The Dwelling Place is a Christian ministry
providing healing and hope to victims of domestic abuse
through supportive services and a safe place to call home.

The Dwelling Place is not an emergency shelter,
so if you are in need of immediate help, please contact:
Minnesota Day One Crisis Line
Call the Crisis Hotline:   1.866.223.1111

Please get to a safe place, away from abuse.

Domestic abuse - or domestic violence - is a pattern of behavior used to cause fear and gain control over another person. It may involve verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, financial and spiritual forms of abuse.

The Dwelling Place is a Christian ministry that provides long-term transitional housing, basic needs, trauma-informed supportive services, educational programs and mentoring for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

Are you in need of a long-term safe place to heal and regain hope? 
For inquiries and more information about our program and available space:
Call:  651-776-4805 or Email:
Monday-Friday;  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 


The Dwelling Place fulfills the need for healing time and personal development by providing comprehensive programs for 12 months (or longer, if needed), allowing women and children the precious gift of time.  

Many victims are forced to return to their abusers or move between crisis and homeless shelters.  Many residents come to The Dwelling Place after a brief stay in a crisis shelter (usually providing only 30-45 days.) This short time is rarely sufficient to find housing, employment, and other supports necessary for living empowered, successful lives, free from abuse.  Our unique approach helps women and children begin to heal.  We share the love of Christ through supportive care, housing, safety, and basic needs so women can focus on their children and their personal and professional development, which is needed for healthy, sustainable living.

Marie's Story

A compelling true story of one woman's struggle to find safety and new life.  Her name has been changed to protect her identity.

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