Community Connect

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October 17, 2024 - Elk River High School

Community Connect

Community Connect is a one-day, one-stop event that offers individuals and families access to resources and services in a welcoming and fun environment. 

Being held October 17, 2024 at Elk River High School, over 30 different local and regional vendors will be available to share information about a range of services, including housing assistance, government programs, employment opportunities, legal assistance, financial services, tax services, and access to food.

Free transportation will be available: 
Tri-Cap Transportation – Call for more info 888-765-5597 or 320-251-1612
For residents of Wright County, contact Trailblazer Transit at 1-888-743-3828

2023 Vendor Resource Guide

Organization NameContact Information 
180 Degrees- St Cloud Youth
Open 24-hours, 7 days a week, 180 Degrees’ supportive program serves youth ages 12-19 from across Central Minnesota who experience or are at-risk for homelessness.
Acorn Housing
Acorn Housing Services is a Housing Stabilization Services (HSS) provider.
We provide assistance to those struggling with housing instability (ie: homelessness) & help them find & KEEP stable housing.
BCBS – Blue
Blue Plus Customer Service line: (651) 662-5545 or toll free at 1-800-711-9862
At Blue Plus, we have health care plans that work with Minnesota’s Medical Assistance, called Minnesota Health Care Programs. These plans can help you pay for health care if you have a limited income or disability. Each Minnesota Health Care Program plan has different age and income requirements.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central
(320) 258-4537
1 to 1 mentoring to defend the potential of youth.
Catholic Charities St
320-229-6035 or 320-250-2306
Services for Homeless Youth
Scattered Site Independent Housing with supports
On-site Temporary Housing with Supports
Homeless Youth Street Outreach
Ages 18 through 24
Catholic Charities St
Adult Transitional Housing
On-site transitional housing with supports for single women and women with children experiencing homelessness.
Ages 18 and up
Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services,
Whether you are a business looking for workers, a young or emerging adult, looking for a career change, unemployed or underemployed, CMJTS has a program that will connect you to the right opportunity!
Central Minnesota Mental Health
(763) 441-3770
CMMHC is a diverse organization committed to a Trauma Informed environment for those in need of mental health, chemical health, and crisis mental health services.
Central MN Council on Aging/Senior LinkAge
1-800-333-2433 Senior LinkAge Line
Connects people with services/resources through the Senior LinkAge Line.    
Fund Older Americans Act grants to community partners.
Bring organizations together for collaboration.
CommUNITY Adult Mental Health
(320) 968-5277
Mental health resources in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright County
(763) 228-2775
We provide a free monthly meal on the 4th Sunday of the month to the community. Everyone is welcome at our table.
Freemont Village Senior
Great River Faith in
(763) 263-4277
We help elderly folks to be able to stay in their homes by providing volunteer services for them. We also assist struggling families with basic furniture needs, as we are able.
Great River Regional Library – Elk
(763) 441-1641
32 branch libraries. Nearly 1 million books, CDs & DVDs & 250 public computers. One really great system serving 450,000 residents with all this & more! Welcome to your Great River Regional Library!
There is nothing more important than your health. That’s why at HealthPartners our focus is making health care simpler and more affordable.
ISD728 Community Education
(763) 241-3520
ISD 728 Community Education services Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman. We provide quality programs and services for all ages, from the youngest learners through to adult and senior citizens.
Loving Hands Transportation
(763) 607-8700
Transportation to programs, appointments, school, work and more
MACV Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Housing Assistance for Veterans facing a Homelessness or a Housing Crisis.
Main Street Family
(763) 595-1420
Therapy, Supervised Visitation, and Parent Education
(320) 251-5081
Child Care Resources
The nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families, providing education, advocacy and support
Open Doors for
(763) 441-1473
Open Doors for Youth serves youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Central MN. We operate a drop-in center in Elk River, and provide outreach to area high schools
(320) 656-5608
Rise is a non-profit organization serving persons with disabilities looking for supports with mental health, vocational/employment and housing needs.
Rivers of
(763) 295-3433
Rivers of Hope is a domestic violence agency serving Sherburne and Wright Counties. We offer support, education, and advocacy to adult and youth clients experiencing violence. Goal: to end violence!
Second Harvest
(651) 443-0021
Second Harvest Heartland is a food bank that provides food to food shelves in Minnesota. We are also able to connect our Neighbors throughout Minnesota to food resources such as SNAP and CSFP.
Sherburne County – Veterans
(763) 765-3100
Sherburne County Area United
(763) 276-1259
Online volunteer hub, United We Shiver nonprofit fundraiser, Community Connect event, supporter of nonprofits via various opportunities, including grant giving.
Sherburne County Public
We connect clients to medical, dental, and vision providers, offer free family home visiting to those who are expecting or have new babies, and offer immunizations to the uninsured and underinsured.
Sherburne County Sheriff’s
Commitment to Service with Integrity and Pride
Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention (SUP)
The SUP Coalition consists of diverse partners that are working together to reduce youth substance use by providing education, improving skills and access to services, and modifying policies.
Spark 2
(763) 438-2332
We provide services that are inclusive to children and adolescents of varying special needs. (sensory integrations needs & behavioral supports)
St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment
(320) 252-0880
Providing housing opportunities, fostering stability, and promoting neighborhood revitalization.
The Salvation
(612) 223-6911
Providing financial emergency for assistance for rent, utilities, car repairs, & etc. a in safe, non-discriminatory manner.

Vendor Information

Registration is open for vendors to join the event and share their resources with the community. In 2023, almost 300 individuals attended the event and got connected with vital information, received essential items, and experienced the sense of community. 

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