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Find assisted living facilities, independent living communities, homeless shelters, housing expense programs, public housing and senior housing resources specifically relevant to seniors.



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  • 2-1-1
  • 800-543-7709

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Adult Foster Care Homes

At Home Living-Cottage A                          At Home Living-Cottage B

828 13th Avenue                                              832 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616                               Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-728-1189                                     Phone: 218-728-1189

*Primarily serve persons with mental health or brain injury diagnosis*

 

DRCC-Cedar                         DRCC-Burlington

421 4th Avenue                        1531 15th Street

Two Harbors, MN 55616       Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-722-8180

 

Maple View Adult Foster Care

1729 9th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-343-8853



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American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)

Provides housing services for people suffering from long-term homelessness, transitional housing for survivors of domestic abuse, and a 10-bed domestic violence shelter.



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  • 218-722-7225

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  • 202 West 2nd Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

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Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)

Housing

  • Homeless Prevention and Housing-Services include outreach, assistance in meeting basic needs, homeless shelters in Virginia & Hibbing, financial assistance, counseling, case management, and referrals to important resources. Housing crisis services are available for those facing homelessness. Financial assistance and counseling is available to help people keep their current housing or find new stable housing.
  • Homeownership-Offers workshops which are designed to teach buyers the steps to purchasing a home. Free One-on-one counseling sessions are available which are focused on affordability, types of mortgages, budgeting, savings, and accomplishing your goals.  Also provides down payment/closing cost assistance to income eligible buyers.
  • Weatherization-Audit of home for energy efficiency and locating experienced and skilled work crews to complete improvements to reduce heating costs. Free to low income individuals that qualify.
  • Single Family Rehabilitation-Offers many loan programs to help improve the condition of an existing home.
  • Energy Assistance-Emergency funds may be available for monthly heating bills, along with assisting with energy related repairs. Additional funds are available for crisis situations.

Financial

  • FAIM-Money match program for low income eligible persons who want to purchase a home, pursue higher education or start a small business.

Employment

  • Senior Community Service Employment-Promotes part time, temporary employment to income eligible adults over the age of 55.

Health

  • MNSURE Navigation-AEOA’s certified navigators provide free face-to-face application and enrollment assistance into health coverage through the MNsure marketplace.



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  • 218-834-2280

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  • Norlen Industrial Park
    2124 10th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Assisted Living Facilities

Agate Bay Assisted Living, LLC

414 1st Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-6174

Barross Cottage                                Barross Cottage II

401 South Avenue                              806 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616                   Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-8018                         Phone: 218-834-8098

Carefree Living

36 Bell Circle

Silver Bay, MN 55614

Phone: 218-226-3524

www.spectrumhealthcos.com

 

Waterview Shores

409 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-0849

https://monarchmn.com/the-waterview-shores/



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Bayview Terrace

Income-based housing for elderly and/or individuals with disabilities. Obtain an application on-site. Apartments are unfurnished but have stove and refrigerator and community laundry. Operated through the Two Harbors Housing and Redevelopment Authority.



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  • 218-834-2728

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  • 505 1st Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Budd House Board and Lodge

Board and Lodge with Special Services.



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  • 218-834-0712

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  • 426 1st Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Churches United in Ministry (CHUM)

Offers emergency shelter, advocacy and support for individuals and families.



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  • 218-720-6521

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  • 102 West 2nd Street Duluth, MN 55802

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CommonBond Communities

Search for housing with immediate availability.



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Damiano Center

Community Services

  • Community Services-Offering area resources in situations of homelessness, chemical dependency, domestic abuse, unemployment and mental health. No case management commitment; use as often or as little as needed.  Assistance with hygiene products, household goods and bus tickets and gas vouchers (for work or medical appointments). Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9am-3pm.
  • Hygiene Unit-Hygiene services including showers, toilets, and sinks are available to everyone Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. Drop-ins welcome. Come to the parking lot doors and you will be greeted by Damiano staff.
  • Health Realization-Cognitive skills-based program that helps individuals manage stress in a positive way. Open to all individuals on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Community Kitchen; women’s meetings are Sundays at 7pm in room 205 (please arrive 15-minutes early).

Clothing and Household

  • Clothes that Work-Free clothing for low income individuals that are seeking employment or are employed and need clothing (must provide ID and proof of employment). Also provides accessories, hygiene and beauty products. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-3pm.
  • Free Store: Free clothing and household goods. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-3pm.

Food Community Kitchen:  Breakfast and dinner to-go meals are available during serving times at the 4th street entrance.

  • Continental Breakfast 8:30am-9:30am (daily)
  • Lunch 11:30am-1pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Dinner 5pm-6pm (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Kids’ Kitchen: Kids ages 6+, no adult needed. Provides healthy meals, nutritional education, and a safe place for kids after school and during the summer. Monday through Thursday 2:30pm-5:30pm (meal is served at 4:30pm). Go to the 2nd Avenue West entrance of the Damiano Center and ring the doorbell.



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  • 218-722-8708

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  • 206 West 4th Street
    Duluth, MN

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Harbor Point Apartments

Subsidized housing (Section 8) for elderly (62+) or individuals with disabilities. Offering four, two-bedroom units and 37 one-bedroom units. Apartments are unfurnished, but come with a stove, refrigerator and community laundry. Rent is 30% of adjusted income, plus electric. Security deposit is 30% adjusted income. Applications available on-site. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-12:30pm



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  • 218-834-5441

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  • 101 3rd Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Hearth Connection

Works with qualified social service agencies to provide coordinated support services along with rental assistance support. The goal is to break the cycle of long-term homelessness and achieve housing stability.



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  • 651-645-0676

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  • Suite 150 2446 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55114

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HOME Line

A non-profit Minnesota tenant advocacy organization. Confidential, free and lost-cost legal, educational, and advocacy service so tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.



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  • 612-728-5767
  • 866-866-3546

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Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth

Owns, operates and administers Section 8 programs in Lake County.



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  • 218-529-6300

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  • 222 East 2nd Street, 1st Floor Duluth, MN 55816

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Housing Benefits 101

Find help for creating housing plans for families. Information on how to stay in current housing, or plan for a change in housing, are provided. Minnesota’s Coordinated Entry System resources for those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, are listed by county. Click on the Are you Homeless? tab.



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Housing Link

Search for housing using filters such as distance from a certain point, amount of rent, number of bedrooms, building type, accessibility, and whether pets are allowed. You may also limit searches to subsidized housing or housing for seniors, persons with a disability or veterans.



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Lutheran Social Services

Crisis

  • Safe Place-provide immediate support to youth in a crisis. We partner with libraries, fire stations, bus transit and other community organizations that display big yellow Safe Place signs in their windows to signal to youth that they are a safe place to get immediate help.
  • Duluth Runaway & Homeless Youth Services-Emergency hotline (218-626-2726) to talk to someone if you are thinking about running away, having a friend who has run away and is looking for help, you have run away and want to talk to your parents but aren’t sure how, or you are worried about a friend and want information on how to help them.

Housing

  • Bethany Crisis Shelter-Bethany Crisis Shelter offers short-term, emergency housing for youth 17 years and younger. Referral by county social worker, court, or law enforcement. Provides supervised daily living, homebound education, recreational programming, weekly discussion groups, counseling, transportation and emergency foster care.
  • Host Homes-Program that matches young people ages 18-24 with caring and consistent adults who have a spare bedroom to offer in their home.
  • Another Door Emergency Housing Program-Program for young adults age 18-24 experiencing homelessness, offers short term housing and support to develop a plan.
  • LSS Renaissance-Transitional housing (up to 18 months) for youth 16-21 years old. While there, youth will develop skills to live independently.
  • Supportive Apartments-Offers long-term housing paired with supportive services for youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness and meet MN guidelines for homelessness.
  • Center for Changing Lives-Located at 1422 East Superior Street, Duluth. Phone 218-529-2230. Offers many options to youth with regards to homelessness.

Health Care 

  • Teen Health Clinic-Offers free walk-in wellness services including health screenings for teens and young adults who are 13-24 years old. Located at The Center for Changing Lives Duluth, 1422 East Superior Street, Duluth.

Education

  • Oh No Eighteen! (ONE) Independent Living Skills-This independent living skills program includes education, support and case management for young people who are about to transition out of foster care. We work with youth to provide life skills training to assist with a successful transition to adulthood.

Children’s Services

  • Supervised Visits-Conducts supervised visits for families referred by counties and courts, as well as providing fee-based supervised visits for families who seek them independently. Flexible scheduling at various locations throughout Duluth and surrounding area. Phone 218-391-9561 for more information or see http://www.lssmn.org/youth/duluth/supervised-visits/.
  • Bethany Crisis Nursery-Providing a safe and nurturing environment for children birth through age 12. Also provides crisis support and information and referrals. Located at 1422 East Superior Street, (phone: 218-302-6879).
  • Clothing Room-Offers baby clothes (newborn to size 7 in kids), diapers/wipes, blankets, hygiene products and other baby equipment (items are donated, so selection varies) to those in need free of charge. Call 218-302-6879 for an appointment.
  • Teen Closet-Offers free new and gently used clothing for youth ages 13-21. Teen closet is open Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or call 218-481-5184 for an appointment time. Located on the third floor of the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E Second Street, Duluth.
  • Child Care-Temporary, emergency care for up to three days for children infancy through 12 years. Available day and night.

Groups

  • Together for Youth-A community outreach and support group for LGBTQ youth.

Financial

  • Working with families and individuals to solve debt and financial problems. Assists in setting up a realistic budget and payment plan to fit individual needs.



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  • 218-529-2222
  • 888-577-2227 (financial line)

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  • Suite 600
    424 West Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

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Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)

Offers transitional housing and permanent supportive housing for homeless Veterans. The program is designed to provide Veterans with holistic, housing-related assistance. Veteran employment and training services help Veterans prepare for their employment search, including resume building and job skill development, and connecting Veterans with full-time, living-wage jobs. The Vetlaw program offers free Veteran legal aid and resources for all Minnesota Veterans. Our legal services include representation, community legal clinics, referrals, and phone services regarding Minnesota law.



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  • 612-726-1327
  • 833-222-6228

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  • 5209 Ramsey Street
    Duluth, MN 55807

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Minnesota Department of Health, Housing

Find Safe Harbor shelters and housing programs across the state for sexually exploited youth.



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Minnesota Help

A web-based means of finding information about social services including education, housing, health care, jobs and money management.



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  • 800-333-2433

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Minnesota Housing Partnership

Offers Crisis Housing Fund, a short-term housing assistance program for those with a serious mental illness.



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  • 800-728-8916

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  • info@mhponline.org
Minnesota Veterans Home

Provides high quality skilled nursing care to eligible veterans or spouses of veterans. Nursing care, physician services, therapies, transportation, mental health services, dietary, recreational and chaplain services. Special care unit for dementia.



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  • 218-353-8700

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  • 56 Outer Drive
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

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National Homeless Veteran Call Center

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program-Improves access for homeless Veterans.



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  • 877-424-3838

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North Shore Horizons

Offering emergency housing, transitional and supportive housing, support groups, supervised visitation, advocacy, law enforcement and medical appointment accompaniment, clothing, bedding, household items, transportation, and information and referrals. The Crisis Intervention Service provides help for individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. 24-hour hotline for support, information and referrals.

  • The Supervised Visitation Program allows parents in high conflict or high-risk situations access to their children in a safe and supervised environment. The program is used to protect children from potentially dangerous situations while allowing parental access and providing support for the parent child relationship. The Supervised Exchange Program service allows the child to be exchanged from one parent to the other without being exposed to the conflict of the parents. Monitoring is limited to the actual exchange with the remainder of the visit occurring unsupervised.
  • Stronger Together is a support group for people who have experienced harmful relationships. Focus is on self-empowerment, healing, coping strategies, and making healthy changes. Group meets Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm at North Shore Horizons.
  • Crisis Intervention Services provides help for individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. 24-hour hotline for support, information and referrals.

Also offers clothing, bedding and household items.



Phone
  • 218-834-5924
  • 800-834-5923 (sexual assult/domestic violence only)
  • 866-223-1111 (crisis line)

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  • 127 7th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Nursing Homes

The Waterview Shores

409 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-8374

https://monarchmn.com/the-waterview-shores/

Minnesota Veterans Home

56 Outer Drive

Silver Bay, MN 55614

Phone: 218-353-8700

https://mn.gov/mdva/homes/silver-bay/



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Rustic Creek Townhomes

Income-based (Section 8) housing for families. Applications taken on site. Offering two-bedroom (minimum two people, max four persons, no more than 2 adults) and three-bedroom (minimum 3 people, maximum six people, no more than two adults) occupancy. Two handicap units (one level) available.  All other units are two levels with upstairs bathroom. Apartments are unfurnished, but come with a stove, refrigerator and washer/dryer hookups. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm



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  • 218-595-1018

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  • 1425 9th Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center

Safe Haven provides services to women, children and all survivors whose lives have been affected by physical, emotional, sexual and economic abuse. Provides an emergency shelter, legal advocacy, safely planning, self-sufficiency, support groups and community education.



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  • 218-623-1000 (Resource Center)
  • 218-728-6481 (24-hour crisis line)
  • 218-728-6481 (Shelter)

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  • 414 W 1st Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

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Thunderbird/Wren House

Substance abuse treatment, transitional housing or halfway house for Native American young adults and adults. Must have tribal affiliation.



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  • 218-727-7699 (Thunderbird House)
  • 218-879-6731 (Mash-ka-wisen)

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  • Thunderbird-Wren Halfway House
    9302 Idaho Street
    Duluth, MN 55808
  • Mash-ka-wisen Treatment Center
    1150 Mission Road
    Sawyer, MN 55780

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  • admissions@mashkawisen.com
Two Harbors Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

Owns, operates and develops public housing (Bayview Terrace).  Applications available on-site. Does not provide Section 8 vouchers; contact the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth to apply.



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  • 218-834-2728

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  • 505 1st Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616

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USDA Rural Development

The Single Family Housing Repair Loans and Grants, also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. To qualify, you must

  • Be the homeowner and occupy the house
  • Be unable to obtain affordable credit elsewhere
  • Have family income below 50 percent of the area median income
  • For grants, be age 62 or older and not be able to repay a repair loan



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  • 651-602-7800

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  • 375 Jackson Street
    Suite 410
    St. Paul, MN 55101-1853

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