STEP provides crisis rent assistance on a case by case basis for those St. Louis Park residents at risk of losing their housing. STEP funds are limited and residents must first apply at Hennepin County for emergency assistance.

STEP provides bus passes or fuel cards on a limited basis to those food shelf clients who are experiencing a transportation crisis.

Please contact a STEP social worker to inquire about applying for emergency assistance. Social workers may be reached by calling 952-925-4899.

Counseling and Referral Services

STEP employs 4 social workers to deliver services to clients. Social workers abide by a set of values and a code of ethics when delivering services. Social work relationships are built with regard for individual worth and dignity, the rights for clients to make decisions, assisting clients with resources, working to make institutions responsive to human needs and a respect for diversity. Social workers are trained to work with general populations with an array of issues. Clients come to STEP with concerns of domestic violence, chemical health, mental health, family and parenting, grief and loss, employment, financial needs, housing and access to community resources.

Julie Lapointe, LISW
Diane Forest, LISW
Karen Clara, LSW
Jackie Mracek, LSW