ResourceWest is a non-profit community agency that serves families and individuals living in the Twin Cities west metro community. We support people as they become more connected, more resourceful, and more hopeful about their future. From crisis, to action, to hope: the services of ResourceWest stabilize families, and ultimately help build healthier communities, one neighbor at a time.
Our primary focus is on individuals and families who are low-income and under-resourced, but do not necessarily qualify for traditional public assistance. Our service population includes a high percentage of families who have immigrated from non-English speaking countries. The language barriers they experience can often make accessing resources even more complicated.
ResourceWest's work is directly shaped by, and responsive to, ongoing participant feedback. Not only does feedback back make programming more relevant and effective, but it also helps us to address the root causes of resource inequality in our community. The ultimate goal is to create systems change. To be a part of the solution, and not simply a band-aid on the problem.
We offer a Resource Connection Program, Children & Youth Programs, Social Service Programs, as well as Community Collaborative Programs. To learn more about our new Childcare & Academic Assistance scholarships, please watch the video below. Your donations will help to provide families with the assistance they need for stable and quality childcare for their children.
ResourceWest Partners With:
• Hennepin County Health and Human Services - co-located with ResourceWest
• Prepare + Prosper - tax prep and financial wellness services offered on-site
• Hopkins Public Schools
• Minnetonka Public Schools
Our Annual Impact:
• 1,000+ families served annually by our Children and youth Programs. They received free school supplies, winter gear, holiday gifts, and childcare assistance.
• Across our direct services, we work with 3,400 to 3,650 participants every year.
• 82% of participants receiving in-depth case management from our social service staff achieved 75% or more of goals within their action plan. They reported feeling more empowered, having greater self-esteem, and gaining more stability in their household situation.
• Roughly 2,500 individuals will be provided with information and referrals on a call-in basis each year.
• Every year, over 100 families receive bridge assistance funds. The majority of those provided are for transportation needs.
• Annually, 250+ volunteers provide over 4,000 hours of service to ResourceWest.
For nearly 30 years, the number one priority for ResourceWest has been the well-being of our entire community. Connecting west metro residents to community resources and support is our daily mission. We continue this work as we also take active measures to best support the wider community efforts centered around COVID-19.
Thank you for making a difference and supporting our mission!