Seniors will find the following resources helpful in maintaining the exterior of their home and in improving energy efficiency.
CHORE PROGRAMS Handyworks - Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches: 612-721-8687 ext. 329 NE Senior Home Connection - Northeast Senior Services, Inc.: 612-781-5096 Northwest Youth & Family Services Youth Chore Program: 651-379-3451 Metro Paintathon - Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches: 612-781-8687 ext 321 A Brush With Kindness - Habitat for Humanity 612-788-8169
Energy Audits CenterPoint Energy 612-372-4727 Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999
Handyworks - Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches 612-721-8687 ext. 329 NE Senior Home Connection - Northeast Senior Services 612-781-5096 Northwest Youth & Family Services Youth Chore Program - 651-379-3451
Serves Seniors in Northeast Minneapolis, Saint Anthony Village, Southeast Minneapolis and South Minneapolis.
Need help with lawn mowing, leaf raking, snow shoveling, gardening,housecleaning or other chores? Call Handyworks at 612-721-8687 ext. 329. This program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches has a worker assigned to your neighborhood.
NE Senior Home Connection
Serves seniors in Northeast Minneapolis, Columbia Heights and Saint Anthony Village. Looking for help hooking up your Digital Television converter box? Volunteers are available to assist you with ordering coupons, purchasing and hooking up boxes. Call 612-781-5096 to request a volunteer to help you.
Need a little help mowing the grass, cleaning out the garage, shoveling snow or making minor repairs screened independent contractors are available to help you. Independent contractors charge $15/hour. During the summer, volunteer groups are also available to help with home maintenance. Call 612-781-5096.
Is your home looking a little weathered and in need of paint or other exterior repairs? A volunteer will help you complete the applications for no/low cost home improvement programs. Call 612-781-5096 for assistance.
YOUTH CHORE PROGRAM - Northwest Youth & Family Services 651-379-3451
Wanted seniors 60 & over who need help with weekly chores and projects.
Area youth, ages 12-18, are willing and eager to do a variety of household chores and yard work. Call Northwest Youth & Family Services to sign up for our chore program or to arrange for services. Affordable rates from $5.00 to $10.00 per hour. Financial assistance is available for low-income seniors.
If interested call Debbie at 651-379-3451.
EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE OR MINOR REPAIR PROGRAMS
Metro Paint-a-thon -- Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches: 612-721-8687 ext 321
Let the Paint-A-Thon help you! The Metro Paint-A-Thon helps seniors and people with disabilities continue to live independently in their own homes. Paint-A-Thon is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Painting usually takes place the first weekend in August.
If your house is in need of paint, but not major repair, we'd like to work with you.
THE DEADLINE IS usually in May.
Household Income (income of all persons living in the home) must not exceed: 1 person $1,735 monthly 2 people $2,335 monthly
3 people $2,935 monthly
Homes are selected based on financial need, the condition of the homes and suitability for volunteer workers. Volunteer workers will scrape, prime and paint your home and/or garage.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY CALL: 612-721-8687 EXT 321.
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The application is available on-line at: www.gmcc.org/paint-a-thon.
A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS - Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Painting -- General Cleanup -- Minor Repairs
You can receive help with home restoration projects. A Brush with Kindness is a neighborhood program of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. This program offers home preservation services such as house painting, minor repairs and general cleanup for low-income homeowners. Most projects are for exterior (outside) restoration. Most projects are completed within one week.
Teams of volunteers are matched with homes that are appropriate for the size and experience of the volunteer group. Supplies are donated by area businesses. All paint and most other supplies are furnished by a Brush with Kindness.
For more information call 612-788-8169.
THE BEST TIME TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY - APRIL.
Our Mission: Helping Seniors Live Independently With Dignity Phone: 612-781-5096
Northeast Senior Services, Inc. 2580 Kenzie Terrace, Suite 2A, Minneapolis MN 55418