Financial Stability

Operation Sandwich
This is a free summer meal program that helps bridge the gap for kids who don't get the meals they need during the summertime when school lunch is not available. The program is offered Monday - Thursdays at area schools and parks and is welcome to anyone within the community.
Resource Connection Services, Bridges of Hope

The program serves as a connection point between those with a short-term need or crisis and available resources with the goal of improving family stability, empowering households
to solve their own problems, reducing service duplication, improving agency collaboration, and increasing efficiency. In 2014, this program served 2,265 households.

Care N Share Cafe

This program's mission is to help feed the hungry, promote community, help with the loneliness of our elderly and young families, as well as to promote volunteerism for the good of our communities. Care N Share Cafe serves over 200 meals per week to citizens of Emily and surrounding communities.

Journey Transitional Housing, Lutheran Social Service - Brainerd

The goals of this program are to alleviate homelessness for youth ages 16-21 years; provide youth with opportunities to gain safe, affordable housing in the community; provide youth with hands-on skills training to gain necessary self-sufficiency skills; and provide youth with healthy adult connections.

Path to Home, New Pathways

The mission of New Pathways is to build a stronger community by providing shelters and support services to homeless families with children. This includes meals, a safe and warm place to sleep, and skills and resources necessary to find and maintain housing.

Salem WEST, Salem Lutheran Church

Through collaboration with Bridges of Hope, the primary goal is to provide services that assist beyond just the immediate need by taking a more holistic approach for those facing a financial crisis.