Additional Resources

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) information

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Carver County Workforce Center:  952-361-1711

Childcare Assistance – Chaska:  952-361-1721

Childcare Assistance – Scott County:  952-445-7751

Transportation SmartLink:  952-496-8341

Sexual Violence Center: If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, resources, counseling, advocacy and 24-hour crisis line are available at 952-448-5425

Southern Valley Alliance: If you or someone you know is in a violent relationship, resources and 24-hour crisis line are available at 952-873-4214

Crisis Nursery: If you are feeling stressed, and need a break from your children so you don’t hurt them, call 24 hours at 612-839-5101

Mental Health Crisis: Program provides 24-hour phone crisis intervention and a mobile crisis team in Carver and Scott counties. Call 952-442-7601

Legal Aid: If you are in need of legal resources and can not afford it, call 952-440-1040

CAP Agency: This is a local agency providing resources for a variety of needs, such as food shelves, homelessness prevention programs. Call 952-469-2125

My Health for Teens and Young Adults: Educational, medical and counseling services for teens. Call 952-474-3251

United Way 211: Helps families and individuals determine what shelters have openings. Call: 211 or 651-291-0211

MN Crisis Text Line: Free help for people across Minnesota who are having a mental health crisis or are contemplating suicide. Text “MN” to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Free and confidential support for people in distress. 24 hour crisis line: 1-800-TALK (8255)

MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC): 1-844-8800-1574

Child Protection Reporting: Carver County Health & Human Services 952-361-1600

Carver County Sheriff (Non-emergency): 952-361-1231

Salvation Army Emergency Services  952-898-2736 ext. 12

CAP Agency: This is a local agency providing resources for a variety of needs, such as food shelves, homelessness prevention programs. 952-469-2125
712 Canterbury Road Shakopee MN 55379

Southwest Carver County Food Shelf  952-467-1870
10 First Ave NE, Norwood-Young America Serves residents of Norwood-Young America, Hamburg and Cologne

Friends for Life Food Shelf  952-955-1980
309 Lewis Ave S, Watertown Serves residents of Watertown and Mayer

Minnesota Food Helpline  1-888-711-1151

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf   952-556-0244 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska Serves residents of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria

Free Community Meals:

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 E 4th St, Chaska Every Monday, 5:15-6:15 PM
  • Waconia Moravian Church, 209 E 2nd St, Waconia Last Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:15 PM

Fare for All  763-450-3880 Hosted monthly at sites in Chaska and Buffalo (Wright County), call for dates and more information.

Women Infants & Children (WIC)  952-567-8229
303 E 6th St, Chaska WIC ensures families have the nutritious food needed to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Program includes supplemental food and nutrition education for low-income, pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women and at-risk children.

Carver County Public Health provides information and referral to resources on a wide variety of health-related topics. Information and Resources line  (952) 361-1329. The Information and Resources voicemail is staffed by a Public Health Nurse Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except for holidays.

Email with your questions.

United Way’s First Call for Help. Call 211

St. Mary’s Health Clinics  651-287-7777
505 Holmes St. Shakopee, MN
Free to all ages

Sage Minnesota’s Cancer Screening Program 651-201-5600 or 1-888-643-2584
Free mammograms to income-eligible women over 40

River Valley Health Services
Dedicated to promoting community wellness by serving vulnerable individuals and ensuring access to health resources in our community.
Chaska Nurse 952-381-5767
Shakopee Nurse 952-452-0777

My Health for Teens and Young Adults: Educational, medical and counseling services for teens. Call 952-474-3251

Carver/Scott Mental Health: Crisis Program  952-442-7601
600 East Fourth Street, Chaska, MN
The crisis line is available 24/7

First Street Center  952-442-4437
504 East First Street, Waconia, MN
Provides mental health evaluations, therapy and psychiatry. Mental health crisis team.

Mental Health Services Ltd.  952-443-3970
1600 Arboretum Blvd., Suite 211 Victoria, MN 55386

Developmental disability

United Way Call 211 or 651-291-0211: Helps families and individuals determine what shelters have openings

CAP Agency Housing Services 952-496-2125 712 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee
Serves Carver, Scott & Dakota counties. Provides resources for people to maintain existing housing or secure new housing including short and long term housing assistance and Emergency Shelter Funds.

Carver County Community Development Agency (CDA) 952-448-7715
Provides affordable housing opportunities in Carver County.

Carver County CDA-Rental Assistance Programs

Families Moving Forward 952-767-0708 Offers hospitality, emergency shelter and support to secure stable housing.

Launch Ministry 952-856-0195 Homeless drop-in resource center for young adults. Provides housing/homeless assessments to 18-25-year-olds. See website for schedule details. Chaska (M-F) 110 West 2nd Street, Chaska Waconia (Thur) 141 Depot Drive, Waconia

Metro Shelter Hotline 1-888-234-1329

Bridging 952-888-1105 Bridging provides a basic home setup to those who need most items necessary to create a comfortable and functioning home.

CAP Agency Thrift Store 952-402-9856 712 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee

Freshwater Furniture Depot 952-442-2268 12 East 8th St, Waconia

Goodwill Retail Stores

  • Chanhassen 952-934-1354 80 West 78th St, Chanhassen
  • Chaska 952-303-6827 310 Pioneer Trail, Chaska
  • Shakopee 952-233-8897 4450 12th Ave East, Shakopee

His House Foundation 612-235-4693 Direct services to families in need

Love INC of Eastern Carver County 952-448-3261 Serving the communities of Chaska, Chanhassen, Carver and Victoria

Love INC Heartland 763-972-6547 Serving the community of Watertown 

PROP Shop 952-934-2323 15195 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie

RAK (Random Acts of Kindness)

  • 2460 Chaska Blvd, Chaska 952-448-7794
  • 701 Jefferson Ave SW, Watertown 612-594-0047

Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe 952-261-2343 141 Depot Dr, Waconia

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