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MnDOT: St. Paul Homeless Encampment Site To Be Cleared By Thursday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The onset of wintry weather is impacting the safety and well-being of dozens of people living in a St. Paul homeless encampment. That’s why city officials have announced the site must be cleared by 10 a.m. Thursday. That announcement has many...

Homelessness, drug use rife at Native American tent city

At a tent city for homeless people in Minneapolis, the path is strewn with used syringes. Some are shooting up in the open. Dozens have been found unconscious. At least two have died. Most of the more than 200 people here are Native Americans, who have spontaneously...

2018 October Grants have been Awarded!

Thanks to the generous donors and OYH board members, we were able to award almost $40,000 in funds this month to Minnesota agencies in need! Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis, MN) for $6,516 to purchase under bed storage chests and new metal bed frames. Casa de...

2018 August Grants have been Awarded!

Thanks to the generous donors and OYH board members, we were able to award almost $60,000 in funds this month to Minnesota agencies in need! 360 Communities​ (Burnsville, MN) for $4,330 to purchase two new refrigerators. A Place for You​ (Pine City, MN) for $3,716 to...

Growing Minneapolis homeless camp raises public health alarms

The camp dwellers say they feel safer watching over each other in a large group than living scattered on the streets; they are determined to remain despite repeated attempts by the state to clear them out. Katherine “Kat” Yanez stepped out of her tent, took a long...

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf makes move to Mounds View

The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf has recently made the move from New Brighton to Mounds View. “We will certainly miss being in New Brighton,” said Ralph Reeder Program Manager Lisa Baker. “We are still servicing all residents in need and we hope that by having a bigger...

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