Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

For over 30 years, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless has served as the only statewide member-driven organization advocating for the entire continuum of housing solutions. MCH is comprised of over 100 member organizations throughout the state. With our partners, we advocate for policies to promote housing and economic stability. Our mission is to generate policies, community support, and local resources to end homelessness in Minnesota.​

2233 University Ave W. #434
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-645- 7332

Senta Leff
Executive Director


Heading Home Minnesota

​Heading Home Minnesota (HHM) is a coordinated public-private partnership to end homelessness in Minnesota. HHM is the umbrella for the new Heading Home: Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and all local plans to end homelessness. Eight counties (Anoka, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Saint Louis, Scott-Carver, and Steele), six regions of the state (Northeast, Northwest, West Central, Central, Southeast, and Southwest) and seven tribal nations (Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, Red Lake, and White Earth) have developed and are implementing local plans to end homelessness in their communities.  ​

Laura Kadwell
Statewide Director
(612) 721-3700, ext. 112


State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness

​The Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness leads the State’s work to prevent and end homelessness through the collaboration of 11 state agencies. The purpose of the Council is to maximize and align state resources. Cathy ten Broeke, State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness, directs the work of the Interagency Council.

Cathy ten Broeke

State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness
(651) 296.6344


Heading Home Hennepin

​Heading Home Hennepin is the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County community's 10-year plan to end homelessness by 2016.  Championed by hundreds of government, business, faith, and advocacy leaders, Heading Home Hennepin brings together more than 120 local nonprofit organizations, as well as government agencies, faith-based alliances, businesses, and concerned citizens.  The plan's success in garnering comprehensive grassroots endorsement and bolstering community networks has made it a model for similar initiatives nationwide.  Heading Home Hennepin unites our entire community in the pursuit of permanently closing the door on homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.

Mikkel Beckmen
(612) 596-1606


​BEACON Interfaith Housing Collaborative

Beacon is an interfaith collaborative of congregations committed to ending homelessness through housing, the Families Moving Forward shelter program, and public advocacy.

Plymouth Congregational Church was the founding congregation of Beacon (formerly known as Plymouth Church Neighborhood Association). Lydia Apartments was its first supportive housing development, which opened in 2003.

2610 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114

(651) 789-6260

Lee Blons

Executive Director

651-789- 6260 ext. 204​

Nonprofit and Service Providers


​Aeon’s mission is to create and sustain quality affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities. Our vision is that every person has a home and is interconnected within community. Having a personal place where people feel safe and connected is transformational – a stabilizing force for individuals and communities. We are committed to fostering a respectful, caring culture with responsive property management and affordable rent.

Breaking Free

​Breaking Free is a Minnesota-based non-profit and social justice/social change organization founded in 1996 by Vednita Carter. Every year, Breaking Free helps over 500 women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Our main offices are located in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a branch in Minneapolis. Breaking Free's doors are open to women throughout Minnesota and the United States.

Emma Norton Services

​Emma Norton Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization actively combating poverty in our communities by partnering with women, children, and families who are homeless and experiencing the challenges of mental and/or chemical disabilities. ENS provides affordable housing, basic needs, and support services in an environment that fosters stability and encourages personal growth.

Greater Twin Cities United Way

 Greater Twin Cities United Way unites caring people to build pathways out of poverty, thereby improving individual lives and the community.

 Jeremiah Program

​Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Jeremiah prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

​LSS helps Minnesotans by providing a wide range of human support services related to the basic necessities of life - food and shelter, physical health and safety, and emotional and spiritual well being.

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

​The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless exists to ensure the community supports are in place to prevent and address the root causes of homelessness.

Minnesota Housing Partnership

​Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) convenes, guides, and supports a diversity of partners working to improve conditions of home and community. Building on decades of experience, we strengthen development capacity and promote policies that expand opportunity, especially for people at the lowest income levels.

People Serving People

​People Serving People helps homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success.

Perspectives Family Center

Through the implementation of best practices, Perspectives has become a national model in developing and implementing recovery services. Our services are extensive and span from recovery and mental health programs to employment and parenting education. Perspectives is the only supportive housing program that provides a 12-month, in-house academic, social, and nutritional enrichment program for children.

The Salvation Army - Northern Division

​The Salvation Army Northern Division serves anyone in need without discrimination. Whether it’s a hot meal, help paying a bill or a more long-term solution, every county in Minnesota and North Dakota has either a Salvation Army operation center or field representative ready to help.

Simpson Housing Services

​For over 30 years, Simpson Housing Services has become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing.

St. Stephens Human Services

 We provide emergency assistance, housing, employment, and human rights advocacy focused on systems change to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. We serve single adults, families, and children.

Tubman Family Alliance

​Tubman helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education while guiding and sustaining individuals and families on the journey from chaos and fear to healing and restoration.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

​Twin Cities Habitat is a nonprofit committed to building the quality of life, health and prosperity of the 7-county metro region through the production and preservation of homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities. This video explains the partnerships we count on to accomplish our mission.

The Wayside House, Inc.

​Wayside House provides gender specific chemical dependency and mental health care treatment to women in a supportive, safe and nurturing environment. Services are uniquely tailored to each woman and offer comprehensive holistic care addressing each aspect preventing a woman from finding healing and hope.

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

​The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a non-profit social services organization. We combine direct service, research and community initiatives to address the needs of vulnerable people in Saint Paul and the surrounding east metro area.

The YWCA of Saint Paul

​Addressing community needs in four core areas: Housing & Supportive Services, Youth Development, Health & Wellness and Employment & Economic Development, last year  our programs and services helped more than 6,200 people to reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

​Volunteer Resources

HandsOn Twin Cities

 HandsOn Twin Cities is the Twin Cities only full service volunteer center that both promotes and facilitates volunteerism while improving the community’s ability to create more impact with the time generously given by volunteers.  We work with all types of volunteers, companies and nonprofit affiliates to ensure that every hour spent in the community is valuable.

Volunteer Match

VolunteerMatch offers a variety of tools and services to help you recruit new volunteers, manage volunteers and prospects, and become a great place to volunteer.


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