RISE: Help for Those Experiencing Homelessness

Ramsey County and its partners have leveraged CARES funding to provide emergency shelter, temporary housing in hotels and respite care facilities for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contracts with Bethesda Hospital, Luther Seminary and area hotels currently provide specialized temporary shelter for approximately 200 people including elders, women and couples. Mary Hall is now utilized as additional shelter space and houses more than 100 residents. Residents may be referred to the hotel-shelter program through area homeless shelters and other partners.

Ramsey County's Safe Space shelter in downtown Saint Paul continues to provide emergency overnight shelter for up to 64 single adults. Referrals to Safe Space are made through Catholic Charities, homeless outreach partners, hospitals, law enforcement and neighbors (651-266-4483).

All sites offer connections to services and programs to provide those experiencing homelessness with support and help to identity stable, long-term housing.

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