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Multicultural Services Overview

PACER currently employs several members of diverse cultural groups to work with parents. Multicultural staff persons meet with and provide individual information, assistance and advocacy to parents and family members who have children with disabilities. In addition, staff regularly meet with leaders in their own communities to discuss how to increase and improve services to families. Workshops are held locally to discuss various topics, and to increase awareness of state and federal laws that have been passed to ensure that children with disabilities are treated fairly.

Translated Publications

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  • Soomaaliga - Ururka PACER waxa uu bixiya tababar (workshop), waxqabad ama taageero gaar ahaaneed iyo qoraalo la fasilay oo ku saabsan dhibaatooyinka ay la kulmaan qoysaska ka socda meelaha kala gadisan. qoraalada hoos ku qoran waa kuwo ka mid ah qoraalda lagu turjumay afka Soomaliga.
  • Espaņol - PACER ofrece talleres bilingües, ayuda individual y publicaciones traducidas se centran en los problemas que enfrentan las familias de diversos orígenes. Las siguientes publicaciones han sido traducidas al español.
Additional Multi-Cultural Services

Additional Multi-Cultural Services

  • General

    • Emergency Food Shelf-Multicultural Mobile Foodshelf

      Multiple locations
      MN 
      763-450-4211

      Website for Emergency Food Shelf-Multicultural Mobile Foodshelf

      In addition to food banks, this program works to provide culturally appropriate food to be distributed to those in need. West and East African and Latino.

    • Neighborhood House

      179 Robie Street E
      St. Paul, MN 55107
      651-789-2547

      Website for Neighborhood House

      Multi-cultural, multilingual staff who speak 15 languages, we can link food shelf users to a network of resources to help them address challenges­–affordable housing, clothing and financial assistance needs, employment, transportation, language barriers, child care, education and more.  The Neighborhood House Food Shelf is culturally-competent, offering foods that new arrivals from Asia, Africa and Latin America are familiar with and know how to cook.

  • African American Services

    • African American Family Services

      2616 Nicollet Avenue S.
      Minneapolis, MN 55408
      612-871-7878

      Website for African American Family Services

      Provide culturally based, specific services that impact family preservation and promote community based change and wellness.

    • Sabathani

      310 East 38th Street, Suite 200
      Minneapolis, MN 55409
      612-827-5981

      Website for Sabathani

      Serves a culturally diverse population. Individuals come for food shelf, clothing and household goods, after school programming, senior center, health resourses for the entire family.

  • Hmong/Lao Services

    • Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association

      1130 North Seventh Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      612-374-2694

      Website for Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association

      To serve all Hmong-American people in the Twin Cities with the mission to: promote leadership in the Hmong Community; promote educational advancement for Hmong youth and teens; encourage Hmong refugees to be self-sufficient and contributing members of their community, and; promote and maintain Hmong cultural heritage.

    • Hmong American Partnership

      1075 Arcade Street
      St. Paul, MN 55106
      651-495-9160

      Website for Hmong American Partnership

      A social service and community development organization whose mission is to empower the community and embrace the strengths of our culture whil achieving our potential.

    • Hmong Cultural Center

      995 University Avenue West, Ste. 214
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-917-9937

      Website for Hmong Cultural Center

      To promote personal development of children, youth, and adults through cultural education while providing resources that enhance cross cultural awareness between Hmong and non Hmong.

    • Lao Advancement Organization of America

      2648 West Broadway Avenue
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      612-302-9048

      Website for Lao Advancement Organization of America

      We work to be an advocate for providing education, employment, and economic opportunity for Lao people at all stages of life.

    • Lao Assistance Center

      503 Irving Ave. N
      Minneapolis, MN 55405
      612-374-4967

      Website for Lao Assistance Center

      Services include the refugee self-sufficiency program, language and cultural preservation, legal assistance and education project, youth recreation league, community outreach and education initiative, interpreting and translating, elders, citizenship and health education.

    • Lao Family Community of MN

      320 University Ave W
      St. Paul, MN 55103
      651-221-0069

      Website for Lao Family Community of MN

      Offers culturally-specific education, support, guidance and assistance to youth and their families to help them cope with the particular social and cultural issues that affect them. Goals include encouraging young people's talents and abilities, helping youth avoid at-risk behavior, strengthening family communication, and supporting Hmong culture and language while assisting in adaptation to Western society

  • Latino Services

    • CENTRO, Apoyando a las familias latinas para un futuro mejor

      1915 Chicago Avenue S.
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612-874-1412

      Website for CENTRO, Apoyando a las familias latinas para un futuro mejor

      Multi-service human services resource for Latino families. Centro has been continuously led and staffed by Latinos who dedicate their lives to strengthening the well-being of our fellow community members. Centro’s mission is to “provide opportunities for education, participation and social integration to build stronger Latino and Chicano communities through cultural and community based services while developing continued opportunities to sustain our growth.”

    • CLUES - Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio - St. Paul

      797 E 7th St
      St. Paul, MN 55106
      651-379-4200

      Website for CLUES - Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio - St. Paul

      CLUES is Minnesota’s premier provider of behavioral health and human services to the Latino community.

    • Consulado De Mexico

      797 7th Street East
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      651-771-5494

      Website for Consulado De Mexico

    • discapacitados abriendose caminos (d.a.c.)

      621 Marie Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55075
      651-293-1748

      Website for discapacitados abriendose caminos (d.a.c.)

      d.a.c. helps Latino individuals and their families struggling with the complexities and care-giving challenges of disability. d.a.c. makes home visits, joins in doctor appointments and school team meetings, links formal and informal community resources in response to family needs and priorities, and offers informative and sustaining weekly support group sessions at d.a.c’s center. These vital and culturally responsive services, in the family’s preferred language, are provided without charge to families thanks to our funding partners, volunteers, and donors

  • Somali Services

    • Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota

      420 15th Avenue South
      Minneapolis, MN 55454
      612-338-5282

      Website for Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota

      Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of Somalis in Minnesota to become contributing members of society while preserving their culture.

    • Somali American Parent Association

      1421 Park Avenue S, Suite 304
      Minneapolis, mn 55404
      612-359-4949

      Website for Somali American Parent Association

      Work to help Somali parents have the capacity to navigate and participate in the school system, be knowledgeable about children and youth issues,and be supportive of their childrens school work.

    • Somali Benadiri Community of Minnesota

      1433 E. Franklin Avenue, Suite 7E
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612-879-4326

State, County, City Services

  • General

    • Department of Employment and Economic Development

      332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      651-296-5617

      Website for Department of Employment and Economic Development

      Vocational Rehabilitation Services are for people with significant disabilities who: would like to have an opportunity to work; need additional help planning for a career; would like extra support in training or work after high school.

    • Hennepin County - Office of Multicultural Service

      330 S. 12th St
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612-348-2193

      Website for Hennepin County - Office of Multicultural Service

      To facilitate the delivery of County services to our diverse, limited English proficiency populations in an efficient, effective, and culturally sensitive manner.Our office is made up of outreach liasons to various immigrant and refugee communities, interpreters, immigration policy specialists, an immigration advocate, AmeriCorp VISTAS and volunteers.

    • Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Dept.

      300 South 6th Street (MC 150)
      Minneapolis, MN 55487
      612-348-411

      Website for Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Dept.

      Social, financial, and public health related programs and services.

    • Hennepin County W.E.R.C.

      330 12 Street South
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612 348-8953

      Website for Hennepin County W.E.R.C.

      Recipients receive cash assistance, food support, and/or medical assistance based on an income and asset test.

    • Minneapolis Park and Recreation

      2117 W. River Road
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      612-230-6400

      Website for Minneapolis Park and Recreation

      Variety of recreation opportunities, most at little or no cost; also have inclusion services and adaptive programming

    • Minnesota Dept. of Education

      1500 Highway 36 West
      Roseville, MN 55113
      651-582-8200

      Website for Minnesota Dept. of Education

      Improve education achievement by establishing clear standards, measuring performance, assisting educators, and increasing opportunities for lifelong learning.

    • Minnesota Dept. of Human Services

      PO Box 64988
      St. Paul, MN 55164
      651-431-2000

      Website for Minnesota Dept. of Human Services

      DHS helps people meet their basic needs by providing health care coverage, economic assistance, and a variety of services for children, people with disabilities, and older Minnesotans.

    • Minnesota Dept. of Human Services-Disability Services Division

      PO Box 64967
      St. Paul, MN 55155
      651-431-2400

      Website for Minnesota Dept. of Human Services-Disability Services Division

      Manages publicly funded programs that support people with a variety of disabilities.

    • Minnesota Work Incentives Connection

      2200 UNIVERSITY W, STE 240
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      651-632-5113

      Website for Minnesota Work Incentives Connection

      The Minnesota Work Incentives Connection provides benefits planning, assistance and outreach services to youth and adults with all types of disabilities. The Connection helps individuals determine how their Social Security, Medical Assistance and other government benefits are affected when they work.

    • Ramsey County Community Human Services

      160 Kellogg Blvd. E.
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      651-266-4444

      Website for Ramsey County Community Human Services

      We provide a wide range of programs and services in the areas of public assistance, employment support, day care, social services, child and adult protection and clinical counseling. Our Department is also providing more community based services.

    • Ramsey County Public Health

      555 Cedar Street
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      651-266-2400

      Website for Ramsey County Public Health

      Saint Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health provides a variety of health related services to Ramsey County residents.

    • Saint Paul Public Library

      1080 University Ave. W
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-642-0359

      Website for Saint Paul Public Library

      Lexington Outreach Library has one computer station equipped with assistive software: JAWS, Kurzweil 1000, MAGic Pro, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Kurzweil 3000 and Inspiration. We have a trackball mouse, a camera mouse, a scanner, a hydraulic table and an adjustable chair.

    • St. Paul Park and Recreation

      25 W. 4th Street, 400 CHA
      St. Paul, MN 55102
      651-266-6400

      Website for St. Paul Park and Recreation

      Variety of recreation programs, swimming, sports, art, and camp programming for preschool, youth, and teens offered at local rec centers. Also includes adaptive recreation programming

    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Mpls North

      1200 Plymouth Avenue N
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      612-520-3500

      Website for Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Mpls North

      Provides counseling, training, job skills, and job placement services. Based on individual need to those with disabilities.

    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Mpls South

      777 E. Lake Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55407
      612-821-4000

      Website for Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Mpls South

      Provides counseling, training, job skills, and job placement services. Based on individual need to those with disabilities.

    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Ramsey County - St. Paul

      540 Fairview Ave N
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-642-0363

      Website for Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Ramsey County - St. Paul

      Provides counseling, training, job skills, and job placement services. Based on individual need to those with disabilities.

    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services - St. Paul

      540 Fairview Ave N
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-642-0429

      Website for Vocational Rehabilitation Services - St. Paul

      Rehabilitation Services helps people with disabilities achieve their employment and independent living goals.

    • Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      Mpls Employment & Training Program - 105 - 5th Avenue S #200
      Minneapolis, MN 55401
      612-673-6221

      Website for Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      Coordinate and improve employment training, literacy and vocational rehab programs

    • Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      Employment Action Center 900 20th Avenue S
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612-752-8812

      Website for Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      Coordinate and improve employment training, literacy and vocational rehab programs

    • Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      Lifetrack Resources 709 University Avenue W
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-227-8471

      Website for Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      Coordinate and improve employment training, literacy and vocational rehab programs

    • Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      YMCA St. Paul 375 Selby Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55102
      651-222-3741

      Website for Workforce Investment Act Youth Program (WIA)

      Coordinate and improve employment training, literacy and vocational rehab programs

  • Daily Living

    • Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI)

      2550 University Ave. W #330N
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      651-645-7271

      Website for Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI)

      Provides accessible, affordable housing, supportive living opportunities and rehabilitation services for adults with physical disabilities and brain injuries

    • Catholic Charities

      Multiple locations
      St. Paul/Mpls, MN 
      612-204-8500

      Website for Catholic Charities

      Housing and emergency services, children and family services

    • CCP Consumer Directed Services

      1885 University Ave W, Suite 398
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-209-3350

      Website for CCP Consumer Directed Services

      CCP Consumer Directed Services provides fiscal support services to individuals on CDCS (Consumer Directed Community Supports), Personal Supports and Consuemr Support Grant options throughout the state of Minnesota.

    • CCP Home Based Supports

      1885 University Avenue, Suite 190
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-379-9711

      Website for CCP Home Based Supports

      CCP Home Based Supports offers housing and support options to people with disabilities in the Twin Cities area.

    • Center for Inclusive Child Care Concordia University

      275 Syndicate Street North
      St. Paul,, MN 55104
      651-603-6265

      Website for Center for Inclusive Child Care Concordia University

      Centralized, comprehensive resource network supporting inclusive care for children in community settings.

    • Discover Ride, Inc.

      2345 Rice St. #201,
      Roseville, MN 55113
      651-288-0327

      Website for Discover Ride, Inc.

      Discover Ride, Inc. is an STS state approved medical transportation provider.

    • East Side Neighborhood Development Corp and East Side Family Center

      740 York Ave,
      St. Paul, MN 55106
      651-793-7340

      Website for East Side Neighborhood Development Corp and East Side Family Center

      Builds strong families through direct social services, cultural engagement activities, wealth building strategies, housing assistance, and information and referral services at four neighborhood schools. These efforts also include job development, and financial literacy.

    • Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

      15 South 5th Street, Suite 710
      Minneapolis, MN 55402
      612-339-0601

      Website for Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

      Increase affordable housing and housing revitalization

    • House of Charity

      510 S. 8th Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612.594.2000

      Website for House of Charity

      House of Charity is committed to providing basic needs services to people in need. We provide a meal each and every day at our Food Center.We offer free computer classes to anyone in need of basic skills training, English as a Second Language, or tutoring with reading skills.

    • Legacy Endeavors Inc.

      P.O. Box 7569
      Minneapolis, MN 55407
      651-653-3669

      Website for Legacy Endeavors Inc.

      Legacy Endeavors is dedicated to providing quality residential services to adults with disabilities.

    • Minneapolis Park and Recreation "Recreation Plus" childcare program

      2117 W. River Road
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      612-230-6400

      Website for Minneapolis Park and Recreation "Recreation Plus" childcare program

      Affordable care for K-6th grade at neighborhood rec centers

    • Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network

      380 Lafayette Frontage Rd. Suite 103
      St. Paul, MN 55107

      Website for Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network

      help families pay for childcare fees either thru sliding scale, MFIP, transition year child care assistance, tax credits and assistance

    • Minnesota Energy Assistance Program

      800-657-3710

      Website for Minnesota Energy Assistance Program

      Provides grants to help pay energy bills to renters and homeowners; Eligility based on past 3 months of income

    • People Serving People

      614 South Third Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55415
      612-332-4500

      Website for People Serving People

      Serves homeless families and provides new opportunities for healthy, stable family life. Housing, employment issues, educational, emotional, and life enrichment needs addressed

    • Pillsbury House, Pillsbury United Communities

      3501 Chicago Avenue S.
      Minneapolis, MN 55407
      612-824-0708

      Website for Pillsbury House, Pillsbury United Communities

      Pillsbury United Communities is a nonprofit organization working to create choice, change and connection for people from all walks of life. With multiple locations in Minneapolis' inner city neighborhoods – including four neighborhood centers and a professional live theatre – Pillsbury United Communities is positioned to address the complicated issues and concerns faced by the more than 35,000 people who walk through our doors each year. A descendant of the Settlement House Movement, Pillsbury United Communities recognizes the complex causes and effects of social and economic inequalities and works to effect positive change by connecting individuals and building meaningful relationships. Programs offered are not about hand-outs or charity, but encourage give-and-take relationships between members of the community and Pillsbury United Communities.

    • Second Harvest Heartland

      Multiple locations
      MN 
      651-291-0211

      Website for Second Harvest Heartland

      Call phone number for locations near you. Food bank and also help on food stamp eligibility, supplemental nutrition assistance, and summer food programs.

    • Simpson Housing Services

      2100 Pillsbury Ave. S
      Minneapolis, MN 55409
      612-874-8683

      Website for Simpson Housing Services

      Providing shelter and affordable housing to men, women and children experiencing homelessness. We believe every person has a right to housing.

    • The Link

      1210 Glenwood Avenue
      Minneapolis, MN 55405
      612-871-0748

      Website for The Link

      The Link provides supportive housing in Hennepin and Dakota County to youth and young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. In addition we have an extensive array of community based supports and case management services to youth across an array of juvenile justice settings (truancy, Juvenile Supervsion Center, Evening Reporting Center).

  • Education

    • Family & Community Involvement

      360 Colborne
      St. Paul, MN 55102
      651-767-8109

      Website for Family & Community Involvement

      Our office sponsors district-wide events and disseminates information to help families work with schools as partners in their children's education. We also support schools in utilization of best practices to build strong school-family-community partnerships.

    • Fraser

      2400 West 64th Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55423
      612-861-1668

      Website for Fraser

      Fraser is a nationally renowned Minnesota nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs through comprehensive education, healthcare and housing services. Fraser is a leading provider of autism services at a time when the need is critical.

    • Minnesota STAR Program

      50 Sherburne Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55155
      651-201-2640

      Website for Minnesota STAR Program

      As Minnesota's Assistive Technology Act program, STAR works to help all Minnesotans with disabilities increase their access to and acquisition of assistive technology for use at home, school and work.

    • Parents As Teachers

      342 13th Ave NE
      Minneapolis, MN 55413
      612-332-7563

      Website for Parents As Teachers

      A resource collaborator with Minnesota organizations, building an additional capacity to provide parent education to underserved families with children ages prenatal to five years.

    • Parents In Community Action, Inc. Head Start

      700 Humboldt Avenue North
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      612-377-7422

      Website for Parents In Community Action, Inc. Head Start

      PICA Head Start is an early education program for families living below poverty level.

  • Employment

    • Access To Employment (St. Paul)

      1919 University Avenue West Suite 165
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-645-5231

      Website for Access To Employment (St. Paul)

      Access To Employment's (ATE) mission is to provide quality services to assist individuals in achieving their goals to live and work in the community.

    • Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota - Youth & Adult Programs

      553 Fairview Ave N
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-379-5800

      Website for Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota - Youth & Adult Programs

      Goodwill/Easter Seals assists persons with disabilities and other social and economic disadvantages who are looking for meaningful employment find training and placement opportunities.

    • Kaposia, Inc.

      380 East Lafyette Frontage Rd.
      St. Paul, MN 55107
      651-224-6974

      Website for Kaposia, Inc.

      Kaposia provides comprehensive, customized employment, training and consultation services to individuals with barriers to successful employment, employers and other customers.

    • Minnesota Diversified Industries

      1700 Wynne Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55108
      651-999-8200

      Website for Minnesota Diversified Industries

      Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI) exists to serve people with disabilities and disadvantages through progressive training and job opportunities in a competitive business enterprise. MDI offers the following programs: Training and Rehabilitation, Job Coaching, English Language Learning (ELL) Instruction, and Ticket to Work.

    • MRC

      2438 27th Ave. S., Suite 100
      Minneapolis, MN 55406
      612-752-8100

      Website for MRC

      MRC provides employment and training services for people with disabilities, people who are economically disadvantaged and others who face special challenges.

    • MTS Midway Branch

      1246 University Ave., Suite 239
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-288-8896

      Website for MTS Midway Branch

      Employment and life skills for people with disabilities

    • Transition Plus Services

      251 Starkey Street, Suite 128
      St. Paul, MN 55107
      651-293-5420

      Website for Transition Plus Services

      Transition Plus Services helps students achieve their goals by providing case management, specialized education, training, and support in the following areas: employment; postsecondary education; community participation; home living; and recreation and leisure activities.Staff help students access job skills training, postsecondary education, recreation programs, public transportation, social services, and housing facilities that promote independent living.

  • Family Services

    • Arc Greater Twin Cities

      2446 University Ave. W
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      952-920-0855

      Website for Arc Greater Twin Cities

      Support and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities and their families

    • Arc Minnesota

      800 Transfer Rd, Suite 7A
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      651-523-0823

      Website for Arc Minnesota

      Support and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities and their families

    • Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM)

      2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 102
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      651-647-1083

      Website for Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM)

      For over 40 years we have provided programs and services to families, educators, employers for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    • Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

      34 13th Ave. NE, #B001
      Minneapolis, MN 55413
      612-378-2742

      Website for Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

      Advocacy and direct service for those with brain injuries and their families

    • Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)

      Toogood Bldg., 2230 Como Ave.
      St. Paul, MN 55108
      651-646-6393

      Website for Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)

      Early childhood care and education, adoption, child and family support, and counseling

    • Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota

      656 Transfer Rd.
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      651-603-0720

      Website for Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota

      Support and services for those with down syndrome and their families, as well as health care, educational, and development professionals.

    • Family & Children's Service

      414 8th Street S
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612-339-9101

      Website for Family & Children's Service

    • IPSII, Inc.

      6611 Lynwood Blvd.
      Richfield, MN 55423
      612-861-3215

      Website for IPSII, Inc.

      Dedicated to creating welcoming schools, communities, and work places for people with disabilities and their families.

    • Lutheran Social Services

      2485 Como Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55108
      651-642-5990

      Website for Lutheran Social Services

      Provides residential and in home support services for people with disabilities and their families. Help coordinate financial tasks of consumer directed community support program, guardianship and care coordination, employment and voc rehab.

    • Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

      2365 North McKnight Rd., Suite 3
      N. St. Paul, MN 55109
      651-641-8612

      Website for Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

      MAAA is the designated area agency on aging for the 7 county metro region. MAAA administers the Older Americans Act funding program, develops services for older adults and family caregivers, and provides information and assistance about housing options and long-term services and support via the Senior LinkAge Line.

    • Minnesota Disability Law Center

      430 First Avenue North, Suite 300
      Minneapolis, MN 55401
      612-332-1441

      Website for Minnesota Disability Law Center

      Provides free legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on legal issues related to their disability.

    • Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

      1885 University Avenue, Suite 395
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-917-2370

      Website for Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

      MOFAS is the statewide resource for the prevention of disability caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, and for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DIsoders (FASD), guiding and supporting families through the FASD journey.

    • PACER Center, Inc. (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights)

      8161 Normandale Blvd
      Mpls., MN 55437
      952-838-9000

      Website for PACER Center, Inc. (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights)

      The federal government’s designated parent training and information center in Minnesota for families of children with disabilities

    • Tubman Center

      3111 First Avenue South
      Minneapolis, MN 55408
      612-825-3333

      Website for Tubman Center

      Service victims of family violence, those with mental or chemical health issues, through clinical work, public school education, legal systems, nursing homes, women shelters, and community human service skills education and internships.

    • United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota, Inc.

      1821 University Ave.,Suite N180
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-646-7588

      Website for United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota, Inc.

      Info and referral, services, advocacy, and education for those with CP and their families

  • Health Services

    • Children's Dental Services

      636 Broadway St. NE
      Minneapolis, MN 55413
      612-746-1530

      Website for Children's Dental Services

      Children's Dental Services provides dental care to children from birth to 21 and to pregnant women. CDS accepts all forms of insurance, including MA, honors Assured Access discounts, and has a sliding fee scale. Staff speaks more than 15 languages, including Spanish, Somali and Hmong.

    • Community University Health Care Center

      2001 Bloomington Ave S
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612-638-0700

      Website for Community University Health Care Center

      Medical, dental & mental health services are offered for anyone, including those who are uninsured.

    • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

      200 University Avenue East
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      651-638-4706

      Website for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

      Gillette meets the specialty health-care needs of people with childhood onset disabilities Gillette's Lifetime Specialty Health Care clinic serves teens (16 and older) and adults who were diagnosed during childhood with specialty healthcare needs.

    • Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs

      P.O. Box 64882, 85 E 7th Place
      St. Paul, MN 55164
      651-201-3650

      Website for Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs

      The Information and Assistance Line can provide help identifying and locating resources in your area.

    • Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency

      3433 Broadway Street NE, Suite 300
      Minneapolis,, MN 55413
      612-617-4600

      Website for Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency

      Provide quality, culturally competent services to improve health

    • Neighborhood Health Care Network

      2610 University Ave W, Suite 400
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      651-489-2273

      Website for Neighborhood Health Care Network

      We are a free referral line that can provide affordable medical, dental and mental health care resources. We can also connect you to someone to help you enroll into a health care program. We help those who are uninsured or underinsured, most clinics have free or sliding scale fees.

    • Neighborhood Involvement Program Community Clinic

      2431 Hennepin Ave S
      Minneapolis, MN 55405
      612-374-4089

      Website for Neighborhood Involvement Program Community Clinic

      The primary goal of the clinic is to provide quality, low-cost medical and dental services to the community's low-income, uninsured/undersinsured persons.

    • People Incorporated

      317 York Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      651-774-0011

      Website for People Incorporated

      Services for people with mental illness

  • Recreation Services

    • Boy Scouting for People with Special Needs,Northernstar/BSA

      393 Marshall Ave.
      St. Paul, MN 55102
      651-254-9117

      Website for Boy Scouting for People with Special Needs,Northernstar/BSA

      Integrating youth with disabilities into troops

    • City Songs

      2210 Oliver Avenue North
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      612-624-4556

      Website for City Songs

      Music and development program for at risk youth in Minneapolis. Provide high quality arts experience for low income kids at no charge. Promotes self discipline, competence, confidence, and self esteem.

    • Downtown YMCA

      30 S. 9th St.
      Minneapolis, MN 55402
      612-371-8777

      Website for Downtown YMCA

      Health and wellness programs, recreation programs, childcare, summer camps, and family events. Build strong kids, families and communities through core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

    • Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

      400 Robert Street South,
      St. Paul, MN 55107
      651-227-8835

      Website for Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

      Build courage, confidence, & character to make world a better place.

    • Kaleidoscope Place

      2400 Park Avenue
      Minneapolis, MN 55404
      612-871-9268

      Website for Kaleidoscope Place

      Kaleidoscope is an after school and summer program located in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Students in grades High Five through 8th grade are served. Our programs are free to families below the poverty line and we offer a sliding fee scale to families above the poverty line. Kaleidoscope strives to increase academic performance and provide quality recreational activities.

    • Lutheran Social Services - Camp Knutsen

      2485 Como Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55108
      651-642-5990

      Website for Lutheran Social Services - Camp Knutsen

      Summer camp experience for children with disabilities and special needs.

    • MN Children's Museum

      10 West 7th St.
      St. Paul, MN 55102
      651-225-6046

      Website for MN Children's Museum

      Interactive exhibits and eductional programs.

    • Science Museum of Minnesota

      120 West Kellog Blvd
      St. Paul, MN 55102
      651-221-4511

      Website for Science Museum of Minnesota

    • VSA Arts of Minnesota

      528 Hennepin Ave., #305,
      Mpls., MN 55403
      612-332-3888

      Website for VSA Arts of Minnesota

      People w/ disabilities can learn about, participate in, and access the arts

    • Wilderness Inquiry

      808 14th Ave. SE
      Mpls., MN 55414
      612-676-9400

      Website for Wilderness Inquiry

      Outdoor activity and trips for people with and without disabilities

    • YWCA of Minneapolis

      1130 Nicollet Mall
      Minneapolis, MN 55402
      612-332-0501

      Website for YWCA of Minneapolis

      Mission is to eliminate racism and empower women through a variety of recreation and wellness programs. Women centric programs focusing on building strength, dignity and vitality for those who have been excluded by age, race, culture, or economics. Summer camps for girls with variety of themes: leadership, healthy choices, financial literacy, math and science, and more.

    • YWCA of St. Paul

      375 Selby Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55102
      651-222-3741

      Website for YWCA of St. Paul

      YWCA St. Paul Youth Development Program; Y's Kids Club is a licensed school-aged child care and development program for children (girls and boys) ages 5-12 that works to enhance the child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

  • Youth Development Services

 

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