Our Winter Warm Wear drive is now!

Autumn is knocking, which means...
We will soon need to bundle the kids up for the cold MN weather!

Our Winter Warm Wear drive is the month of October.

Our biggest needs?

• Winter coats, sizes 8-16 (boys & girls)
• Snowpants, sizes 8-16 (boys & girls)
• Winter boots (all sizes)
• Water-proof gloves/mittens
• New hats, scarves

Every child deserves to stay warm.

Thank you for helping to make that happen!








We did it. We helped over 1,350 students start the school year with the tools needed for success! (Sept. 12th)

Imagine being a part of this:

• 1,350+ students
• 575 families
• 30,000+ pencils
• 6,500 glue sticks
• 6,000+ folders
• 5,000 spiral notebooks
• 1,370 backpacks
• 3,000 pens
• 2,200 composition notebooks
• over 1,000: packs of crayons, markers, colored pencils, eraser, scissors, highlighters, rulers, 3-ring binders, pencil pouches, pencil sharpeners and more!!!!

You are heros to our kids and our neighbors...




ResourceWest, a responsive community-based organization, assists people and strengthens the west metro community through collaborative programs and connections to resources.

We help build a healthier and stronger local community by connecting individuals and families to resources.  We have been providing this support and assistance to our community since 1993.

In 2014, we improved upon this mission by strategically locating with Hennepin County's Human Services and Public Health in the West Suburban Region Hub in Hopkins MN. With this new location we can have a greater impact in the lives of the people whom we serve.

Our services focus on: a) stabilizing households by addressing basic needs; and b) supporting households in making changes that will lead to sustainable self-sufficiency. We go beyond a ‘band aid’ approach. For example, we don’t just refer a client to affordable housing or a job training program. Instead we work with them in overcoming challenges that might result in them losing the safe stable housing or employment opportunity that can lead to greater self-sufficiency.

Our location:
1011 First Street South,
Hopkins, MN 55343
(952) 933-3860
Email: info@resourcewest.org
Kirsten, Licensed Social Worker (952) 322-0882
Joyce, Development Associate (952) 288-5476
Tarrah, Program Specialist (952) 277-9341
Jamal, Case Worker (952) 322-0357

Computer & Employment Support Lab is open for business!

Walk-in lab hours:

Wednesdays 10am-1pm

Thursdays 12pm-2pm

One visitor to our lab recently lost her job and is unsure of her ability to gain future employment based on her history, education, etc. In trying to search for work, she wasn't able to complete a job application on her own, stating, "I feel like I'm all alone with this."  Our volunteer, Ken, was able to walk her through the entire process of using a computer to work on her resume, a job application, and even how to use email.  Individuals often feel lost and alone in job searching, and cannot get it done on their own. That's why we're here!

             Thank You!

A thank you note we received today:

"Your services you provide have been a tremendous blessing for me and my family. Thank you for listening, helping guide me in a non-judging and thoughtful way. I will encourage others to utilize the services you have available. My journey is just beginning again. Thanks for helping me believe in myself." RW client