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Cold Weather Resources/Hot Weather Resources

2021-2022 Extreme (Cold) Weather Strategy

When weather conditions are forecasted to fall below -5, when windchill is expected to be -15 or colder, and when weather conditions pose an imminent threat to unsheltered residents:

  • Extreme weather, not just cold
  • Significantly reducing or eliminating barriers during extreme weather
  • Utilizing all shelter bed space
  • Standby-ready status to help partners prepare - called for by Ramsey County Housing Stability Department

*To help connect someone in need to shelter, contact Catholic Charities - Higher Ground at 651-647-2350 and choose option #7, or Ramsey County Homeless Services Unit at 651-266-7818. After 5pm, you can contact the St. Paul Police non-emergency at 651-291-1111. Referrals can also be made by emailing [email protected].

*Additional information about the City's ongoing response to support individuals experiencing homelessness to support, services, resources, and shelter can be found at

*Additional information on the network of shelter resources available for those experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County and Saint Paul is available at


Additional suburban Ramsey County Warming Center when temperatures are below zero:

St. Andrews Community Resource Center (900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN) - Phone number: 651-762-9124

  • Hours are between 10-3, Monday - Thursday
  • Below zero overnight
  • Warm meal and hospitality
  • Shower and towels/blankets will be available


Hot Weather Resources:

In the event of hot weather, Ramsey County has mapped out Cooling Center Locations, linked here.