Fridley United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Sunday Services
9:30 - 10:30 am.
• Worship
10:30 - 11:00 am.
• Fellowship
11:10 - 12:10
• All Age Learning
   (Sept to May)








For Community Services...

This web page provides a list of community services available to provide you with assistance in various areas.  Please contact these services directly.
Do not contact the church office.

Government Benefits
Car Repairs
Disability Information
Education & Recreation
Energy Assistance
Senior Information
Tax Help


Community resources listed below offer a variety of programs as a starting point for your search.
Anoka County
At the Anoka County website you can choose among the menu items:
 “Help for"  Families, Individuals, Seniors, and Youth.
This is a comprehensive resource that includes the locations, type of help available and contact information.
This resource includes programs for youth, veterans, seniors, adult and child foster care and many more.
There is also a schedule for immunization clinics.
Calls answered during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday).
General Information (Switchboard)                  763-421-4760
TTY Hearing Impaired General Information      763-323-5289
Community Emergency Assistance Program

          Blaine Office:
  Anoka County Human Services Center
  1201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 130
  Blaine, MN 55434
  Phone: (763) 783-4930
  Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  Coverage throughout Anoka County
          Champlin Office
  10190 Lancaster Ln
  Maple Grove, MN 55369
  Phone: (763) 566-9600
  Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
            Service Area: Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, East Champlin and Anoka County.

United Way

Getting help is easy. There are three ways to reach the free and confidential food information service from United Way, which is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week:
Dial 2-1-1,
Cell phone users call 651/291-0211,
Dial 1-800-543-7709 for the toll-free line
Trained information specialists can direct you to more than 40,000 valuable community resources throughout United Way’s 59-county service area. While these resources include nutritional assistance, they’re not limited to food needs. A wide array of everyday services are available to those in need, including, but not limited to, Childcare, Counseling, Crisis response, Healthcare, Housing, Legal help, Transportation and Mental health. 

This service, provided by United Way, is free and confidential. Every caller is treated with dignity and respect. If you have any questions, feel free to contact United Way.


Information on over 1000 benefit and assistance programs.
Bridge to Benefits
555 Park Street, Suite 410
St. Paul, MN 55103

Phone: 651-227-6121
The Children’s Defense Fund set up this program for families and individuals who may be eligible for public work support programs and tax credits.

Car Repair

     Free 2 BE - for Anoka County Residents only
Free to Be Inc.
1201 - 89th Avenue N.E., Suite 230

Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: 763-717-7755
Please see website for eligibility requirements for free or low-cost repairs. Cars may be donated for eligible recipients.

Disability Information

     Disability Linkage Line
A free, statewide information and referral resource for Minnesotans with disabilities and chronic illnesses. It acts as a single access point for all disability-related questions.

Children's Home Society of MN

Help Lines for Minnesota only

If you are or someone you know is
    a victim of domestic abuse, call

If you are experiencing an
    unexpected pregnancy, call


9:00 to 5:00
after hours

If you are a parent dealing with
   a family crisis, call


in Ramsey County
in Anoka County
in Chisago County

Education & Recreation

Don’t forget your library! Not only for borrowing books and CDs and DVDs. You can use the library computers too. For eLearning online and homework help at home, log on to And then see your librarian for free adventure passes.

Minnesota Literacy Council

Free classes in basic reading, writing and math. Also ESL, GED preparation and testing. Adult high school diploma programs, citizenship classes, family literacy program, computer instruction and brush-up skills classes.

Energy Assistance

Some parts of Anoka County eligible. Call to inquire
Energy assistance and energy conservation programs for people who meet income guidelines of 200% fpg or below.

Food– call for dates, locations, times

Emergency Food shelf


Meals on Wheels

1200 Washington Avenue, Suite 380, Minneapolis MN 55415
Southern Anoka County Association
627 38th Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421-3806
Serves Columbia Heights, Fridley and Spring Lake Park
   Also has clothing available


Bridging, Inc.
1633 Terrace Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-631-3255
Bridging, Inc. seeks to provide the economically disadvantaged with a one-time gift of quality furniture and household items which helps to stabilize and improve their lives while effectively using community resources. 
Cribs for Kids®
Call 1-888-721-CRIB, ext. 101 to find a local chapter.
A safe-sleep program for low-income families to reduce the risk of injury or death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. Partner programs provide GRAC Pack-n-Play® crib and educational materials to qualified individuals.
In the Twin Cities, cribs are distributed through Twin Cities Healthy Start.


Open Access Connections/Twin City Metro Shelter
Homeless adults, families and youth can get up-to-date information about places to sleep tonight by calling the Open Access Connections Metro Shelter Hotline at 1-888-234-1329. Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Also may help with communication services.
Type in the web address: (Typing a shorter form of the address may request password.)  
Simpson Housing Services
Phone: 612-874-8683
Stepping Stone Emergency Housing
Phone: 763-323-7006
Fax: 763-712-9010
Alternate: 763-442-9301
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Home Line  - for renters

Free legal advice to Minnesota tenants on the hotline service. (Except Minneapolis residents)
Minneapolis residents must call Minneapolis Housing Services at 612-673-3003.
Greater Minnesota residents, call 866-866-3546.
For Home Owners
Home Ownership Center - for Home Owners
Provides help to people facing foreclosure, as well as first-time home buyers. Also helps renters when their building is in foreclosure.


The American Optometric Association and The Vision Institute of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care provides a one-time comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their first year of life. Please see website for further information.
Miracle Ear Children’s Foundation
This foundation supports children who have a hearing loss. Please see the website for eligibility requirements and how the program works.
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Program
See website for qualifications.
SAGE Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
Screening and diagnostic services for eligible women at participating facilities.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Toll-free patient referral line: 800-237-5055
Twin Cities
2025 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: 612-596-6100
Vision USATM
The American Optometric Association provides basic eye health and vision care service free of charge to uninsured, low-income people and their families
To be screened in Minnesota, contact Salvation Army – Minnesota Vision Project
401 West 7th Street, St. Paul, Mn 55102 or call 651-746-3400 for an application.

WHO Foundation

Women's Health Organization Foundation
A book from the WHO Foundation helps women undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment.  Available free of charge to cancer patients.  See website for details.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Respite Childcare
Please see website for details. May be low-cost or no-cost depending on circumstances.
Comprehensive career website for veterans of America’s military.
Matches military experience into civilian work experience.

Senior information

Senior Linkage Line
The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging sites has information specialists who can help consumers with questions about insurance programs, assistance programs and pharmaceutical company programs for free or low-cost prescription drugs.


Tax help

Vita sites (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Use zip code or county to locate tax help.
Eligibility requirements apply.
Tax Freedom (Intuit)
Free online preparation and federal and state electronic filing if requirements met.
Free online tax help all year.


Telephone Assistance for Low Income Households
Landline service that offers qualified low income households a discount on their monthly local telephone bill.
Link Up
Link Up helps reduce the cost of initiating telephone service for qualified individuals. Apply with
Telephone Equipment Distribution Program
Provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf, blind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment to use the phone.  Equipment loaned out at no cost as a long term loan to qualified people.


Youth Services Anoka County

First Call For Help-Anoka County……211
Mercy Hospital Crisis Intervention…..763-422-4614
Karibu House (youth outreach) ……….763-786-6449
Anoka Crisis Nursery (12yrs and younger)….763-785-9222
Legal—Judicare Anoka County……....763-783-4970
Transitional Living…………….….......1-800-562-5130
CEAP (Food) ………..………………….......763-783-4930
LSS Transition Living Program………..651-644-7739
Child Care Resource and Referral …..763-783-4884
LSS Safe House (St.Paul) …………...…...651-644-3446
Family Mediation for Teens…………..763-422-8878
The Bridge (Mpls) …………………........612-377-8800
Nucleus Teen Clinic…………..……….......763-755-5300
Project OffStreets (Mpls)………………....612-252-1200
Crisis Connection……………………..........763-379-6363
District 202 (Mpls—G/L/B/T Youth)…….612-871-5559
Victim Services/ Safe Zone (St Paul)….651-224-9644
Sexual Assault Advocacy…...…...……....763-323-5559
Runaway Switchboard…………..…..…..1-800-621-4000

Battered Women’s Shelter…………...... 763-780-2330

Do Something
Do Something believes teenagers have the power to make a difference. They want to inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers.
 Fridley UMC is not responsible for the actions of government and other non-profit organizations.
Note that telephone numbers may change.

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