Rebuilding Lives

Rebuilding Lives is a self-sufficiency program for individuals who were homemakers and now lack income due to divorce, separation, the death or disability of a spouse or partner, or loss of public assistance.

Through a series of workshops, one-to-one planning and group participation, members gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to become more self-sufficient.

Our objective is to help you prepare for a competitive job market.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Are you a displaced homemaker (male or female) that has spent a substantial number of years in the home providing homemaking services?
  • Have you been dependent upon the financial support of another; and now due to Divorce, Separation, Death, or Disability of that person, you must find employment to self-support?
  • Have you derived a substantial share of support from public assistance on account of dependent in the home and no longer receive such support?
  • Do you meet the Income Guidelines below?

Family Size200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

  • You may be eligible for Rebuilding Lives.

Rebuilding Lives can help you:

  • Explore career, life and education options
  • Identify individual strengths
  • Learn to manage stress and anger
  • Clarify and establish goals
  • Strengthen communication skills

The Rebuilding Lives program is funded through the Minnesota Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP) and serves Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Pine, Stearns, Sherburne and Wright counties. Services are free to those who qualify.

For more information, contact Tri-CAP at 320-251-1612 or 1-888-765-5597.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and as a part of Tri-CAP’s continued commitment to the health and safety of our clients and staff, we are cancelling all classes. We will provide more information about future classes as information becomes available. we apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as we do our part to combat this pandemic.

Upcoming Classes


1210 – 23rd Ave S
Waite Park

All classes are FREE and open to the public

Please register for the classes by calling 320-251-1612 option 3




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