Agate Housing & Services

Areas of Practice
  • Aging
  • HIV
Provider Service Categories
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Financial Services
  • Food Assistance
  • Housing Services
  • Vulnerable Adult Services
Street Address:
2309 Nicollet Avenue
Summary of Services Provided

In 2021, House of Charity and St. Stephen’s Human Services merged. This dynamic collaboration helped us not only combine services, but led to our clients receiving more streamline, holistic services to address instances of homelessness and food insecurity. Agate Housing and Services offers holistic support to help clients take the next step forward on their path to housing stability. We offer a wide range of programs and services:

The Handbook of the Streets. If you are experiencing homelessness and need guidance for a place to stay, you’ll want to get a copy of our Handbook of the Streets. You can get a free copy of this invaluable guide by coming to our main office at 2309 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis 55404, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Download in multiple languages here.

Permanent Housing: We offer a range of innovative housing programs that give hope for a better path forward:

  • Rapid Re-Housing programs help families and individuals move quickly from shelter to scattered-site permanent housing.
  • Permanent Supportive Housing provides long-term, scattered site housing and long-term supportive services for individuals and families, as well as long-term units for single adults at our 510 building and 61 fully furnished apartments at Park 7.
  • Our Prevention programs help households maintain housing stability through a range of services, from short-term assistance to ongoing case management.

Shelters: We provide emergency shelter for adults at two locations in Minneapolis. In addition to providing a safe place to sleep, we offer meals, access to showers and staff assistance to help people meet their long-term goals. In 2021, we served 408 unduplicated shelter guests. Need a place to stay tonight? Call 612-204-8200.

Public showers: Free public showers are made available to anyone in need. With the vast number of people taking advantage of this important service, we welcome donations of towels, soap, and other toiletries.

Free Public Meals: Many people in our city struggle with hunger and food insecurity, even those who are employed. In fact, our diners often must choose between paying for housing and other necessary expenses or buying a sustainable amount of food for themselves and their families. To address this daily situation, we offer free public meals, seven days a week in downtown Minneapolis. In 2021 alone, 70,465 meals were served at the Food Centre. The Shelf of Hope served 4,160 clients and distributed 104,000 pounds of food.

Representative Payee Services: When people need help managing their finances, we provide a representative payee to act as a receiver for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income payments. These services, which are available in person, ensure that rent and utilities are paid, and that spending money is distributed on a routine basis. In 2021, 464 individuals accessed the representative payee services

Birth certificate/ID support: We help individuals and families obtain out-of-state U.S. birth certificates.

Street Outreach: Street Outreach works with people sleeping outside or in places unfit for human habitation. This experienced team provides on-the-spot services to ensure safety and survival for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. They also help guests address any barriers to finding permanent housing. Call 612-879-7624 to connect with the Street Outreach team.

Provider Statement

We value equity, fighting the status quo by actively examining and changing the way things are done to better represent the people who are most impacted by homelessness and hunger.

Appointment Formats
Business Hours
Limited Hours, Weekday Availability

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Payment Options
No Fee