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The Bloomington community is fortunate to have several mental health, support, counseling centers and other resources available in our community. To navigate more efficiently select the topic of interest from the list below.

Support and Counseling for Teens and Families

Bloomington Public Health

1900 W Old Shakopee Rd.,
Bloomington, MN
952-952-563-8900 V/TTY
Child and youth clinics, family planning and services for adolescents, pregnant teens and teen parents.

The Bridge for Runaway Youth

1111 W 22nd St., Minneapolis
Individual, family and teen counseling.


Serving individuals facing domestic violence.

Crisis Connection

24 hour a day crisis and general counseling help line for suicide prevention, domestic violence, rape, child abuse, depression and other life issues.

Family & Children's Service

Loffler Building, Ste 318 1101 E 78th St, Bloomington, MN
Counseling services.

Oasis for Youth
The Drop-in Center is a mission of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Old Shakopee Road and Penn Avenue South in Bloomington. Hours will be 2:30 to 5 pm Monday through Thursday

Storefront/Youth Action

6425 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield
Promotes positive youth development for school-aged children through education, treatment programs and intervention.

Bloomington United for Youth (BUY)

Promotes the development of a supportive environment and personal strengths which children need to succeed.

Tree House

9030 W Bloomington Freeway, Bloomington
Support groups, counseling and recreational opportunities for troubled youth in Bloomington and Richfield.

Housing Information

Human Services

1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington
952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
Apartment vacancies (interpreters available). Procedures to apply for subsidized apartments or market rate rentals.

Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
952-563-8937, 952-563-8740 TTY
Section 8 tenant based voucher subsidy program, rental homes program, public housing program, home Improvement Loans.


Low-income families may be eligible to receive free furniture. For a referral for free furniture from Bridging, contact: City of Bloomington Human Services at 952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY

Home Line

Tenants rights and advocacy.

Food Resources

Loaves and Fishes, Too

(Bloomington office)
Free hot meals served every weekday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington.

Bloomington Public Health WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Office Supplemental Food Program

952-563-8993, 952-563-8900 TTY
1900 W Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington
Vouchers for specific foods available to pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women as well as infants and children under age 5. Eligibility is based on income level and health risks.

Bloomington School Breakfast and Lunch Program

Nutritious meals for school children on school days. Families may be eligible for free or reduced price school meals.

VEAP Food Shelf

Irving Ave. S., Bloomington
Provides a five-day grocery supply for emergencies. Also provides holiday meals or groceries for seniors, people with disabilities or low income.

Hennepin County Economic Assistance - Food Stamps

You may qualify for food stamps, used to buy food. Apply for benefit at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. So. in Bloomington (by appointment only).

Fare for All (Bloomington location)

952-563-4944 V/TTY
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S
Monthly food program with no income guidelines. Fees apply.

Employment Assistance

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

MN Workforce Center

952-346-4000, 952-346-4043 TTY
Job vacancy listings and employment resources.

Resource Centers and Information

Human Services

952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington
Connects individuals to human service programs and information. Chinese interpreter phone service available.

CAPI (Center for Asian and Pacific Islanders)

310 E. 38th St., Ste 109, Minneapolis
Employment and training, youth development, food shelf programs and family strengthening programs.

Family & Children's Service

612-728-2061 or 952-967-9060
Loffler Building, Ste 318 1101 E 78th St, Bloomington, MN
Resources for the needs of immigrant students and their families. Helps to identify culturally appropriate resources. South East Asian Cultural Liaison on staff.

Hennepin County Office of Multi- Cultural Services

330 S. 12th St., Ste 450, Minneapolis
Vietnamese liaisons are available to help individuals apply for County services.

SEARCH (South East Asian Refugee Community Home)

1113 E Franklin Ave., Ste 212, Minneapolis
ESL (English as a Second Language), childcare training, computer training, youth services and employment services

World Relief

1515 E. 66th St., Richfield
Employment, counseling and citizenship information.

Economical and Medical Assistance

Emergency Financial Services Program (VEAP) Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People

952-888-9616 for an appointment
9728 Irving Ave. S., Bloomington

Hennepin County Economic Assistance


Minnesota Care

651-297-3862 or 1-800-657-3672
General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739

Child Care

Hennepin County Child Care Assistance Unit

Financial assistance for childcare.

Resources for Child Caring

Referrals to childcare providers.

Legal Resources

Bloomington Human Rights Commission

952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
Mediates complaints of discrimination in Bloomington. Educates and advocates on human rights issues.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

2901 Metro Dr., Ste 100, Bloomington
Immigration services

Immigration Clinic

3400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis
Free legal advice in regards to immigration issues. Every Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; first come, first serve basis.

Educational Services

SHAPE (Adult education programs, including ESL and GED courses)


Volunteer Connection (Help for English language learners and adults seeking employment)


Kid’s Safari (before and after school child care)

Link to Peachjar Newsletter

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