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Minneapolis + St. Paul, Minnesota

Youth Shelters:

Hope Street Shelter

  • 1121 East 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Phone: (612) 204-8211

  • Various Programs:

    • Emergency Shelter: Offers 28 youth with shelter and crisis counseling and support, case management, mental health and chemical dependency counseling, Independent Living Skills training, one-to-one educational assistance, assessment to determine possibility of re-unification with family/friends.

    • Transitional Living Program: Housing for 12 male youth 16 to 21-years-old, basic needs (food, clothing, transportation, medical attention) and intensive case management, goal setting. Youth Counselors and Case Managers provide case management, mental health and chemical dependency counseling, independent living skills training, one-on-one and group educational and employment services.

    • Permanent Supportive Housing: Program assists youth 18 to 24-years-old who are experiencing homelessness in securing permanent housing in the community and becoming self-sufficient.


The Link: Passageways

  • Phone: (952) 885-4452

  • Passageways Shelter and Housing Program provides emergency shelter beds for youth ages 13 to 17 and housing for youth ages 16 to 23 who have been victims of sex trafficking. It’s inclusive of all gender identities and can serve parenting youth with one child. Offers on-site services specific to sexual exploitation that include case management, mental health therapy, education programming, life skills training, a survivor mentor program, health care services and positive youth development activities.


Lutheran Services Safe House

  • Phone: (651) 444-5757

  • Safe House is an emergency shelter for youth ages 16-20 years old. They serve six youth a night in a single family home within a quiet Saint Paul neighborhood. While at Safe House youth have a safe place to stay, nourishing meals, caring staff and active support from a case manager to help them secure longer term housing and meet basic needs. Safe House provides a welcoming environment for youth of all genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities and religions.

LifeHaven Transitional Living Program (Lutheran)

  • Phone: (651) 776-9805

  • LifeHaven is a family-style home on the east side of St. Paul that provides housing and support to 16 and 17-year-old mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness. Youth attend regular parenting and life-skills classes, meet one on one with a case manager, and engage in fun and enriching activities. LifeHaven also accepts expecting mothers in their third trimester. The home houses six young families, who can receive support for up to 18 months, and offers on-site staff support 24 hours a day.


Booth Brown House

  • 1471 Como Ave. W., St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

  • Phone: (651) 646-2601

  • The emergency youth shelter can house 12 homeless youth, ages 18-21, on any given night.


Minneapolis Avenues

  • 1708 Oak Park Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • Phone: (612) 844-2001

  • Provides shelter (emergency and transitional living programs) along with crisis and basic needs, intensive case management, life skills, integrative health and wellness, education support, youth empowerment, engagement activities, and after-care supportive services.


Brittany’s Place

  • Phone: (651) 332-5539

  • While in shelter, residents will receive services specifically designed to meet their needs, address the harm caused by the trafficking and move them toward recovery and self­efficacy. Provides stabilizing services for the duration of their stay (health care, mental and chemical health services, education engagement/support, advocacy, and family reunification when appropriate).  Provides referrals and discharge/placement specific to residents’ needs to continue the care begun in shelter.


Emergency Shelters:

Dorothy Day Center

  • 183 Old Sixth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • Phone: (651) 647-2350

  • Offers nightly emergency shelter provided for single adult men and women on a first come, first serve basis. The shelter is open every day. Nighttime services start at 8:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 a.m.


Our Saviour’s Housing

  • 2315 Chicago Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • Phone: (612) 871-5900

  • Provides men and women with shelter, community, and hope. They provide dignified shelter and supportive resources, as well as transitional and permanent supportive housing.


Simpson Shelter

  • 2740 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

  • Phone: (612) 348-9410

  • Must be referred through the Adult Shelter Connect Office.


Higher Ground Shelter

  • 165 Glenwood Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405

  • Phone: (612) 204-8552

  • 171 shelter spaces, 80 Pay-For-Stay beds, Hennepin County social services, light evening meal, breakfast, showers, some lockers and shower facilities.


Women (and Children):

Dorothy Day Women’s Shelter

  • 183 Old Sixth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • Phone: (651) 647-2350

  • Offers nightly emergency shelter for 42 single women, housing services, meals, showers, veteran services, laundry, mental health assistance, mail, chemical health support groups.


Naomi Family Residence

  • 77 E 9th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 

  • Phone: (651) 228-1800

  • Naomi Family Residence offers shelter for women and children escaping abuse, battling addiction, and struggling with homelessness and poverty. The women’s shelter provides a safe place to sleep, but it’s also a full program designed to build family stability by helping to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of women and children in crisis.


Mary’s Place

  • 525 N 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405

  • Phone: (612) 338-4640

  • Mary’s Place offers transitional apartments for homeless women with children. Each apartment has a bathroom and kitchen, phone with voicemail, and television. There are 68 large apartments which can accommodate 5–12 people and 32 smaller units which house 3–5 people. Mary’s Place residents have access to a free laundry facility, two large classrooms where tutoring is offered Monday-Wednesday, computer room, activity rooms, a playroom, meeting spaces, a chapel, and a medical clinic. A large backyard with a playground, basketball courts, and picnic tables give the residents the opportunity to feel at home.


Evergreen Residence

  • 177 Glenwood Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405

  • Phone: (612) 204-8432

  • 88 units of single room occupancy, permanent housing for independent, single adults, recreational activities, with access to Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Referrals to mental health services, access to Higher Ground health clinic twice weekly, computer access, health education classes, group/individual counseling, 12-week empowerment series, front desk security, money management workshops.


Harbor Light Center

  • 1011 Currie Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

  • Phone: (612) 767-3100

  • This secure shelter offers a safe place to spend the night. The program is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A free hot meal is served at 6 p.m. and warm showers are available.


Stepping Stone Emergency Shelter

  • 3300 4th Avenue North, Cronin Building #14, Anoka, MN 55303

  • Phone: (763) 323-7006

  • Stepping Stone welcomes anyone who is 18 or older, and never been convicted of a sexual crime. Offers space for 66 residents for women and men. Provides all basic needs, case management, and shelter.



Bethel Hotel

  • 435 University Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55130

  • Phone: (651) 292-1721

  • Bethel Hotel offers homeless men a clean bed, a hot meal, a warm shower and a way to begin again. Also, offers a transitional living program. The emergency shelter offers 88 beds and the transitional living offers 126 housing rooms.


St. Stephen’s Shelter

  • 2211 Clinton Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • Phone: (612) 874-0311

  • St. Stephen's Shelter offers sober shelter to 45 adult men every night. The comprehensive shelter program includes facilities such as laundry and showers, as well as an employment and savings programs and intensive advocacy to help guests find housing.



The Family Place

  • 244 Tenth Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

  • Phone: (651) 225-9354

  • The Family Place guides children and their parents/caregivers from uncertainty to stability in the quest in finding a place to call home.


People Serving People

  • Operates as a 99 hotel-style emergency shelter housing units for children and families experiencing homelessness include a bathroom, beds, basic furniture, and a door families can lock behind them to feel safe. Three nutritious meals are served daily in our cafeteria, and diapers and other basic necessities are provided free of charge. After immediate basic needs are met, families are ready to use the following comprehensive Family Support Services to move towards self-sufficiency.


Food Banks:

Union Gospel Mission

  • 435 University Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55130

  • Phone: (651) 292-1721

  • Breakfast is served from 6:30-7:30AM, lunch from 12-1PM, and dinner form 5:30-6:30PM.


Loaves and Fishes

  • 2123 Clinton Avenue South,

  • Phone: (612) 871-2981

  • Food served Monday through Friday from 5:30-6:30PM.


Hope Bridge Food Shelf

  • 4217 Boone Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428

  • Phone: (763) 533-2449

  • Open on Thursdays, 4–8pm & Saturdays, 9am–12pm.


Joyce Uptown Food Shelf

  • Phone: (612) 825-4431

  • Open to the public distributing food on Monday through Friday from 1-3:45PM.


Clinic/HIV/STD Testing:

Union Gospel Mission

  • 435 University Avenue E, St. Paul, MN 55130

  • Phone: (651) 789-7605

  • The Mission provides basic health care to their residents and emergency shelter clients. The team screens for TB, administers medications, and treats minor injuries. Hours are from Monday – Thursday from 8AM-5PM & 6-9PM.


Phillips Neighborhood Clinic

  • 2742 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Phone: (612) 724-1690

  • Free clinic operated Monday and Thursday from 6-9PM.


Family Tree Clinic

  • 1619 Dayton Ave #205, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Phone: (651) 645-0478

  • Free clinic offering primary care, reproductive health, men’s health, LGBTQ health, and more.


Open Cities Health Center Incorporated

  • 409 N Dunlap St., Saint Paul, MN 55104

  • Phone: (651) 290-9200

  • Free HIV and STD testing.


JustUS Health

  • 2577 W. Territorial Rd., St. Paul, MN 55114

  • Phone: (612) 341-2060

  • Free HIV testing. 

Domestic Violence Shelters:

Eagles’ Nest Shelter: Women of Nations

  • Phone: (651) 222-5836

  • Safety is priority. Guests are provided with a comfortable bed, linens, and items you need for your personal care. Offers a police officer to return to your residence to gather all personal items. Must attend group meeting. The average stay is 30-90 days.


Tubman Center

  • Phone: (612) 825-0000

  • Provided with shelter. Clients can participate in support groups for domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and other forms of trauma, and work with our team to develop personalized safety and goal plans. Clients are connected to resources both within Tubman and in the community to best support their goals, including legal and mental and chemical health support. Clients who have immediate medical needs are connected to medical resources in the community.


Women’s Advocates

  • Phone: (651) 227-8284

  • Women’s Advocates provides secure emergency shelter and access to basic needs to nearly 50 women and children daily. When a woman or family arrives at the shelter, they have a safe place to stay while receiving on-site support to resolve immediate crises, health concerns, legal issues, economic problems, and improve their overall well-being.


Sojourner’s Shelter

  • Phone: (952) 933-7422

  • The Shelter is a secure, temporary emergency residence for women and their children, unsafe in their own homes due to violence and abuse.  The Shelter provides programming and services designed to promote healing and assist residents with personal planning to achieve increased safety for themselves and their children. Support and life skill groups, children’s programming, transportation assistance enhance individualized case management services.



Hennepin County Veteran Services

  • Phone: (612) 348-3300

  • Their nationally accredited staff helps service members, veterans, survivors and family members efficiently navigate the Veterans’ Administration benefits system. You will work with veterans who are trained to help you get the federal, state and county veterans’ benefits you’ve earned.


Substance Abuse:

Christ Recovery Center

  • 435 University Ave. E.4, St. Paul, MN 55130

  • Phone: (651) 292-1721

  • Program for men struggling with addiction. Takes a 4 phase approach: Orientation, Education, Development, and Application. Phase I and II are, on average, completed in 4 to 6 months. During this time, you’ll focus on attaining specific goals that enable you to face the challenges of living sober in your community. Phases III and IV will help you apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities received in earlier phases as you reintegrate into society


Beacon Program

  • Phone: (612) 767-3100

  • A chemical dependency program inside the Harbor Light Center serves about 60 men at any given time. Most are homeless, without family support and in need of an extensive, holistic approach to recovery. They start with three weeks of inpatient treatment based on the 12-step model of recovery. Then, they spend about 75 days living at one of two halfway houses: one at Harbor Light, the other at a private home in the northern suburbs.

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