The Shoe Bus Came for a Visit...

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Thanks to John Schuler and the Good in the 'Hood Shoe Bus for visiting us so that our women could pick out shoes for themselves and their children!

Schuler Shoes, owned by John Schuler (pictured center), not only donated many of the shoes on the bus, John even helped fit our residents for shoes!

Thank you also to the donor who paid for the bus to come. The bus fee helps the Good in the ‘Hood program, Shoe Away Hunger.

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South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church Visit

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ON Sunday, August 19th, Monica Groves, our Mission Advancement Director, shared the mission and impact of The Dwelling Place at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake.

The Dwelling Place was invited to participate in their 75th Anniversary year celebration as one of the organizations supported through the church.

South Shore Trinity supports the mission ministry of The Dwelling Place through it's Trinity Guild.

We are so grateful for the support and encouragement provided by the local church, and we celebrate God's faithfulness to and through this congregation for 75 years! May God be honored and praised in every way as He continues to lead and guide!

A Life-Changing Gift...

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We are so thankful for those who support this ministry!

A big thank you to Steven and Pauline Lacher for donating a van! 

This van will be given to one of our residents who needs it, and will be very helpful in breaking down some barriers for her in getting to work, school, daycare, etc. It really is a life-changing gift at this juncture of her journey.

God is so good!

We have a waiting list of women who need cars, if you know anyone who is looking to donate, please contact us at (651) 221-0405 or donations@thedwellingplaceshelter.org. Thank you!

Make It Beautiful! Gertens Autumn Mum Fundraiser

"Make It Beautiful!" with lovely mums for your home AND you'll support the beauty of God's healing at The Dwelling Place!

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How to Take Part:

Order Online: August 16 - September 3, 2018
Mum Pick Up:  Saturday, September 15
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Where: the parking lot of Keller Williams Integrity Realty2680 Snelling Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113

 


Gertens Mum Selection: 

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Details:

  • All mums are grown and provided by Gertens Greenhouse and will be delivered to the Keller Williams parking lot, Roseville location: 2680 Snelling Avenue North for pick up on September 15, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • A portion of each sale goes to The Dwelling Place.
  • Gertens Plant Cards ($25, $50, and $100) are also available. They do not expire or lose value. 15% of each card goes to The Dwelling Place. 
  • Volunteers will assist you with picking up your order.
  • Landscape gardener Mark Salovich of EarthMarks will answer your questions about plant care and landscape tips.
  • Mum orders must be received by September 3, 2018 (If you prefer to place your order via USPS with a check, please contact us: info@thedwellingplaceshelter.org.)
  • Your "Make It Beautiful!" order receipt will be needed to pick up your mums.

September 3rd is the Deadline to Order...

The Dwelling Place is pleased to partner with Gertens Greenhouse and the Twin Cities Property Sales Team (led by Pete and Karen Collins) of Keller Williams Integrity Realty for providing volunteers to assist with plant pick-up on September 15.

 
 

A Gift Card Makes All the Difference!

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If you're wondering how you can help...

Here's one important way that equips our homes with basic supplies and enables our mothers to provide for specific needs.

Click to see our DAILY PROVISIONS REGISTRY

At this time of year gift cards are a huge help for:

  • School supplies
  • School clothes: children grow and the clothes from last year no longer fit
  • Seasonal clothing: soon our children and women will need jackets, warmer clothing, and eventually (yes, it's true)...boots, mittens and scarves

Walmart, Target, Kohl's and Cub gift cards are most helpful.

Just click here to purchase a gift card or donate other needed items.

Thank you for helping our families prepare for autumn!

Sharing the Love...

  Photo by Tiger Lily Photography

Photo by Tiger Lily Photography

When Kailee and Josh met at our 2016 Gala, their relationship began.  

In June of 2018, Josh and Kailee got married, and at their reception they set up a Kissing Jar for donations to The Dwelling Place (their sweet way of acknowledging how God used The Dwelling Place Gala to bring them together). 

God bless you, Josh and Kailee, with joy in your Christ-centered marriage!  

We love you and are grateful to God for including The Dwelling Place in your story and your celebration!

If you'd like to explore ways you can take donations at one of your events, please visit our How Can You Help? page or contact Development Director, Monica Groves at monica.groves@thedwellingplaceshelter.org

A Note from Linda...

 Executive Director, Linda Wiza

Executive Director, Linda Wiza

Throughout this year we have experienced the pleasure of seeing many volunteers work to renovate Esther’s Place, our newest home (which opened in May) where we are able to support up to 14 women and children. 

We have watched women and children grow in their knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, heal from the trauma of abuse, and prepare for their new lives, free from abuse. 

With the additional families we have many more toddlers as well as a baby on the way. It is so heart-warming to see these little lives and know that they have a much better future. 

The Lord is changing their story right before our eyes!  

I know you don’t get to see and experience this first hand so I want to help you know the significant impact your support is really making. Here are just a few recent quotes from our residents:

  • "The program helped me a lot to heal and understand and believe in God's way to handle the struggles and battles we fight in this life.”

  • "My faith has been renewed and strengthened, my healing has continued and I have the joy back in my life that has been missing for so long.”

  • "I can't thank you enough for standing by me in my deepest need when I had to leave my home and my babies were so sick. Now I see how the Lord has provided for my apartment and income!  I feel so blessed."

  • “Here at The Dwelling Place, you just give so much hope. I can see a future now and the things I prayed to God for coming true.”

If you'd like to join in helping other women be free from abuse and heal from trauma, please check out our How You Can Help page. 

 

20th Annual Gala Registration is Open!

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Imagine the Impact

The Dwelling Place
20th Anniversary Gala
October 6, 2018
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Carriage Hall, Brooklyn Center, MN

Please join us! 

Advance Registration is Open, Sign Up Today

Would you like to help?

Become a Sponsor:
Sponsorship Info
Sponsorship Application

Volunteer:
Collect Auction Items
Volunteer Before, During or After

Contact Mission Advancement Director, Monica Groves, to learn more or help out. 

Praising God for Another Graduate!

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Please join us in congratulating one of our residents and her family for completing our program and securing safe housing.

Soon they'll be moving out and beginning their new journey as a family living on their own!

Please join us in praising God for the faith and strength He has given to this woman: for His faithfulness in providing all that she needs to get on her feet, for the grateful and humble heart He has given her and for the smiles and joy we now see radiating from her.

Thanks for being with her and supporting her, friends. God has used you beautifully! 

God is so good!