Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Religion

Location: 1605 County Road 101 N Plymouth MN 55447 USA

Mission: The mission of Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) is to engage the heart and will of our community to respond to emergency needs and create opportunities for all to thrive.
Results: About 1,700 families come to IOCP each year needing help—with rent, a car repair, a medical bill, employment, or food. IOCP responds to their immediate needs and works with families to build long-term stability.
Geographic areas served: Wayzata, Plymouth, Orono, Long Lake, Hamel, Medina, Minnetonka Beach and Medicine Lake, Minnesota
Programs: Since 1979, IOCP has been making an impact in eight west suburban Hennepin communities, providing emergency and long-term solutions around food and clothing, housing, employment, child care, transportation and healthy connections to the community and its resources.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

IOCP is a visionary organization focused on helping people in our local community deal with a continuum of issues and support relatd to having and keeping a home. IOCP is very effective and efficient provider of services, and "helper" rather than enabler for those needing help - and is unique in the way that it establishes collaborative partnerships with others (churches, non-profits, businesses) to help the local community deal with housing issues. As a result of IOCP's efforts, hundreds of families have been able to stay in their home, dozens of affordable homes have been added to our local community, and there is a very real presence of care, concern and constructive support for our clienrs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hearing the stories directly from those who have been helped, and in seeing the tremendous motivation and energy of the IOCP staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

IOCP staff and volunteers are wonderfully energetic, optimistic, contructive ad energetic.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

As a pastor in the community, I get a chance to see IOCP work from a variety of different perspectives. I am continually impressed by their professionalism and compassion. They not only respond to crises but help individuals and families work toward sustainable independence. The staff is professional and effective, and stewards their resources with wisdom and discernment. They are also collaborative partners and participants in the life of the broader community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

significantly change the face of our community by establishing long term sustainability for families in the areas of housing, education, nutrition and preparation for employment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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11 people found this review helpful

IOCP is making a very positive impact in our community. In addition to meeting emergency needs of less fortunate people in our area, my observation is that IOCP is helping many to become independent and stable. I see the staff of IOCP as competent and highly efficient, making good use of every dollar contributed. I believe IOCP is a great organization to give time and skills in a volunteer capacity. IOCP helps the whole community to be engaged in helping others and celebrating successes. Thank goodness there is an IOCP in our community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

to see the positive impact on people and neighborhoods. This is an organization that really helps people right here in our own neighborhood to get through difficult times, to be hopeful and to achieve independence, and stability.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Interfaith Outreach And Community Partners serves a critical need in our community - every year, but particularly now when the need is so great. The Sleep Out event this year was tremendous, surpassing the amount of donations raised last year, which is a testimony to the professional and ethical way that this organization is run. Truly giving back and helping those in our community every year!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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18 people found this review helpful

The event, held at a park, was very well organized, with plenty of staff on hand and volunteers to explain each activity and cheer them on. I had as much fun as the kids, and it was particularly great to know that these kids were enjoying a safe, healthy afternoon. Two boys who were doing the 3-legged race really concentrated and worked as a team. It was wonderful to see how proud they were to win, but also how much fun all the teams had, just participating. I would definitely do this again, and would like to find other ways to help out with the CONECT program.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that there is a place for everyone who wants to volunteer—from helping in the food shelf to answering phones, to providing rides to medical appointments, to helping plan events. Whatever I do, I get back much more than I give!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

IOCP is an organization with a very clear mission, fabulous leadership and a history of making a huge impact on the communities they serve. Being a Board member of IOCP has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me. IOCP makes a difference in the lives of everyone they touch -- clients, volunteers, employees, Board members and the general community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of families and individuals that have gone one to lead productive, independent lives after receiving short-term assistance from IOCP.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fabulous, talented people that I have met by being on the Board and various IOCP committees.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated, talented and totally committed to the mission of IOCP.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide assistance to all of the people who are in need of their services.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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