Family Centers services
The Family Coaches at Neighborhood House assist and Connect families with a wide variety of services and resources. These are some of the types of services our coaches provide.
Many of our Family Centers are equipped with a food pantry and often stores other items like hygiene kits, clothing, etc. that you and your family can get access to.
If you or your family is looking for long-term food assistance, our coaches can help connect you with additional resources such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the food markets.
Currently our St. Paul Music Academy location does not have a food shelf.
Bridging is a partner agency of Neighborhood House. Bridging provides a “basic home set up,” which would include gently-used upholstered furniture, a kitchen table and chairs, a mattress and box spring, linens, dishes, artwork, and more.
Our Family Coaches can work with you and help get you and your family a referral so that you may get an appointment for furniture at your home.
(Appointments cost $70, and delivery costs $200).
If you or your family is underinsured or does not have any insurance you may qualify for affordable health insurance options through MNsure. MNsure is Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, where individuals and families can shop, compare and choose health insurance coverage that meets their needs.
All of our coaches are certified MNsure navigators who can assist you with getting health insurance and walk you through the process.
SOAR is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults and children. If you or anyone you know are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder you may be eligible.
Our coaches can assist you with applying for these disability benefits and will walk you through each step.
PSOP is a voluntary service program in collaboration with Ramsey County. It connects parents with extra resources to provide safety and security for their children.
Families can be referred through Ramsey County or self-referred, however, they must meet program eligibility. If you or someone you know are interested in PSOP, a Family Coach can walk you through the process for applying and finding out if you are eligible.
At Neighborhood House, we serve families from many diverse cultures and backgrounds. To honor and appreciate our families, we also host some cultural events. Check-in with a Family Coach for details on any events coming up.
Our Family Coaches are often aware of various resources, events and services offered with partner organizations, the county, the City of St. Paul and more. If you are interested in a specific type of resource, simply ask.
Other resources we have helped with include:
- Life skills courses such as energy assistance, parenting, cooking, technology
- Help with employment searches
- Resume Support
- Assistance with applying for Energy Assistance
- Assistance with housing (apartment/homes) searches
If any of the services/programs that we provide do not fit your needs, our coaches can connect you with other resources within the community.