Community Support Program – Adults

Parents receiving state assistance need to develop work skills and experience to transition into the workforce. Community organizations and businesses need extra hands to keep their workloads manageable. The Tree Trust Community Support Program (CSP) acts as a bridge to meet both these needs. Becoming a part of the Community Support Program is a great way to gain valuable job skills, add work experience to your resume, and find employment.

Placement counselors connect participants to unpaid work experiences at host sites throughout the Twin Cities to invest in and strengthen the community as a whole. Participants gain job experience in the areas of administrative assistance, childcare, customer service, retail, landscaping, food service, housekeeping and healthcare.

Markita W. Friendship Center @ ESNS

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for the Community Support Program program, you must be:

  • A parent over the age of 18
  • A resident of Minneapolis or suburban Hennepin County
  • Currently receiving assistance through the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • Eligible to work in the US

Please contact Elizabeth Turnbull at 952-767-3888 to get started or for more information.

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Interested in becoming an employment host site?

Tree Trust works with host sites, including businesses, nonprofits and government agencies, to provide a variety of work experiences for our adult program participants. Host sites are responsible to train and guide these individuals in what is typically their first job. The participant and host site supervisor have the support and guidance of Tree Trust staff every step of the way. Work experiences typically last 9-12 weeks.

Please contact Brent Eikenhorst at 952-767-3884 if you are interested in providing an employment experience to an adult.


Tree Trust thanks our partners for supporting the Community Support Program.

Abbott Northwestern
African Community Services
African Immigrants Community Services
African Center for Innovation
Agape Child Development Center
Alliance Housing Inc.
Arc’s Value Village Bloomington
Arc’s Value Village Brooklyn Center
Arc’s Value Village New Hope
Arc’s Value Village Richfield
Augustana Chapel View Care Center
Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis
Bread of Life Church
Brian Coyle Center
Center for Changing Lives Café
Center for Fathering at Urban Ventures
Center for Somali Solutions
Central Care for Children
Church of New Life
City of Hopkins Art Center
Confederation of Somali Community 

Education Explosion
The Food Group
Friendship Center ESNS
Groveland Food Shelf
House of Charity
Inner City Church
Instep Childcare
Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners
It Starts With Luv Childcare
Masjid An-Nur
Northpoint Health and Wellness Center
Oak Park Neighborhood Center
PICA Head Start
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
Rise, Inc.
RS Eden
Sabathani Community Food Shelf and Clothing Boutique
Sisters Need a Place (SNAP)
Somali American Parent Association
Tawfiq Islamic Center