General Service and Assistance | Food, Nutrition, and Health | Housing | Employment Training and Worker Assistance | Money Management | Legal | Professional Development and Resources | Additional Resources for Latino Families and Their Employers
General Service and Assistance
- Bridge to Benefits — Links individual and families in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Montana to public work support programs and tax credits. Go to the website to see if you are eligible. Also in Spanish.
- United Way 211 — Provides easy access to community health and human resources.
From your area call 211 or
651-291-0211 (metro) or
- MinnesotaHelp.Info — Online access to statewide community resources.
- Disability Linkage Line — Free information, referral, and service assistance for people with disabilities. Call 1-866-333-2466.
- Senior LinkAge Line — Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging — Free information and service assistance for older adults and their families. Call 1-800-333-2433.
- Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota — Offers budget counseling, debt and credit help, housing counseling, financial education, and bankruptcy services. Call 651-642-5990 (metro) or
- Catholic Charities — Provides people with temporary housing, emergency assistance, and more. Also helps immigrants and refugees with clinical counseling, emergency food and shelter, and referral.
- Minnesota Community Action Programs Partnership — A program dedicated to ending poverty. Visit the website to find a local office near you to get connected to services and trainings.
Food, Nutrition, and Health
- Foreclosure Resource Centers —Federal Reserve Bank — Information to help address the ongoing challenges in the mortgage market.
- HousingLink — Affordable rental housing information for the Twin Cities and selected regions of Minnesota.
- Housing Resource Center —Assists with emergency housing in the metro area. Visit the website, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-888-234-1329.
- Metro Shelter Hotline — Assists with emergency and transitional housing in the metro area. Call 1-888-234-1329.
- Minnesota Housing Finance Agency — Finances and advances affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Minnesotans with information aimed at home buyers, home owners, and renters.
- 5 Tips For Avoiding Foreclosure Scams (99 K PDF) — Federal Reserve Board — Fact sheet on avoiding foreclosure scams.
- Minnesota Home Ownership Center — Provides resources for current and future Minnesota homeowners. Also in Spanish.
- Minnesota Attorney General — Provides information on rights and responsibilities of tenants, the "Cold Weather Rule," avoiding scams, and more.
Employment Training and Worker Assistance
- Minnesota WorkForce Centers — Provides tools, resources, and services for employment and employment training. Search the website for a center near you or call 1-888-438-5627.
- Working Family Resource Center — This organization helps business enhance their work-life and wellness programs. Offers seminars, parent education programs, and other resources to working families.
- Managing Your Job Transition: Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss (460 K PDF) — Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) — Downloadable brochure about managing your finances after a job loss and asking the right questions before you leave your job.
- Health and Retirement Benefits After Job Loss — U.S. Department of Labor — Online resources for employees who have had a job loss and employers who need to downsize.
- MinnesotaUnemployed.com — This site was created by the unemployed for the unemployed. Provides one-stop shop for information and resources.
- MnCareers — Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development — A job network to browse through local jobs, match your resume with positions, manage and track your search efforts, and more.
- MnWorks net — A job network to browse through local jobs, match your resume with positions, manage and track your search efforts, and more. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
- U.S. Department of Labor — Forms, compliance assistance, disability resources, and more. Also in Spanish.
Professional Development and Resources
- The Strengths of Poor Families (214 K PDF) — Child Trends Research Brief; Valladares and Anderson Moore — Examines the strengths that many poor families have and the characteristics that they may share with more affluent families.
- The Impacts of Foreclosure on Families and Communities: A Primer — Urban Institute; Kingsley, Smith, & Price — Research paper that summarizes the effects the foreclosure crisis is having in America.
- Help Minnesota Save — Minnesota Community Action Partnership and other federal, state, and local partners — Clearinghouse of information and resources for direct service staff working to help people become economically secure through financial literacy education and asset building.
Additional Resources for Latino Families and Their Employers