If you are experiencing homelessness and want to access supportive housing, the first step is to complete a Coordinated Entry Assessment. There are several ways to access Coordinated Entry for youth (16-24 year olds):
Drop-in Center – Assessments are completed at SafeZone on Friday afternoons for 16-24 year olds. SafeZone Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth: 130 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 – (651)-224-9644
Resource Line: Youth (ages 12-24) who are homeless or at-risk may also contact the Youth Resource line through the YMCA. The Youth Resource Line is a free message line where YMCA staff will assist in problem-solving information on community resources and referrals; resources include food shelves, housing, employment, legal services, education, and health care. The Youth Resource Line is available from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week by calling 763-493-3052
Outreach: Youth between the ages of 16-24 who are currently homeless but not staying in a shelter can find out if they are eligible for Coordinated Entry by meeting with a StreetWorks Outreach Worker. Outreach Workers schedules and contact information can be found at YSNMN.org.
Shelters: Shelters have trained assessors for participants in their program. For live, up to date shelter availability for youth, you can visit ysnmn.org. You can also call the Ramsey County youth shelter line at 651-444-5757.
Parenting Youth (ages 18-24)
Parenting Youth ages 18-24 Connect with Coordinated Entry for Families (CAHS) in Ramsey County by calling 651-215-2262. If you are staying in a shelter, let your shelter staff know that you are interested in completing a Coordinated Entry for housing assessment.
CAHS Assessors are also available at the following location, days and times for parenting youth (18+ with minor children) on a first come basis:
3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 1pm – 4pm, SafeZone Drop-in Center, 130 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Need Immediate Help? Call this 24 hour hotline- 612-377-8800 or Txt4 Help 612-400-SAFE Learn more.
The Bridge for Youth
1111 W. 22nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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