Our Services

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Who we serve

Connections serves all genders and all family compositions.  We have 20 beds for men and 15 beds for women/families.  Initial intakes are done Monday-Friday  from 9am-5pm.  We operate off of a waiting list to fill empty beds. Please call 507-995-4952 to check on availability of beds and set up an intake appointment.

SHelter amenities

  • Guests share a room with 3-5 other people (families are in their own room).

  • Dinner is provided each evening along with snacks and beverages.

  • A light breakfast is available each morning.

  • Guests may leave items in their rooms during the day.

  • Computer access, wifi, a movie room, library and games are available to all guests.

Guest Guidelines

When you arrive at Connections you will meet with a director for intake.  We will go over the shelter rules and expectations.  Click here to read a copy of our guidelines.

Shelter hours

We open at 6pm each evening and intake runs from 6pm-6:30pm.  We close each morning at 8am.  Guests may leave items in their rooms during the day. Guests who are working can arrange a different intake time that works with their work schedule. 

Case Management

We partner with you to help you achieve your goals.  We can help with job searches, connecting you to housing resources, seeking treatment, or providing a safe space to debrief.  Guests meet weekly with our case management team.


We are located in First Presbyterian Church in Mankato, MN.  Our address is 220 E Hickory.  We are between 2nd and Broad Streets.  Our entrance is at the back of the church at door #1.  Click here for a map!