Welcome to Our New Board Members

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Roy Anderson, Board Chairperson (far left) and Linda Wiza, Executive Director (far right) welcome Paul Leverentz and Tara Meyers as newly appointed board members for The Dwelling Place.

Paul and Tara are strong supporters of The Dwelling Place ministry and have shared their gifts and talents in multiple ways as volunteers!

Please join us in welcoming our new board members!

Mom's Group Gets a Visit from an Author

Children's Program Manager, Julie Sexson, with Becky Danielson

Children's Program Manager, Julie Sexson, with Becky Danielson

We were excited to receive a visit from Becky Danielson of Faith First Parent who is the co-author of "Raising Little Kids With Big Love," which is the book our Mom's Group is currently reading.

Becky is a speaker, author, consultant and Licensed Parent & Family Educator.

The book is based on 1 Corinthians 13. The ladies have talked about their family of origin and how to let go of parenting habits that are not of God. They also talked about different parenting styles.


We are so grateful to Becky for teaching a class during her visit, and for bringing our women beautiful coffee mugs!

Give to the Max Today

The Dwelling Place appreciates the support and generosity of all who help us provide a safe place to call home, and support services that bring healing and hope to women and children left homeless and traumatized due to domestic abuse.

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Give to the Max day is November 16th, but giving is already underway through GiveMN.

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Thank you so much!

Paths of Life Gala 2017

Praise God for the beautiful evening we shared with 500+ guests at the Paths of Life Gala on October 7.

More Gala Photos

More Gala Photos

We enjoyed Keith Stevens and Point of Grace in concert.

Stories of God's healing and joy were shared, that reveal the paths of life God has given our women and their families. We praise God for paths of life and joy forevermore, bearing witness to His presence and care.

Thank you to all who took part

Thank you to our AMAZING VOLUNTEERS! The amount of people it takes to make our gala a beautiful celebration is immense! We couldn't be more grateful to all of you who poured out your hearts and provided your time and talent in such amazing ways. We thank God for you, faithful servants of our Lord!

Thank you to Point of Grace for the stunning and moving entertainment you provided. You were nothing short of spectacular!

Thank you to Zandolee Media for all your help with video production, capturing our gala live, etc.

Thank you to Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. for being our presenting sponsor! And to KempsVictory Auto Service & GlassACR Homes, Tenenz, Inc., Slumberland FurnitureCalvin Christian School, Highpoint Environmental, Ironworks, Rise & Shine, Darin and Julia Glanzer, and Jerry and Marilyn Halseth for sponsoring our gala as well!

Thank you to Keith Stevens of 98.5 KTIS for doing an incredible job emceeing our event!

Thank you to everyone who attended and all who gave a donation! With God's grace, you enable us to continue to serve more and more women and children fleeing domestic abuse!

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items!

And of course, certainly not last or least, thank you to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His faithfulness, provision, love, grace, forgiveness, mercy and for the eternal hope that we have in Him and Him alone.

We are so humbled and honored by the abundant love we experienced this past weekend, and can't wait until next year's gala, which will be Saturday, October 6th, so save the date!

Our Gala Goal: $250,000

Funds raised to date: $190,000
Gap remaining: $60,000

These funds provide housing and life-giving services for women and children
renovation of the new home providing for 14 additional women and children

Post Gala donations or pledges received by October 31 will count toward this goal. 

My Post Gala Gift

Graduates Make Room for New Residents

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Recently, many women have graduated from our program and have moved into new homes with their children. We rejoice at God's healing in their life, and their amazing progress!

Please pray for their continued healing and growth.

On October 2nd, five new women and their families desperate for help, moved into our homes.

Please be praying for our staff and new residents. 

We are SO excited to get to know these wonderful families and to see how much Jesus is going to work in their lives during the time they spend with us.

They are an answer to prayer, and we believe God has sent them to us for His own very special reasons!

We pray that each one may know the peace and grace of God and His very personal love for each and every one of them!

Executive Director, Linda Wiza, Presents to Anoka County Commissioners

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The Dwelling Place Executive Director, Linda Wiza (center), presented information on The Dwelling Place to the Anoka County Commissioners at their board meeting.

The board voted on a resolution to name October as Domestic Abuse Awareness month in Anoka County!

Pictured: the Commissioners, Rob Edwards the Executive Director of Lee Carlson Center, Linda Wiza, and Connie Moore the Executive Director of Alexandra House

North Presbyterian Church Blesses Us Richly

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We are so grateful for this wonderful team from North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul, who worked at our new house! 

What an amazing transformation they made through significant yard work, cleaning walls and carpets, and installing shelves. 

The wonderful spirit of their team was a rich blessing and it was great to meet each person and learn more about North Church and the ways they share Christ's love in the community! We know that service given through Christ's love is a sweet gift -- and they gave it so well. 

Undoubtedly, the hot and humid weather factor was a challenge -- but it did not deter this group from tackling big projects!

We are so honored for the partnership with North Church and look forward to joining together in the future!