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Minnesota - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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National Kidney Foundation of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota - Offers a variety of support services and information.  May help assist in locating assistance.   Address:  1100 E 21st St Ste 210 Avera Doctors Plaza II, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1020, Phone: (800) 596-7943.

Neighborhood Involvement Program, Inc. - Services for the Uninsured/Underinsured - Provides health care to individuals and families who lack health insurance or necessary coverage. (caregiver and respite care)

    1875 Northwestern Avenue South
    Stillwater, MN  55082
    Phone:  (651) 439-4840; Fax:   (651) 439-4894

Provides respite care services for caregivers of frail older adults and children and adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

Children's Dental Services, Inc. - Provides low-cost or free dental care to children and pregnant women in low-income families in the Twin Cities area.

Chisago County Senior Citizens Board on Aging  - Provides educational, charitable, spiritual, and recreational activities and programs for senior citizens of Chisago County and surrounding areas.

Human Services, Inc. in Washington County, Minnesota - Circle of Friends Adult Day Program - Offers extended care during daytime hours for older adults with disabilities, seniors and caregivers.

Neighborhood House  - Comadres - Reduces the incidence of Latino early pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease by facilitating family communication, providing culturally and linguistically accurate information, and assisting teens and young adults in developing a personal risk prevention plan.

American Diabetes Association, Minnesota Area, Inc. - Community Health Education, Prevention and Advocacy
Enables people to realize risk factors for developing diabetes, increases awareness and understanding of diabetes and its complications, and identifies ways that people can better manage their diabetes.

Vision Loss Resources, Inc. - Community Services - Assists visually impaired people in making a successful adjustment to living with vision loss by providing in-home assessment, case management, referral and on-going support from trained volunteers.

American Red Cross, Carver County Chapter - Core Program - Provides health and safety education in CPR, First Aid Water Safety and HIV/AIDS as well as disaster and emergency assistance for individuals and families.

American Red Cross, Carver County Chapter  - Core Program - Provides health and safety education in CPR, First Aid Water Safety and HIV/AIDS as well as disaster and emergency assistance for individuals and families.

American Red Cross of the Twin Cities  - Crisis Counseling - Provides telephone crisis intervention counseling by social workers or mental health professionals to adults and families experiencing personal, emotional or behavioral problems.

Dakota Area Resources & Transportation for Seniors (DARTS) - Informs and supports family caregivers or elders using a variety of means so that help is available in as many stages of caregiving as possible.

Volunteers of America of Minnesota - DayElders Adult Day Care Program - Provides a comprehensive variety of health, social and support services for elders in a safe, structured environment.

American Red Cross of the Twin Cities - Disaster Services - Gives emergency assistance (food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies, essential furniture, home repair, advocacy, information & referral and crisis counseling) to victims of natural and man-made disasters on a 24-hour basis.

YWCA of Minneapolis - ENCORE Plus Women's Wellness - Provides exercise classes, breast cancer screenings and classes for breast cancer survivors for low-income women concerned about their health.

Family Support Program - Provides public health nurse services to individuals/families at risk of abuse or experiencing violence, living in unsanitary and unsafe conditions, experiencing difficulty with self care, lacking access to health care insurance, and vulnerable older adults. Frail Elder Support Services - Assists older adults to remain independent, in dignity and safety, by providing outreach, service coordination, individual and group supportive counseling, homemaking, home maintenance and outdoor chore services.

    Suite 111, 10709 Wayzata Boulevard
    Minnetonka, MN  55305-1529
    Phone: (952) 541-1019
    Fax: (952) 541-0841

Grandparents as Parents - Supports grandparents who have major responsibility for raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis to improve family stability, well-being and self-sufficiency.

    Suite 110, 5905 Golden Valley Road
    Minneapolis, MN  55422-
    Phone: (763) 225-4003
    Fax: (763) 546-2774

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches - Coordinates 17 community-based chore services offering housekeeping, yard work, snow removal and minor home repairs to seniors and those with disabilities in Anoka, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

    1001 East Lake Street, P.O. Box 7509
    Minneapolis,, MN  55407-0509
    Phone: (612) 721-8687
    Fax: (612) 722-8669

East Metro Women's Council - Home Again Program - Provides transitional and emergency housing for homeless families in Washington County and outreach services to prevent homelessness.

    213 East Metro Place
    3521 Century Avenue North
    White Bear Lake,, MN  55110-5656
    Phone: (651) 773-8401
    Fax: (651) 773-1492

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis - In-Home Social Services - Improves the quality of life of the elderly through case management, advocacy, counseling, housekeeping, medical care and other personal and social services.

Loaves and Fishes Too - Offers a drop-in evening meal program for anyone in need. Meals are provided and served by volunteers.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance - Minnesota Disability Law Center - Enables individuals to gain access to supports that are critical to community participation and inclusion.

Centro Cultural Chicano, Inc. - Nosotras (Women's Program) - Provides advocacy services, parenting classes, cooking classes, skills training and recreational activities for Latina women.

Family Pathways - Outreach Advocate - Assists people in need of basic life services. Assesses needs, identifies long-range plans for self-sufficiency and provides a creative approach to individual situations.

Parmly Senior Housing and Services - Parmly CARES - Provides adult day services, outpatient therapies, Meals on Wheels, transportation and respite care for senior citizens.

Plymouth Christian Youth Center - Plymouth Christian Youth Center Health and Wellness Program - Advocates proper nutrition and exercise for alternative school students.

Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc.  - Prenatal Access Program - Encourages and supports pregnant adolescents and young adults with significant risk factors to access prenatal care to improve their chances of having a healthy pregnancy.

Fremont Community Health Services, Inc. - Prenatal Care for Low Income Women - Offers affordable prenatal care to low income women residing in north, northeast and south Minneapolis; education and counseling are also available.

Community University Health Care Center/Variety Children's Clinic - Refugee & Immigrant Family Support
Meets the social service and mental health needs of refugee and immigrant adults, youth and children in the Phillips Neighborhood who are healing from war-related trauma and resettlement.

Community Emergency Assistance Program, Inc. - Senior Services - Provides Meals on Wheels for the homebound elderly. Also provides support groups, field trips and educational, recreational and health related programs for seniors.

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul - Senior Services - Maintains, enhances or restores the independent functioning of seniors and persons with disabilities by providing outreach, assessment, case management and service coordination, including meals on wheels, homemaking and other services.

Keystone Community Services - Senior Services - Serves people over 55 years of age. Provides supportive services to older adults and persons with disabilities. Helps older adults maintain their ability to live independently in the community as long as possible. Includes peer counseling, programs for active seniors, Meals on Wheels and job training services.

Merrick Community Services - Senior Services - Offers seniors and disabled persons help with chores and maintenance; volunteers are available to deliver meals and staff make home visits for referrals to other services.

Minneapolis American Indian Center - Seniors Program - Provides transportation, home chore services, caregiver respite, advocacy, outreach and home visits to keep Native American seniors involved in the community.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet - Sisters Care - Provides personal care, homemaking duties, companionship and increased socialization and activities for frail, elderly and homebound clients.

Jewish Community Center of the Greater Saint Paul Area - Supervised Health Education and Prevention Program - Provides a variety of medically supervised health, wellness and fitness programs for people with chronic medical conditions, aging adults, new immigrants, youth and pregnant women.

United Cambodian Association of Minnesota, Inc. - Southeast Asian Elders Program - Offers citizenship classes, citizenship application assistance, transportation, cultural celebrations, field trips, exercise classes, health screenings and other services for Cambodian seniors.

Neighbors, Inc. - Supportive Assistance Program - Serves older adults and people with disabilities by providing transportation, tele-care, supportive groups, chore services and other programs that help them stay in their own home and participate in the community. Also serves people moving from welfare to work.

Arc Greater Twin Cities - Systems Change - Provides support and assistance and promotes active engagement of parents, adults with disabilities and others in challenging public policy and systems that prevent full access and participation in the community.

American Red Cross of the Twin Cities - Transportation Program - Offers rides for older adults who are unable to use public transportation or Metro Mobility.

West Seventh Community Center, Inc. - West Seventh Senior Services - Serves low-income, West Seventh community adults (age 60 and older) with information and referral, outreach, home assessments, social activities and coordination with medical and social support services that support independent living.

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