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Our Stabilization Services provide support to individuals who do not have housing. To serve those in our community experiencing homelessness we have multiple programs below that are dedicated to serving specific needs so we can achieve our mission in Duluth, MN.

People in Chum's homeless shelter enjoying eachother's company

Chum Center

When folks think of what we do at Chum, the Chum center is usually what comes to mind. This is a homeless shelter in Duluth, MN where people can stay and get help. When someone is staying here they have access to all of the resources we have available. 

Chum provides Emergency Shelter services in Duluth. In this same building, we have a Congregate Shelter that provides dormitory-style shelter for single adults. This is crucial to providing basic needs for survival in the harsh weather in Duluth, MN.

The length of stay in either shelter is dependent upon the needs and cooperation of the guest. Each shelter resident is required to meet regularly with a Housing Advocate to work toward a resolution of their housing situation.

There are no requirements to remain sober during their stay. Guests are required to remain cordial and kind when in the Chum Center. As the largest safety net for those who are unhoused or experiencing poverty in Duluth, we focus on keeping folks alive and well during their stay.

If you are in Duluth and in need of shelter, please arrive at the Chum Center between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Chum Shelter guest sitting in a bunk bed.

Family Shelter

Located in the Steve O'Neil Apartments building, our family shelter houses up to 6 families in Duluth, MN who are experiencing homelessness. Our housing advocates work with families to get them into permanent housing.


Space is not always available so families can stay at the Chum Center until a room opens up. 


Check our wishlist to see how you can support these folks! 

Guests in our family shelter.

Housing Advocacy

Chum advocates work diligently with each Chum client. Advocates assist clients in saving money on down payments for apartments, working through mental health issues, finding child care and parenting assistance, as well as providing day-to-day emotional support.


Advocates also provide referrals to other community programs so that clients can find their place in society.

Please Consider Supporting Chum

There are many ways to support us! A gift of money can help us support all of our programs. A gift of time, through volunteering, can help us complete crucial projects. And donations of warmth, clothing, and shelter help keep folks living outside of shelter alive.

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