Emma Norton Residence
Emma Norton Residence, located in Saint Paul near downtown and the state capital, offers permanent
supportive housing to 50 single women under Housing First and Harm Reduction best practices, as well
as scattered site single adult housing out in the community with access to support services. Clients
partner with case managers and support staff to individually set and accomplish goals towards achieving
independence and self-sufficiency.
Emma's Place, located in Maplewood, offers on-site permanent supportive housing to 13 single parents
with three or more children in a townhome community with shared green space and playground.
Parents partner with case managers and support staff to develop their own goals and to find resources
to achieve them. Kids aged birth to 18 benefit from age appropriate social, emotional and academic
early childhood and out-of-school time program offerings.
Scattered Site Housing
Begun in 2018, the Scattered Site Housing Programs work to place formerly homeless singles and
families in apartments and homes in the community, while maintaining supportive services. This
program partners with landlords throughout Ramsey County to provide safe and affordable housing.
Case managers support clients, many of them first-time renters, as they transition into more
independent living, and help them maintain positive relationships with their neighbors and landlords.
SOAR, which stands for Social Security Outreach, Access and Recovery Technical Assistance, is a national program designed to increase access to disability income benefits programs administered by the United States Social Security Administration for eligible adults who are experiencing or are at risk for homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Clients partner with a SOAR advocate who assists them in their claim to receive disability income.