ResourceWest is a non-profit community agency that serves low-income families and individuals living in the west metro community. We help people 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 mission is: To assist people and strengthen community through collaborative programs and connections to resources.

Our core programs are:

1. Resource Connection Program
2. Children and Youth Programs
3. Social Services Program
4. Community Collaborative Programs

How You Can Help:
As a non-profit organization, our work is entirely supported by in-kind donations, grants, volunteers, and contributions from individuals, businesses and community groups. We welcome you to join our family of donors with a tax-deductible gift to ResourceWest.

ResourceWest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working toward the greater good of our community and beyond. With your help, we can continue to help people connect to resources and improve their situations.

Our Location:
1011 First Street South,
Hopkins, MN 55343
(952) 933-3860
Email: info@resourcewest.org
Office Hours: 10am -2pm
Our Staff:
  • Tarrah, Executive Director (952) 933-3860
  • Kirsten, Licensed Social Worker (952) 322-0882
  • Jamal, Case Worker (952) 322-0357

Computer & Employment Support Lab is open for business!
Walk-in lab hours: Wednesdays 10am-1pm; Thursdays 12pm-2pm

db4f0610 7cce 42f8 8534 74a22aa6d63c
 Finish Line. Crossed.

Last week over 75 volunteers, 1,200 students and the ResourceWest staff had a fantastic week getting ready for school. This community gave out over 30,000 pencils, 1,200 backpacks, 4,800 notebooks, 6,000 glue sticks and many more supplies to fill backpacks. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for helping students have a successful start to their year. Thanks for helping classrooms have a full room of students ready to learn. Thank you to the volunteers that worked alongside 500 families. Thank you! 

-Tarrah Palm, Executive Director, ResourceWest


CBRE – Carlson Towers
Great Harvest Bread Company
Curves Hopkins
First Minnetonka Bank
Mid-Country Bank
US Bank
HealthSource Chiropractic
Minnetonka Family Chiropractic
Back in Line Chiropractic
HealthPartners West Clinics
Innovative Graphics Cargill
Hempel Companies
Hopkins City Hall, Police and Public Works Department
Shorewood City Hall
Hopkins – Kids & Co.
Cub Foods
Coldwell Banker Burnett
Mask Hair Designs and Spa
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Minnetonka United Methodist Church
Mizpah UCC
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
St. David’s Episcopal Church
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church
Caring Tree Foundation
Simon Says Give Foundation
Andrew Wiggins Foundation
Minnetonka Middle School West

Help us get ready for our Winter Warm Wear drive. Donate here!

ResourceWest has a new Executive Director

On behalf of the board of directors at ResourceWest, I am very pleased to announce the hiring of Tarrah Palm as the agency’s new Executive Director, effective February 1, 2016.


Tarrah has worked at ResourceWest since July of 2014 as the Program Specialist, coordinating our Children’s Programs, Community Collaborations and volunteers. She has worked closely with our community partners to implement in-kind donation drives for our three children’s programs increasing the number of contributions and participating organizations each year. She has overseen the resource collaborations where providers such as tax assistance, employment support and a mobile children’s dental unit come on site to provide greater access to services for families who need support. In addition, Tarrah has also been instrumental in coordinating the volunteers who provide over 1,000 hours to support the essential safety net services we provide to low-income residents in our community.

We believe Tarrah’s vision, knowledge of our programs and her role in the Hopkins and Minnetonka communities will prove invaluable as we continue to provide stability to our neighbors in need.Prior to joining ResourceWest, Tarrah worked internationally with the Freedom Firm in Ooty, India for two years. Tarrah and her family reside in Minnetonka, her children attend Hopkins schools and they are active community members.

Please join us in welcoming Tarrah to her new role!

Kim Hunwardsen

Your gift today to ResourceWest has the power to change lives.

Take Amanda, for example. She is a single mother of two young children and taking care of her brother’s two children. She was unemployed for the longest time before she finally landed a good job. One week after starting the job, her car broke down. Living in Minnetonka, she was too far from the bus route to be able to get to work in Minneapolis.


Amanda was scared when she came to ResourceWest. She knew if she missed work, she would lose her job. She was already behind on the rent, and she was afraid she and the four children would become homeless. Our case workers were able to help Amanda get her car repaired. Amanda is still employed, her household is stable, and she is optimistic about her future.

As we start off 2016, I invite you help those, like Amanda, that are struggling in our community.

Your gift will help ResourceWest to provide in-depth case management to our many clients stuck in a crisis. Eighty-percent of these clients report greater empowerment, improved self-esteem, and a more stable household.

ResourceWest donation page QR code