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COPAL empowers participants with resources and opportunities for better health, prosperity, and community engagement. We provide holistic support, addressing diverse challenges and connecting strengths to new skills for long-term well-being.

If you’re having trouble finding what you need or have any questions, our dedicated Navigators are here to assist you. With expertise in a wide range of resources, they’re just a phone call away at (612) 249-8736.

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Volunteer Lawyers Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Minnesotans experiencing poverty with some of the top private lawyers in the state at no cost. These volunteers protect the rights and property of thousands of clients every year by advising them at legal clinics, drafting legal documents, representing them in court or otherwise supporting them in their pursuit of justice.
Legal

HOME Line - Free Legal Help for Renters

HOME Line provides legal assistance for tenants in Minnesota Click to learn more or call HOME Line at English 612-255-8870 (leave a message with your full name, phone number and brief information about your situation and they will call you back.)

Note: If you owe months’ rent, do not wait and request assistance to pay the rent. You are still responsible for paying the months owed. If your landlord is trying to evict you, get legal help right away. These volunteers protect the rights and property of thousands of clients every year by advising them at legal clinics, drafting legal documents, representing them in court or otherwise supporting them in their pursuit of justice.
Legal
Renters

Free Tax Prep

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide programs help prepare federal and state income tax and property tax refund returns. There are over 200 free tax preparation sites available across Minnesota. You may qualify for free tax preparation for your returns.
Taxes

USCIS Case Status

Check your case status online to track an immigration application, petition, or request.
Citizenship

USCIS Naturalization Test Resources

The Citizenship Resource Center provides information about the Naturalization Test requirements; study materials for the English and civics test, including flash cards, pocket study guides, videos, or interactive practices tests; and information on updates or changes to the Naturalization Test. We also offer citizenship resources in other languages.
Citizenship

Minneapolis Renters: Report building repairs and infestations

Call 311 to report building repairs and infestations. Remember to ask for your reference number during the call. The city of Minneapolis will send an inspector out to the building in 10 days or less.
Renters

Renew Your Driver’s License

Do you have TPS and need to renew your driver's license? Follow step by step instructions to learn how.
Driver’s
License

Questions about COVID-19?

COPAL navigators can answer your questions about covid-19 or help with access to: free covid-19 tests, food, health insurance, rental assistance, or other resources.
COVID

Food Shelves

Do you need free food pantries? Find the food pantry closest to where you live.
Health

Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the bilingual helpline.
CALL Now 651-772-1611
Human
Services

Mental Health Crisis Line

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact:
MN Mental Health Crisis Line: ** CRISIS or ** 274747
Health

Computer Skills Classes

Course designed for individuals who wish to enhance their basic software and computer skills, no prior experience required. See our upcoming classes.
Education

Citizenship Classes

Classes in Spanish, with English practice. The course covers the questions and topics necessary for the United States citizenship exam. See our upcoming classes.
Education

GED Classes

If you are a member of COPAL you can create a GEDworks account. GEDworks is a self-directed online system that allows people to earn their GED. Or, call us at (612) 427-2011 to learn more.
Education

United Way 2-1-1: Health & Human Resources

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.
Resources

Apply for or renew driver's licenses in Minnesota

Visit the DVS (Driver and Vehicle Services) website and follow the steps to submit your driver's license application.
Driver’s
License

Certificate of Translation Form

Document issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety certifying the accurate translation of documents written in a language other than English, as required by state regulations.
Driver’s
License

Minnesota Rules Variance Petition for Driver's License or Identification

Minnesota Rules Exception Application Form for Driver's License or Identification, addressed to individuals without required documentation. It outlines reasons and necessary documents.
Driver’s
License

Request Group ​Class D Oral Knowledge Test

How to request group Class D knowledge oral exams in Minnesota. Booking requirements, available locations, and participant identification procedures.
Driver’s
License

Third-party online knowledge test

For institutions interested in becoming third party online knowledge testing proctors must meet these requirements
Driver’s
License

​Help your community: Become a class D knowledge test third-party proctor​

The DVS third-party proctor program is a great way to help out your community by making class D knowledge tests more available to those who need them.
Driver’s
License

Driver's License Academy – Ramsey County

The Ramsey County Driver’s License Academy is an American Rescue Act funded workforce initiative in partnership with the City of Saint Paul to help young workers aged 18-24 get their driver’s license as a needed work credential. There is no cost for eligible job seekers.
Driver’s
License

Questions about COVID-19?

COPAL navigators can answer your questions about covid-19 or help with access to: free covid-19 tests, food, health insurance, rental assistance, or other resources.
COVID

Renew Your Driver’s License

Do you have TPS and need to renew your driver's license? Follow step by step instructions to learn how.
Driver’s
License

Apply for or renew driver's licenses in Minnesota

Visit the DVS (Driver and Vehicle Services) website and follow the steps to submit your driver's license application.
Driver’s
License

Certificate of Translation Form

Document issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety certifying the accurate translation of documents written in a language other than English, as required by state regulations.
Driver’s
License

Minnesota Rules Variance Petition for Driver's License or Identification

Minnesota Rules Exception Application Form for Driver's License or Identification, addressed to individuals without required documentation. It outlines reasons and necessary documents.
Driver’s
License

Request Group ​Class D Oral Knowledge Test

How to request group Class D knowledge oral exams in Minnesota. Booking requirements, available locations, and participant identification procedures.
Driver’s
License

Third-party online knowledge test

For institutions interested in becoming third party online knowledge testing proctors must meet these requirements
Driver’s
License

​Help your community: Become a class D knowledge test third-party proctor​

The DVS third-party proctor program is a great way to help out your community by making class D knowledge tests more available to those who need them.
Driver’s
License

Driver's License Academy – Ramsey County

The Ramsey County Driver’s License Academy is an American Rescue Act funded workforce initiative in partnership with the City of Saint Paul to help young workers aged 18-24 get their driver’s license as a needed work credential. There is no cost for eligible job seekers.
Driver’s
License

Computer Skills Classes

Course designed for individuals who wish to enhance their basic software and computer skills, no prior experience required. See our upcoming classes.
Education

Citizenship Classes

Classes in Spanish, with English practice. The course covers the questions and topics necessary for the United States citizenship exam. See our upcoming classes.
Education

GED Classes

If you are a member of COPAL you can create a GEDworks account. GEDworks is a self-directed online system that allows people to earn their GED. Or, call us at (612) 427-2011 to learn more.
Education

United Way 2-1-1: Health & Human Resources

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.
Resources

Food Shelves

Do you need free food pantries? Find the food pantry closest to where you live.
Health

Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the bilingual helpline.
CALL Now 651-772-1611
Human
Services

Mental Health Crisis Line

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact:
MN Mental Health Crisis Line: ** CRISIS or ** 274747
Health

United Way 2-1-1: Health & Human Resources

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.
Resources

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Volunteer Lawyers Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Minnesotans experiencing poverty with some of the top private lawyers in the state at no cost. These volunteers protect the rights and property of thousands of clients every year by advising them at legal clinics, drafting legal documents, representing them in court or otherwise supporting them in their pursuit of justice.
Legal

HOME Line - Free Legal Help for Renters

HOME Line provides legal assistance for tenants in Minnesota Click to learn more or call HOME Line at English 612-255-8870 (leave a message with your full name, phone number and brief information about your situation and they will call you back.)

Note: If you owe months’ rent, do not wait and request assistance to pay the rent. You are still responsible for paying the months owed. If your landlord is trying to evict you, get legal help right away. These volunteers protect the rights and property of thousands of clients every year by advising them at legal clinics, drafting legal documents, representing them in court or otherwise supporting them in their pursuit of justice.
Legal
Renters

United Way 2-1-1: Health & Human Resources

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.
Resources

HOME Line - Free Legal Help for Renters

HOME Line provides legal assistance for tenants in Minnesota Click to learn more or call HOME Line at English 612-255-8870 (leave a message with your full name, phone number and brief information about your situation and they will call you back.)

Note: If you owe months’ rent, do not wait and request assistance to pay the rent. You are still responsible for paying the months owed. If your landlord is trying to evict you, get legal help right away. These volunteers protect the rights and property of thousands of clients every year by advising them at legal clinics, drafting legal documents, representing them in court or otherwise supporting them in their pursuit of justice.
Legal
Renters

Minneapolis Renters: Report building repairs and infestations

Call 311 to report building repairs and infestations. Remember to ask for your reference number during the call. The city of Minneapolis will send an inspector out to the building in 10 days or less.
Renters

United Way 2-1-1: Health & Human Resources

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.
Resources

Free Tax Prep

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide programs help prepare federal and state income tax and property tax refund returns. There are over 200 free tax preparation sites available across Minnesota. You may qualify for free tax preparation for your returns.
Taxes

United Way 2-1-1: Health & Human Resources

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.
Resources

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