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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

Healthcare

ATTENTION
Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- subsidized healthcare- Avera Ministry

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Regional

Southeast MN- healthcare- Semcac

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

Goodhue County- medical, dental, mental health- C.A.R.E. Clinic

Lakeville- dental- Prince of Peace

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

Minneapolis- prenatal care- Tandem

Moorhead- limited health care- Churches United

Olmsted County- medical, dental- The Good Samaritan Health Clinic

Rosemount- dental- Prince of Peace

St. Paul- mental health- Neighborhood House

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

Savage- dental- Prince of Peace

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Childcare Assistance Program

CHIP (MinnesotaCare)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

FAFSA

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

MN Energy Assistance Program

MN Family Investment Program TANF

MN Food Assistance Program SNAP

National School Lunch Program

MN Sure (Insurance Marketplace)

Section 8 Housing

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

Housing/
Shelter

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- ICNA Relief

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- Center City Housing Corp.

Statewide- Common Bond

Statewide-rental properties- HousingLink

Regional

Southeast MN (domestic abuse)- Women’s Shelter and Support Center

West Central MN- CARES

County/City

Brainerd- New Pathways

Cambridge- New Pathways

Carver County- Community Action Partnership

Columbia Heights (domestic abuse)- The Dwelling Place

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- Tandem

Minneapolis (age limits)- Youth Link

Moorhead- Churches United

Olmsted County- Housing Authority

Olmsted County- Jeremiah Program

Owatonna- Steele County Transitional Housing

Ramsey County- Housing Services

Rochester- Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Rochester- Family Promise

Rochester- The Salvation Army

St. Cloud (domestic abuse)- AnnaMarie’s Alliance

St. Paul (age limit & American Indian)- Ain Dah Yung Center

St. Paul- Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

St. Paul- Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

St. Paul- Emma Norton

St. Paul- Housing Authority

St. Paul- Jeremiah Program

St. Paul- Model Cities

St. Paul- Neighborhood House

St. Paul- Theresa Living Center

St. Paul- Union Gospel Mission

St. Paul- Women’s Advocates

St. Paul- YWCA

Scott County- Community Action Partnership

Affordable Childcare

ATTENTION
Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- early learning scholarships- Families First of Minnesota

Statewide- postsecondary childcare grants- MN Office of Higher Education

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Regional

County/City

Olmsted County- crisis nursery- Families First of Minnesota

Baby Care

ATTENTION
Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.

National

National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- National Diaper Bank Network

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

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) – family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy

Statewide

Statewide- diaper bank directory- The Diaper Bank of Minnesota

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- cloth diaper assistance- Minnesota Cloth Diaper Bank

Statewide- car seat distribution directory- Office of Traffic Safety

Statewide- car seat events- Safe Kids

Regional

Southern Minnesota- infant items- Bundles of Love Charity

Twin Cities Metro Area- crisis care, social support- Together For Good

County/City

Aurora- diapers, formula, bottles, etc.- Swaddling Clothes

Blaine- diapers- Way of the Lord

Little Canada (refers for adoption//Please visit Voices and Experience pages before accepting or pursuing adoption material) material support, earn while you learn, parenting classes- New Day Pregnancy & Family Resource Center

Minneapolis- doula support, car seat program, breastpump program- Everyday Miracles

Minneapolis- baby items, prenatal care, etc.- Tandem

Minneapolis- various baby items- TMM Community Resource Services

Rochester- (refers for adoption//Please visit Voices and Experience pages before accepting or pursuing adoption material) maternity & baby items- Birthright

Rochester- crisis care, social support- Together For Good

Roseville- material assistance, social support- Cradle of Hope

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

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

Child Support

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General Assistance

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- food assistance, family services- ICNA Relief

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- public benefits eligibility- Bridge to Benefits

Statewide- emergency loans- Exodus Lending

Statewide- county government directory- Minnesota County Websites

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Statewide- one-time emergency grant-The 30 Days Foundation

Statewide- car repair charity (located in Minneapolis, but serves the state)- The Lift Garage

Regional

Minneapolis Metropolitan Area- car donations- Wheels for Women

South Central MN- car donation, employment training, homeless prevention, etc.- Minnesota Valley Action Council

Southeastern MN- car repair program, homeless prevention, food assistance, etc.- Semcac

Southeastern MN- family support services, transportation & energy assistance- Three Rivers Community Action

County/City

Anoka County- car repair- Repairing Cars for Neighbors

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

Douglas County- car repair, donated cars- Douglas County Car Care Program

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

Olmsted County- emergency services, rental assistance, etc.- Olmsted County Community Services

Olmsted County- school supplies- United Way

Rochester- food bank- Channel One Regional Food Bank

Rochester- food assistance- Community Food Response

Rochester- homeless prevention, transportation program- Family Promise

Rochester- food pantry- Hosanna Lutheran Church

Rochester- food assistance, referrals- LifeGate Services

Rochester- food assistance- Little Free Pantries of Rochester MN Area

Rochester- food assistance- Oasis Church

Rochester- food assistance- Revolutionary Earth

Rochester- rent assistance, food & clothing assistance- Rochester Outreach Center

Rochester- public transit- Rochester Public Transit

Rochester- homeless assistance- The Landing

Rochester- food assistance, holiday assistance, vouchers, etc.- The Salvation Army

St. Paul (Indian Family Preservation)- Ain Dah Yung Center

St. Paul- vehicle donation program- Auto Technical

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

St. Paul- daily meals, job training, etc.- 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

Zumbro Falls- food assistance- South Troy Wesleyan Church

Support Groups

ATTENTION
All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Regional

County/City

Burnsville- Prince of Peace

Garden City (substance abuse)- Wellcome Manor Family Services

Rochester- Rochester Area Moms

St. Paul- private Facebook community group- Little Hopes

West St. Paul- Postpartum Depression Support Group

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.

Putative Father Registry

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Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

ATTENTION
This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

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.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

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.

Recommend a Service

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*This page does not provide legal advice

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