Welcome to Listening House
Welcoming our community with radical hospitality
Radical Hospitality – Offering Resources
Listening House is a sanctuary from the streets where practical assistance, counsel and a friendly ear are offered to all people. The most common visitors to Listening House are people experiencing homelessness, deep poverty and/or deep loneliness. Staff and volunteers aspire to create a sense of community and connection by promoting dignity for all. Dignity nurtures hope, which in turn strengthens personal resolve toward positive change.
With two locations, Listening House’s doors open to up to 200 adults each day. Though our spaces are humble, friendships are rich and we actively engage with surrounding homes and businesses to be a good neighbor. Support comes from a variety of sources and includes financial contributions, in-kind donations, professional services, and over 10,000 hours of volunteer assistance, annually.
Freedom House, located at 296 W 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55102 is now open. Freedom House is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm and offers similar services to Listening House with the addition of showers, laundry, and quiet semi-private rooms with bed to sleep. Feel free to call for additional information: 651-789-8875
Freedom House is the result of a successful collaboration between stakeholders who care deeply about all residents of the community we share: Ramsey County, the City of St. Paul, the St. Paul Fire Department, St. Paul City Council, partner agencies, community members, local businesses, the Listening House Board of Directors, and the donors and funders all of whom make serving the mission possible.
All guests are screened for symptoms, guests and staff wear masks, we regularly sanitize ourselves, guests, and the space, and the total number of people occupying both Listening House and Freedom House at any one time is limited.
Guests, case managers, outreach workers, and the sheriff’s department can call or email to make an appointment or ask for resource support.
Listening House 651-227-5911
Freedom House 651-789-8875