St. Stephen's Human Services

A nonprofit organization

$116,482 Raised by 592 Donors

100% complete

$110,000 Goal

Thanks to a generous grant from the Frey Foundation, the first $50,000 in donations were matched dollar-for-dollar.

St. Stephen’s Street Outreach, emergency shelter, housing, and early intervention programs continue to operate amid the pandemic. We are committed to maintaining these essential services to help our most vulnerable community members weather these challenging times. 

In response to the pandemic, we:

  • Expanded hours at our two emergency shelters to provide services and a place for guests to stay 24/7.  
  • Expanded Street Outreach to 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.  
  • Identified highest-risk shelter guests and unsheltered individuals and moved them into hotel rooms. 
  • Shifted housing case managers to work (predominantly) remotely with clients to obtain and maintain stable housing.  
  • In May, relocated all current shelter guests, as well as a number of unsheltered adults to a hotel, where we 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 today is vital to keep our clients connected to critical services now and into the future. 

The past eight months have been challenging and riddled with tragedy and uncertainty, but they have also been infused with hope. We’ve seen our staff rise with unwavering commitment, volunteers pivot to provide whatever is most needed, and community partners coming up with creative fundraisers from virtual concerts to custom jewelry and lemonade stands. 

But most of all, it’s our program participants who have shown their resilience and commitment to helping each other that inspires us most. You may have read Phallan’s story about how one small action can have significant ripple effects in our September E-newsletter

It’s times like these that it’s most important to help each other. We know our community is full of people who are committed to help each other and we know you are one of the helpers.  Thank you.

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Last year (July 2019 - June 2020) St. Stephen's served more than 4,676 total individuals, making up more than 3,152 households::

  • 1,020 known individuals had 4,647 engagements with our Street Outreach Workers

  • 1,132 individuals of all gender identities were provided emergency shelter for at least one night

  • 771 households (including 432 families and 339 single adults) participated in our housing programs

  • 228 households (including 166 families and 62 single adults) received early intervention services

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

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St. Stephen's Human Services

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2309 Nicollet Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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