Bethesda Hospital Site update: October 30, 2020

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Bethesda Hospital Site Update

Thank you for subscribing to this e-newsletter for updates on the Bethesda Hospital site that will support those experiencing homelessness. We will regularly share timely updates on our website ( and through this e-newsletter.

Virtual town halls on housing stability

Bethesda Hospital

On Thursday evening, dozens of community members joined a virtual town hall to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and housing, the recent leasing of the Bethesda Hospital site as a new shelter facility, and future county housing plans. Thank you to everyone who joined us and shared feedback. Watch a recording of last night's town hall.

Additional ways to provide feedback

We'll continue to engage the surrounding community and neighbors as plans for the site progress and as services come online in the weeks and months ahead.

Update: Around-the-clock security

We understand the importance of safety in residential neighborhoods. Ramsey County and M Health Fairview will provide around-the-clock security services at the site’s entrances and grounds. A 24/7 phone line will be established for neighbors to report non-emergency incidents occurring on the building’s perimeter and grounds.

Additionally, the Saint Paul Police Department will regularly patrol the neighborhood and will be actively partnering to develop solutions to any challenges that arise in the neighborhood. Neighbors should call 911 to report emergencies and the non-emergency line (651-291-1111) to report non-emergency issues in the neighborhood. Commander Jeremy Ellison provided more information about this topic in the town hall meeting (starts at 21:30).

Housing stability resources

While the emergency shelter at Bethesda Hospital will not be open until December, there are still other resources available. Ramsey County works with a variety of local agencies to provide resources for people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless or need emergency assistance to stay in their homes. Please visit our website to find additional information about referral services.