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How do I access shelter?

From Hennepin County: https://www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/emergency-assistance.

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Shelter is meant as a temporary, safe place to stay while you are figuring out your next step.

Youth

There are several youth shelters available throughout Hennepin County. Each have their own eligibility and intake process. For information, visit the Youth Services Network.

Adults without children

There’s now a single point of entry for assessment and placement at a shelter. Visit Adult Shelter Connect

Families

If you’re a Hennepin County resident and have tried all other options, shelter may be available. To be placed in a shelter, you must provide your children’s birth certificates and a photo ID for the adult(s). Any income you have will be used to pay for your shelter stay.

For questions, call 612-348-9410

On holidays, weekends, and evenings until 11 p.m., call 211 (mobile: 651-291-0211) and ask for the after-hours shelter team.

To meet face-to-face with a shelter team member

The shelter team is located at the Central-Northeast Minneapolis Human Services Center

Health Services Building
525 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To talk via video conference with a shelter team member, families can also visit these locations to ask for shelter

North Minneapolis
Human Services and Public Health Department — North Minneapolis, 1001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis 
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Minneapolis
Human Services and Public health – South Minneapolis, 2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Northwest suburban
Northwest Family Service Center, 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South suburban
VEAP Community Service Center, 9600 Aldrich Avenue, Bloomington
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

West suburban
Wells Fargo building, 1011 - 1st Street South, Hopkins.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you’re fleeing domestic violence

Call Day One at 1-866-223-1111.
Day One connects you to the closest available domestic violence shelter near you, and all available domestic violence shelters in the state.