Northside Community Support Program
The Northside Community Support Program (NCSP) helps adults overcome the challenges of mental illness, trauma, COVID, and more. As a free, membership-based program, NCSP’s goal is to make sure people have access to community-based services, therapy, or sometimes just a friendly ear. NSCP staff works closely with many local community partners to ensure people can connect to emergency food, employment supports, legal assistance, and more. NCSP members develop long-term relationships with staff and other members, renewing their sense of dignity and hope through this support.
NSCP welcomes any adult resident (18+) of Hennepin County who is living with a mental illness, trauma, and other challenges. Many members also experience substance abuse or have other co-existing disorders. NCSP frequently assists with the immediate needs of at-risk individuals.
Referrals and the program’s drop-in hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm. Capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Northside Community Support services include:
- Assistance with paperwork related to your benefits (SSI, food support, employment applications)
- Supportive counseling
- Peer support
- Recreational activities
- Psychosocial educational and support groups
- Community Outreach
- Community Education
- Family education
- Resources for housing programs
- Referrals to other community supports to help people manage their illness and recovery