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. If you would like to join our team, see our openings here. 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, case management, treatment, employment services, and training depending on the individual’s needs.


Street Outreach

Our Street Outreach team connects individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Hennepin County to shelter, permanent housing, healthcare, and community resources. Avivo’s Street Outreach team focuses on serving individuals with the highest barriers to exiting unsheltered homelessness.


Avivo Village

Avivo Village is a low barrier and culturally responsive shelter with 100 individual “homes” focused on moving residents to permanent housing through case management services and connection to the community. We operate Avivo Village to address the needs of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness who have traditionally struggled to enter the shelter system. High-quality wraparound services utilizing culturally responsive approaches, rooted in the best practices of harm reduction and housing first, are offered to ensure a trauma-informed service delivery model.


Transitional Recovery Housing

Transitional Recovery Housing provides housing for individuals or families (mothers with children) while they’re are in Avivo’s intensive outpatient treatment programs. Within the housing program, individuals are also offered case management services. Housing and case management allow individuals to focus on recovery and stabilizing their lives. Learn more about Avivo’s treatment programming.


Housing and Mental Health Case Management Services

Avivo’s case managers help individuals secure and maintain their housing, while addressing mental health needs through a continuum of services and goals centered on the individual’s needs. 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.

Hennepin Shelter Hotline serves Hennepin County residents, 18 years or older, who are seeking emergency shelter. The hotline seeks to help you find a safe, temporary place to stay while you work on next steps toward stable housing. Contact the Hennepin Shelter Hotline at 612.204.8200 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Callers outside of these hours will be directed to United Way’s 2-1-1 or may reach out to a Street Outreach worker they may be working with.

Single adults, youth, and families in St. Paul can visit Ramsey County Housing Services & Support for more information.

The Youth Services Network helps young people (24 years old and younger) to find a safe, temporary place to stay. See shelter availability for youth shelters in the metro area at ysnmn.org/shelters.


Need Housing or Need Help Staying in Housing?

Individuals can reach out to the County office in the county they reside in, to talk with someone about their Coordinated Entry process and obtain an assessment as a path to housing.

Additional details for people living in Hennepin County can be found here and here, including information on staying in housing. For people living in Ramsey County can be found here.