External Resources

General Assistance

United Way First Call for Help: General Assistance, referrals for resources in your area.  Dial 2-1-1 or 651-291-0211

Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Senior Linkage Line: 1- 800-333-2433

Disability Hub MN:  a free statewide resource network that helps people with disabilities. 1-866-333-2466 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center: Medicare resources for people with disabilities.

Minnesota Unemployment: 651-296-3644

EBT: 1-888-997-2227

Emergency Assistance

Hennepin County:  SNAP food benefits, General Assistance, or possible emergency assistance with one month of rent. Apply at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov  or call 612-596-1300.

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC): Limited emergency rental assistance, 952-697-1395

Hennepin County Shelter Team (homeless families): 612-348-9410

Adult Shelter Connect (homeless adults): 612-248-2350

 

Energy Assistance

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC): Utility Bill/Water Bill Assistance, (952) 930-3541

HeatShare: 612-767-2700

Food and Nutrition

Westonka Food Shelf of Mound: 952-472-5599

RiverWorks Food Shelf of Rockford: 763-477-6098

Women, Infants & Children (WIC): 612-348-6100

 

Mental Health Crisis Support

Relate Counseling (Appointments available at WeCAN): 952-472-0742

Hennepin County COPE: 612-596-1223

Front Door Social Services - mental or chemical health concerns or disabilities: 612-348-4111.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 (Effective 7/12/22)

 

Domestic Violence Support

Sojourner Project: Shelter, counseling & resources, 952-933-7422 (Answered 24 hours)

Day One Crisis Line: Referrals, support, 1-866-223-1111

Financial Counseling

Lutheran Social Services (LSS):  LSS provides free budget counseling, debt management plans, and financial education. 1-888-577-2227

Legal Assistance

Homeline: Free legal help for renters, 612-728-5767

Legal Aid: Free help with civil legal matters, 612-334-5970

Volunteer Lawyers Network: Connects volunteer lawyers with clients in need, 612-752-6677

 

Transportation

WeCAB: A grass-roots ride system that pairs riders with volunteer drivers in the western metro. Call toll-free, 1-844-743-3932

Metro Mobility: For individuals with disabilities who, because of a disability, are unable to ride the city bus. Families can utilize Metro Mobility for ICA appointments. 651-484-8241

Transit Link: Available in parts of the region not served by frequent regular transit routes. Anyone may use Transit Link. There is a cost associated with Transit Link. 651-602-5465

Housing

HousingLink: An internet housing search with subsidized housing list.

 

COVID-19 Resources

Minnesota Department of Health, 651-201-5000

Minnesota Vaccine Finder

 

Adult Basic Education

Westonka Public Schools, GED and ELL classes are offered onsite at WeCAN, 952-491-8029