• Building Stability

    More than simply providing a place to live, our programs and services empower families to stabilize their lives, build new skills, decrease their utilization of emergency services and keep their families united and safe.
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  • Supporting Families

    We provide a full range of support to meet each family's housing needs, including subsidized apartments, financial and life skills education and assistance in navigating school, health and community resources.
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379

People Overcame Homelessness
at YWCA St. Paul Last Year

Celebrating Success

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“When I was in Lebanon, I didn’t have a dream.”

Rozan

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Housing & Supportive Services

YWCA St. Paul combats homelessness by providing affordable housing and housing-related services for families experiencing homelessness. More than simply providing a place to live, our programs and services empower families to stabilize their lives, build new skills, decrease their utilization of emergency services and keep their families united and safe.

Core Programs & Services Include:

Rapid Re-Housing

Reduces the length of emergency shelter stays by providing a jump-start of supportive services and other resources that empower families to move out of shelters and into stable housing.

Transitional Housing Program

Creates a path out of homelessness for single parents and their children. Families spend up to 24 months building skills and stabilizing their lives while living in one of the three YWCA St. Paul Transitional Housing sites.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Combines safe, affordable housing and supportive services to help families who have experienced long-term homelessness to build stable, healthy lives.

YW Stride

Helps prevent homelessness for young women of color ages 18–24 (without children or pregnant/parenting) who are transitioning from foster care by helping them secure stable housing and navigate relationships, resources and systems. Leveraging the unique combination of services offered at YWCA St. Paul and the expertise and collaboration of our Youth and Housing & Supportive Services programs, staff provide life coaching and empower participants to build confidence and self-efficacy through an 18-month program.

Participants may also access any other YWCA St. Paul programs they are eligible for during their time in the program. This is a referral-based program only.


 

Information & Contact

If seeking shelter in Ramsey County, please contact United Way 211 by dialing 211, toll free at 800-543-7709, or locally at 651-291-0211.

If seeking housing for families in Ramsey County, please contact Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS) at 651-215-2262.


Housing Tenant Portal

Welcome to the YWCA St. Paul Housing Tenant Portal! This portal will give you access to:

  • Submit maintenance requests
  • Submit general inquiries (account balances, lease policies, etc.)
  • YWCA St. Paul staff announcements & updates

If you haven’t already, please create an account by clicking here. Please contact Jessica Fowler at jfowler@ywcastpaul.org with any questions.