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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.) Monday – Thursday at 10:30AM 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 Monday – Thursday at 10:30AM, 12PM, & 3PM; Saturday and Sunday at 9:30AM & 11AM; no meals served on Fridays. All are welcome to join us for these meals.


Bags of food are given to families with children and individuals: Monday – Thursday 10:30AM - 11:30AM or 1:30PM – 3:00PM.

Mary Jo Copeland with a group of young boys



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.


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 10:30AM 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 one bed per individual/up to two 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 Monday – Thursday 10:30AM – 11:30AM or 1:30PM – 2:30PM.

  • Eye glass voucher 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 Card for those with proof of recent hire in permanent position
  • We offer many other services that are provided based on an individual’s situation and available funds.

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