Community Resource Center

Guests are encouraged to call our Intake Line (651.762.9124, hours 9am–3pm) for assistance and resources. If it’s outside of office hours (8am–3pm, Monday–Thursday) and you need help, please call 211.

Overview

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, the church is called to be a place to find hope and strength, as well as help with basic needs. At St. Andrew’s, this includes a family sheltering program, rental assistance, help finding food, clothing, and basic household items so we all have the opportunity to live the life that God has intended for us.

Ways you can get 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 with ongoing supportive case management.

Clothing

The Clothesline is a free clothing resource for families and individuals in Washington and northern suburban Ramsey counties. The Clothesline is open Monday–Thursday, 9am–3pm. If you're in need of clothing, contact us at 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.

Food

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. And everyone is welcome at our free Thursday Night Community Meal in the Great Hall!

Employment Resources

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 a mentor.

Basic Needs

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.

Got Questions

To learn more please call 651.762.9124, Monday–Thursday 8am–3pm.

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.

Get Involved

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.

DONATIONS

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, 8am–3pm at Door 6 of the Great Hall building. Click here for a list of basic items needed.

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