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Family, Veteran & Support Services

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

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

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.