Resource Guide

Prepared by the non-profit organization Children of Incarcerated Caregivers, this Resource Guide will be regularly updated and current versions will be shared on the website, www.cicmn.org.

Please feel free to contact us with feedback and suggestions at
https://cicmn.org/contact/.

Note that CIC cannot vouch for the organizations on this list.

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY INCARCERATION

Prepared by the non-profit organization Children of Incarcerated Caregivers cicmn.org

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers will update this Resource Guide regularly. Please feel free to contact us with feedback and suggestions at https://cicmn.org/contact/. Note that CIC cannot vouch for the organizations on this list.

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers coordinates resources for families and caregivers of children who have an incarcerated parent or caregiver. CIC works directly with a cohort of families by providing opportunities directly, and also shares information and resources to a broader community affected by incarceration. CIC also promotes their mission by educating legal professionals and promoting related policies at the local and state levels.

CONTENTS

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, CHILDCARE, ETC.

CLOTHING

EDUCATION, TUTORING, READING, ETC.

EMPLOYMENT & CAREER SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FOOD

HOUSING

HOLIDAY RESOURCES

MENTORSHIP

RECOVERY

RE-ENTRY & INCARCERATION SUPPORT

ALL RESOURCES

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, CHILDCARE, ETC.

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY HOMEWORK HELP

Hennepin County Library offers homework help through free online tutoring for all ages and free online homework help resources. Online tutoring is available every day from 1 to 11 pm on library computers or online at home with a Hennepin County Library Card. Tutors are available in English or Spanish. Online resources include information on history and biography, science, spanish, books and authors, and more. Hennepin County Library also offers online homework help events and a K-12 educators newsletter for families with students in kindergarten through grade 12. Past newsletters are archived on the website below for reference also.

https://hclib.org/programs/homework-help

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART ART KITS – REGISTRATION CLOSES DEC 11

Mia offers a variety of art programming for children, teens, and families. Programming often includes rotating art kits for children from ages 6-10 and 10-14 with varying themes. Many of their programs are also scholarship eligible based on annual household income. Contact scholarships@artsmia.org to begin the scholarship process.

https://new.artsmia.org/programs

YMCA 

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after care activities, camps for children, and much more.
Link to detailed YMCA programs here.
www.ymcamn.org

Multiple locations, please refer to the phone number or website for a convenient location | (612) 230-9622

CLOTHING

READY FOR SUCCESS 

Offers men’s and women’s new and gently used professional clothing, accessories, and personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace. Provides individual appointments and personal shoppers for every customer. 

www.readyforsuccessmn.org 

815 & 819 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | (612) 872-1509

EDUCATION, TUTORING, READING, ETC.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Free local book sharing with outdoor contactless ‘libraries’ and ‘sharing boxes’ for food and other goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both of these resources are searchable by location at the link below. There are many locations around the Twin Cities Metro Area and across Minnesota.

https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/

NORTHPOINT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER 

Programs include an African American Men’s Project (AAMP) featuring life coaching, a re-entry program that addresses the personal developmental needs of ex-offenders re-entering society, and a book club called Black Men Reading. They also offer a Co-Parent Court Program for people who are in and out of prison, helping them work with the other parent to find what is best for their child(ren). 

www.northpointhealth.org 

1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 543-2500

YMCA 

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after care activities, camps for children, and much more. 

Link to detailed YMCA programs here.

www.ymcamn.org

Multiple locations, please refer to the phone number or website for a convenient location | (612) 230-9622

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY HOMEWORK HELP

Hennepin County Library offers homework help through free online tutoring for all ages and free online homework help resources. Online tutoring is available every day from 1 to 11 pm on library computers or online at home with a Hennepin County Library Card. Tutors are available in English or Spanish. Online resources include information on history and biography, science, spanish, books and authors, and more. Hennepin County Library also offers online homework help events and a K-12 educators newsletter for families with students in kindergarten through grade 12. Past newsletters are archived on the website below for reference also.

https://hclib.org/programs/homework-help

EMPLOYMENT & CAREER SERVICES

EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Offers services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. They have expertise in helping people who are re-entering the community after incarceration, individuals who have been unemployed for long periods of time, immigrants, and refugees. www.emerge-mn.org 

1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 529-9267

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER RE-ENTRY SERVICES 

Offers a program called Workforce Ways to cultivate positive life change in the disposition of ex-offenders and at-risk youth, creating a foundation for future success.. www.mbkrsllc.wordpress.com 

3003 Penn Avenue North Suite #11, Minneapolis, MN 55411

PROJECT FOR PRIDE IN LIVING 

Offers supportive housing for individuals and families who may have a criminal background. Combines rental subsidies with supportive services to restore stability, autonomy, and pride. Offers career training at no cost. 

www.ppl-inc.org 

1035 East Franklin, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | Housing (612) 455-5133 or Career Training (612) 455-5300

RE-ARMOR HOMES 

Offers supervised housing and hands-on work opportunities to those with a criminal record. 

515 Farrington Street, St. Paul, MN 55103 | (651) 888-0912

READY FOR SUCCESS 

Offers men’s and women’s new and gently used professional clothing, accessories, and personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace. Provides individual appointments and personal shoppers for every customer. 

www.readyforsuccessmn.org 

815 & 819 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | (612) 872-1509

STEP AHEAD 

Offers website-based career planning for people with criminal convictions. www.careerwise.minnstate.edu/exoffenders/index.html

TWIN CITIES R!SE 

Offers assistance to individuals on a path to long-term and stable employment. www.twincitiesrise.org 

Minneapolis Headquarters | 1301 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 338-0295 

St. Paul Headquarters | 1600 University Ave, #8, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 603-8520

YMCA 

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after care activities, camps for children, and much more. 

Link to detailed YMCA programs here.

www.ymcamn.org

Multiple locations, please refer to the phone number or website for a convenient location | (612) 230-9622

FINANCIAL SERVICES

EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Offers services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. They have expertise in helping people who are re-entering the community after incarceration, individuals who have been unemployed for long periods of time, immigrants, and refugees. www.emerge-mn.org 

1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 529-9267

FOOD

LOAVES & FISHES

Free and healthy takeaway meals for anyone in need. Organization has many locations around the Twin Cities Metro area and across greater Minnesota, including dining sites and produce markets. Loaves & Fishes also has locations open on major holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

https://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/

Email: office@loavesandfishesmn.org

PRISM MARKETPLACE FOOD SHELF AND TOY SHOPPE

PRISM is located in Golden Valley. Their food shelf is open Monday through Thursday from 10am-4pm. PRISM also offers a holiday toy shoppe with pickups 12/10 through 12/18 to qualifying caregivers who register with their program. To qualify, you must live in Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Crystal, or Plymouth, and the children you are shopping for must live in your home. Documentation is required for registration. To register, reach out to prism.signup@gmail.com or text (763)308-4890.

https://www.prismmpls.org/

1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422

SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND

Second Harvest Heartland has 19 locations around Minnesota with ten in the Twin Cities area, and nine in the Duluth area. Second Harvest Heartland offers food shelves and prepared meals, depending on the location. At the link below you can find a map with locations, hours of operation, and services offered. 

https://www.2harvest.org/who–how-we-help/how-to-get-help/#.X8bFyRNKhN0

TWIN CITIES SALVATION ARMY FOOD SHELVES & HOT MEALS

The Twin Cities Salvation Army has eight food shelves located around the metro area offering a wide range of groceries, including bakery and fresh produce items. There are four locations offering Weekday lunches, and one location offering dinners Thursday through Monday. These services are open to anyone, no questions asked. Locations and more information is available at the link below.

https://salvationarmynorth.org/twin-cities/get-food-help

HOUSING

AEON

Offers low-income and family housing. Some properties accept people with a criminal background. 

www.aeonmn.org 

901 North 3rd Street Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | (612) 341-3148

EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Offers services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. They have expertise in helping people who are re-entering the community after incarceration, individuals who have been unemployed for long periods of time, immigrants, and refugees. www.emerge-mn.org 

1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 529-9267

PROJECT FOR PRIDE IN LIVING 

Offers supportive housing for individuals and families who may have a criminal background. Combines rental subsidies with supportive services to restore stability, autonomy, and pride. Offers career training at no cost. 

www.ppl-inc.org 

1035 East Franklin, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | Housing (612) 455-5133 or Career Training (612) 455-5300

RE-ARMOR HOMES 

Offers supervised housing and hands-on work opportunities to those with a criminal record. 

515 Farrington Street, St. Paul, MN 55103 | (651) 888-0912

RS EDEN 

Provides transitional housing and offers recovery-focused, transformative opportunities for residents to achieve personal goals, increase skills and income, integrate with the community, and stabilize housing. 

www.rseden.org

HOLIDAY RESOURCES

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART ART KITS – REGISTRATION CLOSES DEC 11

Mia offers a variety of art programming for children, teens, and families. Programming often includes rotating art kits for children from ages 6-10 and 10-14 with varying themes. Many of their programs are also scholarship eligible based on annual household income. Contact scholarships@artsmia.org to begin the scholarship process.

https://new.artsmia.org/programs

PRISM MARKETPLACE FOOD SHELF AND TOY SHOPPE

PRISM is located in Golden Valley. Their food shelf is open Monday through Thursday from 10am-4pm. PRISM also offers a holiday toy shoppe with pickups 12/10 through 12/18 to qualifying caregivers who register with their program. To qualify, you must live in Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Crystal, or Plymouth, and the children you are shopping for must live in your home. Documentation is required for registration. To register, reach out to prism.signup@gmail.com or text (763)308-4890.

https://www.prismmpls.org/

1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422

TWIN CITIES SALVATION ARMY TOY SHOP

During the COVID-19 pandemic this holiday season, the Salvation Army has consolidated their annual toy shop into one drive through location at its Roseville headquarters. This drive through is open to residents of the 10 county metro area for children 0-14 years old. Parents must provide required documentation, and must register ahead of time. Registration and more information can be found online at the link below.

https://salvationarmynorth.org/twin-cities/toy-shop 

(651)746-3595

MENTORSHIP

PARENTING WITH PURPOSE 

Offers parenting classes to parents in prison that focus on how to become better parents and restore and strengthen their family relationships. Offered in Faribault, Rush City, Lino Lakes and Hennepin County Detention Center for Women. They also offer a program called Brother’s Keeper/Sister’s Keeper that gives the parent a positive person to support them as they parent from prison or after release. In addition, they offer programs for kids whose parents are in prison. They have a youth mentoring program for children ages 5-25 with incarcerated parents and a monthly support group where peers can support each other and talk about the issues they face. 

www.parentingwithpurpose.org 

7111 W Broadway, Suite 206, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 | (763)503-2892

YMCA 

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after care activities, camps for children, and much more. 

Link to detailed YMCA programs here.

www.ymcamn.org

Multiple locations, please refer to the phone number or website for a convenient location | (612) 230-9622

RECOVERY

180 DEGREES – MINNESOTA RECOVERY CONNECTION 

Offers support services to men, including prevention, intervention, transition, connections, and integration. Their services include transitional housing, day reporting, life skills, and employment education. 

www.180degrees.org 

Minneapolis Headquarters | 236 Clifton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 813-5000 St. Paul Headquarters | 1301 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106 | (651) 332-5500

DIGNITY CENTER | HENNEPIN AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

Offers support for those who want to achieve and maintain stability. Participants engage with one advocate. Progress is measured by improved housing, increased financial situation, completed education and training, obtained employment, and supportive community. 

email: dignity@haumc.org 

425 Groveland 55403, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 435-1315

RS EDEN 

Provides transitional housing and offers recovery-focused, transformative opportunities for residents to achieve personal goals, increase skills and income, integrate with the community, and stabilize housing. 

www.rseden.org

TRANSITIONS – THE TWIN CITIES MEN’S CENTER 

Offers support groups that cover a wide range of topics. They don’t offer a specific support group for re-entering the community after incarceration but are very open to anyone who needs support. 

www.tcmc.org/programs-support-groups-twin-cities-mens-center.html 

3249 Hennepin Avenue #55, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 822-5892

UJAMAA PLACE 

Offers a free-of-cost program to help men develop the skills needed to be a successful individual, father, employee, and citizen. They provide coaches that individualize the program to the participant. 

www.ujamaaplace.org 

1821 University Ave Suite N257, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 528-8006

RE-ENTRY & INCARCERATION SUPPORT

ALL SQUARE 

Provides law, entrepreneurship, and professional development to formerly incarcerated people. These initiatives help allow access to financial support, social capital, and long-term success. www.allsquarempls.com 

4047 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 787-7164

AMICUS RECONNECT 

Offers relationship-based services that are supportive, respectful, and empowering to anyone with a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor on their record. They provide information, referrals, and specialized one-on-one planning tailored to the specific challenges that come with having a criminal background. They can help with housing, referrals to Project Reboot, transportation, clothing, voicemail, computers and phones. 

www.voamnwi.org/reconnect 

3041 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 877-4250

BETTER FUTURES MINNESOTA 

Offers assistance with employment and housing to clients who have a criminal record. This program has their own housing units and job placement work crew. www.betterfuturesminnesota.com 

2620 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 455-6133

CENTRAL MINNESOTA RE-ENTRY PROJECT (CMNRP) 

Offers referrals for housing, employment, and other resources. 

www.cmnrp.org 

1121 Lincoln Ave South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 | (320) 656-9004

DAMASCUS WAY 

Referral-based Christian residential re-entry program for adult men exiting prison. www.damascusway.com 

Golden Valley | (763) 545-6558 Rochester | (507) 292-1700 

DIGNITY CENTER | HENNEPIN AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

Offers support for those who want to achieve and maintain stability. Participants engage with one advocate. Progress is measured by improved housing, increased financial situation, completed education and training, obtained employment, and supportive community. 

email: dignity@haumc.org 

425 Groveland 55403, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 435-1315

EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Offers services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. They have expertise in helping people who are re-entering the community after incarceration, individuals who have been unemployed for long periods of time, immigrants, and refugees. www.emerge-mn.org 

1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 529-9267

GOODWILL RE-ENTRY SERVICES 

Offers assistance and training to those re-entering the workforce after incarceration. www.goodwilleasterseals.org 

553 Fairview Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55104 | General (651) 379-5800 or Re-Entry (651) 900-5274

MAD DADS 

Offers reintegration support for men and women coming out of prison. www.minneapolismaddads.org 

3026 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 822-0802

MINNESOTA SECOND CHANCE COALITION 

Offers training to individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. This training helps formerly incarcerated people support themselves and contribute to their communities. www.mnmcca.com 

553 Fairview Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER RE-ENTRY SERVICES 

Offers a program called Workforce Ways to cultivate positive life change in the disposition of ex-offenders and at-risk youth, creating a foundation for future success.. www.mbkrsllc.wordpress.com 

3003 Penn Avenue North Suite #11, Minneapolis, MN 55411

NORTHPOINT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER 

Programs include an African American Men’s Project (AAMP) featuring life coaching, a re-entry program that addresses the personal developmental needs of ex-offenders re-entering society, and a book club called Black Men Reading. They also offer a Co-Parent Court Program for people who are in and out of prison, helping them work with the other parent to find what is best for their child(ren). 

www.northpointhealth.org 

1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 543-2500

PARENTING WITH PURPOSE 

Offers parenting classes to parents in prison that focus on how to become better parents and restore and strengthen their family relationships. Offered in Faribault, Rush City, Lino Lakes and Hennepin County Detention Center for Women. They also offer a program called Brother’s Keeper/Sister’s Keeper that gives the parent a positive person to support them as they parent from prison or after release. In addition, they offer programs for kids whose parents are in prison. They have a youth mentoring program for children ages 5-25 with incarcerated parents and a monthly support group where peers can support each other and talk about the issues they face. 

www.parentingwithpurpose.org 

7111 W Broadway, Suite 206, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 | (763)503-2892

PROJECT FOR PRIDE IN LIVING 

Offers supportive housing for individuals and families who may have a criminal background. Combines rental subsidies with supportive services to restore stability, autonomy, and pride. Offers career training at no cost. 

www.ppl-inc.org 

1035 East Franklin, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | Housing (612) 455-5133 or Career Training (612) 455-5300

RE-ARMOR HOMES 

Offers supervised housing and hands-on work opportunities to those with a criminal record. 

515 Farrington Street, St. Paul, MN 55103 | (651) 888-0912

RS EDEN 

Provides transitional housing and offers recovery-focused, transformative opportunities for residents to achieve personal goals, increase skills and income, integrate with the community, and stabilize housing. 

www.rseden.org

STEP AHEAD 

Offers website-based career planning for people with criminal convictions. www.careerwise.minnstate.edu/exoffenders/index.html

TRANSITIONAL CONFERENCING 

Offers transitional conferencing to incarcerated men and their families to help them prepare for reintegration. *This is only offered to men in Dakota County Jail. www.transitionalconferencing.org 

P.O. Box 3152, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (651) 774-8709

TRANSITIONS – THE TWIN CITIES MEN’S CENTER 

Offers support groups that cover a wide range of topics. They don’t offer a specific support group for re-entering the community after incarceration but are very open to anyone who needs support. 

www.tcmc.org/programs-support-groups-twin-cities-mens-center.html 

3249 Hennepin Avenue #55, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 822-5892

UJAMAA PLACE 

Offers a free-of-cost program to help men develop the skills needed to be a successful individual, father, employee, and citizen. They provide coaches that individualize the program to the participant. 

www.ujamaaplace.org 

1821 University Ave Suite N257, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 528-8006

WOMEN PLANTING SEEDS 

Offers workshops and support groups that aid in re-entry from the correctional system. Specialties include helping women who are coming out of incarceration and working with children who have experienced the loss of a parent due to incarceration. www.womenplantingseeds.org 

P.O. Box 6834, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 558-5721

ALL RESOURCES

180 DEGREES – MINNESOTA RECOVERY CONNECTION 

Offers support services to men, including prevention, intervention, transition, connections, and integration. Their services include transitional housing, day reporting, life skills, and employment education. 

www.180degrees.org 

Minneapolis Headquarters | 236 Clifton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 813-5000 St. Paul Headquarters | 1301 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106 | (651) 332-5500

AEON

Offers low-income and family housing. Some properties accept people with a criminal background. 

www.aeonmn.org 

901 North 3rd Street Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | (612) 341-3148

ALL SQUARE 

Provides law, entrepreneurship, and professional development to formerly incarcerated people. These initiatives help allow access to financial support, social capital, and long-term success. www.allsquarempls.com 

4047 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 787-7164

AMICUS RECONNECT 

Offers relationship-based services that are supportive, respectful, and empowering to anyone with a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor on their record. They provide information, referrals, and specialized one-on-one planning tailored to the specific challenges that come with having a criminal background. They can help with housing, referrals to Project Reboot, transportation, clothing, voicemail, computers and phones. 

www.voamnwi.org/reconnect 

3041 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 877-4250

BETTER FUTURES MINNESOTA 

Offers assistance with employment and housing to clients who have a criminal record. This program has their own housing units and job placement work crew. www.betterfuturesminnesota.com 

2620 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 455-6133

CENTRAL MINNESOTA RE-ENTRY PROJECT (CMNRP) 

Offers referrals for housing, employment, and other resources. 

www.cmnrp.org 

1121 Lincoln Ave South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 | (320) 656-9004

DAMASCUS WAY 

Referral-based Christian residential re-entry program for adult men exiting prison. www.damascusway.com 

Golden Valley | (763) 545-6558 Rochester | (507) 292-1700 

DIGNITY CENTER | HENNEPIN AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

Offers support for those who want to achieve and maintain stability. Participants engage with one advocate. Progress is measured by improved housing, increased financial situation, completed education and training, obtained employment, and supportive community. 

email: dignity@haumc.org 

425 Groveland 55403, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 435-1315

EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Offers services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. They have expertise in helping people who are re-entering the community after incarceration, individuals who have been unemployed for long periods of time, immigrants, and refugees. www.emerge-mn.org 

1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 529-9267

GOODWILL RE-ENTRY SERVICES 

Offers assistance and training to those re-entering the workforce after incarceration. www.goodwilleasterseals.org 

553 Fairview Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55104 | General (651) 379-5800 or Re-Entry (651) 900-5274

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY HOMEWORK HELP

Hennepin County Library offers homework help through free online tutoring for all ages and free online homework help resources. Online tutoring is available every day from 1 to 11 pm on library computers or online at home with a Hennepin County Library Card. Tutors are available in English or Spanish. Online resources include information on history and biography, science, spanish, books and authors, and more. Hennepin County Library also offers online homework help events and a K-12 educators newsletter for families with students in kindergarten through grade 12. Past newsletters are archived on the website below for reference also.

https://hclib.org/programs/homework-help

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Free local book sharing with outdoor contactless ‘libraries’ and ‘sharing boxes’ for food and other goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both of these resources are searchable by location at the link below. There are many locations around the Twin Cities Metro Area and across Minnesota.

https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/

LOAVES & FISHES

Free and healthy takeaway meals for anyone in need. Organization has many locations around the Twin Cities Metro area and across greater Minnesota, including dining sites and produce markets. Loaves & Fishes also has locations open on major holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

https://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/

Email: office@loavesandfishesmn.org

MAD DADS 

Offers reintegration support for men and women coming out of prison. www.minneapolismaddads.org 

3026 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 822-0802

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART ART KITS – REGISTRATION CLOSES DEC 11

Mia offers a variety of art programming for children, teens, and families. Programming often includes rotating art kits for children from ages 6-10 and 10-14 with varying themes. Many of their programs are also scholarship eligible based on annual household income. Contact scholarships@artsmia.org to begin the scholarship process.

https://new.artsmia.org/programs

MINNESOTA SECOND CHANCE COALITION 

Offers training to individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. This training helps formerly incarcerated people support themselves and contribute to their communities. www.mnmcca.com 

553 Fairview Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER RE-ENTRY SERVICES 

Offers a program called Workforce Ways to cultivate positive life change in the disposition of ex-offenders and at-risk youth, creating a foundation for future success.. www.mbkrsllc.wordpress.com 

3003 Penn Avenue North Suite #11, Minneapolis, MN 55411

NORTHPOINT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER 

Programs include an African American Men’s Project (AAMP) featuring life coaching, a re-entry program that addresses the personal developmental needs of ex-offenders re-entering society, and a book club called Black Men Reading. They also offer a Co-Parent Court Program for people who are in and out of prison, helping them work with the other parent to find what is best for their child(ren). 

www.northpointhealth.org 

1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 543-2500

PARENTING WITH PURPOSE 

Offers parenting classes to parents in prison that focus on how to become better parents and restore and strengthen their family relationships. Offered in Faribault, Rush City, Lino Lakes and Hennepin County Detention Center for Women. They also offer a program called Brother’s Keeper/Sister’s Keeper that gives the parent a positive person to support them as they parent from prison or after release. In addition, they offer programs for kids whose parents are in prison. They have a youth mentoring program for children ages 5-25 with incarcerated parents and a monthly support group where peers can support each other and talk about the issues they face. 

www.parentingwithpurpose.org 

7111 W Broadway, Suite 206, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 | (763)503-2892

PRISM MARKETPLACE FOOD SHELF AND TOY SHOPPE

PRISM is located in Golden Valley. Their food shelf is open Monday through Thursday from 10am-4pm. PRISM also offers a holiday toy shoppe with pickups 12/10 through 12/18 to qualifying caregivers who register with their program. To qualify, you must live in Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Crystal, or Plymouth, and the children you are shopping for must live in your home. Documentation is required for registration. To register, reach out to prism.signup@gmail.com or text (763)308-4890.

https://www.prismmpls.org/

1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422

PROJECT FOR PRIDE IN LIVING 

Offers supportive housing for individuals and families who may have a criminal background. Combines rental subsidies with supportive services to restore stability, autonomy, and pride. Offers career training at no cost. 

www.ppl-inc.org 

1035 East Franklin, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | Housing (612) 455-5133 or Career Training (612) 455-5300

RE-ARMOR HOMES 

Offers supervised housing and hands-on work opportunities to those with a criminal record. 

515 Farrington Street, St. Paul, MN 55103 | (651) 888-0912

READY FOR SUCCESS 

Offers men’s and women’s new and gently used professional clothing, accessories, and personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace. Provides individual appointments and personal shoppers for every customer. 

www.readyforsuccessmn.org 

815 & 819 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | (612) 872-1509

RS EDEN 

Provides transitional housing and offers recovery-focused, transformative opportunities for residents to achieve personal goals, increase skills and income, integrate with the community, and stabilize housing. 

www.rseden.org

SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND

Second Harvest Heartland has 19 locations around Minnesota with ten in the Twin Cities area, and nine in the Duluth area. Second Harvest Heartland offers food shelves and prepared meals, depending on the location. At the link below you can find a map with locations, hours of operation, and services offered. 

https://www.2harvest.org/who–how-we-help/how-to-get-help/#.X8bFyRNKhN0

START ANEW 

Offers support to women re-entering society after incarceration. They hold weekly group sessions and are available for one-on-one support as well. 

www.startanewmn.org 

701 Washington Ave. N, Ste 111 Minneapolis, MN 55401 | (612) 361-4645 or (612) 389-0008 

STEP AHEAD 

Offers website-based career planning for people with criminal convictions. www.careerwise.minnstate.edu/exoffenders/index.html

TRANSITIONAL CONFERENCING 

Offers transitional conferencing to incarcerated men and their families to help them prepare for reintegration. *This is only offered to men in Dakota County Jail. www.transitionalconferencing.org 

P.O. Box 3152, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (651) 774-8709

TRANSITIONS – THE TWIN CITIES MEN’S CENTER 

Offers support groups that cover a wide range of topics. They don’t offer a specific support group for re-entering the community after incarceration but are very open to anyone who needs support. 

www.tcmc.org/programs-support-groups-twin-cities-mens-center.html 

3249 Hennepin Avenue #55, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 822-5892

TWIN CITIES R!SE 

Offers assistance to individuals on a path to long-term and stable employment. www.twincitiesrise.org 

Minneapolis Headquarters | 1301 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 338-0295 

St. Paul Headquarters | 1600 University Ave, #8, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 603-8520

TWIN CITIES SALVATION ARMY FOOD SHELVES & HOT MEALS

The Twin Cities Salvation Army has eight food shelves located around the metro area offering a wide range of groceries, including bakery and fresh produce items. There are four locations offering Weekday lunches, and one location offering dinners Thursday through Monday. These services are open to anyone, no questions asked. Locations and more information is available at the link below.

https://salvationarmynorth.org/twin-cities/get-food-help

TWIN CITIES SALVATION ARMY TOY SHOP

During the COVID-19 pandemic this holiday season, the Salvation Army has consolidated their annual toy shop into one drive through location at its Roseville headquarters. This drive through is open to residents of the 10 county metro area for children 0-14 years old. Parents must provide required documentation, and must register ahead of time. Registration and more information can be found online at the link below.

https://salvationarmynorth.org/twin-cities/toy-shop (651)746-3595

UJAMAA PLACE 

Offers a free-of-cost program to help men develop the skills needed to be a successful individual, father, employee, and citizen. They provide coaches that individualize the program to the participant. 

www.ujamaaplace.org 

1821 University Ave Suite N257, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 528-8006

WOMEN PLANTING SEEDS 

Offers workshops and support groups that aid in re-entry from the correctional system. Specialties include helping women who are coming out of incarceration and working with children who have experienced the loss of a parent due to incarceration. www.womenplantingseeds.org 

P.O. Box 6834, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 558-5721

YMCA 

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after care activities, camps for children, and much more. 

Link to detailed YMCA programs here.

www.ymcamn.org

Multiple locations, please refer to the phone number or website for a convenient location | (612) 230-9622