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Family & Support Services

ICA Foodshelf

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.

Ebola Hotline

As part of an ongoing effort to provide Minnesotans with information about Ebola and related precautions against the disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) established an Ebola Information Line. The number for the Ebola Information Line is 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.

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.