• Fighting Homelessness

    On a typical night, more than 9,000 people are homeless in Minnesota. An estimated 6,000 Minnesota youth on their own experience homelessness on any given night.
  • 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 provide a full range of support to meet each family's housing needs, including subsidized apartments, financial and life skills education and assistance in navigating school, health and community resources.


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:

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.

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.

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.

Information & Contact

If seeking shelter in Ramsey County, please contact United Way 211 by dialing 211, toll free at 800-543-7709, or locally at 651-291-0211.

If seeking housing for families in Ramsey County, please contact Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS) at 651-215-2262.

For more information on YWCA St. Paul services, please contact our housing staff:

Phone: 651-293-9296
Email: housingintake@ywcaofstpaul.org
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55102