In Need of Shelter or Help?

24/7 Crisis Line: 651-227-8284

The crisis line provides 24/7 resources, counseling, and connections to resources throughout the community for those who:

  • need safe housing
  • are unsure of where to go for help
  • need legal information
  • are having issues with public assistance
  • need someone to talk to

If you need to use email, send to Please note: the crisis email is typically only answered weekdays from 9am-3pm. If you need immediate safety/medical assistance, please call 911.

If you would like other resources for yourself or others, see our community resources page.

Basic Info

Women’s Advocates creates a path to self-sufficiency for individuals leaving abusive relationships. On average, Women’s Advocates provides secure emergency shelter and access to basic needs to nearly 50 women and children daily.

When an individual or family arrives at our shelter, they have a safe place to stay while receiving on-site support to resolve immediate crises, health concerns, legal issues, economic problems, and improve their overall well-being.

Those requiring medical help can receive immediate referrals to emergency medical assistance, and a weekly health clinic is conducted onsite for residents and their children to meet any emergency medical needs. Preventative health care and health education are also a priority at Women’s Advocates.

Who We Serve

Women’s Advocates’ shelter availability changes frequently. If you are in need of safety, call our 24/7 crisis line (651-227-8284) – our staff will be able to help and find you the resources you need. Even if you don’t meet Women’s Advocates’ shelter eligibility requirements below, call the crisis line for immediate assistance, resources, and referrals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Women’s Advocates shelter is for women and women with children escaping domestic abuse
  • We do not accept adult family members into the shelter together
  • Women coming to our shelter with children must have custody

While Women’s Advocates’ shelter is exclusively for female residents and their children, we do connect men seeking support to community resources.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Emergency Exit

588 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Admin: 651-227-9966

Crisis Line: 651-227-8284