Due to concern for the health and safety of our staff, the community we serve, and our partners, CAPI will largely be closed to the public. You may make an appointment to meet with a staff member at our location in Brooklyn Center or East Lake Street. Masks are required inside both buildings regardless of vaccination status. Below please find a list of staff, services, and updated hours/information for our food shelf. Staff will be checking voicemail, emails, and having calls forwarded. If you’re not sure who to call, please call the CAPI main line at 612-767-3670.

We look forward to serving you in this time of uncertainty. And, remember, we are here for you even if we are at a distance.

Food Shelf

The CAPI food shelf is open Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The food shelf is closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for lunch.

CAPI is no longer providing curbside pickup and is now open to clients to choose their own items. Those needing food assistance will need to schedule an appointment by calling 612-756-8958 or email Will Lucker our Program Referral/Intake Coordinator to enroll or re-enroll in the food shelf program.

Have questions? Please call 612-767-3686.


Need to talk to your caseworker?

Alicia Jackson

Chao Lee

Tiana Gowing

Financial Services

If you have lost income due to COVID-19 and need housing assistance, or have a question about financial coaching or homebuyer assistance, please contact our Financial Coach, Patricia Aguilar, or our Finance Manager, Ruth Torres at 612-767-3673. To schedule an appointment for tax preparation assistance, call 651-287-0187 or visit https://prepareandprosper.org/

Housing Assistance

CAPI provides one-on-one housing coaching and foreclosure prevention services for individuals who are unhoused or are at risk of homelessness. Contact a Housing Navigator for assistance.

Gisselle Ramirez
Housing Assistance Navigator

Mandisa Vang
Housing Assistance Navigator

Mai Shor Xiong
Housing Stability Navigator

Career Pathways

For an up-to-date listing of available Nursing Assistant (NA), PCA, Manufacturing trainings, please see our Employment Services page. For questions or information, contact our Career Pathways Navigators:

Mariah Bwale
NA, Hand Soldering

Shaneaka Younger
Manufacturing, PCA

Maidawn Yang
Southeast Asian Career Pathways Navigator
NA, Hand Soldering

MN Sure Enrollment, Elder Care, Benefits Enrollment Center

Need help with MN Sure? Have questions about benefits?

Ellen Baboila
MN Sure

Souwan Thao
Caregiver Support

Thai Vang
Hmong Seniors Program

Leila Hussain
Benefits Access Navigator

COVID-19 Resources

Mayly Xiong
Community Health Navigator

Pang Vang
COVID Community Coordinator

Maniphone Souriyavong
COVID Community Coordinator

Civic Engagement

New voter registration, please call Victor Yang at 612-767-9517.

Thank you for your understanding! Stay safe and stay well.