STEP offers curbside shopping or in-person food shopping:
In-person food shopping- STEP offers a shopping model where clients may pick out their own groceries. Clients can call 952-925-4899 or come in in person during STEP’s business hours to schedule an appointment. STEP strives to have eggs, milk, and meat available at each visit. Dry and canned goods are available at every appointment.
Curbside shopping-STEP offers a no-contact order pick-up. Clients call 952-925-4899 during STEP’s business hours to make their personalized order and arrange the time to pick up the groceries at our red alley door at the back of the building. STEP strives to have eggs, milk, and meat available at each visit. Dry and canned goods are available at every appointment.
STEP also provides product that is Kosher. In addition, for those households who keep Kosher, a gift card to the store 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.
Clothes Closet Hours:
STEP’s social services team delivers 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:
Starting in October, STEP provides winter coats and other winter-wear items to residents in need living in St. Louis Park. Clients are able to choose winter coats and other winter-wear items throughout the winter months. Residents must register with a STEP social worker prior to accessing the service. STEP requests annual address verification in the form of a current lease, medical bill, utility bill, or mail from city, county, state or federal government. Mail must be postmarked within past 30 days.
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. Registration for this program is November 20-December 11.
Families can register in one of two ways:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8am – 3:30pm; Tuesday 12:30pm – 7:00pm; Friday 8am – 11:00am
Niños viviendo en su casa en St. Louis Park son elegibles para participar en este programa.
lunes, miercoles, jueves 8am – 3:30pm; martes 12:30pm – 7:00pm; viernes 8am – 11:00am
Registration for STEP’s 2023 Back to School Program is July 17-August 14. Children must live in St. Louis Park or attend a St. Louis Park school to receive school supplies.
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