VEAP offers caring, professional support to individuals, families, children, and seniors experiencing food insecurity, high-risk of eviction or homelessness, and financial crisis. Everyone who visits our On-Site Food Pantry can meet with our Social Services team to collaboratively create a plan of action toward stability.
VEAP has a strict confidentiality policy and data privacy guidelines, and will not share your personal information with Hennepin County or other organizations, nor access case information without your written permission. If you have questions, please contact the Director of Social Services, Tara Little, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy: Receive support to maintain safe and stable housing, communication with property management, negotiating payment arrangements, and guidance to secure affordable housing. Assistance interpreting housing subsidies, understanding legal rights and responsibilities of renters and property owners, and referrals to legal professionals when necessary.
Financial Assistance: Limited emergency funds for deposits or rent to help maintain housing stability and prevent homelessness.
To speak with a Housing Specialist, please call 952.888.9616 x 147.
Other Supportive Services
Transportation Assistance: VEAP has limited financial assistance for car repairs when necessary to maintain employment. Emergency gas cards, bus passes, and Metro Transit reduced fare cards (TAP program) to eligible individuals.
Additional Food Pantry Visits: Receive extra monthly appointments for food available based on financial need. Eligibility determined by Social Services staff on a case-by-case basis.
Case Management: Comprehensive, strengths-based case plans and individualized, support. Assistance with safety planning, goal setting, and budgeting.
Resource Navigation and Referrals: Designed to help you access available resources, meet immediate needs, and work toward long-term, achievable solutions. Culturally responsive, on-site and community-based navigation services, and information and referrals to other vital community supports.
To speak with a Social Services team member, please call 952.888.9616 x 133.