Household & Outside Maintenance (HOME)

home maintenance“Thanks to Senior Community Services, I can live in my own home longer and enjoy my neighborhood. I am so grateful.” – Helen

Helping you take care of the place that you call home.

The HOME Program mobilizes open-hearted people to bring you affordable home maintenance and chore services delivered by trusted professionals and community volunteers.

The goal of the HOME Program is to provide reasonably priced services to help older adults continue to live independently in their own home. Our network of reliable workers and volunteers provide indoor and outdoor chore services to residents ages 60 and older in Minneapolis and many suburban communities of Hennepin County (Minnesota).

HOME can help with:

Housekeeping (home/apartment):

  • Dusting
  • Sweep, vacuum & mop floors
  • Clean kitchen & bathroom surfaces
  • Laundry & change bed linens
  • Grocery shopping

Handyperson Tasks:

  • Change light bulbs & furnace filters
  • Install grab bars
  • Minor plumbing
  • Minor electrical
  • Check carbon monoxide/smoke detectors
  • Hang wall decor/mirrors
  • Minor carpentry


*Please note that we have closed our snow services to new requests at this point in the season.  All our routes are currently full.  Thank you for your understanding.*

  • Snow shoveling
  • Lawn mowing
  • Seasonal yard work
  • Window washing


  • Interior
  • Exterior

NO COST Home Health & Safety Assessment:

Let our trusted staff come in and assess your house, condo or townhouse for fall risks and minor repair work. Afterwards, you will receive a report with practical steps you can take to reduce falls and make your home safer. Our team of handypersons can work with you to complete needed repairs and safety improvements. Be proactive about fall prevention and call 952-746-4046 to request an assessment or email today.

Service for residents aged 60+ in these Minnesota communities:

Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Park
Eden Prairie
Golden Valley
Long Lake
Maple Grove
Minnetonka Beach
New Hope
Spring Park
St. Louis Park
Tonka Bay

What does it cost?

We welcome those 60 and older of any income level. We have clients that pay the full cost of the service but we are also able to offer services based on a sliding fee scale. This means seniors contribute to the cost of the service based on their monthly income and ability to pay. The HOME Program may accept some insurance payments, Elderly Waiver or the Alternative Care Grant for some of our services. Caregivers can also pay for the services provided.

*Please note that we have closed our snow services to new requests at this point in the season.  All our routes are currently full.  Thank you for your understanding.*

How do I get started?

You must complete the registration materials to receive services. For program details, please contact us at 952-746-4046 or email. We’ll be happy to help.

HOME brochure      HOME Newsletter

Registration materials:

Please print out these forms and mail them to us, a signature is required. Call if you have questions.

Click here for HOME client registration forms

Donate to support the HOME Program:

Help sustain our ability to assist low-income older adults receive services.


A client of Senior Community Service’s HOME program for several years, Gina is overjoyed and grateful. She is specifically grateful for the work employees and volunteers have done to keep her in the home she shares with her beloved Basset hound, Henry.

“I value having the HOME program because I don’t have anyone to do the spring and fall clean up,” shares Gina. A New Englander by birth, Gina has lived in Minnesota for nearly 40 years now. She calls her current location serendipitous, sharing “I married a good-looking man who wears navy-whites well, so I’m here.”

But with tumultuous Midwest seasons, sometimes ‘here’ doesn’t feel like such a lucky place to be. Gina has benefited greatly from the HOME program’s help with yard work, particularly springtime cleanup by volunteers, which can prove a formidable task for any Minnesotan. Additionally, Cindy, a Senior Community Services employee, visits Gina each month to clean and tidy her home. They also share good company and conversation while Cindy cleans. Without hesitation, Gina says Cindy is her favorite aspect of the program.

Gina says she recommends the HOME program to friends frequently and wouldn’t hesitate to encourage anyone in need of extra help to sign up. “I’m very supportive of the program and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it,” reflects Gina. “It helps older folks stay in their homes, and in this day and age that’s very important.”

If having a mission driven job that has big impact appeals to you, consider Gina’s testimony and apply to work with the HOME team, today.


Click here for more information about HOME’s unpaid volunteer opportunities


Now Hiring! Click here for more information about HOME’s paid opportunities