Useful Resources

2-1-1 United Way ( – Dial 2-1-1 for phone help or follow link for information and referrals to wide variety of support services in your area. Search for emergency shelters by zip code. Includes information on health care, housing and much more. (651) 291-0211 or (800) 543-7709. Information available in over 100 languages.

Ain Dah Yung Center ( – Provides culturally relevant and cost-effective social services to Native American youth and their families. Based in St. Paul. Includes emergency and transitional housing, street outreach for homeless youth.

Avenues for Homeless Youth (  – Shelter and transitional housing for youth, including GLBT Host Home program, in Twin Cities.

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative ( – Transitional housing for homeless youth in the Twin Cities area.

The Bridge for Youth ( – Based in Minneapolis for ages 10-17. Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and health services.

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) ( – Provides mental health and chemical health services to the Latino community in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Evergreen Youth and Family Services ( – Based in Bemidji; offers youth crisis shelter, drop-in center, emergency assistance, transitional housing, street outreach, and youth coaching and other services.

Face to Face ( – Located in St. Paul; offers medical clinic (including prenatal care), mental health counseling, SafeZone Drop In Center, and other services.

Hope Street ( – Emergency shelter, transitional housing, homelessness prevention and street outreach in Minneapolis.

Law Help Minnesota ( – Information on a wide variety of legal topics.

Lutheran Social Services - Crisis Shelters for Youth ( – Shelters located in Brainerd, Cloquet, Duluth, Mankato, St. Paul, Virginia and Willmar

Lutheran Social Services - Street Outreach and Referral Services ( – Available in Brainerd, Duluth, Rochester, Twin Cities and Willmar

Lutheran Social Services - Transitional Living and Group Homes ( – Located in Brainerd, Duluth, Twin Cities (including housing for youth mothers), Rochester and Willmar

Salvation Army ( – Emergency, transitional and supportive housing for youth in St. Paul. Other emergency services available in Albert Lea, Albertville, Austin, Big Lake, Brainerd, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Cloquet, Coon Rapids, Duluth, Fairmont, Fergus Falls, Hibbing, International Falls, Mankato, Maplewood, Rochester, St. Cloud, Virginia and Willmar.

Teens Alone ( - Mental health counseling, homeless youth case management, drop-in center and transitional living program, serving the western suburbs of Minneapolis. 

Youthlink ( – Drop-in center, housing assistance and other services for homeless youth, based in Minneapolis.