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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
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Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
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Medical

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- subsidized healthcare- Avera Ministry

Regional

Twin Cities Region- public health nurse visits pre/post natal- Metro Alliance for Healthy Families

County/City

Apple Valley- dental- Prince of Peace

Burnsville- dental- Prince of Peace

Duluth- health care- Safe Haven Shelter

Eagan- dental- Prince of Peace

Farmington- dental- Prince of Peace

Lakeville- dental- Prince of Peace

Minneapolis- dental, minute clinic, vision- Sharing & Caring Hands

Moorhead- limited health care- Churches United

Rosemount- dental- Prince of Peace

St. Paul- mental health- Neighborhood House

St. Paul- basic medical & dental- Union Gospel Mission

Savage- dental- Prince of Peace

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Childcare Assistance Program

CHIP

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

MN Energy Assistance Program

MN Family Investment Program TANF

MN Food Assistance Program

National School Lunch Program

MN Sure  (Insurance Marketplace)

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Housing/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- rental properties- HousingLink

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- Common Bond

County/City

Brainerd- New Pathways

Cambridge- New Pathways

Carver County- Community Action Partnership

Dakota County- Community Action Partnership

Dakota County- Dakota County Community Development Agency

Dakota County- Matrix Housing Services

Duluth- Harbor House

Duluth- Safe Haven Shelter

Eagan- Dakota Woodlands

Eagan (domestic violence)- Lewis House

Hastings (domestic violence)- Lewis House

Hennepin County- Hennepin County Family Shelter

Hennepin County- Matrix Housing Services

Mankato- Partners in Housing

Minneapolis (age limits)- Avenues

Minneapolis- Jeremiah Program

Minneapolis- Sharing & Caring Hands

Minneapolis- Simpson Housing Services

Minneapolis (age limits)- Youth Link

Moorhead- Churches United

Olmsted County- Jeremiah Program

Owatonna- Steele County Transitional Housing

St. Paul- Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

St. Paul- Jeremiah Program

St. Paul- Neighborhood House

St. Paul- Union Gospel Mission

St. Paul- The Family Place

St. Paul- Women’s Advocates

Scott County- Community Action Partnership

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- early learning scholarships- Families First of Minnesota

Statewide- postsecondary childcare grants- MN Office of Higher Education

Statewide- National Head Start Association

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

Statewide

Statewide- diaper bank directory- The Diaper Bank of Minnesota

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- car seat distribution directory- Office of Traffic Safety

County/City

Blaine- diapers- Way of the Lord

Minneapolis- various baby items- TMM Community Resource Services

Shakopee- formula, diapers, clothing, etc.- Shakopee Community Assistance

West St. Paul (does refer for adoption//Please visit Voices  and Experience  before accepting material)- maternity clothes, diapers, wipes, equipment, etc.- Guiding Star Wakota

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Child Support

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- public benefits eligibility- Bridge to Benefits

Statewide- county government directory- Minnesota County Websites

Statewide- Minnesota Families Helping Families

County/City

Apple Valley- food shelf- Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

Blaine- food shelf- Way of the Lord

Burnsville- food pantry- Burnsville Family Resource Center

Burnsville- food shelf, clothing, furniture, etc.- Prince of Peace

Carver County- food assistance, holiday assistance, energy assistance, school supplies, etc.- Community Action Partnership

Dakota County- food assistance, holiday assistance, energy assistance, school supplies, etc.- Community Action Partnership

Farmington- food shelf- Farmington Food Shelf

Hastings- food shelf, emergency assistance, holiday assistance, school supplies, etc.- Hastings Family Service

Lakeville- food shelf- Messiah Lutheran Church

Mankato- furniture, household items- Partners for Housing

Minneapolis- vehicle donation program- Auto Technical

Minneapolis- bus token, bus card, daily meals, bagged food, beds- Sharing & Caring Hands

Minneapolis (age limits)- daily meals, showers, clothing, food shelf, etc.- Youth Link

Moorhead- daily meals, food pantry- Churches United

St. Paul- vehicle donation program- Auto Technical

St. Paul- food, emergency financial assistance, etc.- Neighborhood House

St. Paul- daily meals- Union Gospel Mission

Scott County- food assistance, holiday assistance, energy assistance, school supplies, etc.- Community Action Partnership

Shakopee- food assistance, bedding, clothing, hygiene, daily meals, etc.- Shakopee Community Assistance

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Support Groups

Support Info

National

National- CoAbode

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

Burnsville- Prince of Peace

West St. Paul- Postpartum Depression Support Group

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

Register Here

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

Time of consent /notice of intent to consent to adoption not sooner than 72 hours after the birth of a child.

A parent’s consent to adoption under this chapter may be withdrawn for any reason within ten working days after the consent is executed and acknowledged.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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