• Fighting Homelessness

    On a typical night, more than 10,000 people are homeless in Minnesota. Nearly half are children.
  • Building Stability

    Within our walls, families find a place to call home and the help they need to make a new start.
  • Supporting Families

    We also administer rental subsidies in the community and provide services to help keep families out of the shelter system.


People Overcame Homelessness
at the YWCA St. Paul Last Year

Celebrating Success

“When I was in Lebanon, I didn’t have a dream.”


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Housing & Supportive Services

YWCA St. Paul combats homelessness by providing affordable housing and housing-related services for homeless women, children and families. More than simply providing a place to live, our programs and services empower families to stabilize their lives, build new skills, decrease their dependency on emergency services and keep their families united and safe.

Core Programs & Services Include:

Transitional Housing Program

Building New Lives for Homeless Women & Children

Transitional Housing Program (THP): Creates a path out of homelessness for single parents and their children. Families spend up to 24 months building skills and stabilizing their lives while living in one of the three YWCA Transitional Housing sites.

Rapid Rehousing

Helping Families Move Beyond Crisis

Rapid Rehousing (RRH): Reduces the length of emergency shelter stays by providing a jump-start of supportive services and other resources that empower families to move out of shelters and into stable housing.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Positioning Families to Succeed

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH): Combines safe, affordable housing and supportive services to help families who have experienced long-term homelessness to build stable, productive lives.


To apply, please click here to download the housing application. Complete and submit the application, and housing staff will contact you to determine your eligibility and help connect you with the program that best meets your needs.

Email: housingintake@ywcaofstpaul.org
Fax: (651) 222-6307
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

For more information, please contact (651) 293-9296 or housingintake@ywcaofstpaul.org.