Welcome to Listening House &

Freedom House

Radical Hospitality – Offering Resources

Listening House is a sanctuary from the streets where practical assistance, counsel and a friendly ear are offered to people who are homeless, disadvantaged or lonely.  Staff and volunteers aspire to create a sense of community and connection by promoting respect for all.  Respect nurtures hope, which in turn strengthens personal resolve toward positive change.

Listening House doors open to up to 140 adults each day. Though our space is humble, friendships are rich and we actively engage with surrounding 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

The opening of Freedom House is due to 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. 


COVID Update


 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


Most Recent Blogs


COVID updates

  • On: July 29, 2020
  • By: Kristen Faber

We’re OPEN! Call for an appointment or ring the doorbell… In recen ...


Julie’s Reflection on Mother’s Day

  • On: May 9, 2018
  • By: admin

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the ...


The Sewing Lady

  • On: June 23, 2017
  • By: admin

Known as the Sewing Lady, LauraRose Paradis has been anything but sede ...


The Garden of Stability

  • On: May 18, 2017
  • By: admin

Callie Sleper Listening House Staff Member Amy has been a guest at Lis ...

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