St. Joe's Emergency Shelter

24-hour emergency shelter for children and youth ages 6 - 17 removed from a situation of crisis, abuse or neglect. Children are often referred by Hennepin County First Response. Referrals from other counties are also welcome.

In 2009, 439 children received temporary shelter and basic needs. All youth saw a health care professional upon entering the shelter.


  • 12-bed shelter
  • Care and emotional support for youth separated from primary caregivers
  • Medical care, food, shelter and other basic needs
  • Staff work with county services to find the best living arrangement for each child
  • St. Joe's Community Health Clinic onsite

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