Homeless Services

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 four 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. HOST also manages public walk-in hours where households seeking homeless services may meet with a HOST social worker in person without an appointment. HOST is only able to see four households per day on a first come, first served basis during these hours

  1. I need shelter
  2. I need access to Coordinated Entry
  3. I am facing eviction
  4. I need financial assistance to get into housing

There are two shelter options in Washington County. Families seeking shelter should contact the St. Andrew's Resource Center  at 651-762-9124 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Singles or families that have completed an intake with St. Andrew’s and are waiting for space contact may contact the County Homeless Outreach Services Team. Households must be seen in person to seek shelter. HOST has walk-in hours.