Housing with Services in Ramsey County – Ruth House

Contact Information

Ruth House
People Incorporated
246 Ruth Street
St. Paul, MN 55119

Phone: 651-207-5742
Fax: 651-330-4258

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Housing with Services in Ramsey County provides customized living to adults (18+) with serious and persistent mental illness. Clients have the opportunity to live and receive services in a community setting within three registered housing with services sites: Ruth House (male only), Edgebrook House (female only), and Londin House (female only).

Who we serve

Housing with Services serves residents of Ramsey County who have a diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness and who qualify for waivered services. Customized community living must be a reasonable expectation for individuals in this program.

The goals we set

The goal of our service is to help our clients live independently in the community while managing their mental illness. Clients of Housing with Services utilize the skills they have and receive support in areas of need in order that they might live in this community setting rather than a more restrictive setting.

Services we provide

Program staff meet with participants to work on community living skills in the following areas:

  • Mental Health Management: Management of medication and symptoms

  • Home Management Skills: Individual instruction in specific daily skills

  • Community Orientation: Increased familiarity and activity within the community

  • Interpersonal Communication: Problem solving through collaborative methods 

About our location

Ruth House, Edgebrook House and Londin House are located in the Battle Creek neighborhood of St. Paul, MN in close proximity to parks, biking/walking trails, bus lines, businesses, shopping and restaurants.

About the process

This program accepts referrals directly from Ramsey County case managers or other professionals. All applicants for Housing with Services are then screened, and each person being referred must qualify for funding and meet all admission criteria.

About our fees

Participants pay 30 percent of their total income toward rent, in addition to a monthly food waiver. All other services are paid for by a combination of waivered services and county funds.

About our staff

Staffing at all the homes includes personnel with a minimum of a BA/BS degree in social work or related fields. Ongoing training for all employees includes, but is not limited to CPR, First Aid, HIPPA, VA, and medication administration.

Hours of operation

The program is not staffed 24 hours a day. Staff travel between houses depending on the day’s events and the client’s needs. Clients can access the Program Supervisor or designated staff at any time using an on-call phone system.