Community Resources

If you would like to have a Southside Harm Reduction Referral Coordinator walk with you along your journey as an advocate, please reach out the their referral line to request one of the referral coordinators to assist you: 612-355-1267

Access to Emergency Shelter

  • Single Adults: Call Adult Shelter Connect at 612-354-7283 or 612-248-2350 (updated in real time availability)
  • Families: Call the Hennepin County Family Shelter Team at 612-348-9410. Hennepin County practices a “shelter all” commitment for families.
    • Some emergency shelters offer access to coordinated entry housing assessments as well as case management.

Access to a Coordinated Entry Housing Assessment (HMIS)

  • AICDC: 612-499-8262 (Vinny)
  • Amber Clare Housing: 612-248-2970
  • Cally Native American Community Clinic: 612-843-5999
  • Homeward Bound Case Managers:
    • 612-354-7283 (Jennifer)
      612-388-8939 (Dava)
  • Hennepin County: 612-408-4849 (Tina Armstrong)

Avivo Outreach Workers

  • Kassie Davis: 612-499-7958
  • Ashley Cheney: 612-499-5711
  • Billy Wright: 612-499-7954
  • Sue Her: 612-245-6393

Personal Statement of Need (PSON)

  • John Lowe: 612-414-7225 (over the phone or in-person assistance)


Opportunity Center (8 a.m – 12 p.m.)

Salvation Army North (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Salvation Army Temple Corps (12 – 1 p.m.)

Holy Rosary (5 – 6 p.m.)

Peace House (5 – 6 p.m.)

New Bethel (5:30 – 6:30)


Opportunity Center (8 a.m – 12 p.m.)

Holy Rosary (5 – 6 p.m.)

Mount Olivet (4 – 5:30 p.m.)

New Bethel (5:30 – 6:30)

Peace House(5-6pm), Salvation Army N(11:30-12:30pm), Salvation Army Temple Corps(12-1pm)

Wednesday: Opportunity Center(8-12), Shiloh Cares(10am), Holy Rosary(5-6pm), New Bethel(5:30-6:30), Peace House(5-6pm), Salvation Army N(11:30-12:30pm), Salvation Army Temple Corps(12-1pm)

Thursday: Opportunity Center(8-12), Shiloh Cares(10am), Holy Rosary(5-6pm) , living hope(5-6:30pm), Mount Olivet (4-530pm), New Bethel(5:30-6:30), Peace House(5-6pm), Salvation Army N(11:30-12:30pm)

Friday: Opportunity Center(8-12), New Bethel(5:30-6:30), Peace House(5-6pm), Salvation Army N(11:30-12:30pm)

Saturday: Opportunity Center(8-12)

Sunday: Opportunity Center (9-5, STP only), Plymouth Congregational(5-6pm)

Shiloh Cares Food Shelf 612-302-1463 (1201 West Broadway Minneapolis MN 5541)

Opportunity Center MPLS 612-204-8300 (740 e 17th st Minnneapolis MN)

Opportunity Center STP 612-204-8300 (422 Dorothy Day Place St Paul MN)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church 2424 18th Ave South

Living Hope Ministries 1737 Adams St NE 

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church 5025 Knox Ave, South 

New Bethel Baptist Church 1115 North 30th Ave


Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1600 East 19th Street, Minneapolis

(behind Anishinabe Wakiagun)


Minneapolis Care Collab Weekly Drop In Center

Fridays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Corner of 11th/Lake Street

Services offered:

  • Hot showers and hygiene supplies
  • First aid, hand and foot soaks
  • case management/support and linkage to care
  • mental health/recovery specialists
  • naloxone training/kits
  • nutritious meals/snacks/drinks
  • skills building workshops, healing activities, art and music
  • new change of clothes and warm gear


Salvation Army | Lake Street

Mondays-Fridays | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed on weekends)

1604 E Lake Street, Minneapolis | 612-721-1513

Services offered:

  • Clothing and other free donation items
  • Emergency assistance programs
  • Help with transportation (bus tokens/cards)


Salvation Army | Nicollet Ave

Mondays-Saturdays | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Closed on Sundays)

3740 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis | 612-822-1200

Services offered:

  • Clothing and other free donation items
  • Emergency assistance programs
  • Help with transportation (bus tokens/cards)



Agencies below focus on serving folx who experience homelessness in Hennepin County that are in need of furniture.

Mondays-Saturdays | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Closed on Sundays)

  • Basilica of St. Mary Minneapolis | Jill Severtson | 612-317-3419
  • House of Charity Minneapolis | Geoffrey Meyer | 612-594-2026
  • MN Care Counseling Minneapolis | Ister Ali | 612-353-4191
  • Salvation Army Roseville | Dave Johnson | 651-746-3528


United Way

Open 24/7, 365 days a year


Individuals in MN can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek: food, emergency shelter or housing support, mental health and substance use resources, legal assistance, youth programs, medical and dental clinics, job training opportunities, household items, and more.


Assurance Wireless: Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

You may qualify for Assurance Wireless Unlimited under the Affordable Connectivity Program if you have income under $25,760 or participate in any of the following government programs:

  • Food stamps / SNAP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veterans Pension benefit or Survivors Pension
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 9

Visit their website to learn more.


Connect to Economic Supports

Call Minnesota SNAP hotline (1-800-657-3698) to be connected with an outreach worker that completes the C.A.F. (Combined Application Form). You can be connected with SNAP, GRH, and GA.


Opportunity Center Minneapolis

Mondays-Saturdays | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Meals at 8-9 a.m., 9:30-10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

740 17th St. E (Chicago and 17th), Minneapolis | 612-204-8300

Services offered:

  • Linkage to medical and mental health care, shelter, legal assistance, ID and birth certificate access, SNAP and MNSure enrollment assistance
  • Showers (available Tuesdays and Thursdays before 10 a.m. Call ahead to check availability
  • Foot care, haircuts, laundry
  • Lockers, voicemail, mail, internet access
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Employment counseling screening for county benefits


Native American Community Clinic Linkage to Care Line

612-843-5958 (landline)


612-825-0000 |

Services offered:

  • 24 hour crisis hotline
  • Shelter and housing
  • Mental and chemical health
  • Legal services
  • Youth programs, and workshops
  • Support groups


Day One Services

866-223-1111 |

Services offered:

  • 24 hour crisis hotline
  • Advocate support
  • Connection to other services


Women’s Advocates

651-227-8284 |

Services offered:

  • 24 hour crisis line
  • Shelter/transitional housing


Domestic Abuse Project

Mondays-Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Fridays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

612-874-7063 Ext # 232 |

Services offered:

  • Advocacy services
  • Case management services
  • Therapy (individual, group, and family options)


Indigenous Women’s Life Net

Contact Rachel LaRose: 612-879-1746 (main) | 763-290-2353 (work cell) |

Contact Rebecca Jackson: 612-879-1736 (main) | 763-290-2620 (work cell) |

Services offered to survivors of sexual assault or domestic abuse who identify as female American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Indigenous:

  • Housing advocacy
  • Domestic ans sexual assault advocacy
  • Transportation assistance
  • Case management
  • Life skills
  • Cultural healing activities
  • Weekly education groups


The Women of Nations Eagle’s Nest Shelter Services

651-251-1609 | 73 South Leech St, Saint Paul

Services offered:

  • Basic housing needs like meals and snacks, clothing, personal hygiene supplies and laundry facilities
  • Crisis intervention
  • Transportation for medical, judicial, and other appointments
  • Advocacy and case management
  • Substance abuse disorder counseling and support
  • Safety planning and Order for Protection filing
  • Support and educational groups
  • Culturally-specific support services and Youth-specific programming

Day One Services

866-223-1111 (call when safe) | 612-399-9995 (text when safe) (website has safety features and live chat support 24/7)


The Link

612-232-5428 (youth 24 and under)

Safe Harbor / No Wrong Door Law protects youth experiencing sexual exploitation. This youth program provides support for safety, housing and much more.


West Metro Regional Navigator

612-232-5428 or 612-226-1604

Regional Navigators are a great resource for agencies working with people who are experiencing sexual assault/sexual exploitation. This regional navigator may assist with referrals to appropriate agencies for ages 25 and older.


The Sexual Violence Center

24-hour crisis line: 612-871-5111

Serves Hennepin, Carver, and Scott Counties, but all are welcome to call


National Human Trafficking Hotline

888-373-7888 (call when safe) | 233-733 (text when safe) (website has safety features and live chat support)


Hennepin Healthcare

Call for emergency services: 612-873-3132


Hennepin Assault Response Team

612-973-5832 (call)


Domestic / Intimate Partner Violence Community Navigator



Domestic Abuse Service Center

24-hour crisis line: 612-379-6363

S.W.O.P. Minneapolis

A small, peer-based, volunteer-run sex worker support collective focused on harm reduction, outreach, and building community for sex workers in the Twin Cities.


Family Tree Clinic

Sex work-positive and LGBTQ-positive health services. Free legal help for Queer and Trans people.


1619 Dayton Ave, Ste 205, Saint Paul


The Aliveness Project

Encourages self-empowerment and provides direct services for persons living with HIV/AIDS

612-824-LIFE (5433)

3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis


Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

Offers several free services to the Trans & Gender non-conforming community


Red Door Clinic

Free STI testing and sexual health services

612-543-5555 |

525 Portland Ave S., Minneapolis



An outreach collective for homeless youth (Outreach Workers tab)


MN Sexual Health

How to find a sex worker affirmative therapist. Call to speak with a health professional/educator: 800-783-2287

Native American Community Clinic

NACC Patient Advocates general line: 612-238-0747


Erin Hawker, NACC Patient Advocate/MNsure Navigator

612-843-5946 |


Healthcare for the Homeless Endeavors Clinic

Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Fridays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


1009 E 14th Street, Minneapolis

Rideshare transportation available by calling Nurse G (612-221-7137) or Molly (612-306-2498) or the general number (612-348-5553)


Community University Healthcare Center (CUHCC)

Mondays-Fridays | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed weekends)


2001 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis

Services offered:

  • Walk in for triage
  • No appointment necessary, but make one if you want to be sure to be seen

Minneapolis American Indian Center


Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Unit

  • Laura Newton: 612-879-1714


Bright Beginnings

  • Jessy Beaulieu: 612-616-2352
  • Shavonnah Roberts: 612-879-1741


Indigenous Women’s Life Net

  • Rachel LaRose: 763-290-2353


Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

  • Vicky Reyes: 612-554-2359