We're here for you.
WeCAN helps individuals and families through a variety of supportive programs and services.
Can't afford food or household items?
We can help.
Need help looking for a job?
We can help.
Can't make this month's mortgage or rent payment?
We can help.
Contact us today to get the help you need.
Emergency vet care
Ready-to-Learn School Supplies
Warm winter gear
Adopt a Family
Personal care & household cleaning products
Meals on Wheels
Kids' Food Program
1-on-1 job search help
Computers/office equipment availability
When crisis hits, WeCAN’s Emergency Assistance program provides community members with grants for financial needs. Our goal is to provide stability and help resolve money emergencies so you can get back on your feet. Assistance is short-term and based on eligibility.
Emergency Assistance: A one-time rent, mortgage or utility payment
Health Services: Through a partnership with Ridgeview Spring Park
Medical Clinic, WeCAN will refer uninsured clients to needed health
Emergency Pet Assistance: Small grants to help with emergency
veterinarian procedures for pets
Our assistance requires proof of emergency, county or other agency ineligibility, as well as income and other verifications. Clients must reside in WeCAN’s service area. If a client resides out of this area WeCAN will refer to the appropriate social service agency.
Contact the WeCAN Family Advocate for an appointment by email or by calling (952) 472-0742.
Graciously funded by:
Government funds, grants, foundations and donations from community businesses, churches, organizations and residents.
We believe that every community member deserves access to the little things that get you through each day. From school supplies to personal hygiene items to pet food, if you're a family in need, we've got you covered.
Personal Hygiene: Personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies given out once per month to stretch budgets
Birthday Shelf: Gifts and party supplies to celebrate a child's birthday
Pet Food Assistance: Pet food available once per month if needed
Ready to Learn: School supplies and backpacks for children in grades K-12
Adopt a Family: A holiday giving program connecting low-income families with anonymous sponsors that provide the families with gifts and necessities
Learn more about our Ready to Learn program from this video produced by the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission.
WeCAN believes that no one should worry about how they're going to get their next meal. When all the money has gone to pay the bills, you are no longer able to cook your own meals or you can't get to the local food shelf, WeCAN has two food assistance programs to provide food for you and your family.
The WeCAN Mobile Market delivers groceries to those in need, who may not be able to access a traditional food shelf. It also features a Kids' Food Program.
Our Meals on Wheels service provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Unemployment and underemployment are the reality of many of our clients; therefore, the WeCAN Employment Program is a vital component of our service offerings.
Residents applying for services often experience multiple barriers to obtaining employment so volunteers provide intensive one-on-one job search assistance, resume building, and interview skill training.
The Employment Program also provides quarterly budget classes to help clients understand their finances and make good economic choices that will lead them toward self-sufficiency.
Contact us today to learn more and get started.