What can we help with?

Stable Homes & Healthy Food

Housing and nutrition are pillars of well-being. We offer quality, affordable housing across Minnesota and hot, nutritious meals in communities across the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Healthy Aging & Community Health

Our culturally competent community health workers provide in-home and in-community support to older adults and their caregivers throughout the Minneapolis area, helping them navigate health care systems and attend appointments. 

Planning for the Future

Everyone is unique, which is why we never use a one-size-fits-all approach. Older adults and their caregivers can work with social workers and attorneys to develop individualized plans to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.  

A national AmeriCorps Senior program sponsored locally by VOA Minnesota and Wisconsin that matches people ages 55+ with volunteer opportunities that match their individual skills, interests, schedule, and geographic availability.

Ages served
55+
Need/Service
Senior Volunteering
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Services are free to participants
General phone

Personalized guidance, information, and resource coordination to meet physical, social, and financial care needs for older adults, adults with disabilities, and those caring for them. Follow-up services help develop long-term care plans while maximizing independence and quality of life.

Ages served
18+
Need/Service
Caregiving
Dementia
Disability Services
Guardianship
Mental Health
Genders served
All genders
Audience
Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Payment
Fee (Private Pay); Insurance accepted

A local, member-supported network that collects and organizes helpful data for social workers who work with older adults and their families. Care Options Network publishes The GuideBook, a resource for senior care professionals, and The Directory, a newsstand magazine for the general public. 

Ages served
All ages
Need/Service
Caregiving
Dementia
Guardianship
Housing
Legal Help
Meals
Resources
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Payments vary for members
General phone

Support for older adults and adults with disabilities to maintain independence whenever possible through care plans and support systems that prevent unnecessary guardianship and conservatorship. CESDM also provides guidance and training to case managers, Adult Protection Workers, and social workers.

Ages served
18+
Need/Service
Caregiving
Dementia
Disability Services
Guardianship
Legal Help
Mental Health
Genders served
All genders
Audience
Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Payment
Fee; Some clients are eligible for grants to cover the cost of care
General phone

Support for African American and East African older adults in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, including healthcare coordination, economic counseling, housing stability services, immigration issue support, family mediation, and mental health support. Program staff are reflective of the communities they serve.

Ages served
60+
Need/Service
Housing
Meals
Resources
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Services are free to participants
General phone

Caregiver support, ranging from respite services to help navigating health care systems, for caregivers of adults with debilitating illness, including dementia and Alzheimer’s. Services are culturally specific to the African American and East African communities in the Greater Twin Cities area, available in English, Ethiopian, Oromo, and Somali.

Ages served
60+
Need/Service
Caregiving
Dementia
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Caregiver support and education services are free to participants; Healthcare services with our Community Health Workers are eligible for Medical Assistance and Elderly waiver, Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) waiver, and Alternative Care (AC) waiver.
General phone

Legal services for clients of all ages and abilities, offering assistance with wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, health care directives, guardianship, conservatorship, special needs trusts, Medical Assistance planning, and real estate matters. Services are offered on a sliding scale based on income. 

Ages served
All ages
Need/Service
Guardianship
Legal Help
Genders served
All genders
Audience
All individuals, without qualification, are eligible to receive our services
Payment
Fee; Subsidized rate; Individuals may qualify for subsidized rates based on monthly income and asset levels.
General phone

High Pointe Senior Community in Rochester offers permanent supportive housing for adults age 62+. Twenty-five of the 93 apartments are fully accessible. On-site coordinators are available to assist with access to community services and Medicare and Medicaid issues. 

Ages served
62+
Need/Service
Housing
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Subsidized Rent
General phone

A team of social workers and community health workers assisting residents of Minneapolis Public Housing buildings with case management, information, referral services, and group services. The team also helps with economic assistance eligibility, physical and mental health, financial concerns, housing needs, and personal crises.

Ages served
18+
Need/Service
Disability Services
Housing
Meals
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Most services are free to residents living in Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Highrises; Community Health Worker and Housing Stabilization Services are billed to Medical Assistance
General phone

A 41-unit housing site located in Mille Lacs County for low-income older adults or people with disabilities.

Ages served
62+
Need/Service
Housing
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Subsidized Rent
General phone

A 55-unit housing site for adults offering beautiful apartment-homes for active, independent 55+ adults in vibrant downtown Northeast Minneapolis, walking distance to churches, parks, shops, library, restaurants, and art galleries. This is a market-rate building, with 20 percent of the units subsidized.

Ages served
55+
Need/Service
Housing
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Market-rate rent; Section 8 accepted
General phone

A 306-unit housing high-rise for adults and families, providing permanent supportive housing for low-income individuals and families. Populations served include low-income households with disabilities, mental illness, or who have experienced long-term homelessness.

Ages served
All ages
Need/Service
Housing
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Subsidized Rent
General phone

A 105-unit housing site providing permanent supportive housing for low-income older adults, close to shopping and Metro Transit.  

Ages served
62+
Need/Service
Housing
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Subsidized Rent
General phone

A 60-unit housing site providing permanent supportive housing for low-income adults age 62+. Applicants with a physical disability requiring the features of a handicap accessible unit may also qualify.

Ages served
62+
Need/Service
Housing
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Subsidized Rent

A nutritionally balanced, sit-down lunch with varied menu options for people age 60+. Lunches are served hot, Monday through Friday. During the pandemic, the program has shifted to delivering meals to clients in their homes, as well as offering bi-weekly frozen meal delivery.

Location
Multiple Locations
Ages served
60+
Need/Service
Meals
Genders served
All genders
Payment
Waiver; Donations accepted; No one is ever denied due to inability to pay
General phone

Village at Franklin Station is a 90-unit, 3-story building offering affordable housing to older adults and people with disabilities in South Minneapolis.

Ages served
62+
Need/Service
Disability Services
Housing
Genders served
All genders
Audience
62+
Payment
Subsidized rent