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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Human Services

Mission: Three rivers community action, inc. , a private nonprofit corporation, works with community partners to address basic human needs of people in our service area, thereby improving the quality of life of the individual, family and community.

Programs: Housing - provide a continuum of housing services and assistance to low-income families; provide home ownership education and counseling to 273 households, stabilize 112 rural housing units, weatherize 77 homes, complete energy conservation activities on 45 homes, assist 176 households with energy repairs, provide 21 households with housing grants and loans, manage 449 affordable rental units, provide temporary supportive housing and homeless prevention assitance and case management to 131 households, provide transitional housing and case management to 14 homeless household, assist 5,764 households with energy assistance, provide 1,942 households with energy crisis assistance and provide housing advocacy, education, networking, information and referral.

transportation - provide 520,126 public transit rides and provide 3,087 volunteer rides.

early childhood/head start - provide early childhood/head start services to 238 children and their families.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

The bus comes to get me everyday so that I can go to work. I clean houses so I have to go to lots of different places for my job. they have different buses that can get me to each house that I have to go to in northfield. I get to ride the route bus and sometimes the dial a ride bus if the route bus cant make it to my stop. I also use the route bus to go shopping. I live at Greenvale apartments and my home is right on the route which makes it really easty for me to catch the bus.

Review from Guidestar


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Called into toll free reservation line for hiawathaland transit 4 days ahead for scheduled pickup date and time for one way at $1.25. After arriving early at stop and waiting over half hour in temps below 50 degrees, this public transit shuttle never showed. Heard comments from other citizens in northfield, mn that they no longer rely on it for getting to work or appointments and will not refer the service to anyone anymore. City of northfield relinquished jurisdiction over this public transit shuttle bus in 2012. It is detrimental to providing reliable services especially for seniors and citizens in poor health on limited incomes in northfield, mn. Many people are now switching to taxis in the area to get them where they need to go.

Review from Guidestar