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About WeCAN

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WeCAN serves individuals and families in need in Western Hennepin County. We are a community nonprofit that empowers and equips individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency.


WeCAN was founded in 1989 to address the lack of social service programs for low-income families in Western Hennepin County. From emergency assistance to food support to helping our clients with job skills, WeCAN is in existence to help, support and inspire.

Who We Are


WeCAN is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to empower and equip individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency.

Our vision is that families and individuals will thrive in a vibrant community with full access to resources and support services.


The organization’s purpose is to address the human service needs by delivering emergency service, sharing information, developing cooperative efforts, and making referrals to other agencies as may be appropriate. WeCAN serves as a resource and catalyst for the provision of human services in the area by identifying unmet human service needs and developing solutions that address those needs, including information and referral services.

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Our Mission

Who We Are

What We Do

We support community members through a variety of services.

Contact us today to get help.

Emergency Assistance
  • Rent/mortgage/
    utility assistance

  • Clinic Connection

  • Emergency vet care

Family Programs
  • Ready-to-Learn School Supplies

  • Warm winter gear

  • Adopt a Family

  • Birthday Shelf

  • Personal care & household cleaning products

Food Support
  • Meals on Wheels

  • Mobile Market

  • Kids' Food Program

Employment Programs
  • 1-on-1 job search help

  • Computers/office equipment availability

Who We Help

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WeCAN serves the western communities of Hennepin County including Mound, Minnetrista, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Loretto, Independence and Greenfield.

Our Impact

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Read our 2021 Annual Report

to learn more

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What We Do
Our Impact
Who We Help
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Christopher Anderson
Executive Director 


"WeCAN is directed and staffed by dedicated community members who truly care about helping others. Each and every person takes ownership in making our community a better place and helping those who fall on hard times.


These giving people are the reason WeCAN has such an amazing impact." 

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Tax Exempt
Form 990

WeCAN is certified to be exempt from sales and use taxes on purchases, rentals and leases of tangible property.
View our certificate.

Our Form 990 provides a great deal of financial information about the filing organization’s financial condition and  such things as the sources of our income.

View our Form 990.

Strategic Framework

Our new strategic framework reaffirms — first and foremost — the urgency and continued importance of our mission.
View our document.

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