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Genesis II for Women
Metro Meals on Wheels
League of Women Voters
Habitat for Humanity
Family Hope Services
MELD for families
Loaves & Fishes Too
Brothers & Sisters
Working Opportunities for Women
Description: Providing full spectrum employment-related services for over twenty years to women in the seven-county metro area.
Program Goals: In providing comprehensive career services for unemployed, underemployed, and economically disadvantaged women, guided by the focus that "the unique, particular needs and barriers confronting women who seek employment and those attempting to gain career upward mobility, must be acknowledged and taken seriously by providers of career counseling, job development and job placement.".
& Economic Development is high focus area of social service.
Description: Provides intensive day treatment and training in parenting for women who have made inappropriate choices about their children and their lives.
Comments: Well-evaluated programs for families at risk. Back to top
Hopkins Area Family Resource Center
Description: Coordinates, implements community resources to service the needs of neighborhood schools, families and individuals in the Hopkins/Minnetonka area.
Comments: Has some ADC volunteers, is a partner for our "Mitten
Description: Prevents battering and helps build broken lives and strengthen families partly by running a shelter for women and children and intervening on women's behalf in court system in Hopkins, Orono, Mound, Wayzata.
Comments: Helps families at risk and supports shelters in our
Metro Meals on Wheels
Description: Assists local programs throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area in maintaining, developing, and expanding quality meal delivery to homebound people.
Comments: Provide some safety-net funding and this is a collaborative
of all metro programs-good cooperative venture.
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People
Description: Providing basic services: food, emergency assistance, transportation and seasonal programs that respond to the needs of hunger, poverty, disability, isolation and the ongoing effects of these conditions
Program Goals: Achieved through volunteer services coordinated by a professional staff..
Comments: Safety-net funding in ADC's backyard.
Description: Promotes Minnesota public interest by involving citizens in identifying and framing critical public policy choices, forging recommendations and advocating their adoption
Comments: Funding civic/policy level programs: well-respected
and effective. Good opportunity for employee learning.
Description: Seeking to bring about widespread civic participation of persons from all backgrounds and economic levels.The nonpartisan Education Fund does not lobby or influence legislation and does not support or oppose political candidates.
Comments: Unique and well respected on a small budget.
Description: Increasing the capacity of low-income white and African American, American Indian, Asian/Pacific and Chicano/Latino communities to address public policy issues, economic and social concerns that are identified, and to promote the public dialogue through research-based policy and advocacy work.
Comments: Not a program that can get government monies, needed
policy issue oriented program on low-income & racial groups: Historically
has done good work.
Description: Helps youth of all backgrounds to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.
Program Goals: Special concern for those from disadvantaged circumstances.
Comments: Serves approximately 5,000 children at 3 sites, high
level of disadvantaged children, 90% children of color.
Description: Building modest homes for families who cannot afford decent housing. A chapter of Habitat for Humanity (international, nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry). Members are local volunteers who work in partnership with others and with families.
Executive Director: John Nichols.
Comments: Good results, increasing housing built this year.
Description: A family support agency dedicated to empowering families, children, and young adults to realize their full potential by reducing the barriers which limit their choices.
Program Goals: Bringing Parents Anonymous Plus and the ECS child prevention program, to four additional Twin Cities Metro locations. The program consists of the highly effective Nurturing Course, Respite Care, and Family mentoring along with traditional weekly Parents Anonymous groups.
Comments: Important program: this agency the only one providing
parents anonymous services in Hennepin County.
Description: Giving hope to hurting youth and their families leading to life transformation. Offering year-round balanced programs designed to teach participants to live as significant contributors in a changing world.
Program Goals: Each year through the TreeHouse program 600 at-risk adolescents having difficulties adjusting at home, school, or in the community. These youth and families are referred by social workers, school personnel, courts, juvenile diversion programs, crisis agencies, churches, or peers.
Comments: Worthy mission.
Description: Dedicated to children and families by providing leadership, advocacy, and support for a comprehensive and high quality, child care system that is culturally comprehensive, affordable and accessible to all.
Comments: Key service to the community, particularly in light
of welfare to work programs.
Description: Strengthen families on behalf of children by improving the quality of parenting in the United States.
Comments: Program is national model. Back to top
Description: Exists to feed the hungry, enlighten the public, empower guests and volunteers and develop change.
Comments: Providing a much needed safety net.
Description: Dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis.
All fundraising profits donated to not-for-profit organizations researching
a cure for the devastating effects of spinal cord injuries.
Description: Helping youth and families in South Minneapolis community improve their lives since 1985.
Program Goals: "Holistic" program designed to meet the many needs of the people of our community.
Comments: Supports, serves 500 children after-school program.
Has an ADC board member.
Description: Assisting low and moderate income people to become self-sufficient by addressing their job, housing and neighborhood needs.
Comments: Excellent program, major impact in Twin Cities.
Description: Providing security through immediate full-time temporary employment for unemployable young, disadvantaged, recovering chemically dependent individuals, ages 17 to 27.
Comments: Youth aided are unemployed due to negative performances
in previous employment, limited work skills, low self esteem and poor
motivation towards employment.
Description: (Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese) refugees and former refugees to become self-sufficient, integrate into the American society and contribute to the economic and social well-being of their new homeland of Minnesota and the United States.
Comments: Getting good employment results via its evaluation
Description: Providing education and employment experiences that develop individual responsibility and environmental stewardship.
Comments: Helps youth with employment experience.
Description: Building successful community within our city
the basic needs of our community residents through:
Comments: Working in significant core city area.
Description: Outdoor education and adventure experiences providing opportunities that integrate people with and without disabilities.
Comments: This model program needs more ADC volunteers.
Description: Matches children with mentors. Grew from 323 matches in92 to 580 in 96. Currently over 675. 75% poverty, 85% single parent families, 58% non-white, children age 7-12, 44%, 13-18 56%.
Program Goals: Concerned about effects of welfare reform, single parents gone even more-supervision for children or teens must supervise smaller children "house arrest". Cites Search Institutes # one resource needed by children is "ongoing relationships with caring adults and #2 safe places and structured activities. Goal of 2,000 matches by 2,000. Needs new materials to get matches off to a good start. Cost of a mentorship to B&S is $2,200.
Comments: Great for ADC volunteers. Most sophisticated mentoring
program in US.
Description: Communities MN largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing. Housing communities in 25 municipalities in greater metropolitan area. 3,200 live in CommonBond housing, 750 children. Average income of $10,000.
Program Goals: Help with self-sufficiency, resident leadership and on-site services, attempting to promote economic self-reliance. Each community has independent board of directors to link with local resources.
Comments: 60% of income from fees paid by homeowners.
Description: Preventing domestic abuse. Local battered women's shelter.
Program Goals: Relationship Abuse Program works with junior and senior high school students in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield providing education and support on the issues of violence and abuse in their personal relationships.
Comments: Survey of teens girls found 73% disagree that abuse/violence
happens in only a few dating relationships and this is prior to presentation
when many students are defining abuse only as physical.
Description: Support groups for parents whose families were at risk for abuse or neglect. 50 support groups or chapters statewide with 2,200 parents and children and more than 900 volunteers. Professional facilitators are volunteers.
Comments: In 1994 16,991 cases of child abuse involving 26,213
were reported in MN. $300 per parent is cost effective approach-wonder
about collaboration with other social service agencies.
Description: Provides nonprofits with training, joint purchasing, advocacy, conference, web-site-database on nonprofits; issues reports.
Program Goals: Association of more than 800 nonprofit organizations for the purpose of strengthening the nonprofit sector.
Comments: 12th year.
Description: Assisting those with developmental disabilities for over 40 years with a job and a place to live.
Program Goals: Overcome severe financial challenges as more folks turn to them at same time government services are cut.
Comments: Serves 900 folks daily in 12 locations. ADC uses
services as partner.
Description: Serves 50,000 patents annually in its network of 24 community based clinics in MN and South Dakota. 70% of patients are low income.
Program Goals: Birth control , preventive reproductive health care, cancer screening, HIV testing, counseling-advocacy re responsible sexual decision-making. Works with U of MN on program in Phillips neighborhood "Reach one/each one-reached over 400 teens in 96. 2 clinics provide abortion.
Comments: Overall presentations reach 14,000. Target high risk
St. Stephen's Shelter Emergency Shelter and Housing Services Program
Description: Services to the homeless since 1981.
Program Goals: Reduce barriers for homeless to get to work-tuition, books, child care, transportation. Honeywell's volunteers work with shelter. Need volunteers. Provides 40 beds and comprehensive program that paces 240 families and 80 singles into permanent housing each year with intensive case management services.
Comments: Emphasis is employment, also one of best shelter
Description: Community development corporation "reweaving" inner-city neighborhood in Central area of Mpls.
Program Goals: Focus is on economic development. To date helped bring 67 new jobs to our model block. Has youth club, emergency food & items, center for gathering, learning & technology center.
Comments: 39,500 residents receive 49% of all Mpls public assistance
funds. 35% live below the federal poverty level and unemployment is 40%
of men in neighborhood.