In partnership with Ramsey County, Model Cities of St. Paul Inc. will begin operating the Safe Space emergency shelter on November 12th. We are proud to expand our efforts to create pathways towards a better community by working to create a simple, effective emergency shelter for those in need.
The shelter is located at the Ramsey County Government Building at 160 East Kellogg Boulevard here in St. Paul and will operate overnight, from 10:00PM to 9:00AM the next morning, every day.
A key component of Safe Space is its low barrier to entry, serving those found outside in the cold, on the light rail and in need of a safe place to sleep. Those who might not be able to access other shelters can find solace for a night at Safe Space. After a brief assessment of their needs coming into the facility, the essentials will be provided such as a light snack, water, hygiene products, a pillow, mat and bedding for one of our 64 beds. There is even coffee brewed in the morning.
Shelter staff can then work with them for a referral to the Ramsey County Coordinated Entry System and other assessment specialists to provide a pathway to housing placement. As Safe Space is an emergency shelter, these services are another key component, helping those enter into long-term stability. This approach means that those who find themselves in our shelter for one night need not fear becoming displaced again, as resources will be made available to them for permanent housing solutions. In this way, Model Cities is not only providing shelter to those in need, but advancing our mission of creating pathways to prosperity.
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Safe Space Shelter
160 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101
10:00PM – 9:00AM Nightly.