In response to the pandemic, STEP has shifted to a no-contact order pick-up. Clients call 952-925-4899 during STEP’s open hours to make their personalized order and arrange the time to pick up the groceries at the back of the building. When picking up groceries, a face mask must be worn. Up to two weeks worth of groceries are provided per visit.
STEP will resume in person shopping where clients may pick out their own groceries once pandemic conditions allow it to be done safely.
STEP also provides product that is kosher. In addition, for those households who keep kosher, a grocery store gift card for meat for Shabbat is provided.
Households may come up to twice a month, except for November and December when visits are limited to once a month. (Additional food provided during those visits.)
Emergency food (1 bag of nonperishable goods, bread, meat, and shelf stable milk) is available to those who walk in or to those who cannot make an appointment.
Homeless youth who drop in will be given emergency food. The individual is encouraged to meet with a STEP social worker to address any service needs not currently being met by other community providers.
STEP social workers welcome calls from school district personnel to address an emergency food need of students even if the student resides outside of St. Louis Park.
A homebound individual or someone recovering from a medical procedure may request STEP provide a food delivery. Those requesting this service must be assessed by a STEP social worker. An exception will be made for those referred by an emergency responder or hospital social worker. STEP can only provide this service one time each month. Please call 952-925-4899 and ask to speak to a STEP social worker.
STEP’s three professional social workers 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.
STEP is providing rent assistance for residents of St. Louis Park who have an unexpected crisis and cannot pay rent. The crisis must be resolvable with the ability to pay next month’s rent. Documentation will be requested at the time of application. Rent assistance is limited to 1 month’s rent. For questions, please call STEP’s emergency assistance line at 952-234-4323.
Priority is given to those with gross incomes at or below 50% area medium income. Please see below chart.
Please call 211 for mortgage assistance resources.
STEP provides bus passes or fuel cards on a limited basis for employment purposes to those who are experiencing a transportation crisis.
STEP’s four professional social workers 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.
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION:
*Please know that all COVID-19 vaccinations are FREE to everyone. They may ask for your insurance for billing, but you do not need to provide it*
+ FAQs and registration information https://www.hennepin.us/residents/health-medical/COVID-19-vaccination
+ Community Care Clinics of MN: Has daily walk-in hours posted on https://www.facebook.com/CCCOFMN/. Dress appropriately as lines are outside. May update FB if there are no lines.
+ Places to check to see if they have available appointments on their websites: HyVee, Walgreens, Costco, CVS, Cub, or check
COVID-19 TESTING SITES
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN CRISIS AND IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES CAN HELP:
Registration for STEP’s Back to School Program is July 25-August 24. Children must live in St. Louis Park or attend a St. Louis Park school to receive school supplies. Please select an appointment time from the options given and provide information for each child you are registering. School supplies pickup will be in the gym at Central Community Center (6300 Walker St, St. Louis Park, MN 55416).
St. Louis Park Middle School students will receive their school supplies through the middle school, but should still use this registration sheet. Middle school students who live in St. Louis Park but attend a different school will receive their school supplies at Central Community Center.
1. Complete the registration form online July 25-August 24:
2. Call STEP (952-925-4899) and register July 25-August 24 during business hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8am – 3:30pm;
Tuesday 12:30pm – 7:00pm;
Friday 8am – 11:00am
Registración para el Programa de Regreso a la Escuela de STEP es el 25 de julio-24 de agosto. Los niños tienen que vivir en St. Louis Park o asistir a una escuela en St. Louis Park para recibir los útiles de la escuela. Por favor, elige un horario de cita de las opciones dadas y provee la información para cada niño que esta registrando. El lugar de recoger los útiles es el gimnasio en Central Community Center (6300 Walker St, St. Louis Park, MN 55416). Cubrebocas son requeridas para entrar.
Los niños de grados 6-8 que van a la escuela St. Louis Park Middle School recibirán sus útiles a través de la escuela, pero todavía deben registrarse aquí. Estudiantes en grado 6-8 que NO asisten a la Middle School de St. Louis Park recibirán sus útiles en Central y deben hacer sita.
1. Completar la aplicación por el internet antes del 24 de agosto:
2. Llame a STEP (952-925-4899) y regístrese el 25 de julio al 24 de agosto durante los horarios de oficina:
Lunes, Miércoles, Jueves 8am – 3:30pm;
Martes 12:30pm – 7:00pm;
Viernes 8am – 11:00am
STEP provides holiday food during the month of November as part of our food shelf experience. Interested parties must make a food shelf appointment for curbside pickup during the month of November.
In December, STEP provides new toys and Target gift cards to St. Louis Park Children.
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