Mercy Ministry Resources

General Resources 

St. Stephen’s Handbook of the Streets (PDF) 
Comprehensive resource guide for those who are homeless or living in extreme poverty

Community Emergency Services
Phone: 612-870-1125
Food shelf, resources and programs for emergencies and ongoing needs

Community Resources for Free Meals
Lists various locations in the Twin Cities

Gardens of Praise
Phone: 612-201-5252
Community gardens

Jericho Road Ministries
Strengthening individuals and families through prayer support, direct-aid relief, advocacy, referral, and guidance, Jericho Road Ministries seeks to empower individuals and families to move beyond crisis to be financially stable, self-sustaining, emotionally healthy, and personally and spiritually growing.

United Way 2-1-1
Phone: 211 or 651-291-0211
Food & shelter info; referral to specific agencies

Shelters for Families With Children

Families Moving Forward
1808 Emerson Avenue North
Phone: 612-529-2185 x13

Space is available for eight families with children for 45-day stays. Laundry, shower and meals are available. An intake interview is required; call ahead to set up an appointment.

Intake hours: Monday through Friday 8am–5pm

Mary’s Place
401 North 7th Street
Phone: 612-338-4640

Provides shelter and transition resources for families with two or more children. The entire family must go to Sharing and Caring Hands (525 N. 7th St.) to apply for shelter at Mary’s Place.

Intake Hours: Monday through Thursday 10–11:30am and 1:30–3:30pm

Shelter Hotline
Metro Shelter Hotline

Phone: 1-888-234-1329 (toll free)
Provides information about emergency shelter and transitional housing for single adults, families and youth in the Metro area.

Shelters for Men and Women

House of Charity
510 South 8th Street
Phone: 612-594-2000 (front desk)

Resource for shelter, public showers, free meals, and chemical and mental health

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center
1010 Currie Avenue
Phone: 612-767-3100
Resource for shelter, clothing closet, free dinner, health care and spiritual care

Shelter Hotline
Metro Shelter Hotline

Phone: 1-888-234-1329 (toll free)
Provides information about emergency shelter and transitional housing for single adults, families and youth in the Metro area.

Shelters and Resources for Women

Battered Women’s Hotline
Phone: 866-223-1111

Harriet Tubman Center
3111 1st Avenue South
Phone: 612-825-3333
24-hour Crisis Intake: 612-825-0000

Secure shelter, counseling and legal resources for women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health 

Philomena House
Phone: 651-488-9652
Shelter for pregnant women who are homeless

WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children)
Phone: 612-348-6100
Health and nutrition support for women, infants and children under 5 years old 

Substance and Alcohol Abuse Resources 

Substance Abuse Treatment (for Men Only)

Beacon Program
Phone: 612-767-3100 ext. 3131
Residential substance abuse treatment program for men. Phase I is a 21-day program based on 12-step model. Phase II is a 75-day halfway house program.

Urgent Care

Hennepin County Medical Center
730 South 8th Street
Phone: 612-873-3000

Urgent Care Hours: 8am–8pm Monday through Friday, 8am–6pm Saturday and Sunday.
Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day, enter on South 8th St between Park Ave and Chicago Ave.
No appointment needed; MA and GAMC are accepted.

Downtown Campus

720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
Sundays, 7:30am, 9am & 11am

North Campus

5151 Program Ave, Mounds View, Minnesota, 55112
Sundays, 9am & 11am

South Campus

20700 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044
Sundays, 10:30am