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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Help Paying for Basic Needs - Young Parents

451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul, MN, 55104

Distance: 1033 Miles

(651) 280-2193


Service Details


Offers cash or other short term aid to people in a crisis that is affecting their access to basic needs

Emergency assistance can vary based upon eligibility and available funds.

Additional Information

This homeless prevention assistance program may be able to help parenting youth with money for rent payment, a security deposit, or utility bills.


To be eligible, you must:
* Live in Ramsey County
* Be a parenting youth under the age of 25 years with accompanying minor children (if pregnant, must be at least six months along)
* Meet income guidelines (200% below poverty level)

AND meet one of the following criteria:
* Currently in own housing but can prove risk of homelessness within thirty (30) days
* Currently without housing and staying in an emergency shelter, domestic violence shelter or, place not intended for human habitation AND need a security deposit
* Frequently moving to live with other households in and have been notified you will have to move within thirty (30) days; and lack resources and support needed to either obtain immediate housing or remain in existing housing

Application Instructions

Apply in person every Friday from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Due to limited staff, only the first 10 applicants will be seen each Friday.

Bring these documents/verifications with you:
* Government issued photo identification
* Proof of children's birth (birth certificate and, health insurance card, immunization records, social security card etc.)
* Thirty days of verifiable income (check stubs, Maxis printout, income verification completed by employer)
* Proof of financial need (lease and notice to vacate if primary lease holder, disconnection notice from utility)

Area Served

Twin Cities East Metro area


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 642-4000

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