Youth Shelter Information

Attention: If you are a youth that is looking for services, please contact the following hotlines based on your location:

Duluth- LSS Bethany Crisis Shelter (218-626-2726)
Minneapolis: Hennepin County-The Bridge for Youth (612-377-8000) 24 hour crisis line
Minneapolis: Hennepin County – YouthLink (612-252-1200)
Saint  Paul: Ramsey County – Safe House (651-644-3446) After 7:00 p.m.
Saint Paul: Ramsey County – SafeZone Drop-In Center (651-224-9644)

 If you are not in one of those cities, please contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Homeless Youth Coordinator at 651-431-3823
Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

Avenues for Homeless Youth (
Address: 1708 Oak Park Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone Number: 612-522.1690
Services: Provides shelter and transitional housing, a GLBT Host Home Program and a Suburban House Home Program, for youth ages 16-21

The Bridge for Youth (
Address: 1111 West 22nd Street, Minneapolis MN 55405
Phone Number: 612-377-8800
Services: Provides an emergency shelter, family reunification programs, transitional living programs, youth housing programs and youth counseling

Freeport West (
Address: 2219 Oakland Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone Number: 612-824-3040
Services: Provides family reunification programs, transitional living programs and services

Hope Street Homeless Youth Services (
Address: 1121 46th Street East, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-204-8211
Services: Emergency shelter for youth ages 16-20, transitional living program for males ages 16-22, permanent supportive housing for ages 18-24, prevention services, case management, crisis counseling, school outreach for youth attending area high schools.

Jeremiah Program (
Address: 1510 Laurel Avenue Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-692-8711 (contact Jennifer Schnarr)
Services: Provides housing for single mothers with children under 4 years of age

Lindquist Apartments (
Address: 1931 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-287-1670
Services: Permanent supportive housing for homeless youth 16+ in North Minneapolis

YMCA Point Northwest (
Address: 2304 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Phone: 763-493-4052
Services: Offers support for youth through outreach, community-based intervention, education, shelter services and transitional housing.

YouthLink (
Address: 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612-252-1200
Services: Drop in center, on-site medical clinic, transitional living program and youth housing programs

St. Paul

Ain Dah Yung Center (
Address: 1089 Portland Avenue, St Paul MN 55104
Phone Number: 651-227-4184
Services: Transitional housing program, emergency shelter and services for youth ages 16-21

Arlington House (
Address: 712 East Larpenteur Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55117
Phone Number: 651-771-7504
Services: Arlington House provides short-term emergency shelter care and counceling services for youth 11 through 17 years old.

Booth Brown House Foyer Program (Salvation Army) (
Address: 1741 Como Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55108
Phone: 651-646-2601
Services: Provides an emergency shelter and a transitional living program for youth ages 16-25

Breaking Free (
Address: 770 University Avenue W, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-645-6557
Services: Street outreach, support services, transitional living programs and permanent housing for sexually exploited women and girls.

Emma Norton Residence (
Address: 670 North Robert St, St. Paul MN 55101
Phone Number: 651-224-1329
Services: Provides transitional housing and services for women over 18 facing homelessness

Face to Face – Safezone (
Address: 308 Prince Street, Saint Paul MN 55101
Phone: 651-772-5555
Services: Offers health care, counseling and programs for homeless youth.

Naomi Family Center (
Address: 77 East 9th St. St Paul MN 55101
Phone: 651-222-7962
Services: Offers transitional housing for 18+ women with no more than four children, also has an emergency shelter

Safe House — Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Housing Services
Address: 501 Asbury Street, St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-644-7739
Services: Provides an emergency shelter for teens and young adults, ages 16 – 20. Also offers support services and referrals to help young people move into permanent housing. Learn about all the services that Lutheran Social Services offers

Seventh Landing ({CA9C0C20-52A8-49F0-80F6-540B94674F35})
Address: 1360 West 7th Street, St. Paul MN  
Phone: 612-782-2994 (for housing information), 651-291-3842 (for other questions)
Services: Assists tenants in developing positive tenant skills, educational and vocational goals, and the skills necessary to maintain permanent housing.

Metro Area

Oasis for Youth (
Address: 2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington, MN
Phone Number: 612-840-9225
Services: Provides support and assistance, including drop in center and new host home program, for youth ages 15-21 who are struggling with housing stability in Bloomington, Richfield and Edina.

Teens Alone (
Address: 915 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: 952-988-8336
Services: Provides counseling, crisis referral and youth homelessness prevention for ages 16-21 in the Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Wayzata districts

Greater Minnesota Area

Evergreen Youth and Family Services (
Address: 622 Mississippi Ave (for Crisis Shelter), 1418 Bemidji Ave N (for Drop-in Center)
Phone Number: 218-751-4332 (for Crisis Shelter), 218-444-5736 (for Drop-in Center)
Services: Provides youth and family crisis intervention services, family reunification, mentoring, leadership development and safe housing for youth and young adults


Lutheran Social Service
Address: 716 E Steet, Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone Number: 218-828-4383 or 1-888-828-4383
Services: Runaway & Homeless Youth Program Emergency Shelter


Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Center (
Address: 702 3rd S. Aveune, Virginia, MN 55792
Phone Number: 218-749-2912 or 1-800-662-5711
Services: Emergency Shelter, case management and counseling services

Life House (
Address: 102 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218-722-7431
Services: Provides a drop-in center, transitional living programs, and services for at risk and homeless youth ages 14-20

Lutheran Social Service (Bethany Crisis Shelter)
Address: 9239 Idaho Street Duluth, MN 55808-3059
Phone Number: 218-626-2726
Services: Emergency shelter, Self-referral Program, Diagnostic services, and Safe Place programming ages
Lutheran Social Service (Self-Referral Runaway Homeless Youth Program)
Address:  9239 Idaho Street Duluth, MN 55808-5039, Satellites located in Virginia and Carlton LSS shelters
Phone Number:  218-626-2726 (answered 24 hours) or 218-626-1901 ext. 17 (Program Manager)
Services:  A free program that assists youth on a voluntary basis by offering 24 hour safe shelter to runaway and homeless youth who are 17 years or younger.
Lutheran Social Service (Safe Place Program)
Address:  Safe Place sites are located throughout the Duluth community designated by this sign
Phone Number:  218-626-2726
Services:  Provide access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth under age 17 in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.

Lutheran Social Service (Range YS)
Address: 507 9th Ave. S. Virginia, MN 55792-3059
Phone Number: 218-741-3343
Services: Emergency shelter and youth overnight program

Lutheran Social Service (Carlton YS)
Address: 531 Slate St, Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone Number: 218-879-1527
Services: Emergency shelter and youth overnight program


Youthworks (
Address: 317 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103
Phone Number: 701-232-8558
Services: Provides counseling, transitional living, treatment and support for runaway and homeless youth.

St. Cloud

Catholic Charities – Supported Housing for Youth Program ( )
Address: 1730 7th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone Number: 320-229-6035
Services: Offers housing, counseling and financial assistance for at-risk youth, ages 16-24