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How do I access shelter?

Information from Hennepin County: http://www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/emergency-assistance

You can always call United Way 2-1-1 for resources and referrals. It's free, confidential and available 24/7. Cell phone users can call 651-291-0211. Toll free: 1-800-543-7709. Multilingual access available for over 100 languages, including Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Russian.

Pregnant women and families with children
Discuss shelter options with a shelter team representative. For more information, call the shelter team at 612-348-9410.

  • After business hours: after 5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 211 to be referred to the after-hours shelter team.
  • Century Plaza: M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., go to 330 South 12th Street, first floor, Minneapolis, MN

Domestic violence
If you are escaping a violent relationship and are in need of shelter, call Day One at 1-866-223-1111. Day One is a central phone line that will connect you with all the available domestic violence shelters in the state, starting with the one nearest to you.

Homeless youth
Youth shelters may be available for people younger than 21. Youth shelters cannot accommodate families. Parenting teens should follow the instructions for families with children, above.

County shelters

  • For youth older than 18
  • Century Plaza location: from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., go to the third floor, 330 South 12th Street, Minneapolis
  • Northwest Family Service Center location: from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., go to 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center
  • After 5 p.m., and on weekends and holidays, call 211 to be referred to the after-hours shelter team.

The Bridge for Youth

  • Overnight stay only
  • For 10 - 17-year-olds who may be reunified with family
  • For 16 - 18-year-olds who are unable to be reunified with family
  • Call 612-377-8800 

Avenues for Homeless Youth

  • For 16 - 20-year-olds
  • Call 612-522-1690

Hope Street Shelter

  • For 16 - 20-year-olds
  • Families are contacted if possible
  • Call 612-827-9372