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Our Doors are always open

Every year The Salvation Army provides over thousands of nights of shelter to those in need in the Twin Cities

A Warm Bed & Safe Stay

On a typical night, as many as 500 people sleep at our Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis.

Warmth and Security

It’s not the Hilton, but I’m safe, I have a warm place to sleep, and I’m fed – I have no complaints at all. I’m here to make it. I’m not going to run just because I’m falling on hard times.

How we help provide housing

Harbor Light Center houses about 350 people each night  - those who rely on The Salvation Army for a warm bed at one of our emergency, transitional or permanent-supportive housing programs.

Overnight shelter for homeless men and women
This secure shelter offers a safe place to spend the night. The program is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A free hot meal is served at 6 p.m. and warm showers are available.

Emergency housing funded by Hennepin County
The emergency housing program provides up to three balanced meals each day and personal hygiene supplies for men and women who are eligible for county-funded shelter. Case workers provide referrals to subsidized housing, substance abuse recovery and employment services. A medical respite unit is available for those with medical needs.

Other shelter options
Men and women who are employed or seeking employment can live in a supportive environment, where advocates assist residents in finding referrals and community resources. Program fees are payable on a weekly basis.

Transitional Housing
Men and women seeking a sober living environment may live at one of our transitional housing facilities in the Twin Cities for up to two years. Residents receive case management and gain independent living experience. Program fees are payable on a monthly basis.

Veterans Housing
Twenty of our transitional housing units are set aside for veterans. This program is accessed through the VA Medical Center. Please attend a Front Porch meeting to learn about available Mental Health Homeless Programs or call 612-313-3240 for more information.

Front Porch meetings are Thursday morning (register by 8 a.m.) at the VA Medical Center, One Veterans Drive in Minneapolis, and Monday through Friday mornings (register by 8 a.m.) at the VA Community Resource and Referral Center, 1201 Harmon Place in downtown Minneapolis.


Other Ways We Meet Needs