COVID-19 Family Emergency Relief

Together we can make a difference! Your generosity will help Minnesotan children and families in need access critical support like groceries, housing, health-services and more.

While COVID-19 has been tough on everyone, it has been particularly disastrous for families that were already struggling to make ends meet; leading to an impact that extends far beyond those who have become infected.

Vulnerable families are experiencing lost wages, can’t pay rent, and need help now. Together, we can make a difference by quickly delivering direct support.

Whether it’s support with groceries or help with rent, your contribution will help children & families find more stable and self-sufficient lives.

Real impact, Real lives

Care in Action Minnesota works in collaboration with County Social Workers and community groups and organizations across the state to provide timely, crucial support to families in need. Read the stories of some of those we’ve been able to support so far or still need our help. To protect the confidentiality of the families receiving support we’ve left identifying information vague.

Mom & two kids secure stable housing

Ramsey County

This family had been experiencing homelessness before the pandemic began, often couch hopping with friends. By covering the remainder of a deposit, we helped mom secure safe and stable housing for her and her kids.

Assure Housing & Finalize Adoption

Hennepin County

A young man and his wife had been in the process of adopting his two toddler-aged siblings, after they were placed in foster care. Covering the cost of the past due rent prevented them from losing their home and allowed them to continue with the adoption process, to keep this family together.

Mom & Infant Fleeing Violence

Washington County

A mother and infant son had been living in transitional housing, but were recently forced to make other living arrangements due to a fear of violence. We were able to provide a bed for each of them, and a week of groceries to get settled in.

Send crucial support now

Vulnerable children and families across Minnesota need direct support to cover their basic needs.

 And they need it now.

Every Dollar Counts

When we bring our resources together, we can make a tremendous impact. We are extremely grateful for support of any size! Here are a few examples of what your donation can support:


$5 – Provide a meal for a family in need.


$50 – Help cover the costs of health-related services.


$150 – Provide a family with grocery assistance for the month.


$500 – Prevent or end homelessness for a local family in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, we are only able to distribute resources to people whom have been referred to us by a Minnesota County Child Protection or Welfare Worker.

Care in Action Minnesota serves families involved with Child Protection or Welfare Services and youth aging-out of foster care.

In order to respond to the immediate emergency needs in our communities, support is provided on a first come, first served, continual basis.

For financial housing support, we do require that the support provided leads to more permanent and stable housing for longer term than just that month.

When we receive a request from a County Social Worker for a family in need, we will often share the story via email and facebook. If you give through those links, your donation will go to support that family.

Otherwise, when making a donation, you have the option to select the kind of resources you would like to contribute to.

You can give online, by clicking HERE to contribute today!

If you wish to offer another donation, such as items which may help children and families, please contact us at to discuss how you’d like to help.

Supporters are also welcomed to send a check or money order to Care in Action, PO Box 28838 Oakdale, MN, 55128.

Yes! Care in Action Minnesota is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our federal EIN is 20-8731939. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law.

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Care in Action Minnesota’s (CIAM) is a non-profit working to increase the quality of life of children who have experienced abuse or neglect, strengthen families, connect communities, and prevent childhood maltreatment, by providing timely crucial support to families served by Child Protection or Welfare Services and youth ageing-out of foster care, since 2005. 

We thrive to foster equity, trauma-informed healing, family stability, and self-sufficiency.

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