Resources for families like yours.

If you are in danger or risk of danger, please dial 911. If you have any resources you are in need of but do not see here, or have questions about resources, please send an email to and I will try and help you find the resources to assist you. If you need additional resources or want to talk with someone on the telephone, please call 211.

Below, you’ll find a curated list of resources for various types of need. Simply click the dropdown arrow to view the details and/or contact information for each resource, category, or area.

Mental Health


These are the phone numbers for mental health crisis response. Anyone may call these numbers 24/7 and receive help via the telephone. If your county does not have a 24/7 number, please call 911 or call/text/chat 988. All numbers are the same for child or adult mental health crisis unless noted otherwise. Phone numbers are categorized by county with the exception of four tribes which are listed at the very end of this list.

Veterans Crisis Line
988, press 1
Text 838255

Disaster Distress Helpline
Text 1-800-985-5990

Farmer Wellness Helpline

Trans Lifeline

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline)
Text START to 678-678

Aitkin 1-800-462-5525

Anoka 1-763-755-3801

Becker 1-218-850-4357

Beltrami 1-800-422-0045

Benton 1-800-635-8008

Big Stone 1-800-432-8781

Blue Earth 1-877-399-3040

Brown 1-877-399-3040

Carlton 1-844-772-4724

Carver 1-952-442-7601

Cass 1-800-462-5525

Chippewa 1-800-432-8781

Chisago 1-800-523-3333

Clay 1-800-223-4512

Clearwater 1-800-422-0045

Cook 1-844-772-4724

Cottonwood 1-800-642-1525

Crow Wing 1-800-462-5525

Dakota 1-952-891-7171

Dodge 1-844-274-7472

Douglas 1-701-364-0431

Faribault 1-877-399-3040

Fillmore 1-844-274-7472

Freeborn 1-877-399-3040

Goodhue 1-844-274-7472

Grant 1-701-364-0431

Hennepin 1-612-596-1223 (Child crisis line 1-612-348-2233)

Houston 1-844-274-7472

Hubbard 1-800-422-0045

Isanti 1-800-523-3333

Itasca 1-218-326-8565

Jackson 1-800-642-1525

Kanabec 1-800-523-3333

Kaniyohi 1-800-432-8781

Kittson 1-800-282-5005

Koochiching 1-800-442-8565

Lac Qui Parle 1-800-432-8781

Lake 1-844-772-4724

Lake of the Woods 1-800-422-0045

LeSueur 1-877-399-3040

Lincoln 1-800-658-2429

Lyon 1-800-658-2429

Mahnomen 1-800-282-5005

Marshall 1-800-282-5005

Martin 1-877-399-3040

McLeod 1-320-864-2713

Meeker 1-800-432-8781

Mille Lacs 1-800-523-3333

Morrison 1-800-462-5525

Mower 1-844-274-7472

Murray 1-800-658-2429

Nicollet 1-877-399-3040

Nobles 1-800-642-1525

Norman 1-800-282-5005

Olmsted 1-844-274-7472

Otter Tail 1-800-223-4512

Pennington 1-800-282-5005

Pine 1-800-523-3333

Pipestone 1-800-642-1525

Polk 1-800-282-5005

Pope 1-701-364-0431

Ramsey 1-651-266-7900

Red Lake 1-800-282-5005

Redwood 1-800-658-2429

Renville 1-800-432-8781

Rice 1-877-399-3040

Rock 1-800-642-1525

Roseau 1-800-282-5005

Scott 952-818-3702

Sherburne 1-800-635-8008

Sibley 1-877-399-3040

St. Louis – Northern 1-218-288-2100

St. Louis – Southern 1-844-772-4724

Stearns 1-800-635-8008

Steele 1-844-274-7472

Stevens 1-701-365-0431

Swift 1-800-432-8781

Todd 1-800-462-5525

Traverse 1-701-364-0431

Wabasha 1-844-274-7472

Wadena 1-800-462-5525

Waseca 1-844-274-7472

Washington 1-651-275-7400

Watonwan 1-877-399-3040

Wilkin 1-800-223-4512

Winona 1-844-274-7472

Wright 1-800-635-8008

Yellow Medicine 1-800-658-2429

Fond du Lac Tribe 911

Leech Lake Tribe 1-888-215-8144

Red Lake Band Tribe 911

White Earth Tribe 1-877-380-3621


Updated 1/11/2023


These are the phone numbers for mental health crisis response. Anyone may call these numbers 24/7 and receive help via the telephone. If your county does not have a 24/7 number, please call 911 or call/text/chat 988. All numbers are the same for child or adult mental health crisis unless noted otherwise. Phone numbers are categorized by county.

Veterans Crisis Line
988, press 1
Text 838255

Disaster Distress Helpline
Text 1-800-985-5990

Farmer Wellness Helpline

Trans Lifeline

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline)
Text START to 678-678

Ashland County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

Adams County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Barron County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Bayfield County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

Buffalo County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Brown County Crisis Line 920-436-8888

Burnett County Crisis Line 888-552-6642 (Northwest Connections)

Calumet County Crisis Line 920-849-1400 (business hrs) or 1-920-849-9317 or 1-920-832-4646 (After hrs)

Chippewa County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Clark County Crisis Line 800-863-3560

Columbia County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Crawford County Crisis Line 888-552-6642 (after hrs)

Dane County Crisis Line 608-280-2600

Dodge County Crisis Line 920-386-4094 or 888-552-6642 (after hrs)

Door County Crisis Line 920-746-2588

Douglas County Crisis Line 715-392-8216 or 715-395-2259

Dunn County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Eau Claire County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Florence County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

Fond du Lac County Crisis Line 920-929-3535

Forest County Crisis Line 1-888-299-1188

Grant County Crisis Line 1-800-362-5717

Green County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Green Lake County Crisis Line Day: 920-294-4070 After 4:30pm: 920-294-4000

Iowa County Crisis Line 1-800-362-5717

Iron County Crisis Line 1-866-317-9362

Jackson County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Jefferson County Crisis Line 920-674-3105 (7:30AM-5:30PM)

Juneau County Crisis Line 608-847-2400

Kenosha County Crisis Line 262-657-7188 or 800-236-7188

Kewaunee County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

La Crosse County Crisis Line 608-784-4357

Lafayette County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Langlade County Crisis Line 715-845-4326 or 800-799-0122 or 715-848-4600

Lincoln County Crisis Line 715-845-4326 or 800-799-0122 or 715-848-4600

Manitowoc County Crisis Line 920-683-4230 or 888-552-6642 (after hrs)

Marathon County Crisis Line 715-845-4326 or 800-799-0122 or 715-848-4600

Marinette County Crisis Line 715-732-7760 or 888-552-6642 (after hrs)

Marquette County Crisis Line  888-552-6642

Menominee County Crisis Line 715-799-3861

Milwaukee County Crisis Line 414-257-7222

Monroe County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Oconto County Crisis Line 920-834-7000

Oneida County Crisis Line 888-299-1188

Outagamie County Crisis Line 920-832-4646

Ozaukee County Cope Hotline 877-375-4043

Ozaukee County Rape and Domestic Violence Line 262-284-6902

Pepin County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Pierce County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Polk County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Portage County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

Price County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

Racine County Crisis Line 262-638-6741

Richland County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Rock County Crisis Line 608-757-5025

Rusk County Crisis Line 888-636-6655 or 715-32-2299

Sauk County Crisis Line 800-533-5692 or 888-552-6642 (after hrs)

Sawyer County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

Shawano County Crisis Line 715-526-3240

Sheboygan County Crisis Line 920-459-3151

St. Croix County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Taylor County Crisis Line 866-317-9362

Trempealeau County Crisis Line 888-552-6642

Vernon County Help Line 608-637-7007

Vilas County Crisis Line 888-299-1188

Walworth County Crisis Line 262-741-3200 or 800-365-1587

Washburn County Crisis Line 888-860-0373

Washington County Crisis Line 262-365-6565

Waukesha County Crisis Line 211 or 262-548-7666 (Business Hours)

Waupaca County Crisis Line 800-719-4418

Waushara County 8am-4:30pm: 920-787-6618 After hours: 920-787-3321 (ask for crisis worker)

Winnebago County Crisis Line 920-233-7707

Wood County Crisis Line 715-384-5555 (Marshfield and surrounding) or 715-421-2345 (WI Rapids and surrounding)


Non-crisis phone numbers listed below are for the entire state of Wisconsin, and these numbers are open 24/7 to all state residents.

Solstice House: 608-244-5077

LaCrosse Lighthouse: 608-519-1489

Iris Place: 920-815-3217

Monarch House: 715-505-5641

Parachute House: 414-877-5918

Wisconsin Hopeline: Text “HOPELINE” tp 741741


Available to all state veterans

The R&R House: 262-336-9540

Available to residents of Milwaukee County

Warmline, Inc.: 414-777-4729 


Updated 1/25/2023


All of these resources below are available 24/7. 

The Lifeline call/text/chat 988

National Hopeline Network (for suicide prevention): call/text/chat 988

National Mental Health Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Online Chat:

Veterans Crisis Line 988, press 1
Text 838255

Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
Text 1-800-985-5990

Farmer Wellness Helpline 1-888-901-2558

Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline) 1-866-488-7386
Text START to 678-678

Updated 1/11/2023

Food & Hunger Support

Free grocery stores in oakdale, MN

Today’s Harvest now has two locations~

5703 Hadley Avenue North, Oakdale MN 55128

8264 4th Street North, Oakdale MN 55128 (On Guardian Angel’s Church Campus)

Hours: Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm

You can visit the store as frequently as you would like. There is no ID or personal info needed. No appointment needed.

“Today’s Harvest is a free market that provides fresh produce, meat, dairy, and bakery items we rescue each day from local grocery stores, farms, and other partners.”

“This market is open to anyone who can use these fresh and frozen items while they are still fresh. So much food is wasted in our country – we want to make this great food available to all. It’s really that simple!”

Volunteer opportunities are also available. Sign up via the website.

Phone number: 651-409-1005

Updated 4/15/2022

mn freegan pantry

“Minnesota Freegan Pantry is a Facebook Page where people can feel safe posting donations of food that is about to go bad. They won’t have to feel guilty throwing out food that is wasted because now there is an option to prevent good food from going to waste. There is no judgment in this group when people take donations. The goal of this group is to try and prevent the number of food items that go in the trash. So if you have eggs, milk, fruits, and vegetables that are near their expiration date post them to the Facebook page. Before joining the group one must answer a few questions to secure the safety of others in this group.

Updated 8/11/2021

anoka county food shelves

Food Shelves are categorized by city name in alphabetical order.

ACBC Food Shelf
2615 9th Avenue North, Anoka 55303
Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10am-3pm, Tuesday 12pm-5pm, Thursday 2pm-7pm
Please call to make an appointment or schedule an appointment online at

Anoka Covenant Church
752 Grant Street, Anoka 55303
Hours: Monday 12pm-2pm

Blaine United Methodist Church
621 115th Avenue Northeast, Blaine 55434
Hours: Thursday 10am-12pm

Hope for the Community
1264 109th Avenue Northeast, Blaine 55434
Hours: Thursday 11am-5pm

Muslim American Society Minnesota (MAS MN)
12175 Aberdeen Street Northeast, Blaine 55449
Hours: Second and fourth Saturday of each month 11am-12:30pm

Centennial Community Food Shelf
200 Civic Heights Circle, Circle Pines 55014
Hours: Monday and Thursday 4pm-6pm

Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)
627 38th Avenue Northeast, Columbia Heights 55421
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-4:30pm, Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday 8am-2:45pm
Please call ahead before going to pick up.

North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf (NACE)
18511 Highway 65 Northeast, Suite 100 and 200, East Bethel 55011
Hours: Monday 9am-12pm, Tuesday 5pm-8pm, Wednesday 1pm-4pm, Thursday 8am-11am
Must Go Produce on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursdays of each month until all produce is distributed.

Fridley Covenant Church Manna Market
6390 University Avenue Northeast, Fridley 55432
Hours: Tuesday 4pm-6pm

Grace Evangelical Free Church
755 73rd Avenue Northeast, Fridley 55432
Hours: Second Friday of every month (hours vary)
Check website for info on hours open each month.

Islamic Center of Minnesota
1401 Gardena Avenue Northeast, Fridley 55432
Hours: First and third Sunday of each month 11am-1pm
Pre-registration for new clients is required. Please call to register.

New Life Church
17261 St. Francis Blvd Northwest, Ramsey 55303
Hours: Fourth Thursday of each month 5pm-6:30pm January through October (closed November and December)

Linwood Covenant Church Manna Market
6565 Viking Blvd Northeast, Wyoming 55092
Hours: Second Thursday of each month 4pm-6pm

Updated 6/26/2021

Carver county food shelves

Food Shelves are categorized by city name in alphabetical order.

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska 55318
Hours: Monday 9am-6:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-3:30pm, First and third Saturday of each month 9am-12pm
Please call to schedule an appointment.

People Reaching Out to People (PROP)
14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie 55344
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am-1pm, Wednesday 4pm-6:30pm
Please call to schedule an appointment.

Southwest Carver County Food Shelf
10 First Avenue Northeast, Norwood Young America 55397
Hours: Tuesday 12:30pm-6:15pm, First Saturday of each month 10am-12pm
Self shop inside or curbside pickup available. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Waconia United Food Shelf
11 South Elm Street, Waconia 55387
Hours: Monday and Saturday 9am-11:45am, Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-6:45pm
Please call to schedule an appointment.

Friends for Life Food Shelf
309 Lewis Avenue South, Watertown 55388 (located in City Hall)
Hours: Monday 6pm-8pm, Tuesday and Friday 9am-12pm
Please call to schedule an appointment.


Updated 6/26/2021

dakota county food shelves

Food Shelves are categorized by city name in alphabetical order. 

360 Communities Apple Valley
Shepherd of the Valley/Our Daily Bread Food Shelf
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley
Hours: Tuesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-4pm
Wheelchair accessible
Children welcome

360 Communities Burnsville
501 East Highway 13, Suite 102, Burnsville
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Wheelchair Accessible
Children Welcome

The C.H.A.P. Store
2020 East Highway 13, Burnsville
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm

Prince of Peace Mission Outpost
13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville
Appointments required. Call to schedule an appointment.
Hours: Monday 4pm-6pm, Tuesday 11am-1pm, Wednesday 4pm-6pm, Thursday 1pm-3pm
(Services residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville, Rosemount, and Savage)

The Open Door
3000 Ames Crossing Rd. Suite 100 Eagan, MN 55121
Appointments required. Click to schedule an appointment.
Hours: Monday 10am-2:45pm, Tuesday 9am-12:15pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm, Wednesday 10am-2:45pm, Thursday 9am-12:15pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm, Friday 10am-12pm

The Open Door Mobile Pantry
Appointments required. Call to schedule an appointment. Appointment times vary by location.
Locations: Southland Church – 17297 Glacier Way, Rosemount. Fairfield Terrace Senior Apartments – 20720 Holt Ave, Lakeville. Cross of Christ Church – 8748 210th St W, Lakeville. Spruce Place Apartments – 300 Spruce St, Farmington.

360 Communities Farmington
510 Walnut St, Door #8, Farmington
Hours: Monday and Thursday 12pm-4pm
Wheelchair accessible
Children Welcome

Hastings Family Services
121 Third Street East, Hastings
Appointment required. Call  to schedule an appointment.
Drive through food shelf pick up service due to building being closed to the public in accordance with CDC and state recommendations. Advance sign up required. Because of the high volume in requests, same day or next day food pick ups may not be available at this time.
Additionally, Market Express is available. Market Express is an express drive-thru food pick up on scheduled dates throughout the month. Market Express is a 3-4 day supply of food and may include; meat, bread, dairy, produce and dry goods.

360 Communities Lakeville
Messiah Lutheran Church
16725 Highview Ave, Lakeville
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12pm-3pm
Wheelchair accessible
Children Welcome

360 Communities Rosemount
Rosemount Family Resource Center
14521 Cimarron Ave W, Rosemount
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-4pm, Tuesday 8am-7pm
Wheelchair accessible
Children Welcome
ASL Interpretation

The Lord’s Cupboard
16120 Cedar Ave S, Rosemount
Hours: Wednesdays 4pm-6:45pm (special arrangements made by phone)

Neighbors, Inc.
222 Grand Ave W, South St. Paul
Appointment required. Call to schedule an appointment.
At this point, the food shelf model has switched to a drive-up system.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

24 Hour Hotline
Residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Lakeville, Randolph, Rosemount or other Dakota County cities can call 360 Communities 24 hours a day at 952-985-5300 for food assistance resources.

Updated 4/25/2021

hennepin county food shelves

Food Shelves are categorized by city name in alphabetical order. 

Seek the Truth Ministries
7836 2nd Ave S, Bloomington 55420
Call for food assistance.

CEAP Food Shelf
7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center 55429
Appointment required. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9am-3:30pm, Friday 9am-12pm.
Can also help with birthday supplies, diapers, wipes, formula, baby food.

NEAR Food Shelf
5209 W Broadway, Crystal 55429
Appointment is required. Call to schedule an appointment.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30pm-4:30pm, Thursday 1:30pm-6pm

Serenity Village Community Church
4100 Douglas Dr N, Crystal 55422
Call or email for food assistance.
Every Friday at 5pm dinner is served at the church. After dinner, guests are invited to shop for groceries to take home to their families for the week.

People Reaching Out to People (PROP)
14700 Martin Dr, Eden Prairie 55344
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am-1pm, Wednesday 4pm-6:30pm

Maple Plain Area Food Shelf
1815 Budd Ave N, Maple Plain 55359
Call for food assistance.

Groveland Food Shelf
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis 55403
Please call for food assistance.

Community Emergency Services (CES)
1900 11th Ave South, Minneapolis 55404
Hours: Monday through Thursday 1pm-4pm.
Anyone can visit this food shelf up to two times a month.
Cultural food needs are available including Hispanic, East and West African, and SE Asian-inspired foods.

Food in the Hood
Beacon of Hope Church
2827 Newton Ave N, Minneapolis 55411
612-217-4003 (leave a voicemail)
No appointment necessary
Distribution is the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5pm-8pm

Shelf of Hope Food Shelf
House of Charity
510 South 8th Street, Minneapolis 55404
Open Wednesdays from 10am-1pm

Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Suite 200, Minneapolis 55409
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9am-11:30am and 1pm-3:30pm

Waite House Food Shelf
2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis 55404
Pre-filled pantry bags are available during usual food shelf operating hours, no appointment needed.
Hours: Monday 12pm-4pm, Tuesdays 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Thursdays 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Brian Coyle Center
420 15th Ave S., Minneapolis 55454
Pre-filled pantry bags are available during usual food shelf operating hours, no appointment needed.
Hours: Monday 12pm-6pm, Wednesday 12pm-4pm, Friday 12pm-4pm

Minneapolis Central Church of Christ
1922 N 4th Ave, Minneapolis 55405
Food boxes are distributed every Saturday 11am-2pm

People Serving People
614 Third Street South, Minneapolis 55415
Call for food assistance.

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf
3041 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis 55408
Hours: Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-5pm, Thursday 11am-7pm, Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm
No appointment needed to get a food bag, but client choice shopping is by appointment.  Call to make an appointment.
Note: Closed May 31, 2021

Church of The Incarnation Food Shelf
3817 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis 55409
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-2:30pm
No appointment necessary

The Aliveness Project
730 E 38th St, Minneapolis 55407
Hours: Monday 10am-2:30pm, Wednesday 10am-2:30pm, Friday 10am-2:30pm
Appointments are required. Call to schedule an appointment.

Salvation Army – Minneapolis Central Ave
2727 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis 55418
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm (Please arrive 30 minutes before closing to receive food)
Appointments are required. Call to schedule an appointment.
Hmong and Laotian foods are available.

Salvation Army – Minneapolis East Lake Street
1604 E. Lake St. Minneapolis 55407
Hours: Monday 2pm-3:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-11am, Wednesday 1pm-3pm
The food shelf is closed the second Thursday at 9:45am because they do a fresh food distribution during this time.

Salvation Army – Minneapolis North Lyndale Ave
2024 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis 55411
Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30am-11am and 1pm-3pm
Appointments are required. Call to schedule an appointment.

Salvation Army – Minneapolis Glenwood Avenue (HOPE Harbor)
53 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis 55403

Community Bridge Food Shelf
2400 Park Ave, Minneapolis 55404
Open the second Friday of the month from 8am-11am and the fourth Saturday of the month from 8am-11pm

Minnehaha Food Shelf
Minnehaha  United Methodist Church
3701 East 50th Street, Minneapolis 55417
Open every Tuesday from 10am-3pm

Calvary Lutheran Church Food Shelf
3901 Chicago Ave South, Minneapolis 55407
612-827-2504 ext. 205
Hours: Saturday 9am-12pm
No appointment necessary. Currently drive-up/walk-up model due to COVID.

New Creation Baptist Church Food Shelf
1414 East 48th Street, Minneapolis 55417
Hours: Saturday 10am-2pm (Not open the fifth Saturday of any month with five weekends).

Centro Food Shelf
1915 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis 55404
Please call for food assistance.

Sharing and Caring Hands
525 N 7th St, Minneapolis 55405
Hours: Monday through Thursday 10am-11am and 1pm-2pm

Simpson Food Pantry
2740 First Ave S, Minneapolis 55408
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm

ICA Food Shelf
11588 K-Tel Drive, Minnetonka 55343
Appointment required. Please call to make an appointment.
Services areas of Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood, and Woodland.

Westonka Food Shelf
2443 Commerce Blvd, Mound 55364
Hours: Monday 9:30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Tuesday 9:30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Wednesday 9:30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm and 6pm-8pm, Thursday 9:30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Friday 9:30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
Appointment required. Call to schedule an appointment.
Each household is eligible to visit every 30 days and additionally may come once a week for fresh produce, assorted perishables, and bread.

HomeBridge Food Shelf
4217 Boone Ave, New Hope 55428
Hours: Thursday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Closed May 29, July 3, September 4, November 25 & 27, December 23, 25 & 30, 2021, and January 1, 2022
COVID-19 Update: “We’re using a drive-up process to minimize contact. Volunteers approach your car for assistance. Drive up behind the other vehicles in line. If you take public transportation, walk, or bike, enter the lobby to be assisted using social distancing measures.”
If you are unable to get to the food shelf, email Food will be delivered to those unable to leave their homes.

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP)
1605 North County Road 101, Plymouth 55447
Self shop and drive-up available. Drive-up does not require an appointment. Self shop requires an appointment (call or schedule online at
Drive-up model is where households can choose a prepacked bag (options include standard, vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, or diabetic-friendly)
Hours for self shop: Monday 1pm-6pm, Wednesday 9am-12pm and 1pm-3:40pm, Friday 9am-12pm
Hours for drive-up (No appointment needed): Friday 9am-12pm 

Salvation Army – Roseville
2445 Prior Ave N, Roseville 55113
Hours: Monday through Thursday 10am-12:55pm and 2pm-3pm, Friday 1pm-3pm
This is a box distribution – not self shopping.

St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP)
6812 West Lake St, St. Louis Park 55426
Appointments require. Please call to make an appointment.
STEP can also provide products that are kosher.

Updated 5/26/2021

Ramsey county food shelves

Food Shelves are categorized by city name in alphabetical order. 

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
Silver View Plaza
2544 Mounds View Blvd, Mounds View 55112
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Hours: Open Monday through Friday by appointment.

North St. Paul Area Food Shelf
2538 E. Seppala Blvd, North St. Paul, 55109
Hours: Monday 11am-1pm, Tuesday and Thursday 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm, Friday 11am-1pm
Appointment is not required, but is encouraged. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Emergency food is available five days per week, all year long, on tables set up outside the food shelf during working hours. This food is available for anyone to take from.

Keystone Midway Food Shelf
1916 University Ave W, St. Paul 55104
No appointment necessary.
Hours: Monday through Friday 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm (Food shelf closes at 3pm  on the third Wednesday of every month)

Keystone  Rice Street Food Shelf
1459 Rice Street, Suite 3, St. Paul  55117
Hours:  Monday through Friday 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm (Food shelf closes at 3pm  on the third Wednesday of every month)

Hallie Q Brown Community Center
270 N Kent Street, St. Paul 55102
Appointment required. Please call to make an appointment.

Merrick’s Food Shelf – Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills Church
1740 Van Dyke Street (Door B), St. Paul 55109
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 10am-11:30am
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Merrick’s Food Shelf – Arcade
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
1669 Arcade Street (Door 3), St. Paul 55106
Hours:  Monday 3pm-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.

The Wellstone Center Food Market
179 E Robie Street, St. Paul 55107
Hours: Monday through Friday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm

Salvation Army – Eastside
1019 Payne Ave, St. Paul 55130
Hours for Walk-ins: Monday through Thursday 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm (first 15 walk-ins per time frame served)
Hours for Appointments: Monday through Thursday 11-11:30am and 3:30pm (3 spots available during each time frame)
* Free hot meal served Monday through Friday 11:45-12:45pm

Franciscan Brothers of Peace
1289 Lafond Ave, St. Paul 55104
Hours: Monday 9:30am-12:30pm
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Friends in Need Food Shelf
535 4th Street, St. Paul Park 55071
Hours: Tuesday 8am-4pm, Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Neighbors Inc. Food Shelf
222 Grand Ave West, South St. Paul 55075
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Updated 5/26/2021

scott county food shelves

Food Shelves are categorized by city name in alphabetical order. 

Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf
128 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine 56011
Hours: Wednesday 5pm-7pm and Saturday 9am-12pm

Jordan Area Food Shelf
312 Water Street, Jordan 55352
Hours:  Every Saturday 9am-12pm, Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm

Peace Center Food Shelf
313 Columbus Avenue North, New Prague 56071
Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-12:30pm, Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm
No appointment needed. Walk-in welcome.

CAP Agency Food Shelf – Shakopee
712 Canterbury Road South, Shakopee 55379
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-2:40pm (curbside pickup only)
Request food and schedule pickup at:


Updated 6/26/2021

Washington county food shelves

Food Shelves are categorized by city name in alphabetical order. 

Community Helping Hand
408 15th Street SW, Forest Lake 55025
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Family Pathways
935 Lake Street South, Forest Lake 55025
Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm

St. Jude’s Community Food Shelf
700 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi 55115
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-3pm by appointment.
Please call to schedule an appointment

Christian Cupboard
8264 4th Street North, Oakdale 55128
Hours for Drive-Up Market: Monday 12pm-4pm, Thursday 3pm-6pm, Friday 10am-1:30pm
Hours for Drive-Up Wildcard Wednesday: Wednesday 11am-1:30pm
Hours for Drive-up Produce Fair: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 10am-11:30am
– Drive-Up Market provides pre-packed boxes with choices for items to add on to the box, including items specific to certain cultures and specialty diet items.
– Wildcard Wednesday distributes more than 6,000 pounds of “food rescue” items each week. “Items distributed through Wildcard Wednesday include milk, meat, fresh produce, and deli items. This fresh food has been taken off the grocery store shelf that same morning, and the items have a few days of use before they spoil.”
– Produce Fairs allow for the distribution of a large supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, typically 6-7 different items are distributed at each Produce Fair.”

Elim Lutheran Church Food Shelf
20971 Olinda Trail N, Scandia 55073
Appointment is required. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Friends In Need
255 East 3rd Street, St. Paul 55071
Hours:  8am-6pm by appointment
Please call to schedule an appointment.

St. Michaels
611 South 3rd Street, Stillwater 55082
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9am-11am by appointment.
Please call to schedule an appointment.

Valley Outreach
1911 Curve Crest Blvd West, Stillwater 55082
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am-12pm, Tuesday and Thursday 5pm-7pm.

White Bear Food Shelf
1884 Whitaker Street, White Bear Lake 55110
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-2:30pm


Updated 6/25/2021

Public Assistance Programs (WIC, SNAP, MA etc.)


WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services.

WIC provides a variety of healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, whole grain foods, and more. WIC also provides baby food and formula for babies if needed.

Eligibility: Who can participate in WIC? Pregnancy people, infants from birth to 1 year of age, and children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday.

Phone number for information on local WIC services: 1-800-942-4030

Find your closest WIC clinic:

Apply for WIC:

SNAP (Food stamps)

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

SNAP Hotline for Twin Cities metro: 651-431-4050

SNAP Hotline for outside metro area: 800-657-3698

Apply for SNAP:

To find the nearest SNAP outreach partner, call 651-486-9860 if you are in the Twin Cities Metro area or call 888-711-1151 if you are outside the metro area.

MA (Medical assistance)

Medical Assistance (MA is Minnesota’s Medicaid program for people with low income. MA does not require you to pay a monthly premium. MA members have small co-pays for some services, usually $1-$3.

MNsure Phone: 651-539-2099

Learn more:

Apply for MA through MNsure:

Minnesota family investment program (MFIP)

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) helps families with children meet their basic needs, while helping parents move to financial stability through work. Parents are expected to work, and are supported in working with both cash and food assistance. Most families have a lifetime limit of 60 months on MFIP.

Apply for MFIP:

Minnesota Childcare Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for childcare so that parents may pursue employment or education leading to employment, and that children are well cared for and prepared to enter school.

Family eligibility and application:

Substance Abuse

Minnesota Substance abuse hotlines

Delphi Health Group: Substance abuse hotline is confidential and open 24/7. People with addiction or substance abuse issues can get referrals to facilities to help with recovery, as well as specific facilities that will work with their insurance. 866-520-2708

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Helpline: Assists people with substance abuse and their loved ones. Confidential help line and can also provide information on facilities that can help with recovery. 651-431-2460

United Way 211 Minnesota: 24/7 free helpline to get information and referrals to treatment programs near you. 800-543-7709

wisconsin Substance abuse hotlines

Delphi Health Group: Substance abuse hotline is confidential and open 24/7. People with addiction or substance abuse issues can get referrals to facilities to help with recovery, as well as specific facilities that will work with their insurance. 888-431-2466

Wisconsin Recovery Helpline: provides support for individuals with substance abuse and can provide crisis intervention. 1-206-461-3219

Wisconsin 211 Addiction Recovery Helpline: Connects individuals to available alcohol and drug abuse treatment and support services. 833-944-4673

National Substance abuse hotlines

National Drug Abuse Hotline: Completely confidential and caters to both English and Spanish speaking callers. Available 24/7. 1-800-662-4357

Al-Anon and Ala-Teen hotline: Confidential calling to counselors who can provide support to teens and adults who are negatively impacted by alcohol addiction and provide referrals to group therapy. 800-356-9996 Counselors can provide support and give you guidance on how to proceed down the road to recovery. 855-378-4373 or text 55753

Homeless Shelters

Homeless Shelters

National Drug Abuse Hotline: Completely confidential and caters to both English and Spanish speaking callers. Available 24/7. 1-800-662-4357

Al-Anon and Ala-Teen hotline: Confidential calling to counselors who can provide support to teens and adults who are negatively impacted by alcohol addiction and provide referrals to group therapy. 800-356-9996 Counselors can provide support and give you guidance on how to proceed down the road to recovery. 855-378-4373 or text 55753

Children's Shelters

Saint Joseph’s Home for Children – Catholic Charities:

“Provides shelter to children ages 6-17 who are unable to remain at home, with a safe, predictable environment. The child remains in the shelter while the assigned county worker or probation officer develops more permanent living arrangements. Additional services available to children entering the shelter include medical services from an on-site Community Health Clinic staffed by agency nurses and contracted medical personnel.”

Eligibility: “Children ages 6-17 who are unable to remain at home.”

1121 East 46th Street, Minneapolis 55407


Phone: 612-204-8222

Updated 8/4/2021

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence shelters and support

Lewis House – Eagan and Hastings:

“Emergency safe housing for women and their children. Safety planning, information and referral, individual support as well as support groups for women (domestic and sexual violence) as well as children and youth (domestic and sexual violence), community resources for individuals experiencing abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), advocates walk with survivors through the legal process, helping fill out orders for protection, attending court hearings and providing information and legal advocacy.”

Eligibility: “Women who have been or are in fear of being physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused, and their children.”


Eagan Phone Number: 651-452-7288 (Answered 24/7)

Hastings Phone Number: 651-437-1291 (Answered 24/7)

Tubman Shelter:

“Emergency shelter, food and clothing for abused individuals and their children. Advocacy, information and referral to community resources is provided. Support and safety planning for guests. Works with guests to have them board or foster pets while in the shelter.”

Eligibility: “Abused people of all genders and their children. No residency requirements apply.”

1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood 55109

Phone: 612-825-3333 (Intake)

           612-825-0000 (Crisis Hotline, answered 24/7)

Alexandra House:

“Can accommodate up to 35 women and children at a time. Average length of stay is 19 days, but staff work with each client on an individual basis to help meet their needs and secure housing. Advocated work with resident women, offering support and connecting them to community resources such as economic assistance, education/job training, and medical services. Over half of the residents are children. Advocated and volunteers work with children in partnership with moms to provide services for the family. Staff work with children on child abuse, safety planning, self-esteem, and sexual abuse. In addition, special activities and outings are planned regularly for the children to provide free time for moms to plan for the future and fun for the kids. Offers an on-site school. Teachers work with children in the shelter in a classroom setting, allowing children to maintain a daily routine in a safe environment while staying current with class work.”

Eligibility: “Adult female domestic and sexual violence victims and their youth (up to age 18) who are in need of emergency shelter services for safety. Offers alternative safety options to male victims.”

10065 3rd Street NE, Blaine 55434


Phone: 763-780-9696 (intake)

           763-780-2330 (Crisis line, answered 24/7)

Casa De Esperanza:

“Provides safe shelter to Latinas and other women and children in crisis due to domestic violence. The length of stays are varied but typically no more than 30 days. Works with Animal Ark to find foster care for pets when someone needs to go into a domestic abuse shelter.”


Phone: 651-772-1611 (Bilingual Crisis line, answered 24/7)

           651-646-5553 (Office number)

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence:

“Temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence. Crisis helpline, safety planning, assistance in obtaining Criminal Temporary Protective Orders, Emergency Protective Orders, Permanent Restraining Orders, Stalking/Harassment Orders, and Temporary Restraining Orders, legal information and advocacy, support group, transportation, information and referral, community education, systems coordination, and emergency assistance.”


Phone: 320-234-7933

HOPE Center – Faribault:

“Drop-in center for those whose lives have been affected by sexual or domestic violence. 24-hour support and advocacy, legal advocacy, support groups (women only), resource library, community education, violence prevention and protection planning, temporary safe housing, assistance with orders for protection.”

Eligibility: “Services for male or female survivors of sexual or domestic violence and their friends and families. Support group is for women only.”

1003 7th Street NW, Faribault 55021


Phone: 800-607-2330 (24 hours SafeLine and/or Intake number)

           507-332-0882 (standard intake number)

Mid – Minnesota Women’s Center:

“Services for individuals who have experienced domestic abuse/violence. Emergency residential women’s shelter with no-cost services for women and their children. 24-hour crisis line, support groups, community education, resource and referral, and non-residential service for safety planning, support resource/referral, emotional support, courtroom support, and information.”

Eligibility: “Individuals experiencing domestic abuse/violence; shelter provides services to women, men, children, and all gender identifications; residential shelter is for women and children.”

2602 Oak Street, Brainerd 56401


Phone: 888-777-1248 (Hotline answered 24/7)

          218-828-1216 (Intake answered 24/7)

Women’s Advocates Domestic Violence Shelter:

“Provides emergency housing for women and children who have been or are victims of abuse. The following services are also available: Community social service referrals to counseling, welfare, health programs, legal assistance, housing and other shelters, client advocacy, employment information, housing information, health care clinic is available for women and children staying at the shelter, legal information and assistance to shelter residents in writing and filing Orders of Protection, finding legal resources, and accompanying to court for child protection hearings, support groups, transportation, and safety clinics.”

Eligibility: “Battered women and their children. Primarily serves Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties.”

588 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul 55102


Phone: 651-227-8284 (Intake and crisis line answered 24/7)

Eagle’s Nest Shelter – Women of Nations:

“Shelter from domestic violence for women and their children. Provides culturally appropriate support and advocacy services for all battered women and culturally specific services for Native American battered women. Provides advocacy and transportation to social services, medical appointments, court, child protection, educational systems, and appointments on behalf of youth. Support groups and activities planned by staff.”

Eligibility: “All battered women and their children with a focus on the needs of the Native Americans and women who want to leave prostitution.”


Phone: 877-209-1266 (24-Hour Crisis Line)

           651-251-1608 (Intake/Shelter Office)

Sojourner Shelter:

“This shelter is a secure, temporary emergency residence for women and their children, unsafe in their own homes dues to violence and abuse. The shelter provides programming and services designed to promote healing and assist residents with personal planning to achieve increased safety for themselves and their children. Support and life skills groups, children’s programming and transportation assistance enhance individualized case management services. Transition support is also available to assist residents as they re-enter the community.”


Phone: 952-933-7422 (Intake and Crisis Line, answered 24/7)

Cornerstone – Emergency Shelter:

“Emergency shelter and basic needs for any victim in imminent danger of domestic violence, sexual violence, or human trafficking. Also assists with crisis intervention, information and resource referrals. Has an arrangement with local veterinarian clinic to provide shelter for victims’ dogs and cats while the person is in the program.”

1000 East 80th Street, Bloomington 55420


Phone: 866-223-1111 (Crisis Line and Intake, answered 24/7)

           Text line: text 612-399-9995

           Chat online via link below.

Updated 8/4/2021


military resources




Adult Education

adult education and GED

Minneapolis Community Education:

Offers: Adult literacy, GED preparation and testing, English language learning classes (beginning, intermediate and advanced), citizenship classes.

2015 East Lake Street, Minneapolis 55407


Phone: 612-668-3800 (intake), 1-877-392-6433 (GED registration), 612-668-3850 (English Learning registration)

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30am-9pm, Friday 8:30am-4pm. GED on Wednesday 9am-5pm

GED Languages Offered: Amharic, Hmong, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tibetan, Laotian


Independent School District 196:

Offers: Skills brush-up for individuals who would like to improve reading, writing, spelling, grammar and math skills, English as a Second Language Instruction, GED Instruction and Testing, Citizenship Instruction, Family School (Provides opportunity for parent to finish high school while they also improve their parenting skills – parents and children attend together), Online Learning Programs.

14420 Glenda Drive, Apple Valley 55124


Phone: 952-431-8316

Hours: Vary

Interpreters available

Fees Vary, no one refused for inability to pay


Adult Options in Education:

Offers: Adult Basic Education, GED Classes and Testing (Free GED preparation at learning sites in the southwest metro and online. Testing available at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins.)

4584 Vine Hill Road, Minnetonka 55331

1342 Colorado Avenue South, Saint Louis Park 55416

1001 Highway 7, Room 248, Hopkins 55305


Phone: 952-988-5343

Hours: Vary

GED Languages Offered: Russian, Somali, Spanish


Free Practice Tests for GED:


Updated 8/4/2021

Parenting & Maternity

Kaitlyn's Kloset - MN

Kaitlyn’s Kloset operates out of Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Church in Eagan and has weekly hours for caregivers to come “shop” (for free) for baby and children’s items, food, and personal care items. View hours of operation.

Parenting resources

Delivering Hope: An Empowering Motherhood Ministry
“Our mission: To walk with women as they navigate an unexpected pregnancy and/or raise their young children, providing material, financial, emotional, and spiritual support. We aim to provide thoughtful and needs-based care packages on an ongoing basis to the mothers in our program, as well as a safe and nonjudgmental community that uplifts and encourages. Our goal is to make each mama feel capable, loved, and hopeful for what lies ahead of the incredible journey of motherhood.”

Guiding Star Wakota
Temporarily located at 1201 Robert Street South, West St. Paul, Suite 14A (next to Foot Locker)
“Guiding Star Wakota is a full-service, life-affirming women’s healthcare center with lots of pregnancy resources available for free, including ultrasounds and material assistance.”
– Programs and Services: Free pregnancy testing, free ultrasounds, pregnancy and parenting classes, safe sleep program, emergency housing assistance, community referrals, fertility education, free diapers and clothing, onsite child watch.

Everyday Miracles
1121 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis 55413
“Everyday Miracles is committed to improving maternal health, and specifically to reducing health disparities in communities at risk for poor outcomes. We strive to provide compassionate, culturally aware support and a nonjudgmental, welcoming community.”
– Programs and Services: Doula support, car seat program, birth/breastfeeding/parent education, prenatal yoga, and chiropractic care.

Feeding Every Baby, Inc.
Pickup is at U-Haul Storage, 1721 Madison Ave, Mankato 56001, Door #12
“Feeding Every Baby Inc provides formula, breastfeeding supplies and diapers to families in need.”
Please visit the Facebook page for information on how to request products.

Updated 9/28/2022

Resources for Youth

Youth Drop-In resources

C.O.R.E. – The Link:

Provides a place where youth who are at-risk or are currently experiencing homelessness get help with basic needs (food, clothing, showers, laundry, etc.) and connect to case management and longer term services such as housing. Services may include; assistance with benefits and public assistance applications, hygiene kits and other basic needs, laundry and showers, meals, referrals and access to shelter and housing, transportation assistance, use of phone number and mailing address for job applications.

7800 West County Road 42, Apple Valley 55124


Phone: 612-205-7944

Drop-in hours (No appointment needed): Monday through Friday 2pm-5pm


“Wherever you are in your journey, the staff at the YouthLink Drop-In Center can help you take the net step. Our Drop-In Center is a safe, non-judgmental place for youth, 16-24 years old, from all backgrounds, races, genders, and orientations.”

Services include: hot meals, showers, hygiene supplies, complete GED, clothing and laundry, find employment, get a photo ID, access to computer, food shelf, shelter and housing options, health clinic visits, mental health support, Men’s Group, Women’s Group, OUT! (LGBTQ+) Group.

41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis 55403


Phone: 612-252-1200

Drop-in hours (No appointment needed) for ages 22-24: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-1pm

Drop-in hours (No appointment needed) for ages 16-21: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm-6pm

Oasis for Youth:

“Oasis for Youth operates a drop-in Resource Center for youth ages 16-24. Resources and outreach are targeted toward youth who live, work, or attend school in Bloomington, Richfield and Edina, however, no youth in need are turned away. Oasis for Youth meets the needs of youth through individualized case management, connections to resources, improved access to services and supports, and assistance with basic needs. All are services are offered free of charge.”

The Resource Center operates out of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington at the intersection of Penn Avenue South and Old Shakopee Road.

Resources offered include: free clothes closet, hygiene and personal care products, food resources, laundry and showers, computer lab and internet access, job search assistance and educational support, transportation assistance, on-site mental health counseling, parenting support, referrals to federal, county, and local services and assistance, referrals to shelter and housing programs, rental assistance, case management, and connections to caring adults.

2200 West Old Shakopee Road, Minneapolis 55431

Email: info@oasisforyouth,org


Drop-in hours (No appointment needed): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm-5pm 

Appointments available: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm


Updated 8/11/2021

Housing, Mortgage, and Rent Resources

Housing Resources

HUD Minnesota:

“Provides a mobile app and on-line housing search tool designed to locate HUD resources by geographic area, including public housing agencies, subsidized housing, and homeless resources. Provides information and assistance with finding subsidized housing rentals for families, seniors and individuals with disabilities.”

212 Third Avenue South, Suite 150, Minneapolis 55401


Phone: 612-370-3000

Rental Housing Information:

“Searches the Twin Cities metro area and parts of Greater Minnesota for affordable vacancies and open waiting lists. Vacancy information is updated daily. Online directories list public housing, project-based, and “voucher-friendly” properties as well as supportive housing programs and properties.”


Housing Link:

“Housing Link’s mission is to improve people’s lives through information expanding their affordable rental choices. There are over 45,000 searches each month for affordable rental housing on our website. We also publish the status of subsidized housing waiting lists in the Twin Cities through the Housing Authority Waiting List.”


Phone: 612-522-2500

Minnesota Housing:

“Minnesota Housing is the state’s finance agency. Housing is the foundation for success, so we collaborate with individuals, communities and partners to create, preserve and finance housing that is affordable.”


Phone: 651-296-7608

Housing First – Anoka/Dakota/Hennepin/Ramsey:

“For chronically homeless individuals living on the street, the transition from the street to permanent housing is made in stages (as necessary) and staff work to create a service environment where individuals feel at ease, out of danger, with flexible program services to meet their needs. Provides community outreach and housing support. Offers medication assistance, transportation assistance, education, skills development, crisis assistance, resource development and coordination, case management, and medical and psychiatric coordination.”

317 York Avenue, Saint Paul 55130


Phone: 651-774-0011

The Housing First Solution:

“Provides services designed to aid those struggling with long-term homelessness and includes fully furnished, newly remodeled efficiency apartment, meals, laundry facilities, and personalized assistance with living skills such as laundry, job seeking, education, appointments, and financial planning.”

Residents of Hennepin and Dakota Counties are eligible.


Phone: 651-529-1649

Housing Services – CAP Agency:

“Support services include emergency shelter, Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP), housing related coordinated entry, permanent supportive housing, mainstream section 8 housing, transitional housing, HUD transitional housing.”

2496 145th Street West, Rosemount 55068


Phone: 651-322-3500


Permanent Supportive Housing – Emma Norton Services:

“Single and shared rooms with 3 meals per day, mailing address, phone service with voicemail, laundry facilities, lounges with cable TV, 24 hour staffing, advocacy and referral to other services, supportive on-site services and SOAR/SSI advocacy are both available to residents and non-residents.”

Eligibility: “Individuals without children who identify as female of non-binary, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with a mental health and/or chemical health disability.

670 Robert Street North, Saint Paul 55101


Phone: 651-224-1329 (option 0)

Permanent Supportive Housing – Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters:

“Permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with long-term housing needs and other issues that may be a barrier to self-sufficiency. Services include: apartments with kitchen, full bath and a sleeping area, assistance with self-sufficiency skills, employment, medical/dental referrals, recreation, chemical dependency referrals, mental health services, educational services, information and referral.”

Eligibility: “Homeless single adults. Service area includes Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright Counties.”

52 Glenwood Avenues, Minneapolis 55403

Phone: 612-659-0705

Permanent Supportive Housing – YWCA Saint Paul:

“Combines safe, affordable housing and supportive services to build stable and healthy lives. Families participate in permanent supportive housing. Families reside in YWCA owned and operated housing or housing in the community.”

Eligibility: “Serves one and two parent families of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties with barriers to housing stability including chronic or long-term homelessness, diagnosed with a physical/mental disability, and/or chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.”

375 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul 55102-1822


Phone: 651-222-3741



Updated 8/4/2021

rent and mortgage Resources


“This program was created to help Minnesotans who have fallen behind on their rent or fear that could happen. If you find yourself in this position, we are here to help.”

Application for renters:

For more info:

Dial 211 if you have questions about this program.


HOME Line:

A non-profit Minnesota tenant advocacy organization providing free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. HOME Line’s hotline is confidential:

For English, call 612-728-5767 or email your question to one of our housing attorneys.

Toll-free from Greater Minnesota: 866-866-3546

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Client Support Services – Valley Outreach:

“Client support services are comprehensive and personalized based on an individual’s situation and needs. Services may include resource advising and support, case management, and in some cases, emergency financial assistance. Emergency funds are often used for car repairs, medical and dental emergencies, rent, rent deposit, mortgage payments, and utilities.”

1911 Curve Crest Boulevard West, Stillwater 55082


Phone: 951-430-2739

* Please call for intake.*

Eligibility: “Individuals whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline. Residents of Stillwater Area School District 834 including Afton, Bayport, Lake Elmo, Lake Saint Croix Beach, Oak Park Heights, Saint Mary’s Point, Stillwater, West Lakeland, Withrow, and Woodbury.”


Emergency Assistance – Washington County:

“Helps families experiencing short term, non-recurring shelter and utility needs, to assist in retaining secure and affordable housing.”

*Emergency Assistance is limited to once every 12 months.*

(Does not provide financial assistance for late fees, damage deposits in excess of one month’s rent, utility deposits or reconnection charges, legal fees and court costs, garage rental, or moving expenses.)

13000 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove 55016


Phone: 651-430-6459

Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm (for calls). Monday through Friday 8am-11am (for walk in).

Eligibility: Families with a minor child, pregnant women, and non-custodial parents of a minor child. Gross household income must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the applicable  household size in the month of application. Must have been a resident of Minnesota for at least 30 days.


Emergency Assistance – Dakota County:

“Emergency assistance is short-term assistance. Families can apply once in a 12 month period.”

“Payment is provided to a landlord for housing, rent (must be cost-effective going forward), damage deposit and repairs, mortgage assistance is available during a threat of foreclosure for a home that is in good condition as defined by Dakota County, or a utility company for shutoffs or medically necessary telephone service.”

1 Mendota Road West, Suite 100, West Saint Paul 55118

Phone: 651-554-5611

Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm

Eligibility: Household must consist of a caregiver and at least 1 child under age 18 or up to age 19 if in high school. Income must be under 200% of the federal poverty guideline. Applicant must not have received Emergency Assistance or Emergency General Assistance in the past 12 months. Household must have spent 50% of the net income over the past 60 days on basic needs. Applicant must have been a resident of Minnesota for at least 30 days.


Emergency Assistance – Anoka County

“Helps families experiencing a legal crisis (eviction or utility shutoff) once every 12 months. Provides financial assistance for up to two moths of rent or mortgage, or one month with a deposit. May provide financial assistance for utilities (electric, gas and heating service payment assistance). Families must apply for Fuel Assistance during the heating season.”

Requirements: “Applicant must have spent at least 30% of their available income on housing and utilities in the last 90 days. Applicant’s name must be on the lease or utility bill.”

1201 89th Avenue Northeast, Suite 400, Blaine 55434

Phone: 763-422-7200

Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm

Eligibility: Families who have children in their home under age 18 and are residents of Anoka County.

Updated 8/4/2021

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