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Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

Statewide organizations and contacts

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If you are experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing your housing, please contact one of the statewide organizations below.

This list is not comprehensive. Additional local services may be available through agencies in your city, county, or continuum of care region.

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Statewide resources

General Resources

211 First Call for Help
Phone: Call 211
Toll Free: 800-542-7709
Local phone: 651-291-0211
Hours: 24 hours a day, every day

MNBenefits
Apply for Minnesota benefits online.

Housing Assistance

HousingLink
Find affordable housing-related options, data, information and resources near you.
Phone: 612-522-2500

Housing Benefits 101
Find services and programs that help you navigate through housing situations.

Mental Health Services

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call 988 or Text 988
Hours: 24 hours a day, every day

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
Toll free: 1-800-622-4357
Text your zip code to: 435748

Food Support Services

Hunger Solutions
Find food shelves, farmers markets and meals by zip code.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP)
Find out if you qualify for SNAP and apply.

Veterans Services

Minneapolis VA Clinic
Phone: 612-212-3240
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
Supportive housing, employment, and legal services for Minnesota Veterans who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and their families.
Phone: 612-726-1327
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Toll Free: 1-833-222-6228

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
LinkVet Support
1-888-LINKVET (1-888-546-5838)

Veteran’s Crisis Hotline
Phone: Call 988, then press 1

Domestic Violence Services

Day One Services
Crisis hotline: 1-866-223-1111
Hours: 24 hours a day, every day

Disability Services

MinnesotaHelp.info
A directory of local services and providers for older adults and people with disabilities to remain in their own home and community.
Phone: 1-800-333-2433

Disability HUB
Statewide resources to help you navigate the system.
Phone: 866-333-2466
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Disability Benefits 101
Tools and information on health coverage, benefits and employment.
Phone: 866-333-2466
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Regional resources

Central Minnesota

Central Minnesota Resource by County - A full list of resources and services located in Central Minnesota counties – Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wright.

Northeast Minnesota

Duluth Area Crisis and Recovery Resources - A list of phone, text, email, chat, and in-person services provided by Arrowhead Behavioral Health Initiative.

Northern St. Louis County Crisis and Recovery Resources - A list of phone, text, email, chat, and in-person services provided by Arrowhead Behavioral Health Initiative.

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

Carver County Housing Resources - Links and phone numbers to programs and services for those in Carver County.

Washington County Housing Resources 
Washington County Homeless Outreach Services Team: 651-430-6488

Tribal resources

Minnesota Tribal Collaborative

Dawn Bjoraker, Minnesota Tribal Collaborative Coordinator, Sicangu Lakota
Email: dawn@mesh-mn.org
Phone: 507-218-5449

Fond du Lac 

All Homeless Assistance Programs
Phone: 218-878-2145

Mille Lacs

Aanjibimaadizing 
Phone: 320-292-1942