St. Louis Park Emergency Program

Mission Statement

The St. Louis Park Emergency Program, supported by a coalition of churches, synagogues, schools, business, civic, and local organizations, as well as many families and individuals, works to identify, address and respond to the critical and emergency needs of our community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments STEP Social Workers had {XXX} contacts with St. Louis Park households last fiscal year, providing compassion, advice, resources, and understanding. STEP distributed [XXX] pounds of food to the community, substantially reducing hunger. STEP distributed [XXX] bags of free clothing and [XXX] winter coats]. Financial assistance helped stabilize housing for [XXX] families. Transportation for food and healthcare was provided [XXX} times. School supplies were provided to [xxx] low-income students and holiday gifts for [xxx] children. Our programs receive high marks in our annual client surveys.
Current Goals STEP's programmatic goals remain consistent from previous years. We want to continue to consistently respond to the community members' critical financial needs. STEP sought to meet the full need of basic services of food and clothing in St. Louis Park and to stabilize families with case management, emergency financial assistance, and season programs. We expected ourselves to maintain high quality and professional standards in every program. STEP is also undergoing a strategic planning process in this year to further clarify future programmatic and other goals.
Community or Constituency Served The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) has served the St. Louis Park community since 1975, evolving from a faith-based initiative to a community-wide resource serving the basic needs of more than 1,600 people each month.
Geographic Area Served City of St. Louis Park.

Reports & Finances

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6812 West Lake St.
St.Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952-925-4899

General Information

Alternative Name: "STEP" is the name that many donors know the organization by.
EIN: 51-0188692
Principal Staff: Derek Reise
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 7.5
Volunteers: 539
Number of Clients: 3,800 unique individuals


Board Chair: Jennifer Ortale
Number of Board Members: 17
Average Member Attendance: 12.7

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