Help Paying for Basic Needs
1222 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN, 55104-4151
Distance: 1115 Miles
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.
On The Bus: Provides monthly bus passes for people who are homeless and returning to work
Tools for the Job: Equipment and tools - Trade tools for construction workers, welders, barbers, beauticians, chefs
No cash is provided.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
Adults (and indirectly, their families) who are:
* Experiencing homelessness
* Precariously housed or highly mobile
- Includes people who live on the streets, in their cars, in shelters, or temporarily with friends or family while bouncing from place to place while trying to find a way to get a place of their own.
* Have a verifiable job offer or have started a new job in the last two months
Individuals who are no longer homeless will not be considered.
Call (651) 242-9441 to check eligibility. Eligible applicants will be given an application password to use to fill out an online application.
Once the completed application is received at the office, they contact the listed employer to verify employment (usually the day application is received).
Once employment is verified, a staff member will contact the applicant to schedule a meeting time to get assistance and fill out acceptance paperwork.
9:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Twin Cities Metro Area
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.
BM-6500.1500-950Work Clothing Definition
Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand uniforms or other working clothes. Also included are programs such as "Dress for Success" that provide interview suits and other professional attire for low income individuals (frequently women) who need this type of wardrobe to secure and/or retain gainful employment.
BM-9500.9500Work Tools/Equipment Definition
Programs that pay for or provide tools and equipment that are necessary for an individual's new or continued employment.
BT-8300.1000Bus Fare Definition
Programs that provide cash or tokens for individuals who have no personal means of transportation and are unable to use public transportation (or a taxi service) for necessary local travel without assistance with the fare. Also included are programs that provide bus fare for people who need to travel out of town (e.g., for a funeral) but do not have the means to do so.
DF-7020Records/Licenses/Permits Fee Payment Assistance Definition
Programs that provide financial assistance to help people pay for records, licenses, permits and other required documents in situations where they cannot otherwise afford them.
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.
YL-3500.9400Workers Needing Transportation Definition
Individuals who currently have jobs or who could have a job, generally at a low-income level, but are at risk of becoming or remaining unemployed because they do not have a reliable means of transportation.
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-3000Homeless People Definition
Individuals and families 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. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.