Community Resources

Eden Prairie families are served by a wide range of nonprofits, government agencies, and other service providers. Staying up-to-date on what's available can be time-consuming and difficult to navigate. The Family Resources Program seeks to streamline the process of exploring and accessing local programs and services.
 
Below is the link to an online document providing an overview of existing resources available to those in Eden Prairie (essentially, a snapshot of who does what). Additionally, click on the options below for information about local programs and services by type, as well as links to more information and program contact numbers. You may also download this PDF containing an abbreviated list of local resources. 
 
Existing Programs, Services, & Resources Provided by Organizations Serving Eden Prairie Students & Families 

Before/After School Care

Before/After School Care

Eagle Zone (before/after school care at Eden Prairie Elementary Schools)
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/eaglezone
 
Eden Prairie Schools EPIC After School Enrichment & Summer Camps
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/epic

Child Care

Child Care

*Eagle Zone (before/after school care at Eden Prairie Elementary Schools)
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/eaglezone

*Eden Prairie Schools EPIC After School Enrichment & Summer Camps
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/epic

*Prairie Home Child Care Professionals Coordinator
Email jedwardsmiller50@gmail.com for local licensed home daycare spots.   

Care.com Website
Search for all types of care at www.care.com

Child Care Center Website
View a list of centers in Eden Prairie at www.childcarecenter.us.

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery (emergency child care)
763-591-0100, www.crisisnursery.org

Hennepin County Child Care Assistance Program
Financial assistance for child care
612-348-5937, www.hennepin.us

Parent Aware Website
Explore a variety of care options
888-291-9811, www.parentaware.org

Think Small
Access Early Learning Scholarships/financial assistance for child care for 3 and 4 year olds
www.thinksmall.org

*Care is provided in Eden Prairie

Drugs & Alcohol

Drugs & Alcohol Abuse

Al-Anon & Alateen
Support groups for teens (Alateen) and others (Al-Anon) affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use
952-920-3961, www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org

Alcoholics Anonymous
Support groups for alcoholics, call 24/7
952-922-0880, www.aaminneapolis.org

Hennepin County
Chemical (drug or alcohol) use assessments, referrals, and financial assistance for treatment
612-348-4111, https://www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/treatment-substance-use-disorders

MN Recovery Connection
Recovery supports
612-584-4158, www.minnesotarecovery.org

Narcotics Anonymous
24/7 support for those who want to stop using drugs
877-767-7676, www.naminnesota.org

National Treatment Locator
24/7 help finding treatment
1-800-662-4457 (select language then press 2), www.findtreatment.gov

Parent Helpline
Free, expert coaching & guidance provided Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4 pm for concerned parents or those with questions about a youth's use
1-855-378-4373, www.drugfree.org

Education

Education

*Eden Prairie School District #272
952-975-7000, www.edenpr.org

*Eden Prairie Schools Early Childhood & Kindergarten Screening
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/ecscreening

*Eden Prairie Community Education
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/epcommunityed

*Hennepin Technical College
952-995-1300, www.hennepintech.edu

*Little Eagles Preschool
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/preschool

*Metro South ESL
Free English classes for non-native speakers offered at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie
952-681-6170, www.metrosouth.org

Metro South GED & Diploma Programs
Classes offered to adult learners in Bloomington
952-681-6170, www.metrosouth.org

Normandale Community College
952-358-8200, www.normandale.edu

*Located in Eden Prairie

Emergency Shelter/Homelessness

Emergency Shelter/Homelessness

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County
Homeless/Housing Stabilization Services
952-933-9639, www.caphennepin.org

Day One
24/7 shelter hotline
1-866-223-1111, www.dayoneservices.org

Eden Prairie Schools Homeless Liaison
For district families
952-975-7044, mcryer@edenpr.org

Hennepin County Coordinated Entry System
Help finding shelters
612-348-9410, www.hennepin.us

MoveFwd
Housing support for those 12-24
952-988-8336, www.movefwd.org

Youth Service Network
App for those 10-24, search open shelter beds, drop-in centers, and a variety of other resources
www.ysnmn.org

Employment

Employment

*Crossroads Career Network at Grace Church
952-926-1884, www.gracecrossroads.com

*PROP Employment Counseling
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org/employment

*Wooddale Church Job Transition Support Group
952-944-6300

Employment counseling, workshops, etc.
612-529-3342, www.hired.org

MN Unemployment Insurance
For laid-off workers
651-296-3644, www.uimn.org

MN Workforce Center, Bloomington
Employment support, workshops, coaching, etc.
952-703-7730, www.mn.gov/deed/hennepinsouth

*Located in Eden Prairie

Financial

Financial/Cash Assistance & Money Management Services

*City of Eden Prairie Passport to Fun Program
Provides free access to select opportunities at the Community Center (open swim, open gym, and open skate), as well as a discount on other Parks and Recreation opportunities (classes, camps, group swimming lessons, etc.) for those who qualify.
952-949-8320, www.edenprairie.org

*Eden Prairie Schools Community Education Fee Assistance Program
Provides a discount on Community Education classes, including EPIC youth classes, for those who qualify.
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/epcommunityed

*People Reaching Out to People (PROP) Financial Assistance
Emergency/short-term financial assistance for those who qualify for rent or mortgage, utilities, auto repair, child care, etc.
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org (housing/financial help)

 *People Reaching Out to People (PROP) Youth Scholarships
Scholarships for youth activities (sports, music lessons, art classes, camps, etc.) for those who qualify    
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org (support for kids/teens)

*People Reaching Out to People (PROP) Money Management Mentoring
Free, individualized money management mentoring support for those who qualify
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org (employment/other)

*The Friendship Project Financial Literacy Workshops
Free classes for single parents & women
Contact Project Friendship Co-founder Krystal Queen for more information: krystalqueen54@gmail.com

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) Financial Assistance
Emergency/short-term financial assistance for those who qualify for rent or mortgage, utilities, auto repair, etc.
952-933-9639, www.caphennepin.org

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) Financial Literacy Workshops
Free money management classes; receive a free $25 VISA gift card and $50 savings bond for attending
952-697-1326, www.caphennepin.org (financial literacy workshops)

Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)
3:1 matched home, education, or business savings program (for every $1 you save, FAIM puts in $3); for those earning low wages
952-697-1337, www.caphennepin.org (financial services)

Hennepin County Emergency Assistance
Emergency/short-term assistance for those who qualify for rent or damage deposits, utilities, home repairs, temporary shelter, etc. 
612-596-1900, www.hennepin.us

Lutheran Social Services Financial Counseling & Debt Management
Free financial counseling provided in-person or over the phone; open to all
952-697-1326, www.lssmn.org/Debt-Counseling

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
Cash assistance program for families with low incomes
612-596-1300, www.hennepin.us (cash-assistance)

Volunteer Lawyers Network Financial Coaching
Free financial coaching services for anyone seeking to improve their financial situation
612-752-6687, www.vlnmn.org/financial-coaching 

*Programs specifically intended for those in Eden Prairie.

Food

Food Supports

*PROP
Food shelf & pantry for those in need, food delivery for seniors, supplemental food for kids, and connection to other programs
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org

CAP-HC
Connection to and application assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food support)
952-697-1354, www.caphennepin.org

*Fare for All
Discount food program open to all, monthly pick-up site in Eden Prairie
763-450-3880, www.fareforall.org

Loaves & Fishes
Free, hot meals in Bloomington, Hopkins, and other sites across the Twin Cities
612-377-9810, www.loavesandfishesmn.org

*Local Free Community Meals
Several local churches host regular community meals; contact Molly Patil for more details
952-975-6942, mpatil@gmail.com    

*Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program
Nutrition support for pregnant women and families with infants & children experiencing financial hardship; clinic site in Eden Prairie
612-348-6100, www.hennepin.us/wic

Youth Services Network
App for those 10-24 in need; search for meals, food shelves, and a variety of other services
www.ysnmn.org

*Located in Eden Prairie

Furniture, Clothing, & Other Material & Household Goods

Furniture, Clothing, & Other Material & Household Goods

*PROP Shop
Resale store for all; free clothes, household items, and furniture for families in need
952-934-2323, www.propshopep.org

Bridging
Free furniture for families in need
952-888-1105, www.bridging.org

*Grace Church Clothing Closet
Free clothing distribution the first & third Thursdays of the month
952-224-3023, www.grace.church

Hennepin County Free Car Seat Distribution Facilities
Find distribution sites in Hennepin County for free car seats
www.dps.mn.gov

MoveFwd
Essential household goods, clothing (limited supply) for those 12-24 in need
952-988-8336, www.movefwdmn.org

Reach & Restore
Provides a wide variety of material goods (furniture, household items, clothing, car seats & baby items) to those in need
952-993-1393, www.reachandrestore.org

Ready for Success
Free professional clothing
612-872-1509, www.readyforsuccessmn.org

Small Sums
Workwear (uniforms, work boots, scrubs, etc.), tools, and transportation help for homeless individuals who have found jobs
651-242-9441, www.smallsums.org

Youth Services Network
App for those 10-24 featuring a search function for basic needs
www.ysnmn.org


*Located in Eden Prairie

Homework Help & Tutoring

Homework Help & Tutoring

*Please note many of these programs are only available during the school year.

Central Middle School Success Center
Free after-school homework help for 7th and 8th graders Monday – Thursday; Activity Bus passes are available, so students can access a ride home.
www.edenpr.org/cms

Eden Prairie High School TRACE Peer Tutoring
Free peer tutoring for high school students; all subjects, flexible scheduling.
www.twitter.com/ephstrace

Hennepin County Library Homework Help
Free daily online homework help, in-person help at Hopkins Library
www.hclib.org/programs/homework-help

Private Tutoring/Learning Centers
The following are some of the private programs. Eden Prairie Schools does not endorse any of these programs, but is simply providing information about additional resources in the community.

    Kumon

    LearningRx

    Mathnasium

    O'Toole Educational Services

    Sylvan Learning Center

Housing

Housing

A Good, Safe Place to Live Housing Video
Watch this 5-minute video in Somali, Karen, Spanish, Hmong or English for basic information about renting a home
www.echominnesota.org/library/good-safe-place-live

CAP-HC
Homebuyer and renter workshops, foreclosure prevention, homeless and housing stabilization services and more
952-933-9639, www.caphennepin.org/services/home-ownership

*City of Eden Prairie Housing & Community Services
First Time Homebuyer and Housing Rehabilitation Loan Programs, rental resources
952-949-8486 www.edenprairie.org/city-government/departments/community-development/housing-and-community-services

Common Bond Communities
Nonprofit-owned affordable housing
651-291-1750, www.commonbond.org

ECHO Fair Housing Resource Booklet
Download this free booklet, intended for non-native English speakers, for basic information about rental housing
www.echominnesota.org

HOME Line
Free tenant advocacy and housing-related legal information
612-728-5767, www.homelinemn.org

Homes Within Reach
Affordable home ownership through the Community Land Trust Program
952-401-7071, www.homeswithinreach.org

HousingLink
Search for affordable rental listings, information about public housing and links to wait lists
612-522-2500, www.housinglink.org

Landlordology
Free resources and tools for landlords and property managers
www.landlordology.org

Metro HRA
Local Housing Choice Voucher Program (public housing for families with low incomes)
651-602-1428, www.metrohra.org

Minnesota Home Ownership Center
First-time homebuyer services, workshops, foreclosure prevention, fact-sheets, and more
651-659-9336, www.hocmn.org

MoveFwd
Housing support for those 12-24
952-988-8336, www.movefwdmn.org                 

Youth Service Network
App for those 10-24, search open shelter beds and other resources
www.ysnmn.org

*=Services are specifically targeted for Eden Prairie residents only. 

Immigration & Multicultural Resources

Immigration & Multicultural Resources

*City of Eden Prairie Immigrant Services
Get free help from the City's Immigrant Liaison (Somali-speaking) in the basement of the Eden Prairie Shopping Center; onsite help from the Hennepin County Office of Multicultural Services on Monday afternoons
952-294-5946, www.edenprairie.org, Immigrant Liaison: mduale@edenprairie.org

*Eden Prairie Library English Conversation Circles
Free opportunity for non-native English speakers to practice their English on Fridays from 10-noon at the library
English: 612-543-6275, www.hclib.org

*Metro South ESL Program
Free English classes in Eden Prairie and Bloomington
612-247-6398, www.metrosouth.org

Arrive Ministries
Refugee services
612-798-4332, www.arriveministries.org

Autism and the Somali Community Information Page
Website containing information and research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) within the Somali community
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/autism/somali.html

Cultural Toolkit
Learn the basics about the culture of some of Minnesota's immigrant and non-English speaking populations
www.echominnesota.org/tools/cultural-toolkit

ECHO
Multi-language health, safety, & community information
651-229-1304, www.echominnesota.org

Hennepin County Office of Multicultural Services
Multi-lingual help connecting to county and other resources; 32 languages spoken among the staff
612-348-2193, www.hennepin.us/OMS

MIRA (Modulo de Informacion Recursos Y Apoyo)
612-798-6141, www.miraresources.org

New American Development Center
Variety of services related to development, Somali focus 
952-212-7446, www.nadcmn.org

SEWA-Asian Indian Family Wellness (SEWA-AIFW)
Variety of wellness programs, South Asian focus
952-912-9100, www.sewa-aifw.org

US Citizenship & Immigration Services 
Government immigration information; download Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants in 14 languages
1-800-375-5283, www.uscis.gov

  

Information, Referrals, Connection to Services

Information, Referrals, Connection to Services

*Eden Prairie Schools Community Education Family Resources Program
Answers questions and connects families to local resources, provides individual consultations and referrals
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/familyresources

*People Reaching Out to People (PROP)
Wide range of services, including direct services, case management, and referrals to outside agencies 
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org  

Bridge to Benefits
Online screening tool; helps identify eligibility for a wide variety of public programs
651-227-6121, www.bridgetobenefits.org

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC)
Wide range of services and programs; provides referrals to outside agencies 
952-933-9639, www.caphennepin.org

Hennepin County Human Services Directory
Connect to all county programs
612-348-3000 (press 0), www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/resource-directory

United Way First Call for Help
24/7 information on all MN programs; information available in all languages
211 or 651-291-0211, www.211unitedway.org

*=Located in Eden Prairie 

Legal Services

Legal Services

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) Legal Clinics
Free, monthly legal clinics at various locations across the Twin Cities
952-697-1395

Conflict Resolution Center
Mediation services
612-822-9883, www.crcminnesota.org

Hennepin Co. Bar Lawyer Referral & Info Service
Connection to lawyers with the appropriate expertise
612-752-6666, www.hcba.org

Law Help MN
Learn about common legal issues, connect to legal resources and free clinics, free do-it-yourself forms
www.lawhelpmn.org 

Legal Aid
Free legal assistance to those who qualify
612-334-5970, www.mylegalaid.org

Legal Rights Center
Criminal defense, restorative justice
612-337-0030, www.legalrightscenter.org

Minnesota Legal Advice Online Program (MLAO)
Free online legal advice for those who qualify
www.mnlegaladvice.org

Tubman Legal Services
Wide range of free or low-cost services for those who qualify
612-673-2244, www.tubman.org/get-help/legal-services

Volunteer Lawyers Network
Free or low-cost legal help for those who qualify
612-752-6677, www.vlnmn.org

Local Government

City of Eden Prairie
952-949-8300, www.edenprairie.org

Eden Prairie Police (non-emergency)
952-949-6200, www.edenprairie.org/police

Hennepin Co. Service Centers (licenses, tabs, records)
612-348-8240, www.hennepin.us/servicecenters

Metropolitan Council (Metro Transit, Metro HRA, etc.)
651-602-1000, www.metrocouncil.org

Mama Resources

Mama Resources

*Eden Prairie Schools Early Childhood & Parent Education (ECFE) Classes
Classes for parents and children ages birth to 5. Gain support from other parents and learn from licensed teachers and parent educators how to be the best parent you can be. The Early Childhood Program offers a wide variety of programs ranging from free parenting consultations to one-time events for families to year-long weekly classes.
952-975-7000, www.edenpr.org/ECFE

*La Leche League of Eden Prairie
Free breastfeeding support group. Meets the first Monday of each month in the evenings and the third Tuesday of the month during the day.
www.lllofmndas.org/eden-prairie

*MOMS Club of Eden Prairie
The Eden Prairie chapter of Moms Offering Moms Support (MOMS) is a stay-at-home moms club where you can connect with others and enjoy activities like playgroups and outings, service opportunities, and activities for moms.
www.freewebs.com/epmomsclubsedenprairiemomsclub@gmail.com

Amma Parenting Center
Variety of classes for those who are expecting or recently welcomed a new baby. Locations across the Twin Cities. 
952-926-2229, www.ammaparentingcenter.com

Crisis Nursery
Crisis hotline and emergency child care in Minneapolis.
763-591-0100, www.crisisnursery.org

Becoming Program
Free program for pregnant or parenting women ages 12-26 offer by myHealth for Teens & Young Adults. Provides a wide range of direct and wrap-around supports through case management by caring licensed nurses.
952-474-3251, www.myhealthmn.org/becoming-program

Blooma
Prenatal yoga, barre, childbirth education, and wellness classes at three locations across the Twin Cities.
612-223-8064, www.blooma.com

Jeremiah Program
Provides eligible single mothers and their children housing, early childhood education, life skills training, and support to pursue a college education.
651-332-5017, www.jeremiahprogram.org

Planned Parenthood
Wide range of affordable women's healthcare services. Clinic site in Eden Prairie.
952-653-4499, www.plannedparenthood.org  

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resources
Search for support groups related to the loss of a pregnancy or an infant.
www.ppsupportmn.org/pregnancyinfantloss

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN
The PPSM Helpline provides support and connection to resources. Call, text, email, or visit the Facebook Support Group.
612-787-7776, www.ppsupportmn.org 

Tandem
Provides clinical services (pregnancy tests, prenatal care, counseling), material supports (baby items, rental support), and sense of community and support from other moms. Located in Minneapolis.
612-823-0301, www.wearetandem.org

The Friendship Project
Offers support to single parent households by providing resources and friendship. 
www.thefriendshipprojectempower.com

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program
Nutrition support for pregnant women and families with infants & children experiencing financial hardship. Clinic site in Eden Prairie.|
612-348-6100, www.hennepin.us/wic

*Services are specifically intended to serve residents of Eden Prairie.    

Medical/Health

Medical/Health

Child & Teen Check-up Program (help accessing medical & dental)
612-348-5131, www.hennepin.us/child-teen-checkups

Help Me Grow (free developmental screenings for 0-3 year-olds)
1-866-693-4769, www.helpmegrowmn.org

MNsure (Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, state insurance marketplace)
1-855-366-7873, www.mnsure.org

MyHealth for Teens & Young Adults (low-cost clinic)
952-474-3251, www.myHealthMN.org

Portico Health Net (MNsure help, coverage program for the uninsured)
651-489-2273, www.porticohealthnet.org

SEWA-Asian Indian Family Wellness (health clinics for South Asians)
952-912-9100, www.sewa-aifw.org

St. Mary’s Clinics (low-cost clinics across the metro)
651-287-7777, www.stmaryshealthclinics.org

Student Accident Insurance (available for purchase through school districts)
763-746-8000, https://www.edenpr.org/experience/departments/finance

Mental Health

Mental Health

Brighter Days Grief Center (for those mourning the loss of a family member)
952-303-3873, www.brighterdaysgriefcenter.org 

Crisis Text Line (text MN to 741741 any time, any kind of crisis)
www.crisistextline.org/texting-in/

Crisis Nursery (emergency child care, 24/7 crisis hotline)
763-591-0100, www.crisisnursery.org

Headway Emotional Health Services (counseling)
763-746-2411, www.headway.org

Hennepin Co. Children’s Mobile Crisis Response (24/7 help with a child's mental health crisis)
612-348-2233,  www.hennepin.us/mentalhealthcrisis

Hennepin Co. Adult Mobile Crisis Response (COPE, 24/7 help for those 18+ experiencing a mental health crisis)
612-596-1233, www.hennepin.us/mentalhealthcrisis

Mental Health MN (advocacy help)
651-493-6634, www.mentalhealthmn.org

MN Association of Children’s Mental Health (advocacy)
651-644-7333, www.macmh.org

MN Warmline (just somebody to talk to 5-10 PM, Monday–Saturday)
651-288-0400

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7 confidential phone line)
800-273-8255, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

MoveFwd (counseling for those 12-24 & their families)
952-988-8336, www.movefwdmn.org

MyHealth (counseling for those 12-26 & their families)
952-474-4251, www.myhealthmn.org

NAMI MN (advocacy, info, list of support groups)
651-645-2948

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN (call, text for info)
612-787-7776, www.ppsupportmn.org

Relate Counseling (mental health & substance abuse)
952-932-7277, www.relatemn.org

SAVE (suicide awareness & resources, 24/7 hotline)
1-800-273-8255, www.relatemn.org

The Family Partnership (counseling)
612-728-2061, www.thefamilypartnership.org

Washburn Center (counseling for kids & families)
612-871-1454, www.washburn.org

Parenting

Parenting

*Eden Prairie Schools Community Education - ECFE
Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) classes for parents and their children 5 and under. Weekly and one-time opportunities available.
www.edenpr.org/ecfe

*Eden Prairie Schools Community Education Parent Educators
Connect with a licensed parent educator by phone, email, home visit, or appointment for a free, confidential discussion about parenting a child age 5 or under.

*Eden Prairie Schools Title 1 Parent Classes
Free classes for parents and guardians with students in grades K-12. Learn how to support your student in being successful at school.

*Parents of Eden Prairie (PEP)
Professionally guided, monthly discussion group for those with children ages 3-16. Registration required. Cost is $14 per session. Fee Assistance is available. www.edenpr.org/epcommunityed

Common Sense Media
Provides resources to help families navigate discussions related to a wide variety of topics, including media and technology.
www.commonsensemedia.org

Eat.Talk.Connect! 
Research suggests kids who share at least 3 meals/week with their families benefit from a wide variety of healthy outcomes. These Conversations Starters  and dinner games can help you make the most of those meals and promote family bonding.

Harvard's Making Caring Common Project
Resources to support you in raising caring and responsible children.
www.mcc.gse.harvard.edu

Healthy Children
Search for information about child development and raising healthy families. Connect with pediatricians access a wide variety of tools.
www.healthychildren.org

Help Me Grow
Free resources and screenings to help families with young children better understand developmental milestones.
www.helpmegrowmn.org

Hennepin County Early Childhood Services
Wide variety of programs to support pregnant women and those parenting young children.
www.hennepin.us/earlychildhood

MoveFwd Parenting Support Group
Free group for those parenting 12-21 year olds. Meets from 6:30 - 8 pm the 2nd Monday of the month at MoveFwd in Hopkins. Family counseling also available. www.movefwdmn.org

Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
Browse the KidsHealth website for a variety of parenting resources, including the A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years and articles on puberty and sex, driving, post-high school planning, sleep, screen time, healthy body image, etc.
www.kidshealth.org

ParentFurther
Explore tools to help families strengthen relationships through shared activities. This online resource contains free quizzes, tips, and tools for parents.
www.parentfurther.com

Partnership for a Drug-free Kids
Free helpline and parent coaching. Call 1-855-378-4373 M-F 8 am - 4 pm to discuss your questions about youth drug or alcohol use. Live chat available nights and weekends. Learn the warning signs, learn about commonly used drugs, or view their Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age to learn how to talk about drugs and alcohol in an age appropriate way to build protective factors against substance abuse.
www.Drugfree.org

Raising Race Conscious Children
Resources for talking about race with young children.
www.raceconscious.org

Zero to Three
Wide variety of resources related to healthy development.
www.www.zerotothree.org

Recreation

Recreation

Eden Prairie Community Events Calendar
View free & low-cost events taking place in Eden Prairie that are open to the public and family friendly
https://www.edenpr.org/community-education/community/family-resource-program/community-calendar-google

Eden Prairie Art Center
952-949-8304, www.edenprairie.org/artcenter

Eden Prairie Community Center
952-949-8470, www.edenprairie.org/communitycenter

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center
952-949-8479, www.edenprairie.org/amenities/outdoor-center

Eden Prairie Parks & Recreation
952-949-8442, www.edenprairie.org/parksandrec

Eden Prairie Schools Community Education
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/epcommunityed

Family Friendly Activities List
Ideas for fun outings or things to do with your kids
Family Friendly Activities List

Family Fun Twin Cities
Website loaded with a wide variety of family activities and events across the metro area
Family Fun Twin Cities

Hennepin Co. Library – Eden Prairie Branch
952-847-5375, www.hclib.org/edenprairie

Hulafrog
Website loaded with a wide variety of family activities and events across the metro area
Hulafrog 

Macaroni Kid
Website loaded with a wide variety of family activities and events across the metro area
www.edenprairie.macaronikid.com

Youth Sports Associations
    Aquajets Swim Team

    Eden Prairie Baseball Association

    Eden Prairie Boys Basketball Association

    Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association

    Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club 

    Eden Prairie Football Association

    Eden Prairie Foxjet Swim Team

    Eden Prairie Girls Basketball Association

    Eden Prairie Hockey Association 

    Eden Prairie Lacrosse Association

    Eden Prairie Soccer Association

    Eden Prairie Soccer Club

    Eden Prairie Track & Field Association

    Eden Prairie Volleyball Association

    Eden Prairie Takedown Association

    Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club

Safety and Security

Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, & Safety

MN Day One Crisis & Shelter Line (24/7 safety help)
1-866-223-1111, www.dayoneservices.org

Asian Women United of MN (multi-lingual, 24/7 help)
612-724-8823, www.awum.org

Brian Coyle Center (non-emergency, Somali advocate)
612-348-5368, www.puc-mn.org/brian-coyle

Casa de Esperanza (bi-lingual, 24/7 help, Latina focus)
651-772-1611, www.casadeesperanza.org

Child Protection, Hennepin Co. (report child abuse)
612-348-3552, www.co.hennepin.mn.us/childprotection

CornerHouse (services for abused children & caregivers)
612-813-8300, www.cornerhousemn.org

Cornerstone (24/7 local domestic violence hotline)
952-884-0330, www.cornerstonemn.org

Eden Prairie Police Domestic Abuse Response Team
952-949-6200 (ask for a DART Officer)
www.edenprairie.org/city-government/departments/police-department/crime-victim-information/domestic-abuse

Midwest Children’s Resource Center (care for abused children, 24/7 phone consultation)
651-220-6750, www.childrensmn.org/services/care-specialties-departments/midwest-childrens-resource-center

MN Safe at Home Program (address confidentiality)
651-201-1399, www.sos.state.mn.us/safe-at-home

Prevent Child Abuse MN (parenting resources)
651-523-009, www.pcamn.org

SEWA - Asian Indian Family Wellness (24/7 help)
952-912-9100, www.sewa-aifw.org

Tubman (24/7 metro-wide crisis line)
612-825-0000, www.tubman.org

Women of Nations (24/7 help, Native American focus)
651-222-5836, www.women-of-nations.org

Seniors

Seniors

*EP Senior Center (recreation, classes, trips, etc.)
952-279-8050, www.edenprairie.org/seniorcenter

*Prairie Adult Care (adult day services)
952-949-3126, www.prairieadultcare.com

*PROP Food Programs for Seniors (NAPS, food delivery)
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org/get-help/seniors

Help at Your Door (grocery delivery, transportation, etc.)
651-642-1892, www.helpatyourdoor.org

Home Instead Senior Care (variety of in-home services)
952-641-7216, www.homeinstead.com

Meals on Wheels (meal delivery) Financial Assistance
612-623-3363, www.meals-on-wheels.com

Senior Community Services (home maintenance, CareNextion)
952-934-3370, www.seniorcommunity.org

Senior Linkage Line (connection to services)
1-800-333-2433, www.mnaging.org/advisor/SLL.htm

* = Located in Eden Prairie (EP), or services are specifically targeted for EP residents. 

Special Needs/Services for People with Disabilities

Special Needs/Services for People with Disabilities

ARC Greater Twin Cities (info & assistance)
952-920-0855, www.arcgreatertwincities.org

*AR&LE (adaptive recreation for all ages, educational classes for adults)
952-563-8899, www.edenprairie.org/city-government/departments/parks-and-recreation/access-for-all

*CHOICE (employment, wellness, & other programs)
952-474-9510, www.choicejobs.org

*City of EP Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor
952-949-8456, nweedman@edenprairie.org

Courage Center (rehabilitative therapies
763-588-0811, www.couragecenter.org

*Eden Prairie Schools Special Education (birth-21)
952-975-7046, www.edenpr.org/Page/154

Fraser (wide range of services, autism focus)
612-861-1688, www.fraser.org

MN Brain Injury Alliance (advocacy, case management)
612-378-2742, www.braininjurymn.org

MN Relay Service (deaf & hard of hearing)
1-800-627-3529 (TTY) or 711, www.mn.gov/commerce/consumers/your-phone/minnesota-relay

PACER (resources, direct services, advocacy)
952-838-9000, www.pacer.org

St. David’s (wide range of services for kids & families)
952-548-8700  

* = Located in Eden Prairie (EP), or services are specifically targeted for EP residents. 

 

Summer Fun & Family Activities

Summer Fun & Family Activities

City of Eden Prairie Parks Directory
Locate and learn about the various amenities at our local parks
www.edenprairie.org/parks

Eden Prairie Community Events Calendar
View free & low-cost events taking place in Eden Prairie that are open to the public and family friendly
https://www.edenpr.org/community-education/community/family-resource-program/community-calendar-google

EPIC
Hundreds of summer camps offered by Eden Prairie Schools Community Education; for youth as young as 4 through students entering grade 6
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/epic

Family Friendly Activities List
Ideas for fun outings or things to do with your kids
Family Friendly Activities List

Family Fun Twin Cities
Website loaded with a wide variety of family activities and events across the metro area
Family Fun Twin Cities

Hulafrog
Another website loaded with activities for kids and families
Hulafrog 

Let's Go Fishing Eden Prairie
Free fishing trips for children, veterans, and seniors 
612-743-9989, www.lgfedenprairie.com

SouthWest Transit Summer Adventures
Every Tuesday throughout the summer, hop on a SouthWest Transit bus  to a variety of fun attractions across the Twin Cities. Round-Trip fares are $2 for adults and $1 for kids. 

*For more ideas on local opportunities, visit the Recreation page. 

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

City of Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation Learn-to-Swim Program

 

City of Eden Prairie Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

 

Preserve Association American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics and Learn-to-Swim Program

  • Link: www.preserveassociation.com/useful-info/pool-general-info
  • Costs: 9-week sessions for $70 for members, $80 for non-members ($7.78 per 45-minute class for members or $8.89 per 45-minute session for non-members)
  • Notes: Available for those ages 3+; priority is given to those who live within the Preserve; 3 sessions of summer lessons offered during the mornings the weeks of June 18th - 28th, July 9th - 19th, and July 30th - August 9th; call 952-941-8400 for more information

 

Foss Swim School (locations in Chanhassen or St. Louis Park)

  • Link: www.fossswimschool.com
  • Costs: Group lessons are $21 per 30-minute session, usually offered in 12-week sessions
  • Notes: Summer 2018 registration opens online at 8 am on May 1st; lessons available for those as young as 6 months (with an adult); ratios vary based on the level; free assessments available to determine appropriate level; semi-private and private lessons are also available

 

Martha Burns Swim School in Hopkins

  • Link: www.marthaburns.com
  • Costs: 4-week sessions are $170 for 4 60-minute sessions or 8 30-minute sessions ($21.25 per 30-minutes) OR $110 for 4 30-minute session ($27.50 per 30-minutes)
  • Notes: Lessons available for those 22 month +, a variety of semi-private and private lessons are also available; sessions offered throughout the year

 

YMCA Group Swimming Lessons (offered at the Southdale YMCA in Edina or Ridgedale YMCA in Minnetonka)

  • Link: www.ymcamn.org/swimming/swim_lessons
  • Costs: Registration opened April 30 for summer lessons. Pricing is below:

    MEMBER RATE for 8-, 4- and 2-week Swim Lessons: $63 / 1-week Accelerated Swim Lessons: $55
    NON-MEMBER RATE for 8-, 4- and 2-week Swim Lessons: $125 / 1-week Accelerated Swim Lessons: $109

  • Notes: Wide variety of classes offered throughout the summer; 

 

YMCA Private Swimming Lessons (offered at the Southdale YMCA in Edina or Ridgedale YMCA in Minnetonka)

  • Link: www.ymcamn.org/sites/default/files/Southdale-swim-lessons.pdf?1493321512
  • Costs: For members, 30-minutes lessons are $40 for 1 lesson, $110 for 3 lessons, $225 for 7 lessons; for non-members: 1 lesson for $80, 3 lessons for $220, 7 lessons for $450
  • Notes: Private ratio is 1-on-1; call your preferred location and ask to speak with the Aquatics Manager for more information

 

Southdale YMCA in Edina Semi-private Swimming Lessons (offered at the Southdale YMCA in Edina or Ridgedale YMCA in Minnetonka)

  • Link: www.ymcamn.org/sites/default/files/Southdale-swim-lessons.pdf?1493321512=
  • Costs: For members, 30-minutes lessons are $40 for 1 lesson, $110 for 3 lessons, $225 for 7 lessons; for non-members: 1 lesson for $80, 3 lessons for $220, 7 lessons for $450
  • Notes: Semi-private ratio is 2-on-1; call your preferred location and ask to speak with the Aquatics Manager for more information

* Contact neighboring community centers or parks and recreation departments to explore additional options. Private fitness clubs, such as LifeTime Fitness, also offer lessons to their members. Additionally, there are websites that connect families with instructors who provide private lessons.

 

Transportation

Transportation

*SW Prime
Local, door-to-door shared bus service
952-797-7463, www.swtransit.org/sw-prime

*SW Transit
Eden Prairie's feeder/commuter bus system
952-949-2287, www.swtransit.org

Metro Mobility
For those with disabilities
651-602-1111, www.metrotransit.org/metro-mobility

Metro Transit
Twin Cities bus and rail system
612-373-3333, www.metrotransit.org

TransitLink
Metro-wide, dial-a-ride, shared bus service
651-602-5465, www.transitlinktc.org

Transportation Assistance Program
Provides discounted rides on both Metro Transit and SW Transit buses (including SW Prime) for eligible people with low incomes
www.metrotransit.org/tap-riders

* = Located in Eden Prairie (EP), or services are specifically targeted for EP residents. 

Volunteering

*City of Eden Prairie Volunteer Opportunities
952-949-8300, www.edenprairie.org/community

Doing Good Together Big-Hearted Families (family volunteer tips & opportunities)
www.doinggoodtogether.org

Eden Prairie Schools Volunteer Program (variety of opportunities for those 14+)
952-975-6940, www.edenpr.org/volunteer

Feed My Starving Children (international hunger relief, meal packing opportunities in Chanhassen for individuals, groups, and families with kids ages 5+)
952-937-2329, www.fmsc.org

*PROP (food shelf, variety of opportunities for teens & adults)
952-937-9120, www.propfood.org/volunteer

*PROP Shop (provides clothes & household items, variety of opportunities)
952-934-2323, www.propshopep.org/volunteer