St. Anne’s Place
emergency shelter provides private family bedrooms and shared bathrooms, as well as personal care items, clothing and basic necessities, and meals and snacks for up to 16 families each night. Our secured building is staffed 24 hours a day for the safety and security of our guests. Upon arrival, families meet with the St. Anne’s Place team to help determine their immediate needs and each mother’s and child’s barriers to achieving their goals. Staff collaborates to provide coordinated services for each member of every family.

The staff assesses family needs and coordinates resources and services for families, including housing and employment searches, life skills training, chemical health support, legal support, mental health support, and overall family health and wellness. Staff also facilitates children’s intakes, assessments, and case management; coordinates communication between families and schools/PICA (childcare); helps ensure that children at the shelter are equipped for school with school supplies, uniforms, etc.; and leads indoor, outdoor and off-site children’s activities.


Your donation to People Serving People helps fund all of our comprehensive services, including supporting families at St. Anne’s Place. You can also make a restricted donation directly to St. Anne’s Place here.


Volunteers join us in providing women and their children with culturally responsive and individualized care during their time at St. Anne’s Place. The St. Anne’s Place volunteer program is unique in its individualized nature and ability to fulfill the shelter guests’ specific needs as they arise. Volunteers work along with staff to expand programming for shelter guests and improve shelter functioning and efficiency by assisting with projects. The volunteer program accomplishes this by building relationships with volunteers that use their special skills and interests in partnering with our work.

Individual volunteers are essential to programming and make it possible to offer various activities to our families and assist the shelter run smoothly. Individual volunteer opportunities are available on evenings, weekends and weekdays and require a minimum commitment of 3 months.
Individual volunteers help with activities including:
● Tutoring
● Art
● Preschool
● Playground and
● Field trips
● Front office
● Shelter projects

Small groups (3-10 volunteers) of friends, family or community members volunteer one-time or more often if desired. Groups help on weekdays and weekends.
Group volunteers help with various projects including:
● Organizing supplies
● Cleaning community spaces
● Yard work

Interested in volunteering? Please fill out our Volunteer Form, or contact the St. Anne’s Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy, for more information. You can learn more about Kathy and the impact volunteers have at St. Anne’s Place here.

In-Kind Donations

St. Anne’s Place accepts new donated items. We rely on donations to meet the needs of our residents. You can send supply donations directly to St. Anne’s Place from our Target, Walmart, and Amazon wishlists.

If you are interested in running a donation drive for new, unused supplies or clothing at your workplace, place of worship, or community, please contact Kathy so we can partner with you to create the most meaningful experience for you and helpful donations for our program participants. 

Phone 763. 326. 1347 ext.209
Fax  612. 521. 3209
Office  2634 Russell Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411 (no unsolicited supply donations are accepted)