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We have apartments for homeless families with two or more children that are minors. If you're in need of shelter, bring your entire family to Sharing & Caring Hands (525 N. 7th St.) Mondays–Thursdays at 10am or 1:30pm.

Please note that requests for shelter are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted.


Hot meals are served at our Day Services Center Mondays–Thursdays at 10:00am, 12pm, and 3:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30am and 11am. All are welcome to join us for these meals.


Bags of food are given to families with children: Mondays–Thursdays 10-11:30am or 1:30–3:00pm.


Dental services are available on a first-come, first-serve basis whenever a dentist is available. We provide extractions and fillings only. Please call our main number 612-338-4640 to check for dates and times to come. Dental clinic is located downstairs at our Day Services center. All services are free of charge and services are provided for those who have little to no dental coverage.


Health Care for the Homeless is currently in development at the moment.  Nurses or doctors who are interested in volunteering their time, please call 612-338-4640.


Beds can be ordered for those who have recently moved into an apartment/home (within the last 30 days). Beds are placed on a first-come, first-serve basis in person on Monday mornings starting at 10am and end when we have an order of 50 beds. We deliver to Minneapolis and some connecting suburbs. We do not deliver to some areas of St. Paul and other metro locations. We are still able to order beds for clients not living within our delivery areas as long as clients can pick up their beds. Beds are full or twin-size and are new or gently used. We will order 1 bed per individual/up to 2 beds for families of two or more people in their households. You must bring your lease and some form of identification.

Other Services at our Drop-in Center

The following services are offered, but depend upon availability and individual determination.  If you need to request these services, you must wait to see Mary Jo on Mondays–Thursdays 10–11:30 am or 1:30–3:00 pm.

  • Eye glass vouchers for exams and/or glasses for uninsured or under-insured
  • Shoes
  • Vouchers to get State Identification/Birth Certificate
  • Vouchers for place to stay for homeless men
  • Bus Token
  • Bus Cards for those with proof of recent hire in permanent position
  • We offer many other services that are provided based on an individual’s particular situation and available funds.

If you are wondering about other resources in the community, call 211 or 651-291-0211.

  • “Do something beautiful for God and make a difference in the lives of others.”
  • "Love and compassion are the secret to world peace."
  • "What is success? To love one another as God has loved us."
  • "Kindness is a conversion. Never forget that."
  • "Great leaders are great servants. Go serve God, serve family, serve your community."
  • "You will never fulfill the Scriptures (you read) until you are willing to live them."
  • "Your smile and an outstretched hand is the beginning of a miracle in the unspoken need of another's heart."
  • "Look after your feet, they must carry you a long way in this world and then all the way to the kingdom of God."
  • "Hold fast, go forward... fear nothing."
  • "Evil flourishes when good people don't speak."
  • "When someone is drowning, you don't throw them a life preserver, you get into the water with them."
  • "In the evening of our lives, each one of us will be judged on one little thing... love, love, love... until it hurts."
  • "We are responsible for the effort, not the outcome."
  • "Joy is the net of love in which we catch souls."
  • "Don't pray too long, you'll get it wrong; we must go from prayer to action."
  • "We are called to be channels of God's peace, instruments of His love."

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