Family, Veteran & Support Services
Hennepin County Veterans' Service Grand Opening
The public is invited to a grand opening event on Thursday, November 10 from 9 AM to 10 AM at Westonka Library, 2079 Commerce Boulevard, Mound.
Hennepin County Veterans’ Service is working to improve access in suburban areas of the county. Several new locations will put our services within a 15-minute drive for 95 percent of the people we serve. Veterans and their family members can call 612-348-3300 to make an appointment at the new location in Mound, as well as Plymouth, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Brooklyn Center.
ICA clients are those who find themselves struggling to make ends meet. Most clients work, but do not make enough money to cover the basic needs of their families. Some are able to achieve financial stability rather quickly, while others require ongoing assistance and support.
Food Distribution Program – Pickup may be scheduled depending on appointment availability. If the need is urgent, the client may come to ICA or ResourceWest for a supplemental bag. Walk-in's also accepted.
Financial Assistance Program – Assistance for financial aid such as rent, mortgage, and utilities. After necessary application is submitted, an appointment will be scheduled.
Employment Assistance – Job search support for clients of ICA. Our Job Coach will assist clients with: 1) job search tools, 2) interviewing skills, 3) documenting work history; 4) identifying resources for finding available positions, 5) developing networking strategies, and 6) exploring career paths/building skills
ResourceWest, a responsive community-based organization, assists people and strengthens the west metro community through collaborative programs and connections to resources. The goal is to build a healthier and stronger local community by connecting individuals and families to resources. Core programs serve people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds with deep impact in the western suburbs. Our children’s programs the cities of Minnetonka, Hopkins, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Woodland, and Greenwood.
Minnesota Department of Human Services
The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.
Energy Assistance Programs
Financial assistance may be available to eligible low-income households for home heating needs through federally funded programs such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Salvation Army's HeatShare program and crisis assistance offered by Hennepin County. Eligible residents may apply for home weatherization. See Centerpoint Energy for complete information.