St. Anne’s Place is the first emergency family shelter in Minnesota to adopt the research-based CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement) model, developed to help families overcome the trauma of homelessness.
St. Anne’s Place has 16 private family bedrooms in a secure building. Meals are provided in a communal dining room and there are shared bathrooms, laundry facilities, computer room, children’s enrichment room and health and wellness room.
- A trauma-informed environment designed to strengthen family relationships and reduce the effects of poverty and homelessness on children’s development.
- Parenting support.
- Life-skills support, including addressing economic, legal, social and educational barriers to stable housing.
- Access to community partners for chemical and mental health support.
- School and preschool enrollment.
- Tutoring and one-on-one reading and playtime with volunteers.
- A variety of family and youth activities.
Staff is available 24 hours a day to support families who have been homeless to achieve housing and regain emotional, psychological and social well-being.
- Women living at St. Anne’s Place are at least 18 years old (2/3 of women are under the age of 30).
- Children are newborn – 17 years old (over 80 percent are 10 years old or younger).
- Families are referred by the Hennepin Country Shelter Team.
- The average stay is 6-8 weeks.