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
  • 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


Email Address: info@cctwincities.org

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

7200 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Phone: 612-276-1571

Web Address: http://www.gmcc.org/wafcs

Charaka: Bloomington Community Support Program

  • Dual diagnosis

  • Housing support and Employment services
  • Case management
  • Advocacy

    Wellness and Recovery

    Social and recreational

  • 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/chemical-mental-health/recovery-support/community-support-programs/bloomington/

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
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse Center

1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN

Crisis Line: 1-866-223-1111 Office Phone: 952-884-0376

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

Dakota County Social Services

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • Housing Assistance
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Food Programs

24-hour crisis response unit: 952-891-7171

Adult mental health services: 651-554-6424

Children's mental health services: 952-891-7459

Community services division: 651-554-5742

Employment and economic assistance: 651-554-5611 

Social Services: 952-891-7400

Web Address: http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HealthFamily/MentalHealth/Pages/default.aspx

Dorothy Day Center

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

183 Old 6th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

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.

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

Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota

  • Housing
  • Employment and unemployment programs
  • Assistance with applying for social programs including food programs and public housing programs
  • Financial counseling
  • Assistance in settling in Minnesota including citizenship classes and assistance with completing immigration/citizenship forms

Phone: 612-374-4967

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

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