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From November 1 to April 30, the Men’s Winter Refuge utilizes volunteers like you to drive the refuge van and to stay overnight with the residents.
Minot Community Resources – Where To Go For Help


Emergency Shelters in Minot

Minot Area Homeless Coalition –Temporary emergency shelter upon availability and must meet specific guidelines.  852-6300 (We are not a physical shelter)

Project Bee Warming Center (838-1812) -- Overnight shelter for men, women and children.  Hours are 7 pm to 7 am.

Project Bee Women’s Shelter (838-1812) – For women and children (boys under 11) 838-1812

Men’s Winter Refuge (822-2585) –Temporary shelter for men.  Must meet entry requirements.

CTA- Assistance for those out of state traveling through Minot who became stranded. (MPD Shift Commander, 852-0111)


Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Can provide temporary shelter, transitional housing, assistance with protection orders, and other supportive

services as needed for those involved in a domestic violence situation.  Contact 852-2258


Minot Housing Authority

Provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of programs such as Low Rent Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher program-Section 8.  These programs are income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for rentals or vouchers and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and length of wait on the lists.  If you are in need of housing assistance in the area please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of rentals or vouchers, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures. Phone#852-0485


Rental/Deposit Assistance

Salvation Army – Assistance for Past due or eviction.  838-8925

Community Action - Must have sufficient income to pay rent on an ongoing basis once assisted.  839-7221

Minot Area Homeless Coalition – You must apply in person and need must be to prevent homelessness.  852-6300

Independence Inc. -- Assistance for individuals with disabilities.  839-4724

Community Options -- Support services for anyone in need.  852-0174

St. Vincent DePaul -- Support services for anyone in need.  833-1269


Utility Assistance

Ward County Social Services – 852-3552

Salvation Army –Shut off or late notice You must apply Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday in person. Must bring proof you live in Ward Co and proof of income 838-8925

Community Action – Non-heat electric bills only, must have shut-off notice and be on fuel assistance. 839-7221

Minot Area Homeless Coalition – 852-6300


Transportation Assistance

North Dakota Association for the Disabled (838-8414) – for travel of people with disabilities to and from appointments.

Salvation Army – medical appointments only.  838-8925

Community Action – One-time assistance for job seeking and to travel to and from work, must meet income eligibility, if seeking employment, resume must be active on Job Service website.  839-7221

Minot Area Homeless Coalition - In order to prevent homelessness or get to and from work. 852-6300

CTA –for those traveling from out of state who run out of gas contact MPD Shift Commander 852-0111.

Souris Basin Transportation              852-8008

City Bus                                             857-4140

Central Cab Company                      852-8000

Taxi 9000                                           852-9000

Amtrak - 400 1st Ave SW (Station Building with waiting area in Minot)                

North Dakota Assoc. for Disabled (NDAD) 838-8414 (for travel of people with disabilities to and from appointments)

If on Medicaid, you can contact your Ward County Social Services Worker for Taxi vouchers to and from medical appointments.


Medication Assistance

NDAD – 838-7345

Salvation Army – 838-8925

Community Action -One-time assistance for prescription medications.  Must meet income eligibility & have no medical coverage or prescription coverage.  Must provide a current written prescription.  Narcotics are not eligible.  839-7221

Minot Area Homeless Coalition –life saving medications such as heart, blood pressure, diabetes, etc. 852-6300



Minot Area Homeless Coalition – assistance in obtaining necessary identification such as Photo ID or birth certificate. 852-6300


Food Pantries

Our Lady of Grace (located at 707 16th Ave SW) Phone#839-5520 (Open from 1-4 on M.T,T, F)  Individuals must complete an intake at Community Action to determine income eligibility.

Salvation Army (located at 315 Western Ave) Phone#838-8925 (Open 10a-noon & 1-3p M&F and 10-12 &1-5 on Wed

The Lord’s Cupboard (Located at 1725 West Burdick Expressway) Phone#822-2263.  Effective Nov 12, 2018 hours of operation will be 11am to 2pm, Monday, Wednesday & Friday.


Emergency Food Pantry Assistance

Salvation Army – (Located at 315 Western Ave) 838-8925

Community Action – (Located at 2020 8th Ave SE) 839-7221

Minot Area Homeless Coalition – (located at 105 1st St. SE) 852-6300


Northland Community Health Center

A federally funded health center serving anyone in need of a medical home regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay and mental health counselling.  Located in the Arrowhead shopping center.  852-4600   Also provides dental service at 315 S. Main, 3rd floor room 314.  Phone# 838-3051.  Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) a program that provides medication options to treat withdrawal symptoms for those suffering from an opioid addiction.  For appointments & information call 852-4600.


County Social Service Offices

To obtain food stamps, TANF, Medicaid and Child Care Assistance

Burke County-701-377-2313

Bottineau County-701-228-3613

McHenry County-701-537-5633

Mountrail County-701-628-2824

Renville County-701-756-6374

Pierce County-701-776-5818

Ward County-701-852-3552


Independence Inc.

Can assist with helping individuals with Social Security Disability paperwork, finding accessible housing and independent living skills.  839-4724


Community Options Inc.

Community Options, Inc. provides residential, day, in-home, and family support services. Located at 300 3rd Avenue SW Minot and contact number is (701) 852-0174


North Central Human Service Center

Provides and promotes efficient and effective services to benefit children, adults, the elderly; and families experiencing emotional problems, mental illness, family relationship concerns, addiction and disability issues to help people maintain or enhance their quality of life.  Transition to Independence Program that successfully transitions young individuals to independence.  857-8500


Rehab Services (RSI)

Provides progressive options for youth and for people with disabilities focusing on employment, housing, and economic development.  Some programs are Social Security Benefits Project, Recovery House, Brooklyn Flats, Community Service, etc. contact number 839-4240.


Job Service North Dakota

3416 N. Broadway, Minot – 701-857-7500 --

Monday through Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

State workforce agency working to connect job seekers and employers. Job Seekers can search and apply for employment opportunities, post a resume and set up virtual recruiters to be notified of new employment announcements. Receive one-on-one resume, cover letter and interview advice. Veterans receive priority of service and can be referred to the Veterans Employment Specialist. Customers can use computers to apply for unemployment insurance; staff can assist with navigating the website. Employers can register and post openings, hold job fairs at our site, and search resume data base for potential candidates. No fee for services to job seekers and employers.


SSVF Program run through Community Action

Supportive Services for Veterans Families helps homeless & at-risk veterans secure safe, stable housing and 

supportive services.  839-7221


Legal Services

A non-profit organization which provides legal assistance for a variety of matters to low income and elderly North Dakotans under 60 call toll free 1-800-634-5263. Age 60+ call toll free 1-866-621-9886


HUD-VASH HCHV Outreach Social Worker Minot Region

Worker can help veterans with a housing voucher considering availability and case management.  Contact case manager at 701-306-0564.


American Red Cross

Provides assistance to those hit by a disaster (flood, tornado, fire, etc.).  Contact 1-844-292-7677

Emergency Shelters in North Dakota

Abused Adult Resource Center-Pam’s House 701-222-8370 (W/C)

Welcome House                                  701-751-1218      2910 E. Broadway Ave. Bismarck, ND, 58501 (M/W/C)

Northlands Rescue Mission               701-772-6600      420 Division Ave. Grand Forks, ND  58201 (M/W/C)

Gladys Ray Shelter                             701-364-0116      1519 1st Ave S. Fargo, ND  58103 (M/W/V/A withdrawals)

YWCA     Cass/Clay                               701-232-3449      3000 S. University Dr. Fargo, ND  58102   (W/C)

New Life Center                                  701-235-4453      1902 3rd Ave N. Fargo, ND  58107 (M/W/C) 

Churches United for the Homeless 218-236-0372      1901 1st Ave N.  Moorhead, MN (M/W/C0

Dorothy Day House men only          218-233-5763      714 8th St S. Moorhead, MN

Dickinson Churches United for the Homeless 701-227-1464 (Temporary shelter during winter months only)

United Way Emergency Homeless Shelter 114 N. 3rd St. Bismarck, ND  701-255-3601

  •   M=Men  W=Women C=Children  V=Veterans  A=Addiction withdrawals


Community Travel Assistance

A program that seeks to assist travelers traveling through the Minot area who have experienced financial difficulties and require assistance with gas or shelter.  The program is administered by the Minot Police Department, 852-0111.



Provides individualized residential and vocational services to people with disabilities.  Contact number is 852-




REM supports include a range of residential services and day programs designed around the needs and preferences of each person we serve. We match each individual's strengths with programs we provide, as well as those available in the community. Contact number is (701) 839-6630.


VET Center

Provides a broad range of counselling, outreach and referral services to combat veterans and family members to assist and overcome the readjustment problems associated with war and personal trauma.  Contact number 852-0177


Money Follows the Person

 Helps with finding decent, safe, affordable and accessible housing for persons that are MFP qualified and wish to transition out of institutions or nursing facilities and back in to the community in the least restrictive setting possible.  Phone # 858-3405 or toll free 1-800-233-1737 ext. 3405


Minot Commission on Aging

Minot Commission on Aging provides senior services. Congregate meals are served Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 12:30 to all citizens over 60 years of age at 21 First Ave SE, Minot. Other services provided are home delivered meals, foot care clinics, Prairie Rose Home Services, and Parker Coffee Shop. The coffee shop is open to the public. Call 852-0561 for more information.

USDA Rural Development

Has financed apartment complexes that provide housing and rental assistance for low income applicants.  The website to locate a project and manager’s contact information is .  Select state and then county to find projects.   You may also call 701-530-2037 or e-mail for more information.”


Hire Quest

Provides temporary jobs for people on a daily basis. Phone number 839-9675.


UCP Personnel Services

Provides temporary jobs for people on a daily basis. Phone number 838-0830.

Redfox Staffing

Provides part-time and full-time jobs. Phone number 822-1559.

Elwood Staffing

Provides part-time and full-time jobs. Phone number 839-1940.

Harmony Center

Psychosocial recovery program for adults diagnosed with a mental illness. Also has a Peer Support Group to help focus on recovery.  852-3263

Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Private Providers in Minot

Cornerstone Addiction Services                                                           839-0474 

Goodman Addiction Services                                                                852-3869

Bob Hayse Addiction Services                                                               838-1422

Community Medical Services                                                                858-1801


Dakota Hope Clinic

Provides free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, and parenting education to earn baby items, pregnancy options, STD information. Abortion Recovery Referral and Resources & Referral information.   Phone#852-4673 located at 315 S. Main St. Suite 205


Experience Works

Experience Works assists adults 55 and older who are unemployed and meet income guidelines.  The goal is to help eliminate barriers to finding employment.  Therefore, the services they provide participants are: training to upgrade skills or learn new skills; job search assistance and training; part time on-the-job training; and other supportive services identified that may be hindering their job search.  For more information, call 1-877-314-7627.  There are four offices in the state: Minot office 701-838-9675; Bismarck 701-258-8879; Dickinson 701-483-1333; and Fargo 701-232-2489.


Dakota Family Services

Provides outpatient mental health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity and compassion. Phone# 837-6508 located at Dakota Boys & Gils Ranch 6301 19 Ave. NW.  For a confidential appointment call toll free: 1-800-201-6495


St. Vincent de Paul

Is an international Catholic lay organization which provides person-to-person service to those in need or suffering.  They offer financial assistance with food, rent, utilities and other basic needs as well as gas & bus vouchers for transportation.  (A maximum 0f $300) They also provide referrals to other agencies.  Their phone# is 833-1269.


North Dakota Military Outreach

Worker can help Veterans, Service Members and their families to connect with resources at a time of need.  Contact Outreach Specialist at 701-340-2779


Minot Public Schools Students in Transition

Work with students and families who are in a transitional living situation. They may be staying with another family due to economic, abuse, or loss of housing; living in a hotel/motel, shelter, campground, abandoned building, train station, or any other place that is not normally a safe place for them to live. Our program also serves students who are unaccompanied (not with their parents anymore for some reason). We provide such things as school supplies, household & hygiene items, transportation to school when necessary, help with enrollment, and referrals to area resources. For more information contact 720-4789.

Trinity Hospice located at 1015 South Broadway Suite #306
Providing end of life care, comfort, and dignity to patients within a 45-mile radius of Minot. Patients must have a qualifying end of life diagnosis, and consultations with Hospice are free and can be completed any time and any place with no obligation to accept services. Charity Care coverage through the Trinity Business office is available, and Hospice accepts most, if not all private and public insurances (Medicaid, Medicare, BCBS, Medicaid Expansion, etc). Hospice coverage includes: Durable medical equipment (hospital beds, commodes, oxygen, etc), comfort-related medications, and access to an inter-disciplinary team of care providers that offer support to patients throughout their end of life journey (skilled nursing, CNAs, chaplains, social work).   Contact: Tara Hiatt, RIS
Direct #: 701-857-2675 (voicemail enabled)



**NOTE: This is not necessarily a complete list of services.  For more information, call 2-1-1 or visit






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