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CLUES connects Puerto Ricans in Minnesota to critical services

February 13, 2018

On Saturday, February 10, CLUES welcomed more than 50 individuals and families who have recently arrived in Minnesota from Puerto Rico at our Welcome Boricua open house.

More than 30 volunteers and staff helped to provide our new Puerto Rican neighbors with warm winter clothing, resources on managing stress, an introduction to Minnesota culture and customs and critical assistance to access healthy food, employment, healthcare, transportation and affordable housing.

The event was part of CLUES’ efforts to support the hundreds of Puerto Rican individuals and families who have come to Minnesota in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. It’s anticipated that thousands more Puerto Ricans will arrive in the US and Minnesota over the coming year as the island works to recover from these devastating storms.

Following the event, CLUES is now offering ongoing walk-in hours to assist with FEMA, MNSure, SNAP, housing, transportation, employment and other applications and vital services for the Puerto Rican community. We anticipate offering additional open houses and live events to ensure the urgent needs of our new neighbors are met.

Learn more about our project by checking out this news segment from Fox 9!

If you’d like to support CLUES’ services for our new Puerto Rican neighbors, click here to make a donation today.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success and continues to work to support the Boricua community in Minnesota.

Posted in CLUES Blog by CLUES Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio