In wake of lawsuit, West 7th day shelter seeks new location

Freedom House's homeless clients may be back on street in May. Freedom House, a day shelter for people who are homeless at 296 W. Seventh St., will close its doors when its lease expires in May. Its building could become…

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State aid sought for homeless shelters in St. Paul

Ramsey County’s effort to obtain new funding for its emergency homeless shelter network continues on several fronts at the state Capitol. Without additional support, local officials fear that people who are homeless will have no place to shelter when the…

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Grant will help turn Mary Hall into supportive housing

Mary Hall at 438 Dorothy Day Place in downtown Saint Paul will be redeveloped with $1.2 million from the Metropolitan Council. The nonprofit group Aeon plans to turn the historic building into permanent supportive housing for very low-income residents. Mary…

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Families waiting for a home find comfort at Provincial House

Sisters of St. Joseph give big lift to Interfaith Action. For the past nine months, families facing homelessness have found shelter and sustenance at the Provincial House of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), 1880 Randolph Ave. Through…

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Social workers would help firefighters respond to needs of homeless

Soaring fire and medical calls and the increasing need to assist homeless people could bring changes to the Saint Paul Fire Department in 2022. A pilot project involving the department and on-call social workers from outside agencies would connect people…

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New rules open door to homeless day shelters across St. Paul

Months of debate came to an end on November 10 when the Saint Paul City Council unanimously adopted new zoning rules that allow daytime drop-in shelters for homeless people to open in neighborhoods throughout the city. The new rules were…

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