Help Paying for Basic Needs
2375 University Ave W, Ste 150, St. Paul, MN, 55114
Distance: 1063 Miles
Offers cash or other short term aid to people in a crisis that is affecting their access to basic needs
Emergency assistance can vary based upon eligibility and available funds.
Provides clients what they need for their new job including:
* A monthly bus passes for people who are homeless and returning to work
* Tools for the Job: Equipment and trade tools for construction workers, welders, barbers, beauticians and chefs
* Professional testing fees, union dues, licenses and license renewals fees
No cash is provided.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
Adults who are:
* Experiencing homelessness or in unstable housing (late on rent, in supportive or transitional housing)
* Have a verifiable job offer or have started a new job in the last two months
* Working at least 25 hours a week
If you feel that you are eligible, call to do a short intake over the phone.
Upon approval and verification of your job we will schedule an in-person meeting with you at the St. Paul office located near the intersection of University and Snelling Ave.
Twin Cities metro area
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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BM-6500.1500-950Work Clothing Definition
Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand uniforms or other working clothes. Also included are programs such as "Dress for Success" that provide interview suits and other professional attire for low income individuals (frequently women) who need this type of wardrobe to secure and/or retain gainful employment.
BM-9500.9500Work Tools/Equipment Definition
Programs that pay for or provide tools and equipment that are necessary for an individual's new or continued employment.
BT-8300.1000Bus Fare Definition
Programs that provide cash or tokens for individuals who have no personal means of transportation and are unable to use public transportation (or a taxi service) for necessary local travel without assistance with the fare. Also included are programs that provide bus fare for people who need to travel out of town (e.g., for a funeral) but do not have the means to do so.
DF-7020Records/Licenses/Permits Fee Payment Assistance Definition
Programs that provide financial assistance to help people pay for records, licenses, permits and other required documents in situations where they cannot otherwise afford them.
YL-3500.9400Workers Needing Transportation Definition
Individuals who currently have jobs or who could have a job, generally at a low-income level, but are at risk of becoming or remaining unemployed because they do not have a reliable means of transportation.
YV-0400At Risk for Homelessness Definition
Individuals or families who are at risk for becoming homeless because they are unable to make their rent or mortgage payment and face eviction or foreclosure or who have already lost their permanent residence and are "doubled up", i.e., are staying temporarily with friends or relatives.
YV-3000Homeless People Definition
Individuals and families who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.