Human Services


Hopkins, MN


ResourceWest is a non-profit community agency that serves low-income families and individuals living in the west metro community who are struggling to make ends meet each day. ResourceWest's mission is: To assist people and strengthen community through collaborative programs and connections to resources. ResourceWest helps people become more connected, more resourceful, and more 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.

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Executive Director

Mrs. Tarrah Palm

Main Address

1011 First Street South Suite 109

Hopkins, MN 55343 USA


Social Service, Emergency assistance, financial assistance, computer, technology, social worker, school, school supplies, back packs, jackets, coats, boots, mittens, hats, toys, holiday, referral





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Children and Youth Programs

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Community Collaborative Programs

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In all that we do, the Board of Directors and the staff are guided by four core values:
- the potential of all children to succeed;
- the ability of people to help themselves to improve their lives and their communities;
- the need for people to live interdependently; and
-the value of every person to society

The goal of each program we offer is to empower the individual or family. We believe that a person can achieve their highest personal goal when they have access to power, resources and control over their life.

As we develop plans, programs, and budgets, the Board of Directors and staff are guided by these three principles:
- maximizing access for clients to existing community-based resources, including our own;
- developing collaborative programs with organizations capable of supporting our mission; and
- developing new resources for clients in partnership with agencies, organizations, and individuals aligned with mission and vision.

ResourceWest uses multiple tools to meet our goals. We use a road map for measuring our financial and social impact, which includes inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact. We also set program goals and metrics to provide clear quantifiable outcomes and metrics that can be easily measured on a routine basis. Last we maintain an ongoing responsibility for collecting, analyzing, and reporting out the intel we collect.

We use a community needs assessment to evaluate the progress our organization makes in the surrounding communities.

Our Impact Each Year:

• Over 10,000 connections are made to essential resources in our community.
• Over 500 households and 1,000 children are served school supplies, winter warm wear, and holiday gifts.
• 25 households can maintain work through car repair assistance and/or gas or bus cards.
• Nearly 600 households are supported with case management assistance.

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Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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