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Spotlight On St. Stephen's

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

What is St. Stephen’s?

St. Stephen’s is working to address housing instability in our community. They support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. They execute street outreach, shelter, and housing programs.

Who do they serve?

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness

What are they doing for those they serve during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

They are ensuring safe and stable housing and shelter at St. Stephen’s.

Their two overnight shelters have temporarily expanded operating hours.

They’ve added lunch service for approximately 100 people each day, and more substantial breakfast offerings.

Their Street Outreach team has moved to seven days/week to focus on monitoring campsites, providing a public health response, and ensuring people have food and items needed to shelter safely in place.

Their housing case managers continue to work (predominantly remotely) with clients to obtain and maintain stable housing.

How can I support their work?

You can donate items via appointment with Amanda ( or 612-481-9501). They are in need of the following:

  • Respiratory masks

  • Cloth masks that meet CDC guidelines

  • Hand sanitizer (60%+ alcohol, travel-sized preferred)

  • Tents

  • Tissues (regular boxes and personal size)

  • Rubber gloves

  • Underwear for all bodies

  • Tarps

  • Thermal underwear for all bodies

  • Wet Wipes (individual packs)

  • Travel-sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap & lotion

  • Plastic spray bottles (32oz or 16oz preferred)

  • Gift cards for fast food or gas

  • Cell phones

  • Traditional thermometers with disposable covers

  • Cereal

  • Cereal Bars (Individually packaged)

  • Healthy Snacks (Individually packaged)

  • Ramen Packets (Chicken flavor)

You can make a monetary donation here.

You can volunteer to prepare and drop off meals for their guests at their shelters. With the recent transition to 24/7 operations, the need is greater than ever. We are seeking donations for both breakfasts and lunches.

Please contact Amanda Hancer at with any questions and to schedule a date.

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