Dorothy Day Center

Shelter, temporary housing and services for adults

Nightly emergency shelter, housing services, meals, showers, veteran services, laundry, mental health assistance, mail, chemical health support groups.

The Dorothy Day Women’s Shelter provides shelter and temporary housing to 42 single women experiencing homelessness.

Nightly emergency shelter is provided for single adult men and women on a first come, first serve basis.

The shelter is open every day. Nighttime services start at 8:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 a.m.

Dorothy Day Center
183 Old Sixth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center serves multiple functions. During the day, the Dorothy Day Center provides meals, mental health services and medical care, showers, and much more to help people experiencing homelessness. Catholic Charities’ Housing First staff work to help guests move from Dorothy Day Center into permanent housing.

After dinner has been served, the tables and chairs are put away to transform the building into a bedroom. At night, Dorothy Day Center becomes an emergency shelter, providing a safe place for more than 200 people to get rest on mats just inches apart.