Housing/Food/Basic Needs


If you are in transition, or have lost your housing due to financial reasons or because of a natural disaster (fire, mold, pest infestation, etc.), you may qualify for a program called McKinney Vento that allows you to get additional resources. Please contact the District Homeless Liaison, Crystal Gentry 651-425-3765 cgentry@sowashco.org, to see how she can further assist you.

  • Examples of those who lack a fixed, regular and/or adequate nighttime residence include:
    • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (Doubled Up)
    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • Having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for humans
    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings
    • Migratory children living in the circumstances described above

Families Experiencing Homelessness

    • St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center 651-762-9124

Youth Drop in Center

    • All Saints Lutheran Church, Tuesdays 3-6pm

County Help


Friends in Need Food Shelf

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf

Fare for All