Ending Homelessness Services

Avivo believes that housing is a human right. Housing First is Avivo’s primary approach. Our Ending Homelessness team of more than 100 diverse and talented staff have a “do what it takes” commitment to ending homelessness. We help thousands of people experiencing homelessness find housing, shelter and support in order to take their next best steps to stability and healthier well-being. Avivo uniquely pairs its housing and shelter services with medical care, treatment, employment services and training depending on the individual’s needs.


Street Outreach

Our team connects individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Hennepin County to shelter, permanent housing, healthcare and community resources.


Avivo Village

This non-traditional, COVID-19 aware shelter for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness is the first of its kind. Avivo Village is a pilot, transitional housing shelter – an indoor village of 100 tiny homes for adults – complete with medical services, security services, housing case management and connection to other community supports.


Transitional Recovery Housing

While individuals or families (mothers with children) are in Avivo treatment programming, Avivo provides transitional recovery housing so they may focus on recovery and stabilizing their lives. Learn more about Avivo’s treatment programming.


Housing Case Management Services

Avivo’s housing case managers help individuals secure and keep their housing. We work with private, nonprofit, and tribal housing property owners to provide onsite housing services to residents. Case managers support individuals living independently in their own housing.


Need Shelter?

Individuals seeking shelter should contact the County office in their county of residence.

In Hennepin County, single adults would contact the Hennepin Shelter Hotline at 612.204.8200 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., or reach out to a Street Outreach worker they may be working with. After hours, please call United Way 2-1-1 (mobile: 651.291.0211).

Families in St. Paul should visit Ramsey County Housing Services & Support for more information.


Need Housing?

Individuals should reach out to the County office in the county they are living in, to talk with someone about their Coordinated Entry process and obtain an assessment.

Additional details for people living in Hennepin County can be found here and for people living in Ramsey County can be found here.