St. Stephen’s Street Outreach, emergency shelters, and housing programs continue to operate amid the pandemic and we are committed to maintaining these essential services to help some of our most vulnerable community members weather this pandemic.
Early on, we expanded hours at our 2 emergency shelters to provide services and a place for guests to stay 24/7. Our Street Outreach team began working seven days a week to focus on monitoring campsites, providing a public health response, and ensuring people have food and items needed to shelter safely in place. And our housing case managers continue to work (predominantly remotely) with clients to obtain and maintain stable housing.
This week, we are relocating all current shelter guests, as well as a significant number of unsheltered adults to a hotel, where we will provide joint case management services with Our Saviour’s Community Services.
We know the people we serve are at greater risk of physical and economic consequences from COVID-19 and its ripple effects, and we will do all that we can to help individuals and families navigate these challenges.
Your support is vital to keep our clients connected to critical services now and into the future.
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Last year St. Stephen's served 6,573 total individuals, making up 5,007 households:
Our mission is ending homelessness.
Our goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. We progress toward this goal through street outreach, shelter, and housing programs. We meet people where they are and work together toward self-sufficiency and housing stability.
We envision a community in which housing instability is rare, brief, and non-recurring, ending homelessness as we know it. Learn more about our work by visiting our website at ststephensmpls.org.
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