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Amazon PrimeBasic NeedsCompanyIf you have a valid EBT card or Medicaid card, you can get Amazon Prime for only $5.99 a month!https://www.amazon.com/l/16256994011?ref=us_lt35_prime_desktop&ms3_c=2fdd445469878ed074790e8d12ca7efa
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CAP Thrift StoreBasic NeedsNon-ProfitCAP Agency’s Thrift Shop provides the community a place to shop for or donate gently used quality clothing and household goods.  CAP Thrift Shop is an important link between the community and the families we serve. 712 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379https://www.capagency.org/community-outreach/thrift-store/(952) 496-2125
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Carver LionsBasic NeedsNon-ProfitThe Carver Lions do have a program to get eye glasses for students who need them and need assistance.   The Lions can also assist in securing hearing aids for students PO Box 313 Carver, MN  55315https://www.carverlions.org/carvermnlions@gmail.com
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Families Helping Families - Facebook GroupBasic NeedsThis is a group for residents of Minnesota to post free items for others to pick up. Also, a few times a year, we do hold "adoption" events where people can request help/assistance with holiday meals and gifts. You need to request to join the group.https://www.facebook.com/groups/FHFMN/
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Helping Hands MN - Facebook GroupBasic NeedsHelping Hands MN is a passion driven ministry that collects new and gently used items to be freely given back to the community. MISSION STATEMENT: Take what you need. Need what you take.https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelpingHandsMN/
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His HouseBasic NeedsNon-ProfitHis House Foundation (HHF) is a non-profit 501c3, community-based human service agency.  Our foundation serves our community by providing direct services to families in need and to serve as a catalyst for increased sharing within our community. P.O. Box 615, Excelsior MN 55331http://www.hishousefoundation.com/programs.asp(612) 325-4693
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Love IncBasic NeedsNon-ProfitLove Inc. will provide tangible goods for families in need and connect them to additional services if needed (ie shelter, counseling etc.). In order to receive their services the person requesting the service needs to have a reference that is non family member or close friend. 1600 Bavaria Road Chaska, MN 55318https://www.loveincecc.org/(952) 448-3261
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AT&T WirelessCell PhoneCompanyIf you are in a qualifying low-income household, you may be able to reduce your bill by getting a Lifeline discount on your home phone, wireless phone, or Internet service.Any AT&T Locationhttps://www.att.com/home-phone/lifeline.html
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T-Mobile WirelessCell PhoneCompanyThe Lifeline program offers discounted telecommunications service for qualified low-income customers. Under the Lifeline program, qualified customers can receive a discount on their monthly wireless telecommunications service.Any T-Mobile Locationhttps://www.t-mobile.com/offers/lifeline-program
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Verizon MobileCell PhoneCompanyDiscounted Wireless Lifeline program phone service. For qualified low-income customers, including those who live on Tribal Lands.Any Verizon Locationhttps://www.verizonwireless.com/pdf/lifeline/LifelineLinkup_Brochure_Minnesota.pdf
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CareerForce ChaskaEmployment SupportCareerForce offers support and resources for job seekers. The staff oversees employment and training programs and provides workshops and training events. Workforce Services also offers employer services and programs for local companies.Government Center Human Services Buildinghttps://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/health-human-services/income-support/workforce-services(952) 361-1711
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Dress for SuccessEmployment SupportNon-ProfitClients need to be referred from other social service organizations, such as Avivo, the State of MN Dislocated Worker Program, local women’s shelters, WISE, etc. Once clients are referred, new clients take one of their Professional Intelligence classes (topics include emotional intelligence, self-awareness, communication, and a variety of other topics related to the job search and on-the-job success) before they have their Business Attire fitting. 1549 University Ave W # 1, St Paul, MN 55104https://twincities.dressforsuccess.org/ (651) 646-6000
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EmergeEmployment SupportNon-ProfitOur mission is to reveal the potential in people and communities through skill building, employment, and economic opportunity. Some services are Minneapolis residents only, make sure to check their website for all their services1834 Emerson Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411https://emerge-mn.org/(612) 529-9267
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Jewish Children & Family ServicesEmployment SupportNon-ProfitVariety of employment services, some for Hennepin county specifically. Check out the website for a full list of services, here is a snap shot of what they offer for Carver
County residents.
* Dislocated Worker Program – For anyone in the State of MN who have been laid off.
*IT Pathways Career Training – Variety of training opportunities available.
*Vocational Rehabilitation – For individuals with disabilities
5905 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422www.jfcsmpls.org(952) 417-2111
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Minnesota Family Investment ProgramEmployment SupportGovernment AssistanceThe Minnesota Family Investment Program, or MFIP, is the state's welfare reform program for low-income families with children. MFIP helps families move to work.https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/economic-assistance/income/programs-and-services/mfip.jsp
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Minnesota Workforce CenterEmployment SupportLost your job and wondering what's next? Don't know how to begin a job search? Need help with your resume? Looking for job leads? At any stage in your job search, we've got the resources and expertise to help.Various Locationshttps://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/(888) 438-5627
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Anytime FitnessEntertainment/FitnessCompany10% off Monthly dues plus 1/2 off enrollment fee2980 N Chestnut St, Chaska, MN 55318https://www.anytimefitness.com/gyms/2604/Chaska-MN-55318/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local&utm_campaign=localmaps&utm_content=2604(952) 361-4300
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Chanhassen Dinner TheaterEntertainment/FitnessSmall BusinessScholarships for Camp programs501 West 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317https://www.chanhassendt.com/Online/default.asp(952) 934-1525
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Chanhassen Rec CenterEntertainment/FitnessCompanyChanhassen Residents only. Each eligible family can receive up to $100.00 per person/ year with a family maximum of $350.00 per year. 2310 Coulter Boulevard Chanhassen, MN 55317https://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/296/Recreation-Center(952) 227-1400 
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Chaska Community CenterEntertainment/FitnessCompanyMembership and activity scholarships. To be eligible, must be a Chaska or City of Carver resident and have a current EBT card issued by Carver County.  Discount: annual and three month membership options for both families and individuals at 50% off and $30/yr/child available for activities of their choice.  Examples: swim lessons, art classes, kids yoga, etc.1661 Park Ridge Drive Chaska, MN 55318http://www.chaskacommunitycenter.com/(952) 227-7792 
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Children's MuseumEntertainment/FitnessCompanyThrough the “Play for All” Program, the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul provides free and reduced-priced family memberships to low-income and foster care families and is available to any family living at or below 200% of the poverty level.10 West Seventh Street St. Paul, MN 55102https://mcm.org/join/all-play-membership/(651) 225-6000
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Children's Theatre CompanyEntertainment/FitnessCompanyThe ACT Pass program provides financial aid to attend Children’s Theatre Company’s performances, classes, and camps. 2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404https://childrenstheatre.org/tickets/act-pass-accessible-tickets(612) 874-0500 
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Community EdEntertainment/FitnessSchoolScholarships for classes,with the exception of Drivers Ed. and Private Music Lessons. Qualifying families pay 25% of the class fee.110600 Village Road Chaska, MN 55318ce4all.org(952) 556-6400
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Guthrie TheaterEntertainment/FitnessCompanyThe Guthrie in Minneapolis offers Gateway tickets for $5. To qualify,  you must be at least 18 years old and be enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, SNAP, Section 8 or free/reduced school meals.818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415https://www.guthrietheater.org/shows-and-tickets/discounts/(612) 225-6244
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Minnesota Historical SocietyEntertainment/FitnessCompanyIf you qualify, you can visit any of their 26 sites around Minnesota for only $4/adults, or for FREE for ages 17 and under.
You must be at least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals. Please share with us proof of enrollment.
26 Historical Sites - Check out website for informationhttp://www.mnhs.org/limitedincomeprogram(651) 259-3000
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Minnesota History CenterEntertainment/FitnessCompanyAt the Minnesota History Center, to qualify for discounted admission you must be at least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals.345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102http://www.mnhs.org/limitedincomeprogram(651) 259-3000 
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MN ZooEntertainment/FitnessCompanyFree to Explore provides free admission for a qualifying guest and their dependents. Parking and fees for any special programs, events, or exhibits are not included. EBT cards are not accepted as payment for parking or fees at the Minnesota Zoo. Check out the website for the list of approved documentation to participate in this program.13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124http://mnzoo.org/us/freetoexplore/(952) 431-9200
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Science MuseumEntertainment/FitnessCompanyAt the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, your admission is only $3 for museum admission, or $5 for the omnitheater and museum, if you are least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals.120 W. Kellogg Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55102https://www.smm.org/visit/hours-admission(651) 221-9444
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Stages TheaterEntertainment/FitnessCompanyThe Open Door Program provides free and reduced cost tickets, bus subsidies, and tuition assistance to low-income families, schools, and social service agencies. 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343https://www.stagestheatre.org/tickets/open-door-program/(952) 979-1112
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The WorksEntertainment/FitnessCompanyGateway is our access program for kids and families with demonstrated financial need. Eligible visitors can receive discounted admissions, memberships, and camp. Read below to learn more about eligibility and details.9740 Grand Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420https://theworks.org/gateway/(952) 888-4262
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U of M Bell MuseumEntertainment/FitnessCompanyThe Bell Museum offers Explore & Curiosity Programs. To qualify you must be at least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, SNAP, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, WIC, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals. Present any appropriate documents related to those programs at the Lobby Desk to qualify. Qualifying guests receive free museum gallery admission passes and discounted planetarium show tickets ($4 for adults/seniors; $3 for youth).2088 Larpenteur Ave W St Paul, MN 55113https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/membership/curiosity-membership/(612) 626-9660 
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Victoria Parks & RecEntertainment/FitnessCompanyScholarships for programs available to Victoria residents only. Must apply through the Victoria Rec Center8475 Kochia Lane Victoria, MN 55386https://www.ci.victoria.mn.us/360/Parks-Recreation952-443-4255
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XfinityEntertainment/FitnessCompanyApproved Free and Reduced lunch applicant receive internet for $9.99/month12415 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 10, Minnetonka, MN 55305https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/comcast-broadband-opportunity-program(800) 934-6489
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YMCAEntertainment/FitnessCompanyAt YMCA locations everywhere, special rates are available for those who meet income requirements. More info on their website here.Mulitple Locations check website for specific informationhttps://www.ymcamn.org/membership/financial_assistance(612) 230-9622
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Bountiful BasketFoodNon-ProfitFood Shelf 1 time/month - social worker or love Inc - Internal forms - 10 and under birthday bags for their bday month - fresh produce - Milk and Eggs at every visit1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaskahttp://bountifulbasketfoodshelf.org/ (952) 556-0244
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Fare for AllFoodNon-ProfitFare For All is a great way to save money on quality, nutritious food. They buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and frozen meat in bulk to save you up to 40% off grocery store prices. Check out the website for the dates they will be at the church, it is typically the last Thursday of every month. They accept EBT cards.Crown of Glory Luthern Church - 1141 Cardinal St. Chaska, MN 55318https://fareforall.org/directory/listing/chaska-crown-of-glory-lutheran-church-new-2
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Free Little PantryFoodNon-ProfitA litte outdoor house filled with canned foods, cereal and hygienic supplies outside of the Chaska Moravian Church at East Fourth and North Walnut streetshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/351420768607946/N/A
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Imperfect ProduceFoodCompanyHealthy and delicious groceries for up to 30% less than the store, delivered to your door.Online Delivery Servicehttps://www.imperfectproduce.com/N/A
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Olson Community GardenFoodNon-Profit$25 for a 10x10 Community Garden plot. This is a first come first serve basis.Corner of Kerber Boulevard and Santa Vera Drive, Chanhassen http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/219/Community-Gardens(952) 227-1133
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PROPFoodNon-ProfitWe are a resale store full of beautiful clothes, household items, books, and furniture — but more than that — we are a nonprofit serving local families.15195 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie http://www.propshopep.org/(952) 934-2323
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Shepherd of the Hill Church of ChaskaFoodChurchFood Shelf open to any and all, no proof required.
Hours of Food Shelf: M-TH 9a-2:30p Sun 9a-12p
145 Engler Blvd Chaska, MN 55318(952) 448-3882
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St. Johns Luthren ChurchFoodChurchFree, weekly meal held on Monday evenings from 5:15 - 6:15 for anyone who needs it. No paperwork required.300 East 4th Street Chaska, MN 55318https://www.stjohnschaska.org/gathering_place(952) 448-2433
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Waconia United Food ShelfFoodNon-ProfitResidents of Victoria can utilize the Waconia Food Shelf services. You cannot use both the Bountiful Basket and the Waconia Food shelf service, it must be one of the other. 11 South Elm St, Waconia 55387 https://www.waconiafoodshelf.org/(952) 442-3878
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Women, Infant & Children (WIC)FoodNon-ProfitWIC 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. 303 E 6th St Chaska, MN 55318https://www.wicprograms.org/ci/mn-chaska(952) 567-8229
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BridgingHoushold ItemsNon-ProfitThrough the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.201 W 87th Street Bloomington, MN 55420https://www.bridging.org/services/(952) 888-1105
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Trending UpwardHoushold ItemsNon-ProfitOur desire is to provide the community of Waconia and surrounding areas with a place to purchase affordable clothing and household goods. 141 Depot Dr, Waconia, MN 55387https://www.trendingupward.org/(952) 261-2343
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Carver County Community Development Agency (CDA) ShelterNon-ProfitWe provide a variety of services and resources for homeowners, tenants, and those looking for housing in Carver County.705 N Walnut St. Chaska, MN 55318https://www.carvercda.org/(952) 448-7715
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Families Moving ForwardShelterNon-ProfitBeacon's Families Moving Forward program offers families experiencing homelessness hospitality, emergency shelter and a path to home with support for stability. 145 Engler Blvd, Chaska, 55318 (lower level of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church)http://www.beaconinterfaith.org/(952) 230-2930
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Launch Ministry ShelterNon-ProfitService to young adults 18-29 experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. An environment for stated age group to practice adulthood in a safe and stable space during drop-in hours M-F, 2-5pm. If parents are age of 29 or younger they will service the families needs.112 2nd Street Chaska, MN 55318https://www.launchministry.org/(952) 856-0195
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Metro Shelter HotlineShelterNon-ProfitThe Metro Shelter Hotline gives information on specific admission requirements and where and how to receive pre-approval in their county. This helps people seeking shelter avoid multiple phone calls--and the hotline is available even during evening hours when regular offices are closed.http://www.tccvm.org/partners_03.html1(888) 234-1329
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TreehouseTeen ConnectionNon-ProfitFree meals and free transportation to programing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30. Tuesdays they provide a support group for teens to express themselves, and Thursdays they have 'Connect' group to grow their faith. 3740 N Chestnut St, Chaska, MN 55318, USAhttps://treehousehope.org/programs/(952) 368-2813
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SmartLinkTransportationNon-ProfitSmartLink Transit is your premier mobility management team that includes Dial-a-Ride, Medical Assistance and Volunteer Drivers for both Scott and Carver counties. SmartLink Transit can get you anywhere in the seven county metro area. In some cases, you may need to transfer to other transportation providers.www.smartlinktransit.org(952) 496-8341
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SW Metro/Metro TransitTransportationCompanyVariable reduced Price pending on where you are traveling to. Transportation for local, using SW Prime, or the express busline to go downtown. Application have to be submitted to SW Station in Eden Prairie.13500 Technology Drive, Eden Prairiehttps://www.metrotransit.org/tap-riders(952) 949-2287
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Medical/Health and Additional Resources refer to Carver County family resource guide
https://www.co.carver.mn.us/home/showdocument?id=11519
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