Education program for Somalis enrolled in MFIP
The Somali Success School (1545 E Lake Street, Minneapolis) is designed to increase the literacy, math, living skills and wage potential of local Somalis enrolled in MFIP. For more information or to refer, call Bobette Beckford or Abdinur Ali at (612) 338-3153.
Goodwill-Easter Seals Moving Forward program
Moving Forward helps MFIP recipients with a criminal history find and keep employment. Eligible participants can have a criminal background of any type and must be active on MFIP in Hennepin County at the time of referral.
Goodwill/Easter Seals Stable Families Initiative – Enhanced Employment Services
Goodwill-Easter Seals will provide intensive, individualized employment services to individuals who are referred by the Hennepin County Shelter Team. The type and level of support will vary depending on the needs of the clients.
DEED’s Stepping Stones program
DEED’s Stepping Stones is a pilot program for Hennepin County MFIP participants with low reading and /or math skills and multiple barriers to employment. Stepping Stones provides assistance with intensive employment counseling, housing, transportation, child care, health care and mental health resources, ABE/GED/ESL registration, criminal background issues, legal assistance and substance abuse referrals.
Refugee Employment Services
Refugee Employment Services helps refugees locate job openings, identify child care, fill out job applications, and use public transportation. Eligible refugees are those who’ve arrived in the U.S. within the last five years.
Visit DHS refugee programs
Tree Trust MFIP work program
The Tree Trust Community Support Program provides work experience for Hennepin County MFIP clients. Participants choose an unpaid, part-time position at a non-profit organization to gain work experience.
Tree Trust youth work program
The Tree Trust TANF Supported Work program allows people between 14 and 24 to gain paid work experience while working outdoors on community improvement projects or indoors at local businesses, schools, and nonprofits.
Online referral form
Interpreter and translator assistance
Parenting for the Future offers parenting skills and social and community supports for parents with cognitive challenges and at least one child under age five.
Avivo Sanction Resolution Program
HIRED Sanction Outreach Services (SOS)
Social Security and disability
Change HealthCare (formerly Chamberlin Edmonds) provides advocacy for clients who apply for federal SSI.