Rent Assistance and Gap Funding
The application for rent assistance in Minneapolis will be available Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 am through noon Monday, April 27.
To determine if you are eligible for rent assistance, visit :
How to apply? There are two ways to apply:
  1. On-line: applicants are encouraged to apply online through the web-based portal, that can be accessed from a mobile device. A link to the online application will be available  Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 am. here:
  2. Application by phone: applicants can also apply by calling the Tenant Resource Center and leaving a voicemail message. The Tenant Resource Center phone number is 612-302-3129. Callers will need to leave a voicemail message. An intake worker will return the voicemail message within 3 days.
If you have questions please contact

Parents and Guardians who need child care resources can call Child Care Aware of Minnesota at 1-888-291-9811 or go to to search on-line for child care options. 

Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 2-1-1 Resource Hotline: If you or someone you know needs assistance accessing food, paying housing bills or other essential services, dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-211. A Certified Community Resource Specialist will help you find available resources in your area. Additionally, visit our 2-1-1 resource website for the latest information on COVID-19.

If you need a COVID-19 test, you can take it free with or without medical insurance. Click here for more information.


  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Community Mitigation (Schools, Child Care, Business) Questions: (651)297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 7 am – 7 pm/7 days a week
  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Health and Testing Questions: (651)201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 7 am – 7 pm/7 days a week
  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Housing Questions: Single Family Residences: (651)296-8125 or Multi-Family Residences: (651)297-4455 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday
  • State of Minnesota: Discrimination Helpline
    • Minnesotans can call the Discrimination Helpline at (651)539-1133 1(833)454-0148. Translation/interpretation services are available.
  • CLUES-Comunidades Latinas En Servicio COVID-19 Hotline: Call or text (651)768-0000 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. Provides information about COVID-19 resources.
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety Stay At Home Order Concerns: (651)793-3746

Joyce Preschool is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation and will post updates as they are available.

June 18, 2020: Preparing for the Upcoming School Year

Joyce Preschool is currently planning to open for Fall classes as scheduled in September 2020. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations from the Department of Health, State of Minnesota, and Minneapolis Public Schools. We will be adopting guidelines to keep our students, teachers, and families safe which will be communicated with families as we know more about the situation facing us in the fall, as the state of the virus and recommendations are continually changing. Looking forward to seeing our amazing preschoolers soon!

March 30, 2020: Shelter In Place Update

Click here to read the full update from Joyce Preschool on the month of April. Consider making a donation to support the ongoing operations of our beloved school and click here to provide parent feedback to inform decisions for the month of May.

March 15, 2020: School Closure Update

In accordance with Governor Tim Walz’s school closure order announced today, Joyce Preschool will be closing as of Monday, March 16 through our regularly scheduled spring break with plans to resume classes on April 6. 

Executive Director, Laura
Office Manager, Gladys
Parent Coordinator, Karina
Program Director, Kate
Development Director, Emily

March 1o, 2020: Coronavirus Statement to families

We know this outbreak  may affect some students, staff and families even if they are not personally sick. If your family needs resources for any concerns, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Karina, for additional support. 

  • Click here to read the full statement in English and Spanish.