Hello from ResourceWest,
The changes of 2020 and 2021 are ones that no one could have imagined. Daily life has been interrupted, and circumstance have felt scary, uncertain, and disappointing. “Social Distancing” does not seem consistent with the ethos of our work at ResourceWest: hospitality, care, and being present. Actually, however, it is. Perhaps keeping our work to the phone and email is expanding how we extend hospitality--how we communicate, care, and stay present.
At RW our number one priority is the well-being of our entire community. We are taking active measures to best support the wider community effort to help slow the transmission of COVID-19, and be able to be present to the ever changing needs of the community. All ResourceWest services are available, but our operations are changing a bit in light of the community needs. All can access ResourceWest services through calling us at 952-933-3860 or emailing the staff. ResourceWest is doing all their work over the phone or through email.
In person meetings are not available at this time.
Do you need help with housing, financial assistance, employment, transportation, childcare, legal, etc?
Wondering about volunteering or community outreach?
Question related to donating or anything else?
Donations of new school supplies, new toys/gifts, or gently used winter gear can be dropped off at the ResourceWest office on Tuesdays, 9 am – 4 pm. 1011 First Street S, Suite #109, Hopkins.
There is a collection barrel located in the lobby, across from our office door.
Due to COVID-19, our drop off availability looks different this year. If you need to arrange for a different date and time than the options listed above, please contact Tracie at Tracie@resourcewest.org
This Spring has been one that no one could have imagined. It has felt interrupted, at the very least, and mostly just scary, uncertain and disappointing. “Social Distancing” does not rhyme with the ethos of our work at ResourceWest: hospitality, care, being present, etc....but actually, it is. Perhaps keeping our work to the phone and email is expanding how we extend hospitality--how we communicate, care, and stay present.
We are grateful for the generosity of this community for the last 27 years, and we are weathering this storm, in part, because of the grounding of our partnership with the community. If you would like to donate as an active expression of staying grounded to the needs of the community, please Click Here to donate or our mailing address is: ResourceWest, 1011 1st St. South #109, Hopkins, MN 55305
COVID-19 Helpful Resources:
Hopkins/Minnetonka area support:
Statewide support from COVID-19 State Resource Document - 3/16/2020:
The following list is compiled from resources at DEED, MDE, DHS, MDH, DHS, MHFA, the Courts, and the Attorney General’s office.
COVID-19 MN Hotlines
- Health questions (7 am to 7 pm): 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
- School and child care questions (7 am to 7 pm): 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
- DHS hotline for child care providers with COVID-19-related questions: 888-234-1268
- Child Care- Parents/Guardians needing child care resources can call Child Care Aware of MN at 1-888- 291-9811 or go to www.parentaware.org to search on-line for child care options- Communication from state to child care providers on COVID-19
- Courts- Information on temporary court operation procedures can be found here
- Discrimination and the MN Dept. of Human Rights- Information on mistreatment and discrimination due to COVID-19. To submit a complaint click here or call 651-539-1133.- MDHR and the Department of Labor have a workers protection PDF, which includes info about employment discrimination with respect to COVID-19- Viruses don't discriminate and neither should we
- Employers- COVID-19 information for employers from Dept. of Employment and Economic Development
- Food- Need help getting food right away? See this resource page from Dept. of Human Services
- Housing- Need help finding or paying for housing? See this resource page from MN Housing
- Scams and Price Gouging- Attorney General’s Office Information on potential COVID-19 scams
- If you believe you have been the victim of a COVID-19 scam, please contact (651) 296-3353 (Metro) or (800) 657-3787 (Greater Minnesota) or use this link to File a Complaint
- Schools- Children of health care or emergency workers – school districts are directed to provide care for your children age 12 and under. See list of emergency workers and full guidance to school districts here.- For K-12 questions, monitor the Dept. of Education COVID-19 Updates page- For Higher Ed questions, see the Coronavirus Updates page by Office of Higher Ed
- Travel Insurance- Commerce Department resource on travel insurance and COVID-19- Commerce Dept. Consumer Services Center: 651-539-1600 or Complaints
- Unemployment- If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down due to COVID-19, apply for Unemployment Insurance- Options for community services and financial assistance
- Worker Protections- For questions on sick leave, FMLA, discrimination, and more see this resource from the Dept. of Labor and Industry- FAQs for Workers from the Dept. of Employment and Economic Development