Emergency help for families facing emergency situations can be found at Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County. The primary goal of our services is to provide a referral source for individuals and families in crisis situations to help meet their immediate basic needs.

We offer assistance in the following areas but not limited to:

  • Clothing
  • Hygiene Products
  • Diapers
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Household
  • Other


During intake, an individual’s need is assessed and voucher dollars are given based on the need. Voucher clients have 9 months to use voucher dollars until they expire. Eligibility for vouchers can be reapplied for 12 months after the original intake date.

How to access the Voucher program

Individuals can contact a client referral source such as: 

• Christian Cupboard
• Washington County
• Guild Services
• Valley Outreach
• Cornerstone, etc.

Once referrals are received Basic Needs Services will reach out to the client and schedule an in-person appointment. Bring a state ID and proof of income.



Walk-in clients

For Further Program information please reach out to: 

(651) 207-8656 or email info@basicneedsmn.org

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