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
- INDIAN HEALTH BOARD OF MINNEAPOLIS, INC.
1315 E. 24th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3975
- PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN YOUTH CENTER
2210 Oliver Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411-1821
- HELPING HAND DENTAL CLINIC
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.