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MCLEOD COOPERATIVE POWER

Address:
1231 Ford Ave N
Glencoe, MN 55336

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(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(320) 864-3144

Website:
http://www.co.mcleod.mn.us/government/departments/social_services/index.php

Services:
- Able to use once every 12 months - - - Individual must not have quit or refused a job within the past 30 days - - - Vendor payment made to landlord or utility company - - - Assists with electric service payment assistance, first month's rent payment assistance, gas service payment assistance, heating fuel payment assistance, rental deposit assistance, utility deposit assistance, and water service payment assistance

Eligibility:
- Single adults and married adults without children who have been residents of Minnesota for at least 30 days - Must have income less than 200% of the federal poverty guideline for the previous calendar year


Common Cup Ministry Inc

Address:
105 2nd Ave SW #2
Hutchinson, MN 55350

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(14 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(320) 587-2213

Website:
http://www.common-cup.org

Services:
Through a voucher system administered by on-call volunteers from member churches, funds are set up to help those who fall in between the cracks of other assistance. Vouchers are provided for electric service, gas money, gas service, heating fuel, rental deposit assistance, rent payment assistance and water service. Vouchers do not cover the amount of a total client's bill, the client must pay some of the bill on their own. Volunteers provide spiritual ministry as well as ministry of meeting requesting person's basic needs for emergency food and shelter.

Eligibility:
- Residents of McLeod County who have been denied assistance by McLeod County Social Services and Heartland (through Salvation Army) - Transients


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Sibley County Human Services Department

Address:
111 8th St
Gaylord, MN 55334

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(17 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 237-4000

Website:
http://www.co.sibley.mn.us/public_health_and_human_services/index.php

Services:
Emergency assistance for utility shut offs, foreclosure, and evictions (rent only, no deposit assistance).

Eligibility:
Sibley County residents with children under age 21. Can re-apply once every 18 months.


Ridgeview Medical Center

Address:
500 S Maple St
Waconia, MN 55387

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(20 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(952) 442-2191

Website:
http://www.payitforwardfund.net/

Services:
Helps patients pay their bills while they undergo treatment for cancer. Pays essential living expenses (car repair, electricity, heat, medical, mortgage, phone, rent, and water) so patients can focus on getting well. Maximum payment for patients receiving treatment is $1,500/year. Prefers to pay larger bills instead of multiple smaller bills. If a bill exceeds $1,500, the organization will pay $1,500 towards the bill. Financial assistance is provided directly to the creditor, not the individual requesting it.

Eligibility:
Women undergoing treatment for cancer (breast, cervical, endometrial, ovarian and uterine) who are patients at Buffalo Hospital, Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, Glencoe Regional Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center - HCMC, Maple Grove Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Monticello Cancer Center, North Memorial Health Care, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Ridgeview Medical Center, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center, Unity Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center


Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!

-- Oscar Wilde

WeCAN

Address:
5213 Shoreline Dr
Mound, MN 55364

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(28 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(952) 472-0742

Website:
http://www.wecanmn.org

Services:
- Assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities for residents of the service area. Must resolve the situation and may only be used once a year. - - - Temporary financial assistance with gasoline for car and bus pass for residents of the service area. - - - Family support services, resource and referral

Eligibility:
Low income persons residing in Greenfield, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, western Orono, Rockford, Spring Park, Saint Bonifacius, and Tonka Bay


Carver County Community Social Services

Address:
600 E 4th St
Chaska, MN 55318

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(28 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(952) 361-1600

Website:
http://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/health-human-services

Services:
The family unit must use all available resources to resolve the emergency. These resources include: - - - All liquid assets of the household - - - Income the family unit will receive in time to help with the emergency - - - Other funds for which the family is eligible - - Individuals currently enrolled in a Divisionary Work Program are ineligible for Emergency Assistance. Individuals who are currently eligible for or have used EGA and/or EMSA in the previous 12 months are ineligible for Emergency Assistance. Emergency Assistance funds are available once in a lifetime for each family unit. All individual adult members living in a family unit that receives EA in Carver County are considered to have used their once in a lifetime EA in Carver County. All emergency assistance payments will be made in the form of vendor payaments. - - Emergency Assistance for Home Repairs: - A member of the family unit must own and live in the home. The client must document the need for repair. The request must be to repair the roof, foundation, wiring, heating system (including chimney), or water and sewer system. The request must be reasonable when considering the condition of the home against alternative cost-effective housing. The family unit must be denied refinancing of their mortgage to cover repair costs. The county must determine if alternative resources are available for all or part of the repair cost. The client must provide at least one estimate of the repair cost. The county may require two additional esitamtes if it determines the first one is excessive. There must be a written agreement between the county and the vendor regarding the repair needs and cost of repair. The vendor must complete the work before payment is made. EA funds can only be used when the county authorized the payment before the repair was made, unless the emergency needs for the repair occurred when the county was closed (i.e., a broken water pipe on a weekend). - - Emergency Assistance for Moving Expenses: - Moving expenses include costs for transportation of personal property, utility hookups and deposits. The client must be able to afford the new housing. Total shelter costs must not exceed 75% of the family unit's net income. The move must be due to denial of EA to to pay existing shelter costs and the county has determined that moving will resolve the emergency. The county must authorize expenses before the family unit incurs them. - - Emergency Assistance for Shelter: - Total shelter costs must not exceed 75% of the family unit's net income. An unlawful detainer is required. If eligible for EA, the actual costs involved for the unlawful detainer would be above the maximum payment allowed. For family units facing loss of shelter, the county will determine if a family unit's income is enough to pay the rent and utility costs of their present residence. If there is not enough income, EA will be denied. For family units with no existing shelter, EA is available for shelter costs, which may include damage deposits. - - Emergency Assistance for Utility Bills: - The family unit must have received a final shut-off notice. Utility costs are defined as expenses for natural gas, electricity, fuel oil and firewood. The utility service must verify it will continue or restore service based on receipt of the EA payment and any other payment. The percentage of the family unit's gross income paid toward utility costs in the month of application and the prior three months must be verified. Actual months can be used if the family unit had no utility obligations for part of this period. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) payments or other payments made on the family unit's behalf are not counted as payments made by the family unit. The family unit must have paid at least 8% of its gross income toward utility costs in order to be eligible for EA. - - Emergency Assistance to Prevent Foreclosure: - Family units may request aid for an arrearage on contract-for-deed or mortgage payments when a foreclosure action occurs. The family unit must own, occupy and maintain the home. The family unit's anticipated income must be enough to pay housing costs over the next 12 months. The family unit must verify that a lending institution denied refinancing. The family unit must have paid 40% of its gross income toward housing costs in the month of application and the three-month period immediately proceeding the month of application.

Hours:
Program Hours:8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday; after hours by appointment

Eligibility:
- Caregivers with children under age 18 who are living with them - Pregnant women - An eligible family member must have been a resident of Carver County for a minimum of 30 consecutive days - Household income must be less than 200% of Poverty Level. Income is annualized based upon income received in the current month and one month prior to application.


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Meeker County Veterans Services

Address:
114 N Holcombe Ave # 120
Litchfield, MN 55355

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(30 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(320) 693-5445

Website:
http://www.co.meeker.mn.us

Services:
Advises and assists veterans and their dependents with all state and federal veterans benefits, such as: - - - Burial benefits - - Service-connected disability compensation - - Veteran survivor insurance - - Veteran/Military health insurance - - G.I. Bill educational training - - G.I. Life Insurance - - Home loan guaranteed by the U.S.D.V.A. - - Transportation to VA Medical Center - - Outpatient medical care through the V.A. - - Financial assistance through the V.A. for dental work - - Survivors and dependents education - - “State Soldiers Assistance Program” (SSAP): provides veterans who are unable to work as a result of temporary disability with cash assistance toward housing (rent, mortgage, and utilities) and other personal needs. There are strict income and asset requirements. - - Information about and referrals to other service agencies for chemical dependency treatment and vocational rehabilitation.

Eligibility:
Veterans and their families in Meeker County


Meeker County Social Services Department

Address:
114 N Holcombe Ave # 180
Litchfield, MN 55355

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(30 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(320) 693-5300

Website:
http://www.co.meeker.mn.us/239/Social-Services

Services:
Emergency assistance is short-term, one-time assistance for persons in a financial crisis because of fire, flood, storm, illness, accident, theft, utility shut-off, eviction, foreclosure, moving expense, necessary home repairs, or need for furniture or appliance replacement or repair. - - Able to use once a year only.

Eligibility:
Residents of Meeker County


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Wright County Human Services Center

Address:
1004 Commercial Dr
Buffalo, MN 55313

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(32 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(763) 682-7414

Website:
http://www.co.wright.mn.us

Services:
Emergency assistance is short-term, one-time assistance for persons in a financial crisis because of fire, flood, storm, illness, accident, theft, utility shut-off, eviction, foreclosure, moving expense, necessary home repairs. - - NOTE: Client may also be eligible for Emergency Medical Assistance

Hours:
Program Hours:Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Eligibility:
Assistance is available for individuals or families whose income and assets are within program guidelines and who meet other program criteria


Minnesota WorkForce Center - Shakopee

Address:
1840
Shakopee, MN 55379

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(32 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(952) 496-8686

Website:
http://www.scottcountymn.gov/296/Economic-Assistance

Services:
- Available once every 36 months - - - Issuance of funds must resolve the emergency, not just delay it - - - If payment plan arrangements can be made for a portion of or the entire requested amount, this will be the first option in resolving the crisis - - - Vendor-direct or protective payments are provided - - - Crisis must not be caused by a family member's refusing or quitting employment or training for employment without good cause, within the past 60 days - - - If funds are being issued for housing expenses, the family's basic need expenses must be affordable, as defined herein, on a monthly basis. Monthly housing/utility costs cannot exceed 70% of the family's net monthly income. - - - Funds are limited. If funds have been exhausted, no applications will be taken. - - Crisis Funds may be used for: Electric service payment assistance Gas service payment assistance Heating fuel payment assistance Rental deposit assistance (Except for damage deposits in excess of one month's rent. Also does not provide a portion of the rent payment that was intended to cover an unpaid damage deposit.) Rent payment assistance Utility deposit assistance (maximum payment of $750, or the emergency amount negotiated with the utility company, whichever is less) Water service payment assistance

Hours:
Program Hours:8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday; extended hours may be available by appointment

Eligibility:
- Families who are residents of Scott County - Family income must be below 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG). Income considered is for the current month and for the period of 60 days prior to the date of application.


There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

-- David Lloyd George

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