Dakota County Housing Crisis Line
651 554-5751 | dakotacounty.us
Emergency shelter, assistance to prevent eviction and information on housing resources and referrals.
651 455-5000 | neighborsmn.org
Neighbors Inc. serves the following communities in northern Dakota County: South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, and Sunfish Lake. They operate a food shelf that provides each family served sufficient food for three meals a day for a week.
In addition, Neighbors provides Emergency Assistance grants that provide assistance to persons who qualify and who are at risk of eviction or utility shutoff.
Loaves and Fishes
612.377.9810 | loavesandfishesmn.org
Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, healthy meals to those in need in ten Minnesota counties. They are the largest open to the public free meal program in the state and practice a “no questions asked” policy. Simply walk into one of our dining sites during meal time, and pick up a hot, nutritious meal at no cost to you. Call or check their website for locations.
651 319-2153 | matrixhousingservices.org
Matrix operates a temporary winter shelter for 50 adults in Dakota County from November through mid-April. The shelter opens nightly at 6 pm and closes at 8 am. Dinner and breakfast will be served daily.
Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
Through Project Home, faith communities provide emergency shelter space for Ramsey County families facing homelessness. Church social halls, synagogue classrooms, and school cafeterias become home for a short period of time for families experiencing homelessness through Project Home. Before entering emergency shelter, these families struggle with choosing to pay the rent or put food on the table. Each month, two area faith communities host 20 emergency shelter beds each. Other faith communities join with them, providing volunteers to support the shelter sites. In 2018, 10,312 shelter beds were utilized, with the support of dozens of faith communities.
(952) 985-5300 | 360communities.org
360 Communities has a network of 5 food shelves to provide immediate food and resources to individuals and families to bridge them through difficult times. The food shelves are located in Burnsville, Rosemount, Lakeville, Apple Valley, and Farmington. These five shelves serve individuals from the surrounding communities as well as the greater south metro.
LSS Rezek House Youth Homelessness Transitional Living Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
(651) 642-5990 (800) 582-5260 | lssmn.org
Rezek House, located in Saint Paul, is a two-year transitional living program for youth ages 16-21 experiencing homeless. To be eligible to live at Rezek, young people must be in school, working or engaged in job training. Program participants work one on one with a case manager to set and achieve goals.
Lyngblomsten Senior Housing
(651) 632.5428 | lyngblomsten.org/senior-housing
Lyngblomsten’s senior housing with services available in St. Paul, MN, lets you enjoy life without the worries of maintaining a home.
Habitat for Humanity
651-207-1700 | tchabitat.org
Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity. Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria: The applicant’s level of need, Their willingness to partner with Habitat, Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan. Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners, in addition to paying an affordable mortgage and receiving financial education.
Union Gospel Mission
435 University Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55130
651 228-1800 | ugmtc.org
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers shelter to people experiencing homelessness or addiction. Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers more than a safe night of sleep. We provide time to heal and the tools to rebuild a life. Our Christ-centered programs care for the whole person. Like the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke, we meet immediate needs and care for people until they can get back on their feet.
Union Gospel Mission food programs feed hungry and homeless neighbors and provide meals for low-income men, women, and kids.