Basic Needs from LWML Help Immensely

Just a small snapshot of all the items that were donated

Just a small snapshot of all the items that were donated

Thank you to the SE Suburban Zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League for hosting a basic needs drive for The Dwelling Place!

Their event was called "Gifts from the Heart," and it made a huge difference in the lives of our women and children. Having the basics enables our residents to focus on personal growth and their walk with Jesus. Thank you, ladies! 

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7

The Path Forward Breakfast

Tara Meyers of Rise & Shine speaking to the attendees

Tara Meyers of Rise & Shine speaking to the attendees

Over 60 business and civic leaders joined us at Faith Christian Reformed Church New Brighton, MN on April 4th for The Path Forward breakfast!

This was our first event of this kind designed to extend our appreciation to business and civic leaders who share our concerns about domestic abuse and homelessness and trauma that it creates in our communities.

We know how essential these leaders are to create pathways for women and children to move forward to a better life. We welcome and appreciate the support, services, resources, and opportunities they provide!

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REALTORS Making a Difference for Our Women and Children

Pete and Karen Collins and some of their team, with basic needs donations for our women and children

Pete and Karen Collins and some of their team, with basic needs donations for our women and children

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The Dwelling Place thanks Pete and Karen Collins, Realtors at Roseville Keller Williams, for bringing together over 25 volunteers on April 1 to assist with the preparation of children's craft projects for Easter and Mother's Day, and to conduct a Basic Needs Drive.

Their amazing generosity provided for many daily needs in our homes and is a big blessing for the women and children!

Preserving Life's Precious Memories

Mary Mosbey with her scrapbook supplies

Mary Mosbey with her scrapbook supplies

We are SO excited to highlight Mary Mosbey, a great supporter and volunteer of The Dwelling Place.

Mary has a heart to serve our women with her passion for scrap booking and preserving life’s precious memories!

Not only has Mary generously donated her time, but she’s also provided our women with scrapbooks, bags, and all the materials needed to create a stunning scrapbook.

On top of that, Mary appealed to her fellow Creative Memories consultants and asked for their help in providing more bags and supplies for our women. She has been overwhelmed by the number of responses. We are so thankful for God’s provision through each one of them!

Our women have expressed deep gratitude for Mary and how she has given them the ability to create art that helps capture their favorite memories in a book they can call their very own.

They have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to scrapbook their stories and their new lives in Christ! Thank you so much, Mary!

We Praise God for Partners that Sustain and Serve

Basic needs help our women focus on their healing, instead of how they're going to buy essentials. 

Basic needs help our women focus on their healing, instead of how they're going to buy essentials. 

Beautiful quilts that bring hope, comfort, and warmth. 

A huge thank you to Redeemer Covenant Church and the women's group of Glory Of Christ Lutheran Church for their generous donations given to The Dwelling Place earlier this month!

We are SO grateful for your hearts to love, serve, and provide for our women and children. God is using you mightily, and we praise Him for it!

"You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God."-2 Corinthians 9:11

Bread Men Fill Hearts and Tummies

Almost every Friday our residents are blessed with donations from the "bread men"--a loving term we have coined for the generous men who drop off a delicious variety of breads, cakes, cookies, and pastries for our women and children.

We are so thankful for their hearts and dedication to providing for our residents.

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."-John 15:12

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Register now to take part in "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"--an event that raises awareness to end rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.

Although the majority of people who walk are men, women and children are invited too!

Our very own Board Chair, Roy Anderson, is walking in the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, in Anoka, MN.

We are proud to be a sponsor of such an incredible event!

Money raised will help one of our partners, Alexandra House, a domestic violence crisis shelter located in Blaine.

Hope to see you there!

More information and registration at: https://www.nystromcounseling.com/walkamile/

The Path Forward: Business and Civic Leaders Breakfast

The Path Forward
Business and Civic Leaders Breakfast
A complimentary event sponsored by The Dwelling Place
Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Faith Christian Reformed Church
1600 Silver Lake Road, New Brighton, MN

Here at The Dwelling Place, we are grateful for and celebrate God’s continued provision and blessing that is evident through each of the wonderful partners who support His ministry!

Among these are many members of the business and local government community. Through them many essential needs are met (such as technology, safety, transportation, and essential services.)

For this reason, I am incredibly excited to announce our first Business and Civic Leaders Breakfast! This has been a dream and goal of ours for a while and it is time for us to host this event! I am delighted to invite you to join us:

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Faith Christian Reformed Church
1600 Silver Lake Road, New Brighton, MN

This free event is designed to:

  • acknowledge and thank our great business and civic partners 
  • share how The Dwelling Place addresses the reality of domestic abuse by meeting the needs of women and children in our communities
  • (and to) explore ways to engage other leaders with this important work, opening pathways for women and children to live in health and safety.

We are so blessed by knowing civic leaders who connect us with supportive community services and who provide protection for our facilities, women and children. We are excited and ready to expand this important network to gain the input and understanding provided by our civic leaders.

The business partnership of Victory Auto (see below), is one example of many and, for this reason, I am delighted to invite members of the business and civic government community to join us as we seek to clear the way for women and children to take The Path Forward.

Please plan now to attend and invite your business colleagues and associates to come and learn more about The Dwelling Place.

Together we are able to address the real issues of domestic abuse and bring hope, healing, and new opportunities to women and children who need our help within our communities.

Register HERE

May God bless you!
Linda Wiza
Executive Director

Victory Auto and Glass is celebrating their 20-year Anniversary this month! Congratulations Victory Auto!

Victory Auto and Glass is celebrating their 20-year Anniversary this month! Congratulations Victory Auto!

Businesses and business leaders are vital to the success of The Dwelling Place as they generously provide essential support.

One great example is Victory Auto Service and Glass, owned by Jeff Matt, who is a great new partner of ours.

During the past year Victory Auto has provided assistance with repairs to our vans and our women’s vehicles. They have also helped women obtain affordable and reliable transportation.

What a blessing this has been, bringing peace of mind and opportunity to women who really want to provide for their families!

We are honored to be associated with an organization of such high integrity and trustworthy service and celebrate with them! May God continue to use them to bless others as they have blessed us!

Billy, the Therapy Dog, and our Children

About once a month Billy, the therapy dog, visits our children during their Confident Kids programming. They love it!

His trainer not only shows our kids how she trains him, but Billy also performs tricks.

The kids love to pet Billy and are able to give him treats when he does his tricks!

Therapy Animals*

Therapy animals offer affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living, hospice, shelters, schools, libraries, and physical therapy centers.

Therapy animals are not the same as service dogs or emotional support animals.

* Info Source: http://www.tcotc.com/therapy/