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Ramsey County Health and Human Services

Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS)

160 Kellogg Blvd E, St. Paul, MN, 55101-1494

Distance: 809 Miles

(651) 215-2262


Service Details


Ramsey County Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS) provides housing services and support for Ramsey County families, single adults and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

* Coordinated intake services for access to housing, services, and shelter
* CAHS refers families to Ramsey County family homeless shelters as openings becomes available. No beds are immediately available as space is limited.

CAHS coordinates the Ramsey County Coordinated Access / Coordinated Entry System (CES) referrals for the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) region.


  • Building Accessibility
    • Accessible main entrance (zero step approach) 
    • Accessible public restroom 
  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Client Information and Specialization
    • Family 
    • Homelessness 


Ramsey County families, single adults and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Application Instructions

If you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, call one of the following numbers:

Families: To see if you qualify for an intake please call United Way 211 at 651-291-0211 for a prescreen. If eligible, United Way 211 will advise you on the next appropriate steps.

Single adults 25 years or older: (651) 647-3137
Appointments must be scheduled through the housing screener.

Youth ages 16-24: (651) 224-9644 (SafeZone)
Monday-Friday 10am - 8pm

If the family is experiencing domestic violence, also try: Minnesota Day One Emergency Shelter and Crisis Hotline at (866) 223-1111.

Call (651) 215-2262 or come to the Ramsey County office at:
Woodland Hills Church
1740 Van Dyke
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Open 7:30am - 5:00pm

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Ramsey County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 266-4444
TTY (651) 266-3750

Last Update


Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.

  • BH-0500At Risk/Homeless Housing Related Assistance Programs Definition

    Programs authorized under federal or state legislation or local government initiatives that provide financial assistance and supportive services for individuals and/or families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Included are prevention programs that help people at imminent risk for homelessness preserve current housing or secure alternative housing; diversion programs that help people actively seeking shelter to identify and access viable alternatives including shared housing arrangements and transitional housing/shelter; and rapid re-housing programs that help people who are already homeless move as quickly as possible into permanent housing. Services may include case management, rental deposits, rent assistance, utility deposits, housing search assistance, moving expenses, expenses related to non-shelter temporary housing in situations where permanent housing has been secured but is currently unavailable, and other costs the family may incur in the process of acquiring or maintaining housing. Allowable activities, eligibility criteria and other requirements vary depending on the jurisdiction, the funding source and the focus of the program.

  • BH-1800.8500Homeless Shelter Definition

    Programs that provide a temporary place to stay (usually three days to two weeks), generally in dormitory-style facilities with very little privacy, for people who have no permanent housing. Also included are programs that provide motel vouchers for people who are homeless.

  • BH-1850Emergency Shelter Clearinghouses Definition

    Programs that coordinate requests for emergency shelter by screening homeless individuals who apply using criteria established by the shelters, maintaining lists of individuals who have been aided, and checking new applicants against the lists before referring them to a resource that can meet their needs. Emergency shelter clearinghouses help to avoid duplication of service and maximize the availability of shelter resources while relieving the agencies of the task of handling requests directly. Also included are programs that refer people needing shelter to an appropriate resource, but which are not the sole source for this information.

  • YB-9000Young Adults Definition

    Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.

  • YV-0400At Risk for Homelessness Definition

    Individuals or families who are at risk for becoming homeless because they are unable to make their rent or mortgage payment and face eviction or foreclosure or who have already lost their permanent residence and are "doubled up", i.e., are staying temporarily with friends or relatives.

  • YV-3000.3000Homeless Families Definition

    Families, usually consisting of two parents and their children but also including single parent families, extended families and nontraditional family groups, who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people.

  • YV-3000.8000Homeless Youth Definition

    Children or adolescents who have been abandoned by the adults responsible for their care or who have left their homes without notice or parental consent and who have no fixed place of residence.