Additional Resources & Shelter - Youthlink

Additional Resources & Shelter

At YouthLink’s Drop-In Center, you can find lots of services in one location. Some of the other things you can find at YouthLink and the Youth Opportunity Center are:

  • Legal advice through our Legal Clinic
  • Financial guidance and advice
  • Monthly birthday parties
  • Women’s, Men’s and LBGTQ support groups
  • HIV testing
  • Career and pathways support
  • GA for Minors
  • Assistance for young people who have experience intimate partner violence
  • Onsite childcare for young people who are parenting

To see a full list of what’s happening each month, check out our calendar.


If you are trying to find a place to spend the night, here are some shelter options for youth, adults, and families. You can also check out the Youth Services Network website to find shelter beds in real time.

Youth Shelters

Ain Duh Yung

  • For youth ages 10-17
  • 612-227-4184, call after 7am
  • 1089 Portland Ave., St. Paul, MN


  • For youth ages 16-20
  • 612-522-1690, call at 7am or 7pm
  • 1708 Oak Park Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN

Booth Brown

  • For youth ages 18-21
  • 651-646-2601, call at 6pm
  • 1471 Como Ave. W., St. Paul, MN

The Bridge for Youth

  • For youth ages 10-17
  • 612-377-8800, call anytime
  • 1111 West 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN

Hope Street

  • For youth ages 16-20
  • 612-204-8211, call between 9am-5pm
  • 1121 46th Street East, Minneapolis, MN

Safe House

  • For youth ages 16-20
  • 651-644-3446, call at 7pm
  • 1696 Dayton Ave, St. Paul, MN


Adult Shelters

Men only:

Higher Ground

  • 612-204-8550

Mary Hall Shelter

  • 651-215-2262
  • Ramsey County residents only

River of Life

  • 612-396-1509
  • Winter only

Simpson Men

  • 612-874-8683
  • Monday night at 6pm, lottery for beds at St. Stephen’s

St. Stephen’s

  • 612-874-9292
  • Monday night at 6pm, lottery for beds at St. Stephen’s

Union Gospel Mission

  • 651-292-1721


Women only:

Simpson Women

  • 612-871-1138, call at 5pm


Men and Women:

Dorothy Day center

  • 651-647-2350

First Covenant Church

  • 612-332-8093
  • Winter only

Hennepin County Secure Waiting

  • 612-338-2442

Our Saviors

  • 612-872-4193

Salvation Army/Harbor Lights

  • 612-338-0113

Stepping Stone

  • 763-323-7006


Family Shelters

Crisis Nursery

  • 763-591-0400

Families Moving Forward

  • 612-529-2185

The Family Place

  • 651-225-9354
  • Drop-in and day shelter for families

Family Service Center

  • 651-647-2300
  • Must be referred from The Family Place

Harriet Tubman

  • 612-825-3333

Mary’s Place

  • 612-338-4855

People Serving People

  • 612-277-0201
  • Must be referred through Hennepin County

St. Anne’s Place

  • 612-521-2128
  • Women with children, must be vouchered


Other places to call

Hennepin County after hours shelter team: 612-673-9238

Ramsey County after hours shelter team: 651-291-6795

24/7 Emergency Services, Call 651-291-0211

At YouthLink, we offer young people a safe and supportive environment full of resources to help them build their independence.

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