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Where to Find Help?

Coordinated Entry is the process to access supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Supportive housing resources are extremely limited. Because of this, individuals and families with the highest vulnerability, most significant service needs, and longest history of homelessness are prioritized. Housing is not guaranteed through this process.

Ramsey County Coordinated Entry System (CES) Policies: Please Click Here

Shelter space is reserved for Ramsey County families with minor children. To determine eligibility, call the United Way at 651-291-0211.
• Space for Ramsey County homeless family emergency shelter is limited and beds are not immediately available. Completing an intake with Ramsey County shelter staff is the only way to be placed on the shelter waitlist.
• Intakes are completed at: Community Action Building, 450 North Syndicate Street Suite 190, St. Paul, MN

 

For those experiencing domestic violence, Day One Services may be able to help find a safe place for families while fleeing abuse. Call Day One Services at 1-866-223-1111.

 

Families who are sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation (streets, car, camping, public transit, etc.) or staying at a domestic violence shelter and are looking for supportive housing can call Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS) at 651-215-2262. If a family is eligible, they will need to schedule an appointment with a CAHS Assessor to complete a housing assessment.

CAHS Assessors are also available at the following location, days and times for youth aged (24 or younger) heads of households:

  • 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 1pm - 4pm, SafeZone Drop-in Center, 130 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55107

Single adults who are 25 years or older and seeking immediate shelter can call the Dorothy Day Center at 651-647-2350. Single adults who are 25 years or older, currently experiencing homelessness and not staying in a shelter, will need to complete a housing assessment to determine long-term housing options. Contact a Dorothy Day housing assessor at 651-647-2350.

 

Single adults can also contact Caroline H. at 651-793-2219 to schedule an appointment or by email: HOMELESS@WESTSIDECHS.ORG 

Caroline's current Walk in Hours are as follows:

  • Monday 9-11 AM & 1-4 PM at Mary Hall
  • Wednesday 1:30-3 PM CROP Downtown Library (can assess outside of CROP hours)
  • Thursday 9-11 AM at Mary Hall

 

 

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 

Immediate Help

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

Download the Youth Services Network (YSN) App for Free Learn more.

 

If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, please contact Hennepin County Human Services at 612-348-4111.

To learn more about getting help in Hennepin County click here.

When all community family shelter space is full, the Cold Weather Shelter Program provides motel vouchers to Ramsey County families so no one has to spend a night outside in the cold.

FAMILY HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FHPAP)

Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) funds is an on-going grant that Ramsey County receives through Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) to fund four different service models within Ramsey County: street outreach, prevention assistsance, homeless assistance, and transitional housing/rapid rehousing. FHPAP funds target single adults, youth ages 24 and younger, and/or families with minor children that are at risk of homelessness or already experiencing homelessness.

 

Please click on the link below to obtain a contact list of the currently funded FHPAP providers in Ramsey County:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-RQGOwQCKLWLTJhSlJaanVicXM

 

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is available through the City of St. Paul.  ESG funds can be used for street outreach, operational costs of emergency shelters, rapidly rehouse homeless individuals and families, and prevent individuals/families from becoming homeless.  For more information on ESG funds, please contact: Joe Collins at 651-266-6020.

 

ESG Providers:

-  One time Deposit assistance if a household has already used Emergency Assistance funds and is literally homeless (ie: in shelter, sleeping outside, in a car, or other place not meant for human habitation)