RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY INCARCERATION

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers promotes resources for families and caregivers of children with an incarcerated parent. Please note that we cannot vouch for the organizations on this list.

Activities for Kids, Childcare, Etc.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (BBBS) TWIN CITIES

BBBS creates one-to-one mentoring relationships that encourage the success of youth in school and beyond. BBBS Twin Cities is available to children ages 8-13 years who reside in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties. BBBS requires a one-year commitment to the mentorship program.

https://www.bigstwincities.org/

3110 Washington Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 | thinkbig@bigstwincities.org | 651-789-2400


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (BGC) TWIN CITIES

The Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities (BGC) operates from 10+ locations across the metro area, serving youth through after-school and summer programs that focus on supporting academics, healthy lifestyles, and leadership. Students can also participate in Voyageur environmental education programs through BGC. All programming is free.

https://boysandgirls.org/

690 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55130* | info@bgc-tc.org |  651-726-2582

*See BGC website for your nearest location


ELEMENT GYM

Inclusive, community-based boxing gym for individuals with all levels of ability and experience. Element offers free monthly sports camps, programs in youth gymnastics, and a youth mentorship program through CO·MOTION Center for Movement.

https://www.elementgym.org/

655 Fairview Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55104 | phil@elementgym.com | (888) 415-6626

The CO·MOTION Center for Movement coordinates classes for youth in conjunction with Element Gym.

https://www.comotioncenter.com/


GIRLS ARE POWERFUL

Twin Cities organization empowering girls and women. Girls are Powerful offers mentorship programs, community workshops, leadership development, mother-daughter events, summer resources, educational programming, and more.

www.girlsarepowerful.org

P.O. Box 280462 St. Paul, MN 55128 | (651) 242-9282


HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY HOMEWORK HELP

Hennepin County Library offers homework help through free in-person tutoring and online resources for students K-12. In-person tutoring is available during the school year at select libraries in the metro area, and online tutors are available every day from 1 to 11 p.m. Online homework help is accessible with a Hennepin County Library card. Tutors are available in English or Spanish. Subscribe to the K-12 Education Newsletter for additional resources.

hclib.org/programs/homework-help

Locations and hours are available on the Hennepin County Library website | 612-543-5669


NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE

Organization focused on closing the achievement gap for low-income children of color. Northside Achievement Zone partners with parents by offering family education, career and financial services, and more. They also coordinate early-childhood education, partner with local schools, and offer summer programs for youth.

https://northsideachievement.org/

2123 West Broadway Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | 612-521-4405


PICA (PARENTS IN COMMUNITY ACTION)

PICA (Parents in Community Action) supports families by providing comprehensive services including early childhood development, health services, workforce development programs, and parent training opportunities. They work to change the economic trajectory of the families they work with by taking a two-generational approach. They provide services to low-income families, pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

https://www.picaheadstart.org/

Visit the PICA website for your nearest location |

English: (612) 374-0701

Hmong: (612) 374-0709

Oromo: (612) 374-0703

Somali: (612) 374-0707

Spanish: (612) 374-0705


URBAN VENTURES

South Minneapolis non-profit offering support for families and youth through after-school education programs, extracurricular activities, mentorship, family resources, and more. Urban Ventures facilitates programming for participants of all ages, from pre-K to parenthood. They also connect community members with partner nonprofits.

https://urbanventures.org/

3016 4th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55208 | zaydacardoso@urbanventures.org | (612) 638-1000


YMCA

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after-school activities, athletic facilities, camps for children, and more.

Please refer to the YMCA of the North website for locations, contact information, and programming details.

www.ymcanorth.org

Clothing

READY FOR SUCCESS

Assists low-income job seekers by offering men’s and women’s new and gently used clothing, accessories, and personal care items suitable for the workplace. Provides individual appointments and personal shoppers for every customer.

https://www.ppl-inc.org/readyforsuccess

815 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | jennifer.paffel@ppl.inc.org | (612) 872-1509 ext. 6


SABATHANI COMMUNITY CENTER

Sabathani Community Center is a South Minneapolis nonprofit offering a food shelf service, an affordable clothing closet, career development services, and more. The food shelf serves nutritionally balanced meals, including culturally specific foods to serve the needs of the community. They also facilitate an affordable housing program.

Food shelf hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

https://sabathani.org

310 E 38th St Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55409 | 612.821.2308

Education, Tutoring, Reading, Etc.

ACHIEVE TWIN CITIES

Achieve Twin Cities provides career and college readiness programs for Minneapolis and Saint Paul students. Achieve Twin Cities partners with schools and is open to any interested student. They also offer career development programs for youth aged 14-21 (Step Up) and for college juniors (Achieve College Internships).

https://www.achievempls.org/

2829 University Ave SE, Suite 850, Minneapolis, MN 55414* | info@achievempls.org | 612-455-1530

*See Achieve website for program and event locations


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (BGC) TWIN CITIES

The Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities (BGC) operates from 10+ locations across the metro area, serving youth through after-school and summer programs that focus on supporting academics, healthy lifestyles, and leadership. Students can also participate in Voyageur environmental education programs through BGC. All programming is free.

https://boysandgirls.org/

690 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55130* | info@bgc-tc.org |  651-726-2582

*See BGC website for your nearest location


GOODWILL EASTER SEALS FATHER PROJECT

The Father Project offers case management, advocacy, parenting support, child support services, father and family activities, and employment and GED support for fathers.

https://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/services/family-stability/father

553 Fairview Ave North St. Paul, Minnesota 55104 | (612) 724-3539


HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY HOMEWORK HELP

Hennepin County Library offers homework help through free in-person tutoring and online resources for students K-12. In-person tutoring is available during the school year at select libraries in the metro area, and online tutors are available every day from 1 to 11 p.m. Online homework help is accessible with a Hennepin County Library card. Tutors are available in English or Spanish. Subscribe to the K-12 Education Newsletter for additional resources.

hclib.org/programs/homework-help

Locations and hours are available on the Hennepin County Library website | 612-543-5669


LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Free local book sharing with outdoor contactless libraries. Little Free Libraries are searchable by location at the link below. There are locations around the Twin Cities Metro Area and across Minnesota.

littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap


PERSPECTIVES

Human services agency serving homeless and at-risk mothers and children. Programs include supportive housing, case management, nutrition resources, substance use treatment, and mental health services. They also offer extensive childcare programming year-round.

https://www.perspectives-family.org/

3381 Gorham Avenue, St. Louis Park, MN, 55426 | jrandahl@perspectives-family.org | (952) 926-2600


PARENTS IN COMMUNITY ACTION (PICA)

PICA (Parents in Community Action) supports families by providing comprehensive services including early childhood development, health services, workforce development programs, and parent training opportunities. They work to change the economic trajectory of the families they work with by taking a two-generational approach. They provide services to low-income families, pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

https://www.picaheadstart.org/

Visit the PICA website for your nearest location |

English: (612) 374-0701

Hmong: (612) 374-0709

Oromo: (612) 374-0703

Somali: (612) 374-0707

Spanish: (612) 374-0705


URBAN VENTURES

South Minneapolis non-profit offering support for families and youth through after-school education programs, extracurricular activities, mentorship, family resources, and more. Urban Ventures facilitates programming for participants of all ages, from pre-k to parenthood. They also connect community members with partner nonprofits.

https://urbanventures.org/

3016 4th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55208 | zaydacardoso@urbanventures.org | (612) 638-1000


YMCA

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after-school activities, athletic facilities, camps for children, and more.

Please refer to the YMCA of the North website for locations, contact information, and programming details.

www.ymcanorth.org

Employment & Career Services

ACHIEVE TWIN CITIES

Achieve Twin Cities provides career and college readiness programs for Minneapolis and Saint Paul students. Achieve Twin Cities partners with schools and is open to any interested student. They also offer career development programs for youth aged 14-21 (Step Up) and for college juniors (Achieve College Internships).

https://www.achievempls.org/

2829 University Ave SE, Suite 850, Minneapolis, MN 55414* | info@achievempls.org | 612-455-1530

*See Achieve website for program and event locations


CAREERWISE – MN RE-ENTRY SERVICES

Provides multifaceted assistance to individuals exiting incarceration. CAREERwise focuses on employment resources including assistance with renewing IDs, accessing healthcare, coordinating transportation, and more. Individuals should contact their case workers for access to MN Re-Entry Services.

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/exoffenders/index.html

651-361-7200


EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community development nonprofit providing re-entry services, employment services, workshops, family services, and youth programming with a focus on leadership and ending cycles of poverty and violence.

www.emerge-mn.org

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


GOODWILL EASTER SEALS FATHER PROJECT

The Father Project offers case management, advocacy, parenting support, child support services, father and family activities, and employment and GED support for fathers.

https://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/services/family-stability/father

553 Fairview Ave North St. Paul, Minnesota 55104 | (612) 724-3539


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.

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.

https://www.ppl-inc.org

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


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 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | jennifer.paffel@ppl.inc.org | (612) 872-1509 ext. 6


REPOWERED

REPOWERED (formerly known as Tech Dump) offers work opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals. They coordinate an 18-month intensive work readiness program that prepares participants to reintegrate into the workforce. Programming includes assistance with transportation, housing, and employment. The work readiness program takes a holistic approach through mentorship, volunteering, and lobbying for legal reform. REPOWERED is primarily a tech recycling, refurbishing, and disposal facility.

https://getrepowered.org/

860 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114 | 612-361-4355


TWIN CITIES R!SE

Employment services with a focus on personal empowerment and long-term success. Twin Cities R!SE offers employment training, empowerment workshops, youth training, and more.

www.twincitiesrise.org

Minneapolis Headquarters | 1301 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | info@twincitiesrise.org | (612) 338-0295


YMCA

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after-school activities, athletic facilities, camps for children, and more.

Please refer to the YMCA of the North website for locations, contact information, and programming details.

www.ymcanorth.org

Financial Services

EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community development nonprofit providing re-entry services, employment services, workshops, family services, and youth programming with a focus on leadership and ending cycles of poverty and violence.

www.emerge-mn.org

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

Food

LOAVES & FISHES

Free and healthy takeaway meals provided for free, no questions asked. Distribution centers are located in the Twin Cities Metro area and across greater Minnesota, including dining sites and produce markets. Loaves & Fishes has locations open on major holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

www.loavesandfishesmn.org

PDF of locations | dlieberman@loavesandfishesmn.org | 612-377-9810


PRISM MARKETPLACE FOOD SHELF AND TOY SHOPPE

Offering a food shelf, thrift store, and family services. Family resources include school supplies for children, rental assistance for evicted individuals, and individualized support. They also offer a holiday toy shop for individuals residing in Golden Valley, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, and Plymouth.

The marketplace food shelf is located at the address below and is open 10am-4pm Monday through Thursday.

www.prismmpls.org

1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN, 55422 | 763-529-1350

 


SABATHANI COMMUNITY CENTER

Sabathani Community Center is a South Minneapolis nonprofit offering a food shelf service, an affordable clothing closet, career development services, and more. The food shelf serves nutritionally balanced meals, including culturally specific foods to serve the needs of the community. They also facilitate an affordable housing program.

Food shelf hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

https://sabathani.org

310 E 38th St Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55409 | 612.821.2308


SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND

Second Harvest Heartland offers food shelves and prepared meals, depending on the location. Locations and services are detailed at the link below.

https://www.2harvest.org/who–how-we-help/how-to-get-help/#.YrIas5PMKWA

7101 Winnetka Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428 | 651-484-5117


TWIN CITIES SALVATION ARMY FOOD SHELVES & HOT MEALS

The Twin Cities Salvation Army food services include fresh food distribution, hot lunches and dinners, and food shelves. There are locations around the Twin Cities metro area and in Coon Rapids. Select locations provide dedicated services for homeless youth. All food is provided free of charge.

Find your nearest location at the link below.

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

Health & Wellness

57 FIT

Offering personal, small-group, and community training for people of all ages and fitness levels. Resources include nutrition training, mental health practices, and a focus on holistic wellness.

https://www.57fit.com/

1207 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55408 | marcus@57fit.com | (612) 460-1948


612 JUNGLE

Minneapolis hip-hop yoga studio offering remote live classes, classes in studio, and free archived classes on-demand online.

https://www.612jungle.com/

2905 Garfield Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408 | info@612jungle.com


A CHANCE TO GROW

A Chance to Grow is a nonprofit organization offering educational and clinical brain-centered programs and services. They host a variety of specialists including occupational therapists, early childhood education professionals, and speech-language pathologists. See their website for information on which resources are right for you.

https://www.actg.org/

1800 NE 2nd St. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418 | actg@actg.org | (612) 789-1236


ELEMENT GYM

Inclusive, community-based boxing gym for individuals with all levels of ability and experience. Element offers free monthly sports camps, programs in youth gymnastics, and a youth mentorship program through CO·MOTION Center for Movement.

https://www.elementgym.org/

655 Fairview Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55104 | phil@elementgym.com | (888) 415-6626

The CO·MOTION Center for Movement coordinates classes for youth in conjunction with Element Gym.

https://www.comotioncenter.com/


HEALTH ACCESS MN – MN-SURE HEALTH NAVIGATORS

Health Access offers free help at every stage of obtaining and maintaining your Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or private insurance plans (QHPs) sold through MNsure.org. Health Access understands that the insurance process can be confusing. They exist to help you understand your options for health insurance coverage.

https://www.healthaccess.mn | info@healthaccess.mn | 651-645-0215


KENTE CIRCLE

Kente Circle is a mental health agency specializing in providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy to clientele living in Minneapolis and its surrounding communities. They emphasize the cultural and ethnic diversity of their staff and are proficient in treating a variety of clients including LGBTQ+ individuals and African American youth. Kente Circle takes most insurance and provides reduced fee services on a limited basis.

http://www.kentecircle.com/index.html

345 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409 | info@kentecircle.com |  612-243-1600


NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS)

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses. NAMI works with individuals with mental illness, their families, professionals, and the community at large by providing education, support, and advocacy.

https://namimn.org/

1919 University Ave. W, Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55104 | namihelps@namimn.org | 651-645-2948


NORTHPOINT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER

Northpoint Health Center is a medical clinic, dental service, food shelf, and behavioral health service that works closely with the North Minneapolis community and is dedicated to providing free and low-cost wellness resources. They also offer specialized programming for families, African American men, youth, pregnant women, and seniors.

www.northpointhealth.org

1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | Clinic Services: 612-543-2500 Human Services: 612-767-9500


YMCA

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after-school activities, athletic facilities, camps for children, and more.

Please refer to the YMCA of the North website for locations, contact information, and programming details.

www.ymcanorth.org

Housing

360 COMMUNITIES

36o Communities is an organization striving to break cycles of violence by providing safe, healthy environments for children and families. They provide stabilizing resources including food, shelter, community programming, and individualized support.

https://360communities.org/

501 E Highway 13, Suite 112, Burnsville, MN 55337 | info@360communities.org | (952) 985-5300


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

Community development nonprofit providing re-entry services, employment services, workshops, family services, and youth programming with a focus on leadership and ending cycles of poverty and violence.

www.emerge-mn.org

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


PERSPECTIVES

Human services agency serving homeless and at-risk mothers and children. Programs include supportive housing, case management, nutrition resources, substance use treatment, and mental health services. They also offer extensive childcare programming year-round.

https://www.perspectives-family.org/

3381 Gorham Avenue, St. Louis Park, MN, 55426 | jrandahl@perspectives-family.org | (952) 926-2600


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.

https://www.ppl-inc.org

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


RS EDEN

Provides transitional housing, re-entry services, substance use recovery programs, and transformative resources to help families build community, meet personal goals, and achieve long-term success.

Locations available at the link below.

www.rseden.org

612-287-1600

Holiday Resources

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART ART KITS

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.

new.artsmia.org/programs


PRISM MARKETPLACE FOOD SHELF AND TOY SHOPPE

Offering a food shelf, thrift store, and family services. Family resources include school supplies for children, rental assistance for evicted individuals, and individualized support. They also offer a holiday toy shop for individuals residing in Golden Valley, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, and Plymouth.

The marketplace food shelf is located at the address below and is open 10am-4pm Monday through Thursday.

www.prismmpls.org

1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN, 55422 | 763-529-1350


TWIN CITIES SALVATION ARMY TOY SHOP

The Salvation Army runs a holiday toy shop for families with children who may not otherwise receive a Christmas present. Services are available to residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Scott, Carver, Washington, Chisago, Wright, and Sherburne counties. Children must be 0-14 years old.

salvationarmynorth.org/twin-cities/toy-shop

(651) 746-3595

Mentorship & Support

360 COMMUNITIES

36o Communities is an organization striving to break cycles of violence by providing safe, healthy environments for children and families. They provide stabilizing resources including food, shelter, community programming, and individualized support.

https://360communities.org/

501 E Highway 13, Suite 112, Burnsville, MN 55337 | info@360communities.org | (952) 985-5300


BELLIS SUPPORT GROUP

Bellis offers in person and virtual support groups for birth parents experiencing termination of parental rights either voluntarily or involuntarily. Bellis offers online support groups and an in person support group located in Minneapolis, both of which are facilitated by licensed social workers. Their groups allow parents to talk about their grief and experiences through peer based support in a non-judgemental environment with no obligation to attend.

https://www.mybellis.org/contact

P.O. Box 75 Elk River, MN 55330 | info@mybellis.org | 952-944-0866


GOODWILL EASTER SEALS FATHER PROJECT

The Father Project offers case management, advocacy, parenting support, child support services, father and family activities, and employment and GED support for fathers.

https://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/services/family-stability/father

553 Fairview Ave North St. Paul, Minnesota 55104 | (612) 724-3539


NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS)

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses. NAMI works with individuals with mental illness, their families, professionals, and the community at large by providing education, support, and advocacy.

https://namimn.org/

1919 University Ave. W, Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55104 | namihelps@namimn.org | 651-645-2948


PARENTING WITH PURPOSE

Coordinates mentorship for children with incarcerated parents through the Mentoring for Life Change (MLC) program, as well as a mentorship program for parents exiting incarceration. Parenting with Purpose also offers support groups for children and parents impacted by incarceration.

www.parentingwithpurpose.org

7111 W Broadway, Suite 206, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 |lori@parentingwithpurpose.org| (763) 503-2892


URBAN VENTURES

South Minneapolis non-profit offering support for families and youth through after-school education programs, extracurricular activities, mentorship, family resources, and more. Urban Ventures facilitates programming for participants of all ages, from pre-k to parenthood. They also connect community members with partner nonprofits.

https://urbanventures.org/

3016 4th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55208 | zaydacardoso@urbanventures.org | (612) 638-1000


ADVOCACY CENTER OF WINONA

The Advocacy Center Of Winona empowers people impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence through legal resources, emergency housing, support groups, and crisis intervention.

https://www.advocacywinona.org/

100 Latsch Square Suite 201, Winona, MN 55987 | wrc@wrcofwinona.org | 507-452-4440


YMCA

Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after-school activities, athletic facilities, camps for children, and more.

Please refer to the YMCA of the North website for locations, contact information, and programming details.

www.ymcanorth.org

Recovery

180 DEGREES – MINNESOTA RECOVERY CONNECTION

Offers re-entry services ranging from permanent housing, to case management, to support groups, leadership opportunities, and community building. 180 Degrees also offers youth housing. Learn more about their range of services at the link below.

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, re-entry services, substance use recovery programs, and transformative resources to help families build community, meet personal goals, and achieve long-term success.

Locations available at the link below.

www.rseden.org

612-287-1600


TRANSITIONS – THE TWIN CITIES MEN’S CENTER

Offering anger management services for men, legal resources for families, and support groups on a variety of topics.

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

3249 Hennepin Avenue #55, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | ofcmgr@tcmc.org | (612) 822-5892


UJAMAA PLACE

Offers a free-of-cost program to help men develop the skills needed to be successful individuals, fathers, employees, and citizens. The program is individualized to the participant and covers needs such as housing, wellness, employment, criminal justice, culture, and community.

www.ujamaaplace.org

1821 University Ave Suite N187, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 528-8006


ADVOCACY CENTER OF WINONA

The Advocacy Center Of Winona empowers people impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence through legal resources, emergency housing, support groups, and crisis intervention.

https://www.advocacywinona.org/

100 Latsch Square Suite 201, Winona, MN 55987 | wrc@wrcofwinona.org | 507-452-4440

Re-entry & Incarceration Support

ALL SQUARE

Provides fellowships focused on leadership and entrepreneurship to formerly incarcerated people. Fellowships include employment at the All Square craft grilled cheese restaurant. These initiatives help individuals access financial support, social capital, professional skills, and long-term success.

www.allsquarempls.com

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


AMICUS RECONNECT

Provides support services focusing on the day-to-day impacts of incarceration. Resources include referrals to housing and employment services, access to free and low-cost clothing and furniture, mentorship, and more. Amicus Reconnect also provides peer groups and spiritual counseling.

https://www.voamnwi.org/amicus-reconnect

3041 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | 612-277-3009


BETTER FUTURES MINNESOTA

Better Futures Minnesota is a profit-generating employer that provides limited housing, healthcare, a work-training program. Men interested in improving their personal and professional futures can find employment opportunities through the ReUse warehouse and supervised work crews.

www.betterfuturesminnesota.com

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


CAREERWISE – MN RE-ENTRY SERVICES

Provides multifaceted assistance to individuals exiting incarceration. CAREERwise focuses on employment resources including assistance with renewing IDs, accessing healthcare, coordinating transportation, and more. Individuals should contact their case workers for access to MN Re-Entry Services.

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/exoffenders/index.html

651-361-7200


CENTRAL MINNESOTA RE-ENTRY PROJECT (CMNRP)

Offers transitional housing, employment referrals, support groups, and other resources to assist formerly incarcerated individuals as they navigate re-entry.

cmnrp.org

PO Box 2391, St. Cloud, MN 56302 | pat@cmnrp.org |(320) 656-9004


DAMASCUS WAY

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

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

Community development nonprofit providing re-entry services, employment services, workshops, family services, and youth programming with a focus on leadership and ending cycles of poverty and violence.

www.emerge-mn.org

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


GOODWILL RE-ENTRY SERVICES

The Goodwill Easter Seals Re-Entry Program provides free, one-on-one counseling to individuals exiting incarceration. They work on career, financial, and advocacy services. They also provide mental health and substance use resources.

https://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/services/employment-services

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


HONEST JOBS

An online job board for people with a criminal record. Honest Jobs is partnered with nearly 1,000 companies hiring formerly incarcerated candidates. New jobs are posted daily.

www.honestjobs.co

danielle@honestjobs.co | (424) 566-7780


MAD DADS

Coordinating positive programming and community engagement for fathers. MAD DADS focuses on the pillars of crime prevention and intervention, youth development, community building, and family enrichment.

www.minneapolismaddads.org

2924 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | johnturnipseed@urbanventures.org | 612-455-4637


NORTHPOINT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER

Northpoint Health Center is a medical clinic, dental service, food shelf, and behavioral health service that works closely with the North Minneapolis community and is dedicated to providing free and low-cost wellness resources. They also offer specialized programming for families, African American men, youth, pregnant women, and seniors.

www.northpointhealth.org

1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | Clinic Services: 612-543-2500 Human Services: 612-767-9500


PARENTING WITH PURPOSE

Coordinates mentorship for children with incarcerated parents through the Mentoring for Life Change (MLC) program, as well as a mentorship program for parents exiting incarceration. Parenting with Purpose also offers support groups for children and parents impacted by incarceration.

www.parentingwithpurpose.org

7111 W Broadway, Suite 206, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 |lori@parentingwithpurpose.org|(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


REPOWERED

REPOWERED (formerly known as Tech Dump) offers work opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals. They coordinate an 18-month intensive work readiness program that prepares participants to reintegrate into the workforce. Programming includes assistance with transportation, housing, and employment. The work readiness program takes a holistic approach through mentorship, volunteering, and lobbying for legal reform. REPOWERED is primarily a tech recycling, refurbishing, and disposal facility.

https://getrepowered.org/

860 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114 | 612-361-4355


RS EDEN

Provides transitional housing, re-entry services, substance use recovery programs, and transformative resources to help families build community, meet personal goals, and achieve long-term success.

Locations available at the link below.

www.rseden.org

612-287-1600


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

Offering anger management services for men, legal resources for families, and support groups on a variety of topics.

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

3249 Hennepin Avenue #55, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | ofcmgr@tcmc.org | (612) 822-5892


UJAMAA PLACE

Offers a free-of-cost program to help men develop the skills needed to be successful individuals, fathers, employees, and citizens. The program is individualized to the participant and covers needs such as housing, wellness, employment, criminal justice, culture, and community.

www.ujamaaplace.org

1821 University Ave Suite N187, 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