Need shelter?

Need help?

*Please note:  in order to reserve a bed here at OSH individuals will need to first visit the Adult Shelter Connect for a needs assessment and shelter placement:

LOCATION:

St. Olaf Church

215 South 8th Street in Downtown Minneapolis

Entrance on the intersection of 2nd Ave and 8th St.


HOURS:

Monday – Friday: 10:00am-5:30pm

Weekend and holidays: 1:00-5:30pm


CALL:

(612) 248-2350

Nightly after 7:30 p.m. call (612) 248-2340

 

 

OSH Emergency Shelter:

The Basics:

  • Single adults, age 18+
  • Beds for 34 men and 6 women 365 nights a year
  • We maintain a safe and respectful community living environment for all
  • Shelter hours are 6pm-7am, daily. All guests must leave by 7am.
  • Evening meal is served at 7pm.

How to get a bed:

Beginning October 17th, 2016, all single adults in need of shelter in Hennepin County must visit the Adult Shelter Connect for needs assessment and shelter placement. This system replaces the weekly lottery and waitlists. Services will be provided in Spanish and Somali for those who need it.

LOCATION:

St. Olaf Church

215 South 8th Street in Downtown Minneapolis

Entrance on the intersection of 2nd Ave and 8th St.

On several bus lines, including #5, 9, 19, 22, and 39. All shelters are located within 2 miles of this office.

HOURS:

Monday – Friday: 10:00am-5:30pm

Weekend and holidays: 1:00-5:30pm

CALL:

(612) 248-2350

Nightly after 7:30 p.m. call (612) 248-2340

What else besides a bed?

  • Caring staff providing individualized support as you work towards your goals
  • A hot dinner and self-serve breakfast each day and a sack lunch, as available
  • A clean, wheelchair accessible facility with security cameras and controlled entrance
  • A welcoming living environment with semi-private, shared bedrooms
  • Personal storage space where you can leave belongings throughout the day
  • Showers, laundry facilities, recreational space, and computer lab
  • Regular, in-shelter visits from various community providers: medical, mental health, acupuncture, yoga, veterans services, county social worker, and rapid exit worker
  • A health and fitness program and art therapy program (as available)
  • A community of hope

 

OSH Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing:

Our Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing programs do not take 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.

 

Other Resources:

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

Metro Shelter Hotline

http://openaccessconnections.org/participants/metro-shelters

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

www.housinglink.org

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

http://211unitedway.org

Dial 2-1-1

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

www.crisis.org

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.

 

For questions or further information:

La’Quadra Neal, Shelter Manager

ladquadra@oshousing.org

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