Dakota County and Salvation Army Emergency Hotel Program

Service Description

Dakota County and The Salvation Army have started an emergency hotel program for homeless single and partnered adults (not households with children) who are unable to access other emergency shelter due to health and safety concerns or lack of shelter space.

Qualifying individuals will receive hotel assistance and case management support from Salvation Army on an ongoing weekly basis while in the hotel program during cold weather months or until other shelter or housing is found.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Single adult (18+) or adult couple (not households with children)
  • Homeless and living outside or residing in a place not fit for human habitation
  • Unable to stay in other emergency shelter due to health and safety concerns or no space available at Dakota County emergency shelters
  • Currently residing in Dakota County
  • One member of the household must have a verifiable disabling condition. Documentation can include verification from a qualified professional, award letter from SSI/SSDI, or Professional Statement of Need

Referral Process

Call 952-898-9367 press Option 2 and leave a voicemail with the name and phone number where the individual can be reached. A Salvation Army case manager will contact the individual within 24 hours.

Referrals accepted from multiple sources including:  community agencies, police, case managers, outreach workers, shelters, mental health/medical professionals, and self-referrals


Additional Information

A Salvation Army case manager will work closely with participants in securing a hotel room and assessing housing needs. The Salvation Army tries to adhere to a Housing First Approach as much as possible. Participants will be expected to meet regularly with their case manager and work on plans to secure and stabilize housing.  The case manager will ensure that participants have access to food and basic needs.  This may include assistance with grocery cards and food shelf access, and transportation support in the form of gas cards or bus tokens.


Dakota County


Salvation Army



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