Unhoused and Housing Insecure Resources

Resources and information for those experiencing houselessness or housing insecurity. 

overnight shelter

Shelter Intake

  • Hennepin Shelter Hotline – Call 612-204-8200 Monday through Friday from 8am to 9pm. Hennepin County residents (18 and older) who are seeking emergency shelter by helping them find a safe, temporary place to stay while they work on next steps toward stable housing. 
  • Adult Shelter Connect at St. Olaf  – 215 S 8th St., Minneapolis. Individuals seeking shelter in Hennepin County need to visit the Adult Shelter Connect (ASC) for an assessment and placement at one of the Minneapolis shelters. Adult Shelter Connect is open to walk-ins during in-person office hours Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm, located in the lower level of St. Olaf Catholic Church in downtown Minneapolis. Call 612-248-2350 for more information.

Women Only

  • Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Sally’s Place– 1010 Currie Ave., Minneapolis. Must be referred by Adult Shelter Connect. Provides a secure shelter for single homeless women. Shower facilities are available and a light continental breakfast is provided by 2.4 Ministries. 612-767-3100
  • Salvation Army Harbor Light Stevens Shelter  – 2400 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis. Provides 24/7 emergency housing for single adults, many with disabling conditions. Beds reserved on a month-to-month basis through Adult Shelter Connect. 

All Genders

  • First Covenant Church Shelter by Agate Housing & Services  – 810 S. 7th St., Minneapolis. Must be referred through Adult Shelter Connect. Provides 48 beds to accommodate partners sleeping next to each other. There is access to 3 meals a day, showers, personal laundry once a week. Some job search assistance is available. there is a savings program to support those working towards housing. 612-345-7234
  • Simpson Shelter – 128 W. 33rd St., Minneapolis. Must be referred through ASC. Provides 66 beds for men, women, and non-binary individuals. Hot dinner, a simple breakfast and lunch are served daily, showers, laundry, storage, ability to save money, health clinic, advocacy and community. This is a 90-day program. Guests do not need to be sober. Companion animals are accepted as space allows. 612-874-0306

Men & Women 

  • Salvation Army Harbor Light Center   – 1010 Currie Ave., Minneapolis.  Provides 24/7 emergency housing for single adults.  Must be referred by ASC. 612-767-3100
  • Our Saviour’s Shelter – 2219 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis. Must be referred through ASC. Has 10 beds for men and 11 beds for women (available or 30 to 90 days). Breakfast and dinner provided, showers, laundry, computer lab, case management and address to receive mail. Building is wheelchair accessible. 612-872-413 ext. 0. 

Men Only

  • Agate Housing & Services Shelter   – 510 S. 8th St, Minneapolis.  24/7 shelter providing 38 beds for men 18 and older and access to 3 meals a day, showers and personal laundry.  Must be referred by ASC. 612-874-9292
  • Catholic Charities Higher Ground  – 165 Glenwood Ave N., Minneapolis. Must be referred through ASC. Provides overnight shelter for single adult men without children who are not eligible for county shelter. Open from 4pm to 10am 7 days a week. Pay-for-Stay beds are available for $7/night or $42/week. 612-204-8552. 
  • Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Safe Bay  – 1010 Currie Ave., Minneapolis. Must be referred through ASC. Provides a secure shelter for single homeless men. Shower facilities available and a light breakfast provided.

Families with Children

  • People Serving People  – 614 S. 3rd St., Minneapolis. Referrals made by Hennepin County for families with children and single pregnant women. Crisis nursery and a preschool are available with assistance from Minneapolis Public Schools. 612-332-4500
  • Mary’s Place  – 401 N. 7th St, Minneapolis. Open Monday through Thursday. Entire family must go to Sharing and Caring Hands (525 N 7th St) to apply for shelter at Mary’s Place. Up to three months of shelter for families with 2 or more kids. 
  • St Anne’s Place  – 2634 Russell Ave. N, Minneapolis. A 24 hour shelter with up to 16 rooms available for homeless families (mothers age 18+ and children only, no men). Families are referred through Hennepin County shelter team (612-348-9410). 

Youth Shelters

  • Avenues for Youth – 1708 Oak Park Ave N., Minneapolis. Overnight shelter for youth ages 16-20. Case management and referral to services available. Also offers an emergency shelter in Brooklyn Park. 612-522-1690.
  • The Bridge for Youth  – 1111 W 22nd St., Minneapolis. Shelter with space for 10 to 17 year olds. Youth support groups, individual and family counseling and transitional living spaces available. Call to see if space is available. 612-377-8800; text for help 612-400-7233
  • Hope Street  – 4140 Cheatham Ave., Minneapolis. Provides shelter for youth ages 18 to 24, offers case management, an on-site clinic and mental heath services. Call ASC about openings. 612-204-8211.


General Resources
  • Youth Services Network – The Youth Services Network provides information about shelter and services for youth experiencing homelessness.
  • Hennepin Waypoint – This resource was created for those experiencing homelessness, those facing extreme financial hardships, and as a reference tool for those agencies that provide services to their clients. 
  • PATH – Homeless Outreach –  Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Services connects people with housing services and other resources needed to find safety and stability in everyday living.
  • MinnesotaHelp.Info – This resource database contains information on the community services individuals and communities need to sustain and improve their daily lives–health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information.
  • Agate Housing + Services Handbook of the Streets – Handbook of the Streets is published by Agate Housing + Services. It is a resource guide for people who are homeless and for those living in extreme poverty. The handbook provides information about community resources like housing, food, healthcare, and more
  • Avivo – Specializes in helping individuals and families who face complex barriers – poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical addiction or mental health concerns – achieve recovery and economic stability. 
  • Southside Harm Reduction – Based in South Minneapolis, Southside Harm Reduction Services works within a harm reduction framework to promote the human rights to health, safety, autonomy, and agency among people who use substances.
RApid rehousing, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing
  • Agate Housing & Services Board & Lodge/Supportive Services – 510 S 8th St., Minneapolis. Must be referred to program by another agency. Housing supports/ GRH-funded board and lodge. Program includes case management, meals, laundry facilities. Call for more information 612-594-2015. 
  • Alliance Apartments – 719 E 16th St., Minneapolis. Entirely sober living facility priced at $575 for non-subsidized units, 30 percent of income for Section 8 and GRH funding for the addition. There is no limit on the length you may live here. 612-630–3600
  • Alternative Homes  –2430 Pillsbury Ave. S, Minneapolis. Safe, sober housing for single, adult men only. Room and Board are included in rent, which is often paid through GRH or SSI. There is no limit on how long a person can live here. 612-874-6321
  • Anishinabe Wakiagun  – 1600 E 19th St., Minneapolis. Supportive housing for chronic alcoholics, men and women. Case management services and referrals are available. Next door, Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin offers 32 beds of sober living. 612-871-2883
  • Department of Human Services Supportive Housing HB101 – Find a list of supportive housing near you. 
  • Hennepin County Help for Unsheltered Homelessness – Hennepin County residents who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness can get troubleshooting help, assessment and housing navigation supports through the Streets to Housing program.