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/

A Basement Makeover for Our Kids

A great group of volunteers from Five Oaks Church. 

A great group of volunteers from Five Oaks Church. 

Volunteers from Five Oaks Church (Woodbury) came Sunday, February 12, to overhaul our basement space for our kids.

They were amazing, and after four hours (times 12 people) of hard work, check out the fantastic transformation they brought to the space! 

God sure blessed us through them! Now the space is useful for the children and, as you can see, is improved in many ways!  Thank you Five Oaks!

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month?

"Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family." CDC

Click here to learn what it is, the consequences, and why it happens, and then schedule a talk with your preteen/teen.

Most of the women we minister to were involved in an abusive dating relationship as teens.

Do something today, and you may save her trauma and heartache, and maybe even her life.

Many teens keep dating abuse secret. 

News of Triumph and Transition

We are happy to announce that one of our women just graduated from an intense Information Technology (IT) training program with York Solutions!

Not only did her team win first place in a project and task, she did an awesome job presenting the project to the CEO-Founder of York Solutions!!

We applaud York, who sponsored the afternoon and helped her celebrate her success. Thank you York.

Our resident is now transferring into a new job, and is doing so with great excitement and anticipation of a wonderful future!


More exciting news!

We praise God for His blessings for one of our recent graduates and her family, who are moving into their new HOME!!

Thanks to our donors and volunteers she received furnishings and supplies needed to establish her family in their new home.

Please join us as we pray for them and encourage them as they begin a new season in their family life. May God bless them and keep them in His care. 

Sharing the Mission at Roseville Lutheran Church, by Mission Advancement Director, Monica Groves

Monica Groves, Mission Advancement Director

What a blessing to be with brothers and sisters in Christ at Roseville Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 15! 

I had the privilege of participating in morning worship and then shared information about The Dwelling Place with a group attentive to missions and outreach opportunities.

Thanks to Mary Schultz, Pastor Lauren and Pastor Sarah for their welcome and support! 

We are blessed by the steadfast and caring support of the Roseville Lutheran Church community!

A take away from the morning message

During the message, based on Luke 4:14-30, (Jesus returned to His hometown and was so rejected that His life was threatened) I realized that Jesus understands the reality and pain of domestic abuse.

Like many of those we serve, He was rejected and threatened with harm by those who should have supported Him: His own people. 

Our Lord Jesus understands and cares for the wounded and rejected because He knows how they feel, and only He is able to heal wounds of the heart from the inside out.  Praise HIm! 

Meeting Substance Moms

Substance moms were delightful! More photos

Monica Groves, our mission advancement director, spent Wednesday morning January 18th, with a great gathering of moms, babies, and little ones, at Substance Church - North Campus.

We are blessed by Substance and the desire of Substance Moms to become more connected with The Dwelling Place ministry this year through a variety of ways (volunteering, basic needs, fundraising).

It was delightful and encouraging to see the support and connection the moms provide for one another and their desire to find ways to help others in the community, and to develop hearts that are attentive to the needs of others.

Thank you, Sarah, Jonna, Kirsten, Jocelyn and so many more, for your wonderful welcome! We were blessed to be with you!

To learn more about Substance Moms: substancechurch.com/moms