Community Resources

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ACER (African Career, Education, and Resource, Inc.) — Issue-based community organization working to uplift and amplify the African Diaspora to build power for systemic change that advances racial and economic equity in communities.

Avivo Community Support Program612-752-8000 — Three focus areas: FoodWorks, NatureWorks, and ArtWorks. Each program offers unique activities, online via Zoom, as well as in-person outdoor drop-in opportunities for community-building and connecting to resources.

CLUES — English classes, adult education, job trainings, homebuyers workshops, financial capability workshops, all free!

Do Not Call 911 Zine — A printable compilation of non-police numbers (most specific to Minneapolis/St. Paul) to call in case of emergency, crisis, or when looking for local resources.

Don’t Call The Police — An online directory of local resources available as alternatives to calling the police or 911.

MaskMVMT Mask Delivery — MaskMVMT is a volunteer organization that collects and distributes free cloth masks to the community on request.

Minnesota Tool Library – Lending library of over 5,000 tools. Check out everything you need for your Home-Improvement, DIY, Lawn & Garden, and Pinterest Projects! Tools are checked out for a 7-day period and returned to the same location.

MPD150 — Organization working toward a Police-free Minneapolis. A hub for mutual aid resouces.

PCs for People — Individuals and families that meet eligibility requirements can receive a computer, computer repair, internet service, and learning resources.

Pet Food Shelf — They provide dog and cat food, and pet care items, to individuals and families in crisis. Call 612-722-9998 with questions.

Pods and Pod Mapping WorksheetWe see building our pods as a concrete way to prepare and build resources for transformative justice in our communities.

Prepare + Prosper: Free Tax Prep651-287-0187  Free tax prep and financial services. Due to COVID-19, all tax preparation is appointment only. No walk-in availability.

Q Link Wireless — Q Link Wireless is a leading provider of Lifeline, a free government benefit program that offers FREE cell phone service to eligible Americans. A lot of folks that qualify for government assistance are eligible for this.

Rebuilding Together — Non-profit that provides home repairs at no cost to low-income folks in the metro area who are seniors, disabled, veterans, and/or families with children under the age of 18. Mechanical repairs, electrical, plumbing, roofs, ramps, grab bars, etc. Call 651-776-4273 to request an application.

SWOP – Sex Workers Outreach Project — SWOP-Minneapolis is a small, peer-based, volunteer-run sex worker support collective focused on harm reduction, outreach, and building community for sex workers in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

Tubman Financial Planning Services — Monthly free planning services, with some eligibility requirements. To register or for more information, call 612-870-2426

Transformative Black Led Movement Fund (TBMF) — This fund will support Black communities, including organizations and individuals.

We Keep Each Other Safe — This guide to getting the best care possible during COVID-19 also acknowledges the uneven and unsafe structures that we must navigate every day when seeking healthcare. This guide is designed by and for our communities to help us keep each other safe during the pandemic.

WellShare Covid-19 Hotline Somali: 612-254-7308, Espanol: 651-318-0051, Oromo: 763-312-6362 — They offer support regarding COVID-19, housing assistance, and food resources.

Communities Organizing Latinx Power and Action // Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Acción Latina (COPAL) COPAL offers Navigation services for the Latinx community in collaboration with CAPI USA. COPAL also offers Citizenship Classes and other civic related services.

Avivo Community Support Program612-752-8000 — Specializes in helping individuals and families who face complex barriers – poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical addiction or mental health concerns – achieve recovery and economic stability. Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services.

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