• Community Resources in Ramsey County

    United Way 211

    Free and Confidential Referrals to social service 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 651-227-7669

    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

    Located at 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 North 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 at


    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. - 11:30 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 Mondays 12:00 P.M-4:00 PM Thursdays 3:00 PM-7:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM-1:30 PM


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


    Any address…

    Manna Pantry at Redeeming Love Church

    2425 White Bear Avenue North, Maplewood


    Open one Monday per month from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    2018 dates: November 26th, December 17th


    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



    Emergency Food Shelf Network



    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