Emergency Assistance

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When families are in a financial crisis that poses a direct threat to the physical health or safety of a child younger than 18, Ramsey County can provide short-term assistance.


People currently on a financial assistance program should contact their case worker to apply for emergency aid. People not currently on Ramsey County assistance can call 651-266-4444 to get information on how to apply for emergency aid.

Emergency housing referral

Ramsey County works with Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to coordinate intake and emergency referral services for families who are homeless and have dependent children at the Community Action Partnership.

Community Action Partnership Of Ramsey & Washington Counties
450 Syndicate Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Hours 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


For more information on emergency housing, visit Housing Services & Support.