• Helpful Community Resources

    Community Resources in Ramsey County

    We commit daily to developing and empowering lifelong learners who thrive in diverse communities. 
    United Way 211
    Free and Confidential Referrals to social services and health agencies
    Within 651 area code-211
    Outside 651: 651-291-0211
    Child Care
    Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network
    1-866-308-3224 or 651-290-9704


    Ramsey County Alley Shoppe
    Free clothing and household items
    Located at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church
    1115 Greenbrier Street St. Paul MN 55106
    Area Service: Eligible families in Ramsey County.  Referral required. 
    Hours: Tuesdays from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM September - May
    Families are allowed 6 visits between September and May
    Swap Shop
    Provides gently used clothing and housewares, food, socks and underwear
    Located at St. Thomas More Catholic Church
    1065 Summit Ave St. Paul MN 55105
    Hours: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the first and third Saturday of every month  
    Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Free clothing center, anyone is welcome
    217 Mackubin St. St. Paul MN 55102
    Hours: 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM on the first and third Saturday of the month during the school year. 
    SafeZone Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth Ages 14-24
    On-site clothing closet with hygiene items as well as many other resources
    Located at 130 East 7th Street St. Paul MN
    Hours: Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
    Brown Community Center
    Provides free clothing and small household items for families in the Twin Cities Metro Area
    Located at 270 Noth Kent Street St. Paul MN 55102
    Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Families need to make an appointment
    Joseph's Coat
    Free winter clothing and more
    Located at 1107 West 7th Street St. Paul MN 55102
    Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Salvation Army
    Call 211 to locate the Salvation Army location nearest to you or visit Salvation Army's website
    Located at 270 Noth Kent Street St. Paul MN 55102
    Various Salvation Army sites offer winter clothing for families 

    Local Food Shelves 

    If you live in North St. Paul or Oakdale..... 

    North St. Paul Area Food Shelf
    2538 E Seppala Boulevard North St Paul
    Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Families have to call one day ahead 

    If you live in Maplewood..... 

    Salvation Army Food Shelf
    2080 Woodlynn Avenue Maplewood
    Open Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Families have to make an appointment 

    If you live in some parts of Maplewood..... 

    Merrick Community Services Food Shelf
    1740 Van Dyke Street Maplewood
    Open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:130 AM
    Families have to make an appointment 

    If you live in Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall or South Maplewood.... 

    Christian Cupboard Food Shelf
    8264 4th Street North Oakdale
    Open Mondays12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Thursdays 3:00 PM-7:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Families have to make an appointment  

    **All food shelves listed above require identification and proof of residence** 

    And address.... 

    Manna Pantry at Redeeming Love Church
    2425 White Bear Ave North Maplewood
    Open one Monday per month from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

    Counseling & Social Service

    African American Family Services 612-871-7878

    American Indian Family Center  651-793-3803

    Brian Coyle Center (Somali) 612-338-5282 

    Children's Home Society & Family Services 651-646-7771

    CLUES (Chicano/Latino)  651-379-4200

    Face to Face Health & Counseling  651-772-5555

    Lao Family Community Center (Hmong)  651-221-0069

    Northwest Youth & Family Services 651-486-3808

    Parent Support Resources 651-641-1300

    Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County 651-643-3006

    White Bear Lake Area Community Counseling 651-429-8544 




    Minnesota Food Helpline


    1-888-711-1151 or 651-486-9860

    Women Infants & Children Program (WIC) 651-266-1300 

    Health Care

    Community Dental Care

    Saint Paul 651-774-2959

    Maplewood 651-925-8400

    Family Tree Clinic

    Reproductive and Sexual Heath


    Helping Hand Dental Clinic 651-224-7561

    Neighborhood Health Care Network

    Clinic Referrals 651-489-2273

    Planned Parenthood of Minnesota  1-800-230-PLAN

    Ramsey County Chemical Dependency 651-266-4008

    Ramsey County Mental Health 651-266-7890

    Ramsey County Public Health 651-266-2400

    United Family Medicine 651-241-1000 

    Homeowner Counseling

    Community Neighborhood Housing Services 651-292-8710

    Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood 651-774-9064

    Minnesota Home Ownership Center 651-659-9336 

    Legal Assistance

    Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota 651-641-1011

    Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services  651-222-4761

    Tubman 612-871-0118

    Volunteer Lawyers Network 612-752-6677

    West Seventh Community Center

    Immigration & Family Law


    Youth Link 612-252-1200  

    Education & Employment 

    Disability Minnesota   mndisability.gov

    Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps 651-642-1133

    Minnesota Literacy Council 1-800-222-1990

    The Father Project 612-724-3539 ext.108

    Workforce Center 1-888-438-5627 or 651-642-0363 

    Emergency Assistance 

    Energy Assistance 651-645-6470

    Ramsey County Human Services 651-266-4444 

    Salvation Army (Heat & Utility Bills) 651-224-6946 

    Domestic Violence 

    Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1-866-223-1111

    Asian Women United of Minnesota 612-724-8823

    Bridges to Safety 651-266-9901

    Casa de Esperanza 651-772-1611

    St. Paul Intervention Project 651-645-2824

    Tubman 651-770-0777

    Women of Nations 651-222-5836

    Women's Advocates 651-227-8284

    Second Judicial District Court

    Domestic Abuse/Harassment Office 

    (For filing Orders for Protection in Ramsey Co.)  


    Rental Assistance & Housing

    Caroline Family Services 651-772-1344

    East Metro Women's Council  651-773-8401

    Emma's Place 651-773-0516

    Hmong American Partnership 651-495-9160

    Jackson Street Village 651-558-5980

    Lutheran Social Services 612-879-5266 and 651-644-7739

    Merrick Community Services 651-771-9339

    Model Cities of St. Paul Supportive Housing  651-265-6167

    St. Paul Planning & Economic Development Department 651-266-6020

    St. Paul Public Housing Agency

    Subsidized Housing- Low Income


    St. Paul Public Housing Association 651-298-5664

    The Family Place 651-225-9354

    The Roof Project 651-642-2005

    Theresa Living Center 651-774-5594 

    GLBTQ-Specific & Friendly Services

    Medical Advocacy 

    Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

    www.mntranshealth.org 612-206-3180

    Rainbow Health Initiative

    www.rainbowhealth.org  612-206-3180

    Direct Health Services 

    Family Tree Clinic

    Sexual & Reproductive Health




    Avenues for Homeless Youth

    GLBT Host Home Program- youth-specific