses.


Dream Center – St. Cloud

A Bridge to the future for men that need services to help them overcome their current issues. The goal of the Overcomers Program is to help people face their problems, find wholeness, and successfully integrate back into society. We are a registered “Housing With Services” facility in Minnesota with a total of 58 single bedroom capacity, a 4 buildings in St. Cloud, Minnesota and 3 buildings in Willmar, Minnesota. We Provide these services for adult men, 18 and older, that need care, are struggling with mental health issues, chemical dependency issues, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities, who may may lack adequate housing or even have corrections housing issues. We provide three meals a day, personal care, medication management, support groups, accountability, transportation to care providers & aftercare programs, and job & education coaching. We also network with social workers, probation officers, and aftercare providers. Our staff are trained to provide a loving safe environment that is supportive for each resident.

Location

529 16th Ave. No., St. Cloud, MN 56303


East Side Neighborhood Services

Fostering the development and well being of individuals and families while strengthening our diverse community.

East Side Neighborhood Services has been a centerpiece of the Northeast Minneapolis community for over a century. Today, it continues to be a place where people receive support to solve immediate needs or engage strategies to achieve self-sufficiency and stability. East Side has expanded its services to reach throughout Hennepin County with multicultural and intergenerational audiences.

Location

1700 Second Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413


Emerge

EMERGE provides a wide range of services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. Most participants live in the neighborhoods where our facilities are located, North Minneapolis and Cedar Riverside. We partner with people who are facing significant obstacles as they redefine themselves. We aim to help our clients find a career pathway and financial stability.

EMERGE Community Development operates out of multiple locations across the Twin Cities. Visit our Locations Page for more information and addresses.

OUR MISSION

We partner with people as they redefine themselves and create economic opportunities in our communities.

OUR VISION

Creating a community where people have the freedom and mutual support to thrive

OUR VALUES

  • Equity–We embrace the diversity of those we serve and seek inclusiveness and fairness in all we do.
  • Responsiveness–We strive to be flexible and adaptive to the changing needs of the communities while remaining urgent in our actions.
  • Respect–Everyone is treated with professionalism and profound regard for their individualism.
  • Integrity–We embrace honesty at every level of our organization.

Location

505 15th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454


Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals works with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience. We have a variety of jobs available, and there are full-time, part-time, and temporary positions available. And, as one of the leading staffing agencies in North America, Express provides employment services and workforce solutions to employers throughout our community. Contact us today to get started on finding the right fit for you.


Father Project – A Program of Goodwill-Easter Seals

The FATHER Project’s mission is to assist fathers in overcoming the barriers that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally. Services offered include:

  • Case management: a professional father advocate provides expert consultation on issues facing fathers and support for effective parenting.
  • Parenting support: parenting classes help fathers learn practical skills and receive support from other fathers in similar circumstances.
  • Child support services: Child support staff works with FATHER Project; from paternity to payment issues, we help fathers understand and improve their situation.
  • Father and family activities: fun and educational activities provide fathers, children and family members with important opportunities to strengthen relationships.
  • Employment services: we offer comprehensive employment services, including job search support and resume development.
  • GED tutoring: get 1-1 tutoring from experienced, committed volunteers; all testing expenses are covered and bus tokens are available for students who demonstrate a commitment to the program. GED is open Mon-Thurs, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Twin Cities.

Location

2700 E Lake St., Suite 2200 Minneapolis, MN 55406


Flex Jobs

Find Telecommuting Jobs and other great flexible jobs such as Part-Time jobs and Freelance work.

FlexJobs is an innovative, professional job service to help you find the best flexible jobs available, safely and easily.

Every job is hand-screened and legitimate. Guaranteed.


FREE Culinary Arts Training Program – People Serving People

A 13-week structured, hands-on learning program where students learn the skills and techniques necessary to seek, secure and hold high demand positions in the Food Service industry.

How do I apply for Culinary Arts Training?

  • Contact the Human Resources department at 612.277.0252 to schedule a meeting.
  • Arrive at the appointment on time to take a pre-test and complete a program application
  • Students will be selected for an interview based on the results of their pre-tests and applications. Not all candidates will be selected for an interview.
  • The Human Resources Coordinator will call selected candidates to make an interview appointment.
  • Arrive at your interview on time. After your interview, the Food Services Manager will select candidates who they feel are best suited for success in our culinary arts program. Not all candidates interviewed will be accepted into the Culinary Arts Training program.
  • For more information contact the Human Resources department at 612.277.0252 or HR@peopleservingpeople.org.

Location

614 3rd Street South Minneapolis, MN 55415


FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks is a faith based program that focuses on creating a safe, sober and encouraging environment for men who wish to stay out of prison. At FreedomWorks, we guide men into new, healthy relationships, teach a new lifestyle through example, and match men with a mentor who walks alongside them in their journey to spiritual success. We focus on the challenges that many men face, such as career development and computer training, and help men through every aspect of their release. We build strong foundations, utilizing proven strategies that give our men an edge over standard halfway house placements. Our house is not just another flophouse where men lay their heads and do as they please, but instead is a community of brothers looking out for one another in the spirit of Christ.

As part of our Welcome Back orientation, we attend weekly Bible studies, 12-step recovery groups, community service, and church on the weekends. Our dignified apartments are well equipped, and include all the amenities they need to become self-sufficient. We also help men apply for financial assistance which typically covers their food needs. We provide meals three nights out of the week.

FreedomWorks Vision:  To free men from the curse of crime and guide them to a satisfying life walking with God

 Mission Statement:  A Christian community providing housing and meaningful employmenttrusting God to transform prisoners’ lives through Bible study, personal accountability, service and fellowship.

Primary Goals: 

  • To reduce the rate of recidivism in Minnesota (defined here as re-convicted of a felony and returned to prison) by providing practical support to men and women released from prison or rehab treatment programs.
  • To meet the needs of former offenders for housing, employment, individual and family counseling, spiritual and vocational guidance, job coaching, food, clothing and transportation for program participants.
  • To provide for former offenders quality training and resources that educate, equip and offer access to adult support from the community at large for each individual program participant and their families.
  • To provide former offenders with service opportunities.

Location

3559 Penn Ave N Minneapolis MN, 55412


HIRED – Personalized Workforce Solutions

A PERSONALIZED APPROACH

HIRED’s mission is to provide personalized and innovative work solutions. The first step in achieving this mission is to acknowledge each potential client as an individual, and to find the programs and services that will best meet his or her needs. To accomplish this, HIRED pairs each job seeker with an experienced employment counselor to help navigate the job seeking process.

Job Seeker Services

  • Career Planning and Personal Counseling
  • Job Seeking Workshops
  • Transition Seminars
  • Placement Services
  • Skills Training
  • Support Services

Location

1200 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis 55411


Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners

Interfaith Outreach provides both emergency and long-term solutions around food and clothing, housing, employment, child care, transportation, and access to resources and healthy community connections. We also provide learning and service opportunities to engage individuals, businesses, schools, faith communities, civic groups, health systems, and foundations.

Programs
People who come to IOCP are often in crisis. They may need food or face eviction, job loss, family breakup, domestic abuse, a health crisis, utility shutoff or car repair.

IOCP programs provide direct assistance and connect people with life-changing opportunities and resources.

In addition to a food shelf, IOCP offers programs that address five areas of basic need:

Caring for Kids Initiative
Community connections
Employment
Housing
Transportation
IOCP also provides special programs that help with holiday, back-to-school, and new baby needs.

Location

1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447


Job Connect – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The WorkForce Center located at 2098 11th Avenue East in North Saint Paul, will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.

Please visit the Fairview WorkForce Center in Saint Paul for walk-in and job counseling services.

Program participants may continue to contact Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development representatives at their phone number or e-mail address. Residents can also call 651-266-4750 with general questions.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.


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2446 University Ave. W., Suite 112 • Saint Paul, MN 55114 • 612.584.4158