Need Shelter?

How to Get a Shelter Bed

St. Olaf Church
215 S 8th St
Downtown, Minneapolis

Individuals will need to visit the Adult Shelter Connect for needs assessment and placement at one of the Minneapolis adult (18+) shelters, including Our Saviour’s Shelter. Arrive at the address above Mon – Fri, 9am – 5:30pm, or Weekends and Holidays, 1 – 5:30pm. The entrance is located at the intersection of 2nd Ave and 8th St. After hours, call 612.248.2350.

How to access housing programs

Our Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing programs are not taking applications directly. Individuals who are currently staying in shelter or outside are eligible and must be referred through Hennepin County Coordinated Entry. If you are in shelter, talk to shelter staff about a screening. If you are staying outside, call St. Stephen’s Street Outreach at 612.879.7624 for a screening.

“[They] made me feel welcomed. It was nice just to have somewhere to go, where nobody judged you. It was the first time anyone had really spoken to me since I became homeless.”

– Skyler, Shelter Resident

“[They] made me feel welcomed. It was nice just to have somewhere to go, where nobody judged you. It was the first time anyone had really spoken to me since I became homeless.”

– Skyler, Shelter Resident

Other Resources

Still need some help? Below you will find a short list of additional shelter, housing, and social service resources:

Domestic Violence Shelters

866.223.1111

A 24-hour crisis hotline that can connect you to open beds in domestic violence shelters throughout Minnesota. Also provides advocacy from a supportive person, choices about involving law enforcement, and other resources. For anyone experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual violence, human trafficking, or simply questioning aspects of their relationship.

Family Shelters

612.348.9410

Call the Hennepin County Family Shelter Team during daytime, weekday hours for access to family shelters (adults with children under the age of 18) in Hennepin County. On holidays, weekends, and evenings until 11pm, call 211 (mobile: 651.291.0211), and ask for the after-hours shelter team.

Youth Shelters (ages 16-24)
www.ysnmn.org

Search for open shelter beds and other services for youth in the Metro area. Designed to easily connect youth who are homeless, in crisis, or at risk of either, to the services they need.

Metro Shelter Hotline

1.888.234.1329 (toll free)

A 24-hour hotline for information about additional shelters and housing programs in the metro area (including for youth, families, and domestic violence). Helps you avoid making multiple calls.

Housing Link

612.522.2500 (If you call, be at a computer.)

An online service where you can search for affordable rental vacancies throughout the state of Minnesota. Also provides information on subsidized housing programs and wait lists.

United Way

211

Free and confidential health and human services information. Call 2.1.1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, and more.

The Crisis Hotline

612.379.6363

A 24 hour crisis phone line. Free and confidential, they take calls from anyone in need of counseling, support, intervention, and referral.

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