Parent Support Outreach Project (PSOP)
The Parent Support Outreach Project (PSOP) offers voluntary, supportive, strengths-based, family-driven services to families who are at risk for child protection services due to high levels of stress or crisis. In addition, PSOP:
• Assists families in building connections with relatives, friends and community members.
• Supports families in their efforts to provide healthy, nurturing homes for their children.
• Access to a flexible fund to help families meet their needs, such as rental assistance, car repairs, clothing and grocery vouchers, school supplies, youth activities, and utility bills.
• Provides funds for therapeutic services such as in-home family counseling, in-home parent education, or assistance with outpatient counseling or chemical dependency treatment costs.
For more information contact, Cathy Gilbert at 612.377.7000 or Kelly Lecua at 612.824.0708.
The Crisis Nursery is available to parents experiencing and overwhelming level of stress from daily life challenges. Our goal is to reduce the stress level by providing emergency childcare and respite services, while offering a resources to ensure both parent and children are healthy and well.
If you are in an abusive situation or you fear becoming abusive to yourself or your children, call 911 immediately.
For more information, or to speak with an Advocate, contact 612.302.3500.
Domestic Abuse Prevention
The Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project works with women who are facing issues of domestic violence or sexual assault. Services are provided at the Brian Coyle Center, the Domestic Abuse Service Center in the Hennepin County Government Center, or wherever the client feels most comfortable in the community, free of charge.
Staff speak Somali, Arabic, other East African languages and English and build close relationships with families to work through issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
IWAP also assists women who need help understanding and finding resources to adjust to life in Minnesota, including:
Housing and shelter concerns
Legal advocacy, including one-on-one help with domestic abuse, police and court assistance
General family issues
Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time or walk in for services are available at both locations. To reach our Somali Advocate at the Domestic Abuse Service Center, please call 612.348.5073 or 612.348.6396.
24 hour Crisis Line and connection to shelter: 612.876.9307 provided by Asian Women United.
The Career Closet provides access free gently used professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace. Inventory includes suits, blazers, skirts, button-down shirts, and more. It is important for to look professional throughout a job search Through this service we want to help job seekers look their best and make a positive first impression!
Contact the Camden Center for details: 612.529.8054
Volunteer Lawyers Network attorneys provide free legal advice and/or brief services regarding a variety of civil issues, such as debtor/creditor, consumer, housing, immigration, and general civil issues.
Waite House: Open 2-5 pm the first and third Tuesday of the month. Walk-ins only. Call for more information: 612.721.1681
Brian Coyle: Open call for appointment 612.338.5282
Parent Network offers a large selection of lively sessions, events and activities that support families raising school-aged children. This community-driven network is designed to strengthen relationships within families by offering experiences that raise awareness on issues they are faced with - building understanding of each other and the systems in which they interact.
Family Meals - Oak Park Center prepares a delicious, healthy meals every Tuesday - Thursday from 5-7 pm.
Movie screening and discussion - offered quarterly
Workshops and classes - ongoing selection of relevant sessions, such as Improving your Understanding of an IEP; Creating a Vision for your Family; Discipline not Punishment; and many more.
For more information, contact Nikki McComb at 612.377.7000.
Tax Assistance (seasonal)
Pillsbury United Communities partners annually with, AccountAbility Minnesota to provide free tax assistance to low to moderate-income individuals from late January thru April 15th. All taxes are prepared for free by volunteers who go through extensive training and are certified by the IRS. For each person listed on the return they need to bring their Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) card or letter, a picture I.D., and income statements. Visit AccountAbilityMN.org for more details.