Imagine trying to pay attention in class when you’re hungry. Think for a moment what it would be like to show up for school or to work when you haven’t had a place to shower in a few days. It’s very easy to take things like food and basic needs for granted until they’re gone. That’s the reality that many of our youth are currently living in.

Face to Face spends upwards of $80,000 per year on supplies like underwear, diapers, shampoo, and more. This is money that could be put to use providing other badly needed services! Holding a supply drive, or simply donating items from our needs-list yourself make a huge difference.

Our youth have specific needs; please donate only items on our lists.

Buying supplies online and shipping them to us through one of our supply registries is a quick and simple way to donate. You can always be confident that what you’ve purchased will be put to use because the items are pre-selected.

If you’re not sure if an item should be donated, please contact Joa Sevlie, community engagement and volunteer coordinator, at sevliej@face2face.org.

The Power of Community

Looking for a way to give back? Many of our clients are unstably housed or have newly moved into housing. We support them by finding housing and creating stability through our many services at the clinic location as well as SafeZone, our drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness. If you want to help make a difference in the lives of these young people, please consider hosting a toiletry drive with those in the your place of employment, religious organization, or club.

We are in need of:

  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • Hair picks
  • Nail Clippers
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Q-Tips
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant
  • Shavers
  • Tums
  • Jackets (large and XL needed most, gently used is okay if in excellent condition)
  • Gloves
  • Sweatshirts (all genders)
  • White t-shirts

Volunteer your time. We have a variety of ways that individuals and groups of all sizes can get involved. Please contact Joa Sevlie (sevliej@face2face.org or 651-772-5591) to get involved and make a difference in the lives of young people struggling with homelessness. Thank you for your generosity!

Find Lists of Needed Supplies

Our storage room is limited, and our youth need certain items more than others. By purchasing only items that are on our needs lists, you can be confident that every single thing you donate will be used. There is no need to know our address if you use the lists below! The shipping information is already entered.

Amazon Needs Lists

Target Needs List



If you have questions, please contact Joa Sevlie, community engagement and volunteer coordinator, at sevliej@face2face.org

Clinic & Mental Health – Arcade Location

Please schedule a drop-off time with Joa Sevlie at sevliej@face2face.org or 651-772-5591.

Face to Face
Attn: Development
1165 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

If you need assistance unloading, the front desk staff can help.

Bake up something warm!

Do you love to bake? Sign up here to make a casserole or hot dish on a monthly or one-time basis to serve youth at SafeZone, our drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness. Our youth love warm comforts like mac and cheese bakes, tater tot hotdish, or rice casserole. Help warm them up AND fill them up! Questions? Contact Joa at sevliej@face2face.org.
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Want to help? Sponsor a day of meals.

Our youth get two hot meals a day and leave with a bag lunch, and usually this is the only food they will eat all day. Unfortunately, we only have the budget for so many youth. When the food runs out, some youth go hungry. But you can help. Sign up to sponsor a day of meals at SafeZone, which costs roughly $25, and make sure no youth go hungry. You can even designate a day in honor of someone you love! Fill out the form below to sponsor, and we’ll reach out to you.

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What we do

Face to Face supports youth ages 11 to 24 with health care, mental health services, and basic needs services for youth experiencing homelessness. We serve over 3,000 youth every year.

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Arcade Location

Health Clinic & Admin Offices
1165 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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SafeZone

Drop-In Center
130 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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