GVHSF Fund Allocations

G.V.H.S.F. logoSince the GVHSF’s inception, $1,516,502 has been allocated to agencies. For 2018, the Golden Valley Human Services Fund allocated $60,000 to 12 local human service organizations: Canvas Health/Crisis Connection ($3,500), Crisis Nursery ($2,500), HUG ($5,000), Northwest Suburban Dinner at Your Door ($8,000), PRISM ($12,000), ResourceWest ($4,450), Senior Community Services HOME Program ($5,000), Senior Community Services Outreach ($3,500), Sojourner Project ($7,000), The Bridge For Youth ($5,000), and Tree House ($2,050), and YMCA-New Hope ($2,000).

Canvas Health/Crisis Connection

Crisis Connection provides free, confidential 24-hour crisis counseling by telephone 365 days a year. Individuals in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area call for help with a wide variety of issues, including depression, suicide, abuse, and family and relationship problems. Currently, the Crisis Connection responds to more than 55,000 calls a year. Funds will be used to continue phone support.

Crisis Nursery

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery works to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families by supporting families in crisis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Free, voluntary services include a 24-hour crisis helpline, crisis counseling, overnight residential child care, a home visiting program, pediatric assessment and medical management, parent education and parent support group, and a community round table.

HUG (Helping Us Grow)

HUG HUG provides support to families prenatal and postpartum up to a child's second birthday, including home visits with a licensed Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) specialist, information on community resources, and opportunities to connect with other parents with newborns from your own community. HUG partners with The Diaper Bank, MN, a non-profit organization to collect new diapers, pull-ups, and wipes for families struggling with this daily need.

Northwest Suburban Dinner At Your Door

Northwest Suburban Dinner At Your Door provides hot nourishing meals to people who are homebound and unable to prepare a home-cooked meal. This service allows these residents to stay in the comfort of their own homes longer. Funds will be used to supplement clients unable to afford delivery and subsidize meal costs.


Contact: 763-529-1350
PRISM (People Responding In Social Ministry) is a community-funded social service agency that provides families in need with food, financial assistance, and other services in times of financial hardships. Funds will be used to provide emergency and support services for Golden Valley residents.


ResourceWest is a non-profit community agency that serves low-income families and individuals living in the west metro community. It helps people become more connected, resourceful, and hopeful about their future. From crisis to action to hope, the services of ResourceWest stabilize families and ultimately help build healthier communities one neighbor at a time. Funds will be used for the Warm Winter Wear program that benefited 720 children and youth in 2016.

Senior Community Services HOME Program

Senior Community Services HOME Program offers services to help elders remain independent in their homes. Funds will be used on the sliding fee scale to assist low-income Golden Valley seniors.

Senior Community Services Outreach

Senior Community Services HOME Program provides in-home counseling and case management to help frail elders remain independent. Funds will be used for direct services.

Sojourner Project

Sojourner provides emergency shelter for women and children, legal advocacy and support to empower all those victimized by domestic violence, and information and education to raise awareness and promote violence prevention.

The Bridge For Youth

The Bridge for Youth is dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future.


612-454-1499 (Hopkins School District)
763-533-9667 (Robbinsdale School District)
TreeHouse provides guidance to teens who are experiencing difficulties at home, in school, or in their communities. TreeHouse also provides support and education for parents and families. Funds will be used to offset the cost of transporting teens to TreeHouse facilities in New Hope and St Louis Park.

YMCA-New Hope

The YMCA's mission is to put principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The Y is an inclusive organization of people committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting health, wellness, and encouraging social responsibility.

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