Single Mothers Assistance in Minnesota

Last Updated on January 16, 2024 by Lori Pace

Low-income families like single-parent homes and other families can get single mother assistance from the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota single mother assistance

Reach Out for Warmth

Reach Out for Warmth (ROFW) provides assistance for average and low-income single mothers and families who reside in Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns counties with payment of their utility bills. Programs like housing assistance, rent, and counseling aiming to help low-income individuals be self-sufficient are also offered by the organization. Call (888) 765-5597 to apply or visit their website to know more about the eligibility criteria.

Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) provides cash aid for rent to avoid eviction and security deposit and first month’s rent for families and individuals moving from a shelter to permanent housing. Call 651.296.9833 to apply for assistance or visit their website to see the list of grantees.

Community Clinics for Free Medical Assistance

The following are some community clinics that give free medical care to patients whose income is considered very low, and low-cost medical care to patients whose income is just above the low-income level:

  • Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
    513 5th Ave. W.
    Grand Marais, MN 55604-3017
  • Simpson Shelter
    2740 1st Ave. S.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408-1611
    1315 E. 24th St.
    Minneapolis, MN 55404-3975
    2210 Oliver Ave. N.
    Minneapolis, MN 55411-1821
    506 7th St. W.
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-3049

Minnesota Salvation Army Programs

The Minnesota Salvation Army offers an array of services like the HeatShare program which gives cash aid to eligible families and single mothers who have received a shut off notice for their utility bill; security deposit and first month’s rent for families moving out of temporary housing; and employment assistance to help individuals gain self-sufficiency. Visit a Salvation Army office near you which some are listed below:

  • Noble Salvation Army center, 10011 Noble Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • Harvest/Anoka Office, 10347 Ibis St., Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
  • Temple, South Office, 1604 Lake St. E, Minneapolis Minnesota
  • Carver County Office, 2445 Prior Avenue, Roseville, MN (651) 746-3400

Smiles Across Minnesota

Smiles Across Minnesota provides preventive and restorative dental services to uninsured and underinsured children of Minnesota. They also offer assistance for uninsured children to get insurance or provide free dental care for them. Visit their website to know more about the program and the eligibility criteria.

General Assistance Program

General Assistance program helps eligible childless couples and adult individuals of Minnesota with cash grants to help them in their financial trouble. Visit their website to view more information.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!