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Homeless Resources and Housing Information
For the health and safety of staff and those we serve, appointments with Community Services staff will continue to be over telephone or video conference whenever possible. When required, in-person meetings are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 651-430-6488.
Washington County Community Services recognizes that homelessness exists in Washington County and that those experiencing homelessness deserve access to services to assist them in becoming stably housed, as well as assist them with accessing other resources to meet their basic needs. The Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) provides these services to residents of Washington County. HOST consists of eight social workers, a supervisor, and one support staff person. Together, they manage a housing resource line where calls may be placed 24/7 and will be returned within one business day. The housing resource line number is 651-430-6488.
Would you, or someone you know, like to be more involved in addressing homelessness in Washington County? If so, the Heading Home Washington County Collaborative is a great place to start. The collaborative consists of members of the public, Washington County staff, representatives from local nonprofit organizations, and the faith community. Anyone can attend and those interested are welcome to reach out to Jenny Mason to get a link to the meeting. Learn more (PDF) about the work and mission of this group.
The collaborative currently meets virtually due to health concerns because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and convenes the second Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N. in Stillwater in Lower Level 14. This is a place to get involved in hearing about, understanding, and contributing to the solutions to solve homelessness in the Washington County community.
Contact Jenny Mason, Washington County Community Development Agency, for questions about HHW.