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Emergency Services

Emergency Grants

Neighbors provides Emergency Assistance grants for the following:

  • Eviction Assistance
  • Utility Shut-offs
  • Car Repairs
  • Medical Financial Assistance (including co-payment for necessary prescriptions)

This program is funded by Dakota County, the Federal Emergency Management Act and with Neighbors’ general operating dollars.

Food Shelf

This service is designed for families and individuals in northern Dakota County who are in need of short-term food assistance. The food shelf offers basic food needs such as produce, snacks, meals, dairy products and specialty items like baby food, adult nutrition, pet food and more. Learn more about the food shelf.

NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Providing Food for Seniors)

Individuals 60 years of age or older that meet established income eligibility guidelines receive a monthly food package. Neighbors serves as the distribution point in northern Dakota County for this federally sponsored supplemental food program. To learn more or sign up for the program, please call the local Second Harvest Heartland office at 651-484-8214.

Clothes Closet Certificates

The Neighbors’ Clothes Closet provides free clothing and household items to individuals and families based on a needs basis.  Clothes Closet Thrift Store website.

Holiday Gift Program

Neighbors’ Holiday Gift Program helps families and individuals who are financially unable to provide holiday gifts for their immediate family. Click here for more information.

Neighbors serves the communities of northern Dakota County including:
  • South St. Paul
  • West St. Paul
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Lilydale
  • Mendota
  • Mendota Heights
  • Sunfish Lake