Homeless Shelters & Housing Support

Bridge for Youth

  • Crisis program including shelter and food
  • Transitions program for older teens
  • Youth and family counseling
  • Health program
  • Support groups for:
    LGBTQ youth
    Young women 13-17 years old
    Young men 13-17 years old
    Parents of youth

1111 West 22nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

612-377-8800 (24 hour hotline)

Email Address: info@bridgeforyouth.org

Web Address: http://www.bridgeforyouth.org

Canvas Health

Locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. See website for locations.

  • Counseling
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Chemical health

Phone: 651-777-5222

Web Address: http://www.canvashealth.org/

Casa de Esperanza

  • Crisis line available
  • Advocacy for Latina women and children experiencing domestic violence
  • Two free information center locations:
    Mercado Centrale in Minneapolis
    Plaza Latina in St Paul on Payne avenue
  • Information centers help with resumes, job searches, computer and Internet access, and document translations

Phone: 651-646-5553

Crisis Line: 651-772-1611

Web Address: http://www.casadeesperanza.org

Catholic Charities

Locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area

  • Group and individual counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Immigration help
  • Housing and homeless support
  • Food shelf

1200 2nd Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Advocacy: 651-647-2588 Admin Office: 612-204-8500 Counseling: 651-647-2590

Web Address: http://www.cctwincities.org

This organization offers a broad variety of services. Contact the admin office for info on other programs.

Center for Families

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Counseling

3333 North 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Phone: 612-276-1571

Web Address: http://centerforfamilies.gmcc.org/

Charaka: Bloomington Community Support Program

  • Dual diagnosis

  • Housing support and Employment services
  • Case management
  • Advocacy
  • Restrictions: Must be 18 years or older and have a diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness

7888 12th Avenue S
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 612-752-8350

Web Address: http://www.resource-mn.org/spectrum

Community Involvement Program (CIP)

  • Counseling
  • Supportive housing
  • Medication management
  • Employment
  • Case management services

Phone: 612-362-4400

Web Address: http://www.cipmn.org


Offers services primarily in Hennepin County

  • Legal issues
  • Counseling
  • Transitional housing
  • Emergency shelter

1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN

Main Office: 952-884-0376 24 Hour Line: 952-884-0330

Web Address: http://www.cornerstonemn.org/

Dakota County Social Services

Dakota County 24 hour crisis response unit: 952-891-7171 Adult mental health services: 651-554-6000 Children's mental health services: 952-891-7400 Community services division: 651-554-5742 Employment and economic assistance: 651-554-5611 Dakota County supportive housing unit: 651-554-5751

Dorothy Day Center

  • Employment and housing
  • Food shelf
  • Chemical dependency
  • Shelter
  • Counseling for adults

183 Old 6th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-293-1919

Phone: 651-647-2350

Web Address: Dorothy Day Center - Catholic Charities

Web Address 2: Catholic Charities

Habitat for Humanity

  • Orientations are bilingual

3001 4th Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612-331-4090

Web Address: http://www.tchabitat.org

Provides mortgage foreclosure prevention; also information and referrals for housing and financial management.


  • Interpreters are available

3455 Bloomington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: 612-728-5767

Web Address: http://www.homelinemn.org

Free legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so tenants can solve their own rental housing problems.

Home Ownership Center

633 South Concord Street, Suite 250
South St. Paul, MN 55075

Phone: 651-659-9336 Contact: Ed Nelson

Web Address: http://www.hocmn.org

Education, counseling, and connection to home owning services in the community.

Hopkins Vail Place

Restrictions: Must be a Hennepin County resident 18 years or older, and diagnosed with a serious mental illness

  • Housing and Employment
  • Case Management
  • Social and Recreation opportunities
  • Clubhouse Model environment

15 9th Avenue South
Hopkins, MN 55343

Phone: 952-938-9622

Web Address: http://www.vailplace.org/services/hopkinsclubhouse/

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Minneapolis

  • Counseling - $75/hour for individual sessions and $35/hour for group sessions
  • Mental Health Education and Referral
  • Financial assistance services
  • Career services

13100 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 400
Minnetonka, MN

Phone: 952-546-0616

Web Address: http://www.jfcsmpls.org

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