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The Bloomington community is fortunate to have several mental health, support, counseling centers and other resources available in our community. To navigate more efficiently select the topic of interest from the list below.

Support and Counseling for Teens and Families

Bloomington Public Health

1900 W Old Shakopee Rd.,
Bloomington, MN
952-952-563-8900 V/TTY
www.ci.bloomington.mn.us
Child and youth clinics, family planning and services for adolescents, pregnant teens and teen parents.

The Bridge for Runaway Youth

612-377-8800
1111 W 22nd St., Minneapolis
www.bridgeforyouth.org
Individual, family and teen counseling.

Cornerstone

952-884-0330
www.cornerstonemn.org
Serving individuals facing domestic violence.

Crisis Connection

612-379-6363
www.crisis.org
24 hour a day crisis and general counseling help line for suicide prevention, domestic violence, rape, child abuse, depression and other life issues.

Family & Children's Service

952-884-7353
Loffler Building, Ste 318 1101 E 78th St, Bloomington, MN
www.everyfamilymatters.org
Counseling services.

Oasis for Youth

www.oasisforyouth.org
The Drop-in Center is a mission of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Old Shakopee Road and Penn Avenue South in Bloomington. Hours will be 2:30 to 5 pm Monday through Thursday

Storefront/Youth Action

612-861-1675
6425 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield www.storefront.org
Promotes positive youth development for school-aged children through education, treatment programs and intervention.

Bloomington United for Youth (BUY)

952-681-5903
Promotes the development of a supportive environment and personal strengths which children need to succeed.


Tree House

952-253-0812
9030 W Bloomington Freeway, Bloomington
www.treehouseyouth.org
Support groups, counseling and recreational opportunities for troubled youth in Bloomington and Richfield.

Housing Information

Human Services

1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington
952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
www.ci.bloomington.mn.us
Apartment vacancies (interpreters available). Procedures to apply for subsidized apartments or market rate rentals.

Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
952-563-8937, 952-563-8740 TTY
www.ci.bloomington.mn.us
Section 8 tenant based voucher subsidy program, rental homes program, public housing program, home Improvement Loans.

Bridging

Bloomington
www.bridging.org
Low-income families may be eligible to receive free furniture. For a referral for free furniture from Bridging, contact: City of Bloomington Human Services at 952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY

Home Line

612-728-5767
www.homelinemn.org
Tenants rights and advocacy.

Food Resources

Loaves and Fishes, Too

952-948-0746
(Bloomington office)
www.loavesandfishesmn.org
Free hot meals served every weekday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington.

Bloomington Public Health WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Office Supplemental Food Program

952-563-8993, 952-563-8900 TTY
1900 W Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington
www.ci.bloomington.mn.us
Vouchers for specific foods available to pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women as well as infants and children under age 5. Eligibility is based on income level and health risks.

Bloomington School Breakfast and Lunch Program

952-806-8770
www.bloomington.k12.mn.us
Nutritious meals for school children on school days. Families may be eligible for free or reduced price school meals.

VEAP Food Shelf

952-888-9616
Irving Ave. S., Bloomington
www.veapvolunteers.org
Provides a five-day grocery supply for emergencies. Also provides holiday meals or groceries for seniors, people with disabilities or low income.

Hennepin County Economic Assistance - Food Stamps

612-596-1300
www.co.hennepin.mn.us
You may qualify for food stamps, used to buy food. Apply for benefit at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. So. in Bloomington (by appointment only).

Fare for All (Bloomington location)

952-563-4944 V/TTY
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S
www.emergencyfoodshelf.org
Monthly food program with no income guidelines. Fees apply.

Employment Assistance

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

www.uimn.org
Unemployment

MN Workforce Center

952-346-4000, 952-346-4043 TTY
www.mnwfc.org
Job vacancy listings and employment resources.

Resource Centers and Information

Human Services

952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington
www.ci.bloomington.mn.us
Connects individuals to human service programs and information. Chinese interpreter phone service available.

CAPI (Center for Asian and Pacific Islanders)

612-721-0122
310 E. 38th St., Ste 109, Minneapolis
www.capiusa.org
Employment and training, youth development, food shelf programs and family strengthening programs.


Family & Children's Service

612-728-2061 or 952-967-9060
Loffler Building, Ste 318 1101 E 78th St, Bloomington, MN
www.everyfamilymatters.org
Resources for the needs of immigrant students and their families. Helps to identify culturally appropriate resources. South East Asian Cultural Liaison on staff.

Hennepin County Office of Multi- Cultural Services

612-348-2193
330 S. 12th St., Ste 450, Minneapolis
www.co.hennepin.mn.us
Vietnamese liaisons are available to help individuals apply for County services.

SEARCH (South East Asian Refugee Community Home)

612-673-9388
1113 E Franklin Ave., Ste 212, Minneapolis
www.asian-search.org
ESL (English as a Second Language), childcare training, computer training, youth services and employment services

World Relief

612-798-4332
1515 E. 66th St., Richfield
www.wr.org
Employment, counseling and citizenship information.

Economical and Medical Assistance

Emergency Financial Services Program (VEAP) Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People

952-888-9616 for an appointment
9728 Irving Ave. S., Bloomington

www.veapvolunteers.org

Hennepin County Economic Assistance

612-596-1300

www.co.hennepin.mn.us

Minnesota Care

651-297-3862 or 1-800-657-3672
General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739


Child Care

Hennepin County Child Care Assistance Unit

612-348-5937
www.co.hennepin.mn.us
Financial assistance for childcare.

Resources for Child Caring

651-641-0305
www.resourcesforchildcare.org
Referrals to childcare providers.


Legal Resources

Bloomington Human Rights Commission

952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
www.ci.bloomington.mn.us
Mediates complaints of discrimination in Bloomington. Educates and advocates on human rights issues.


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

1-800-375-5283
2901 Metro Dr., Ste 100, Bloomington
Immigration services

Immigration Clinic

612-825-6863
3400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis
Free legal advice in regards to immigration issues. Every Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; first come, first serve basis.

Educational Services

SHAPE (Adult education programs, including ESL and GED courses)

952-681-6170

www.bloomington.k12.mn.us

Volunteer Connection (Help for English language learners and adults seeking employment)

952-681-6109

Kid’s Safari (before and after school child care)

952-681-6108