United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) released a statement Wednesday, March 25, stating, “During this difficult time, we are doing the best we can to ensure the safety of our staff, customers, and partners, while continuing to support and provide essential services for our community. While our offices are closed to the public, many of our services are still available.
We are limiting our staff contact with the public by offering our services via the telephone or other technology resources such as email, text, and Zoom. Below please see specific program related information.
Emergency Housing: If you are homeless or past due with rent or mortgage call your local UCAP office. Cottonwood/Jackson Co. 507.847.2632 ext. #3106 or #3109; Kandiyohi Co.320.235.0850; Lincoln/Lyon Co. 507.537.1416; Meeker Co. 320.693.7911; Mcleod Co.320.587.5244; Redwood Co. 507.637.2187; Renville Co.320.587.5244.
Food Shelves: Marshall, Tracy, Westbrook and Heron Lake/Okabena residents call 507-537-1416.
Energy Assistance: You can still apply for assistance to help pay for a portion of your heating bill. Applications are available at www.unitedcapmn.org and can be filled out and faxed to 320.441.6399. If your furnace is not working or you have a shut off notice call 320.235.0850 ext. 1203.
Transportation: Essential services in Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Jackson, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock counties are still being provided. Fewer passengers are being scheduled on transit buses to allow for social distancing. Please go to our website at https://unitedcapmn.formstack.com/forms/transportation_request_change_form to request a ride on-line or call our county dispatchers. Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood Co. 507.537.7628; Jackson, Cottonwood, Murray Co. 507.847.2632; Pipestone CO. 507.825.1180; Rock Co. 507.283.5058.
Thrift Store: Litchfield and Redwood Falls stores are currently closed.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: Call 507.537.1416 ext. #2163
MNsure: Healthcare applications will be taken over the phone. Call 320.235.0850 ext. 1117.
Weatherization: Staff will be checking emails and calls and will respond as needed. Call 507.537.1416 #2130.
Head Start: Currently closed with a remote service plan in place as needed. Call 320.235.0850 ext. 621.
Child Care Aware: Staff will continue to check email and respond as needed.
Youth Development: Remote based services are being provided to our youth.
Thank you for your continued support. We value your patience and partnership as, together, we navigate the challenges that COVID-19 presents to our work and our community. Stay tuned for more updates!
United Community Action Partnership is a non-profit organization that strives to help low and moderate income families improve their lives and move out of poverty.