Guests are encouraged to call our intake line (651-762-9124 ) for assistance and resources. If it is after hours and you are seeking help, please call 211.
The Community Resource Center opened in March 2011. We strive to provide help, hope and healing to our neighbors in need. When someone is faced with a difficult situation or is in crisis, we feel that the church is called to be a place to find not only hope and strength, but also a place for assistance with basic needs. This includes a family sheltering program, rental assistance, food, clothing, basic household items, and more, so that we all have the opportunity to live the life that God has intended for us.
Ways We Help
When the congregation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church learned that there were families experiencing housing insecurity in our neighborhood, we put our faith into action and responded.
Family Sheltering Program
Our Family Sheltering Program is available to families with minor children in Washington and northern suburban Ramsey counties. We provide off-site shelter at two locations with ongoing supportive case management.
The CLOTHESLINE is a free clothing resource for families and individuals in Washington and northern suburban Ramsey counties. The Clothesline is open on Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. If you are in need of clothing, contact 651.762.9124.
Emergency Rental Assistance
The Community Resource Center offers rental assistance to prevent an episode of housing insecurity for eligible households living in our service areas.
Finding food can be difficult when you don’t know where to go. Our free Food Market is open to help households in Washington and northern suburban Ramsey counties. No other qualifications are necessary to receive food assistance. Another option is to stop by our free Thursday Night Community Meal, where everyone is welcome!
St. Andrew’s Employment Mentoring program is designed to help individuals get a new or higher-paying job. Our employment mentors will help you identify your skill sets, help write a resume, assist with job searches, and/or practice interview skills. Call 651.762.9124 to get connected with an employment mentor.
We have basic hygiene and household products for those struggling to purchase items like shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toilet paper, multi-purpose cleaner, dish soap etc. Call 651.762.9124 for more information.
Please call 651.762.9124 Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. to learn more.
Helping Neighbors in Need
Recognizing the challenges our neighbors face, we take proactive steps to provide support, hope, and tangible aid. Our mission is simple: to ensure that no one in our community feels alone in their time of need. By reaching out with love and resources, we aim to uplift, empower, and bridge gaps, one neighbor at a time.
Sow A Seed
The Community Resource Center relies solely on grant money and private donations, and accepts no government funding. We appreciate your generosity. To make a financial donation, click here and select “Community Resource Center” from the dropdown menu.
The Community Resource Center loves and encourages the support of volunteers to help serve our neighbors in need. Volunteers are the foundation of our program. Please contact Laura Francis at 651.762.9158 to learn more about Community Resource Center volunteer opportunities.
Donate Needed Items
Basic needs items (toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper products) and gently used, in-season clothing are always in need. Donations can be delivered directly to the Community Resource Center. Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at door #6 of the Great Hall building. Click here for a list of basic items needed.