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Connect with Human Services

Connect with Human Services allows residents to connect directly to resources, services, support, and information. Whether it's information on financial or housing assistance, volunteer opportunities, or other programs, Human Services is able to connect residents to the information they are seeking. Contact staff at 952-563-INFO (4636) or humanservices@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Resources:

The Bloomington Human Service Resource Catalog is an annual publication produced to enable people to easily access human services information in the community. Download the  PDF icon 2018 Resource Catalog or access the information below.

Education

General Public
Metro South, Adult Basic Education

952-681-6170
2575 W. 88th St.
Bloomington, MN
metrosouth.org

Normandale Community College Continuing Education

952-358-8343
9700 France Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
normandale.edu

Multicultural
City of Bloomington, Human Services

952-563-4944
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Naturalization Test Tutoring
Youth
Bloomington Public Schools

952-681-6400
1350 W. 106th St.
Bloomington, MN
bloomington.k12.mn.us

Employment

General Public
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program (UI)

651-296-3644
uimn.org

Minnesota Workforce Center

952-703-7730
4220 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Ste. 100
Bloomington, MN
mn.gov

  • Older Workers, 651-259-7540
    Adults age 55+ who meet eligibility guidelines
  • New Leaf Workshops, 651-642-0696
    Former offenders who must address a criminal record
  • Veterans Employment Services, 952-703-7755
Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

612-455-5100
1925 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 
ppl-inc.org

Social Security Office

1-800-722-1213, 1-800-325-0778 TTY
Twin Cities Card Center
1811 Chicago Ave., Ste. 2
Minneapolis, MN
ssa.gov

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

1-800-669-4000
1-800-669-6820 TTY
eeoc.gov

Low-Moderate Income
Avivo

612-752-8940
2626 E. 82nd St., Ste. 370
Bloomington, MN
avivomn.org

Persons with Disabilities
AccessAbility, Inc.

612-331-5958
360 Hoover St. NE
Minneapolis, MN
accessability.org

The Arc Minnesota

952-920-0855
2446 University Ave. W., Ste 110
St. Paul, MN
arcminnesota.org

Community Involvement Program

612-362-4400
1600 Broadway St. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN
cipmn.org

Lifeworks Services, Inc.

952-884-2171
2748 E. 82nd St.
Bloomington, MN
lifeworks.org

Minnesota Workforce Center

4220 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN
mn.gov

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services, 952-703-7765
    For people who have physical, learning, cognitive, or emotional disabilities
  • Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 651-539-2300

Financial

General Public
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

952-933-9639
8800 Hwy 7, Ste. 401
St. Louis Park, MN
caphennepin.org

Social Security Office

1-800-772-1213, 1-800-325-0778 TTY
6161 American Blvd. W. Ste. 100
Bloomington, MN
socialsecurity.gov 

Low-Moderate Income
Hennepin County (VEAP Community Service Center)

612-596-1300
9600 Aldrich Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
hennepin.us

Open Access Connections

651-643-0883
openaccessconnections.org

Life Wireless

1-888-543-3620
lifewireless.com

VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)

952-888-9616
9600 Aldrich Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
veap.org

Taxes
AARP Tax-Aide Program

1-888-687-2277, 1-877-434-7598 TTY 
aarp.org

Hennepin County Property Taxes

612-348-3011
300 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN
hennepin.us

IRS (Internal Revenue Service)

1-800-829-1040, 1-800-829-4059 TTY
651-312-8082
1550 American Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Bloomington, MN
irs.gov

Minnesota Department of Revenue

651-296-3781
600 N. Robert St.
St. Paul, MN
taxes.state.mn.us

Prepare + Prosper

651-287-0187
2610 University Ave. W., Ste. 450
St. Paul, MN
prepareandprosper.org

Food

General Public
Christ the King Lutheran Church

952-881-8600
8600 Fremont Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
ctkb.org

City of Bloomington, Human Services

952-563-4944
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

Fare for All

763-450-3880
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
fareforall.org

Good in the ‘Hood, Food in the Hood

612-440-7463
Cedarcrest Church
1630 E. 90th St.
Bloomington, MN
goodinthehood.org

Hennepin County (VEAP Community Service Center)

612-596-1300
9600 Aldrich Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
hennepin.us

Loaves and Fishes

612.377.9810
loavesandfishesmn.org 

  • Creekside Community Center
    9801 Penn Ave. S.
    Bloomington, MN
  • Woodlake Lutheran Church
    7525 Oliver Ave. S.
    Richfield, MN
Meals on Wheels

952-835-1665
bloomepmeals.com

Ruby's Pop-Up Pantry

651-674-0009
Bloomington Lutheran Church
9350 Portland Ave. S
Bloomington, MN
rubyspantry.org

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church

952-854-4733
901 E. 90th St.
Bloomington, MN
saintbonaventure.org

VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)

952-888-9616
9600 Aldrich Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
veap.org

Families with Children
Bloomington Public Health, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

952-563-8993
1900 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

Seniors
Help at Your Door, Grocery Assistance

651-642-1892
helpatyourdoor.org

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)

651-484-8241
2harvest.org

Optage, Home Delivered Heat & Eat Meals

651-746-8280
optage.org

Health

Crisis
Cornerstone

952-884-0376
1000 E. 80th St.
Bloomington, MN
cornerstonemn.org

Hennepin County, Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) 

612-596-1223, adults
612-348-2233, children 17 and under
hennepin.us

Minnesota Crisis Services

Text MN to 741 741
Call **CRISIS from a cell phone
mn.gov

Dental Clinics
Children’s Dental Services

612-746-1530
childrensdentalservices.org

Community-University, Dental Care

612-301-0918, English
612-301-3433, Multi-lingual staff
2001 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
ahc.umn.edu

Normandale Community College, Dental Hygiene Clinic

952-358-8608
9700 France Ave.
Bloomington, MN
normandale.edu

Southside Dental Clinic

612-822-9030
4243 4th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
southsidechs.org

Medical Clinics
City of Bloomington, Public Health

952-563-8900
1900 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

The Health Commons at Pond

952-681-6277
Pond Center
9600 3rd Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
bloomingtonschools.org

Southside Medical Clinic

612-827-7181
324 E. 35th St.
Minneapolis, MN
southsidechs.org

Southside Vision Care

612-821-2003
4243 4th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
southsidechs.org

Mental and Behavioral Health
Avivo (formerly CHARAKA CSP)

612-752-8350
7888 12th Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
avivomn.org

The Bridge for Youth

Call 612-377-8800
Text 612-400-7233
1111 W. 22nd St.
Minneapolis, MN
bridgeforyouth.org

The Family Partnership

612-728-2061, English
612-728-2089, Español
763-569-2625, Hmoob
1550 E. 78th St., Ste. 102
Richfield, MN
thefamilypartnership.org

Hennepin County, Front Door

612-348-4111
hennepin.us

  • Social workers identify chemical and mental health needs, offer information, referrals, assessment, treatment options, and supportive services. Rule 25 assessment.
Tree House, Family Hope Services

952-253-0812
treehouseyouth.org

Insurance & Prescription
The Arc Minnesota

952-920-0855
2446 University Ave. W., Ste 110
St. Paul, MN
arcminnesota.org

Minnesota Drug Card

minnesotadrugcard.com

MNSure

1-855-366-7873
mnsure.org

Senior Linkage Line

1-800-333-2433

Medical Equipment
CapTel (Telephone Equipment Distribution Program)

1-866-657-3663 voice
1-866-635-0082 VP
1-888-206-6555 TTY
captel.com

Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness Loaner Equipment

952-929-1698
6100 Normandale Rd.
Edina, MN
normandalecenter.org

State Services for the Blind of MN

651-539-2300
mn.gov

Other Resources
Allina Health, Courage Kenny, Driver Assessment and Training Services

612-775-2829
allinahealth.org

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., Drivers Assessment

301-652-6611
aota.org

Housing

Affordable Rentals in Bloomington

List provided by Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)
BloomingtonMN.gov

Housing Link

612-522-2500
International Market Square 
275 Market St., Ste. 509
Minneapolis, MN
housinglink.org

Financial
Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

952-563-8937
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC)

952-933-9639
8800 Hwy 7, Ste. 401
St. Louis Park, MN
capsh.org

  • Energy Assistance Program, 952-930-3541
  • Foreclosure Prevention Services, 952-933-1993
  • Home Buying Consultations, 952-933-1993
  • Home Rehab Services, 952-697-1310
  • Reverse Mortgage Services, 952-697-1326
  • Rental Support Services, 952-697-1320
VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)

952-888-9616
9600 Aldrich Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
veap.org

Home Support for Seniors and/or Persons with Disabilities
The Arc Minnesota

952-920-0855
2446 University Ave. W., Ste 110
St. Paul, MN
arcminnesota.org

Hearts and Hammers

651-636-0797
2599 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN
heartsandhammers.com

Help at Your Door, Home Support

651-642-1892
helpatyourdoor.org

Hennepin County, Front Door

612-348-4111
hennepin.us

  • Adults 65 and older and persons with a disability might qualify for various waiver programs and/or support services to help them live in their home.
Metro Paint-A-Thon

612-276-1579
1100 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN
metropaintathon.org

Senior Community Services

seniorcommunity.org

  • HOME (Household and Outside Maintenance for the Elderly), 952-746-4046
  • Senior Outreach & Caregiver Services, 952-888-7121
Senior Housing
Connect with Human Services

952-563-INFO (4636)
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

Senior Housing Guide

seniorhousingguide.us

Senior Housing Inc.

seniorhousinginc.org

Shelter Information - Families
Central-Northeast Minneapolis Services Center

612-348-9410, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
651-291-0211, after hours 
525 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN

People Serving People

651-291-0211

Sharing and Caring Hands, Mary’s Place

612-338-4640
525 N. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN
sharingandcaringhands.org

Shelter Information - Single Adults
Adult Shelter Connect (ASC)

612-248-2350
St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN
ststephensmpls.org

Shelter Information - Youth
Avenues

612-522-1690
1708 Oak Park Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN
avenuesforyouth.org

The Bridge for Youth

Call 612-377-8800
Text 612-400-7233
1111 W. 22nd St.
Minneapolis, MN
bridgeforyouth.org

Hope Street Shelter

612-204-8211, 24/7
1121 46th St. E.
Minneapolis, MN
cctwincities.org

Youth Drop-In Centers/Referral
Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Oasis for Youth

952-512-2061
2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN
oasisforyouth.org

StreetWorks

612-354-3345
streetworksmn.org

YouthLink

612-252-1200
41 N. 12th St.
Minneapolis, MN
youthlinkmn.org

Tenant/Landlord Information
Homeline, Tenants Rights

612-728-5767, English
612-255-8870, Spanish
612-255-8860, Somali
3455 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
homelinemn.org

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

612-334-5970
430 1st Ave. N., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN
mylegalaid.org

Legal

General Public

List provided by City of Bloomington, City Attorney
BloomingtonMN.gov

Bloomington Human Rights Commission

952-563-8733

Cornerstone

952-884-0376
1000 W. 80th St.
Bloomington, MN
cornerstonemn.org

Notary Service

952-563-8700
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN

Volunteers of America, Estate and Elder Law Services

612-676-6300
1900 Central Ave. NE., Ste. 106
Minneapolis, MN
voamnwi.org

Low-Moderate Income
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

612-334-5970
430 1st Ave. N., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN
mylegalaid.org

Volunteer Lawyers Network

612-752-6677
vlnmn.org

Persons with Disabilities
The Arc Minnesota

952-920-0855
2446 University Ave. W., Ste. 110
St. Paul, MN
arcminnesota.org

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Minnesota Disability Law Center

612-334-5970 
430 1st Ave. N., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN
mylegalaid.org

Multicultural
Arrive Ministries

612-243-2961
1515 E. 66th St.
Richfield, MN
arriveministries.org

Immigrant Hope

952-564-3767
Evergreen Church
2300 E. 88th St.
Bloomington, MN
immigranthope.org

Seniors

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Legal Advocacy for Older Adults

612-334-5970
430 1st Ave. N., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN
mylegalaid.org

Youth
Legal Rights Center

612-337-0030 
1611 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
legalrightscenter.org

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

612-334-5970
430 1st Ave. N., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN
mylegalaid.org

Youthlink/Project OffStreets, Youth Law Clinic

612-252-1200
41 N. 12th St.
Minneapolis, MN
youthlinkmn.org

Recreation

General Public
Artistry

952-563-8575 
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN
artistrymn.org

Bloomington Community Education

952-681-6100
2575 W. 88th St.
Bloomington, MN
bloomington.ce.eleyo.com

City of Bloomington, Parks and Recreation

952-563-8877
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

High School Activity Centers

cs.bloomington.k12.mn.us

  • Jefferson Activity Center
    952-806-7880 
    4001 W. 102nd St.
    Bloomington, MN
  • Kennedy Activity Center
    952-681-5280
    150 E. 98th St.
    Bloomington, MN
Three Rivers Park District

threeriversparks.org

  • Hyland Park Reserve
    763-694-7687 (Visitor Center)
    10145 Bush Lake Rd.
    Bloomington, MN
  • Hyland Ski Area and Disc Golf 
    763-694-7800
    8800 Chalet Rd.
    Bloomington, MN
  • Richardson Nature Center 
    763-694-7676
    8737 E. Bush Lake Rd.
    Bloomington, MN
Seniors
Born Again Jocks (BAJ’s)

bornagainjocks.com

City of Bloomington, Human Services

952-563-4944
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
BloomingtonMN.gov

Youth
Bloomington Athletic Association (BAA)

baaonline.org

Recycle

General
City of Bloomington, Garbage and Recycling

952-563-8726
BloomingtonMN.gov

Hennepin County, Drop-off Facility

612-348-3777
1400 W. 96th St.
Bloomington, MN
hennepin.us

Medicine Disposal

List provided by City of Bloomington, Environmental Health
BloomingtonMN.gov

Repurpose

Donate

List provided by City of Bloomington, Garbage and Recycling
BloomingtonMN.gov

Transportation

General Public
Metro Transit

612-373-3333
612-341-0140 TTY
612-341-4287 (24-hour departure times)
metrotransit.org

Transit Link

651-602-5465
transitlinktc.org

Disability services

Check with your health insurance company to see if free/low cost transportation is covered under your plan.

Metro Mobility

651-602-1111
651-221-9886 TTY
metrocouncil.org

Financial Assistance
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC), Lift-To-Work

952-833-9576
8800 Hwy. 7, Ste. 401
St. Louis Park, MN
caphennepin.org

Newgate School, Wheels for Women

newgateschool.org

VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)

952-888-9616
9600 Aldrich Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN
veap.org

Volunteer Opportunities
City of Bloomington

952-563-4944
BloomingtonMN.gov

HandsOn Twin Cities

612-379-4900
handsontwincities.org