Welcome!

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
Office Hours: 10am -2pm 
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Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Project based: We often have administrative projects that require 2-3 hours to complete a task.  This is a 2x monthly commitment. If you enjoy and have skills surrounding organization and administration – this is just right for you.  Computer skills are helpful, but, not necessary.

Spring Events: With Empty Bowls on March 7 and SpringFest (annual fundraiser) on April 28, we have a plethora of opportunities that are fun and engaging.  For example, running around town spreading the word about both events, day of activities (greeting, table hosting for the art, serving soup, silent auction assistance).  We can help you make a good fit with either of these events.

Resumé assistance.  We have community members that are in need of Resumé formatting.  If you are a proficient at editing, and word-smithing – this could be a great way to use your skills

If any of these volunteer positions are interesting to you or someone you may know, please contact:

Tarrah Palm –  tarrah@resourcewest.org – 952-277-9341

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

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
President

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.

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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 2017, 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.

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