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.,
952-952-563-8900 V/TTYwww.ci.bloomington.mn.usChild and youth clinics, family planning and services for adolescents, pregnant teens and teen parents.
The Bridge for Runaway Youth
1111 W 22nd St., Minneapoliswww.bridgeforyouth.orgIndividual, family and teen counseling.
952-884-0330www.cornerstonemn.orgServing individuals facing domestic violence.
612-379-6363www.crisis.org24 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, MNwww.everyfamilymatters.orgCounseling services.
Oasis for Youthwww.oasisforyouth.orgThe 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
6425 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield www.storefront.org Promotes positive youth development for school-aged children through education, treatment programs and intervention.
Bloomington United for Youth (BUY)
952-681-5903Promotes the development of a supportive environment and personal strengths which children need to succeed.
9030 W Bloomington Freeway, Bloomingtonwww.treehouseyouth.orgSupport groups, counseling and recreational opportunities for troubled youth in Bloomington and Richfield.
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington
952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTYwww.ci.bloomington.mn.usApartment 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 TTYwww.ci.bloomington.mn.usSection 8 tenant based voucher subsidy program, rental homes program, public housing program, home Improvement Loans.
Bloomingtonwww.bridging.org 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
612-728-5767www.homelinemn.org Tenants rights and advocacy.
Loaves and Fishes, Too
(Bloomington office)www.loavesandfishesmn.org 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., Bloomingtonwww.ci.bloomington.mn.usVouchers 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
952-806-8770www.bloomington.k12.mn.us 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., Bloomingtonwww.veapvolunteers.org 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
612-596-1300www.co.hennepin.mn.us 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)
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. Swww.emergencyfoodshelf.orgMonthly food program with no income guidelines. Fees apply.
MN Department of Employment and Economic Developmentwww.uimn.org Unemployment
MN Workforce Center
952-346-4000, 952-346-4043 TTYwww.mnwfc.org Job vacancy listings and employment resources.
952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomingtonwww.ci.bloomington.mn.usConnects 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, Minneapoliswww.capiusa.org 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, MNwww.everyfamilymatters.org 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, Minneapoliswww.co.hennepin.mn.us Vietnamese liaisons are available to help individuals apply for County services.
SEARCH (South East Asian Refugee Community Home)
1113 E Franklin Ave., Ste 212, Minneapoliswww.asian-search.org ESL (English as a Second Language), childcare training, computer training, youth services and employment services
1515 E. 66th St., Richfieldwww.wr.org Employment, counseling and citizenship information.
Emergency Financial Services Program (VEAP) Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People
952-888-9616 for an appointment
9728 Irving Ave. S., Bloomington
651-297-3862 or 1-800-657-3672
General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739
Hennepin County Child Care Assistance Unit
612-348-5937www.co.hennepin.mn.usFinancial assistance for childcare.
Resources for Child Caring
651-641-0305www.resourcesforchildcare.orgReferrals to childcare providers.
Bloomington Human Rights Commission
952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTYwww.ci.bloomington.mn.usMediates complaints of discrimination in Bloomington. Educates and advocates on human rights issues.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
2901 Metro Dr., Ste 100, BloomingtonImmigration services
3400 Park Ave. S, MinneapolisFree legal advice in regards to immigration issues. Every Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; first come, first serve basis.
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)