If you don’t have any place to stay tonight and it’s difficult to pay to stay somewhere, an emergency shelter can help you. Contact any of these organizations in Minneapolis to find out if they have space available. Services are free.
Ethel Gordon Community Care Center and Shelter
P.O. Box 75275
Saint Paul, MN 55175
Phone: (651) 222-3838
Services: Provides emergency shelter, clothing, personal items, transportation assistance, legal help if you have a criminal record, and referrals if you are a single woman or a woman with children who has a source of income.
Hours: Phones answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Cost: $25 processing fee
Simpson Housing Services
Simpson Women's Shelter
Community Emergency Services
1900 11th Avenue South (enter from the back of building)
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 870-1330 (after 5 pm)
Services: Offers emergency shelter, meals, and support services for single women age 18 and older. Learn more about the Simpson Women’s Shelter.
Hours: Everyday, 6 pm – 7 am
Saint Anne's Place
2634 Russell Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: (612) 521-2128
Services: Offers a temporary emergency shelter for homeless women and their children. Find out more about Saint Anne’s Place.
Marie Sandvik Center
1112 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: (612) 870-9617
Services: Provides transitional housing for 8 – 10 single women (without children) for up to 6 months. You need to apply for the Christian-based program that includes skill development (but you don’t need to be a Christian.) You must do volunteer service to participate. If you have a drug or alcohol problem or mental health issues, you have to agree to go through a treatment program or take your medication.
Language: English only
Find more emergency shelters in the Twin Cities
TCCVM Metro Shelter Hotline
Phone: (888) 234-1329 (toll-free)
Services: The Twin Cities Community Voice Mail (TCCVM) provides recorded information on current emergency shelters and transitional housing programs.
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week