Oak Park Center in the Near North neighborhood in Minneapolis is one of six Pillsbury United Communities neighborhood centers. Our goal is to provide services to build stronger communities. Oak Park Center is focused on the communal spirit of North Minneapolis. For years, Oak Park has been a focal point of the neighborhood where people can come together to experience culturally enriching programs, access resources, and seek viable solutions toward the creation of a better and safer neighborhood.
Oak Park services are offered at three North Minneapolis locations:
- Oak Park Neighborhood Center is located at 1701 Oak Park Avenue North. Oak Park offers programming in all six Pillsbury United Communities areas of focus. Facilities at Oak Park include a newly-remodeled industrial-sized kitchen; large multi- purpose room; computer lab; and classroom and meeting spaces. A hub of activity in North Minneapolis, Oak Park promotes community involvement and growth for all individuals 1 to 100.
- PUC Interpreting Agency operates out of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center at 1313 Penn Avenue North. Pillsbury United Communities and Hennepin County have built a unique partnership that allows Pillsbury United Communities’ staff to be housed at the clinic to offer additional assistance to patients. Services provided to patients by Pillsbury United Communities’ staff include medical interpretation, enrollment in health insurance plans, preparation for citizenship, legal assistance, and referrals to other organizations.
- Employing Partners in Community (EPIC) is Pillsbury United Communities’ third North Minneapolis location in the Camden neighborhood. Located at 1210 37th Avenue North, EPIC provides day training and habilitation services (DTH) and Supported Employment Services (SES) for persons who have developmental disabilities. EPIC offers vocational and non-vocational services, with an emphasis on community integration, community enrichment and community employment. Promoting lasting friendships and preventing isolation that often occurs in the underserved populations of adults with developmental disabilities.