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

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!


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!

Our 4th Home Needs You!

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We believe there is always a "next thing" in the work God provides that is both meaningful and rewarding!

Renovation work on Lydia's Place (our 4th house) will occur during the summer. Please use our volunteer link and identify "renovation" if you wish to be contacted with opportunities to serve. There will be opportunities for groups and individuals who are specific skills in construction and who have no previous experience but are willing to help.

Sign up here: http://www.thedwellingplaceshelter.org/volunteer/…

Giving Praise to the Lord!

 The Dwelling Place Board Members with Executive Director, Linda Wiza (center). 

The Dwelling Place Board Members with Executive Director, Linda Wiza (center). 

We believe in the power of prayer!

Please join us in praising God and trusting Him for:

Each home (Sandy's, Ruth's and Esther's) to be filled with Christ's love and the Holy Spirit to be places of transformation, safety, healing, peace and joy.

Each precious woman and child living in Sandy's Place, Ruth's Place and Esther's Place and trusting God as He attends to each and every need with His wisdom, strength, and love.

Each case manager (Kassie, Grace, Karla, Cindy, and Jessica) sharing Christ's love daily with women and children as they attend to various needs, provide leadership, input and support, care for children, and engage with volunteers.

The success of our May Matching Gift: Blessing Esther's Place. We praise God for each and every supporter! Through the generosity of so many we matched 95% of the matching gift of $35,000, providing a total of $66,500 for Esther's Place. This equates to 3 months of support for four families (mother and two children) who live at Esther's Place. Esther's Place provides space for 4-6 families (up to 14 people.) 

The Dwelling Place Leadership as they guide and guard The Dwelling Place with faithfulness and dedication to God.

Lydia's Place, our 4th home and 2018 summer renovation project. We trust God to provide volunteers to assist once again with the preparation of this home. 

Every Ministry Partner God provides to share in accomplishing this good work. We are so grateful for each one!

Basic Needs Donated by 8th Graders

 Monica Groves with Linda Blesener

Monica Groves with Linda Blesener

Many thanks to Linda Blesener and her Bible Class at Maranatha Christian Academy for hosting Mission Advancement Director, Monica Groves, at their class earlier this spring.

Recently, Linda came to our office with a load of donations. These basic needs supplies were collected by 28 young men in the 8th grade and their families to help the families at The Dwelling Place. Linda also brought a packet of thank you notes written by them!

What a wonderful group of young men!

Would you like The Dwelling Place to visit your school, church, or group to provide information and answer questions about domestic abuse and how we're able to make a difference?

Please contact us!

Esther's Place Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Recently, Executive Director, Linda Wiza, expressed our appreciation to Esther's Place volunteers at our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Their time, talent, and provisions are offering safety and healing to many women and their children! Glory to God for each one of you amazing volunteers! 

Linda told many stories of God's care and provision throughout the renovation. Our God makes all things possible, and shows up in ways we cannot deny. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for orchestrating every detail, for the sake of our women and children!

Many thanks to Calvin Christian High School for partnering with us for this event.

Berean Baptist Bearing Gifts for Esther's Place

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Thank you to Roxanne Martin and her Bible study group from Berean Baptist in Burnsville.

These wonderful women donated house-warming gifts for Esther's Place through our So Kind Registry! 

Thank you, ladies, for caring so much about our women and children, and for welcoming Monica Groves, Mission Advancement Director, into your group for a wonderful evening!

We are blessed by your kindness!

Donate Now for the Blessing of a Strong Financial Foundation!

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A Kitchen at Esther's Place More pics

Esther’s Place officially opened its doors to welcome women and children (4-6 families) on May 7, 2018! Please join us in praising God for making it all come together. He is SO good! 

We have been given a gift of matching funds ($35,000) by generous friends of The Dwelling Place to create a strong financial foundation for Esther’s Place.

This match doubles each gift (dollar for dollar) in order to establish a strong financial foundation of $70,000 as we open Esther's Place to new families.

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One of Esther's Place bedrooms, ready for a family in need More pics

By May 1, $12,000 had been given in support of Esther's Place. Paired with matching gift funds, this becomes $24,000.

We have been given the month of May (a great month to honor and remember the importance of mothers and children) to raise
the remaining $23,000. With your help, we believe we can reach this goal by May 31.

We welcome your support and are grateful!

For online giving: www.thedwellingplaceshelter.org/donate

Please contact us with questions: info@thedwellingplaceshelter.org or 651-221-0405

Heaven on Earth Indeed!

 Pastor Steve Whicker presenting $150,000 to Executive Director, Linda Wiza. Duplex Project Manager, Steve Chell, was also present. 

Pastor Steve Whicker presenting $150,000 to Executive Director, Linda Wiza. Duplex Project Manager, Steve Chell, was also present. 

Eagle Brook Church blessed The Dwelling Place with $150,000 towards the purchase and renovation of our 4th duplex, from their “Heaven on Earth” campaign!!!

The Dwelling Place is one of the local impact ministry partners of Eagle Brook Church. We partner with the Spring Lake Park campus. 

This picture shows Campus Pastor Steve Whicker presenting the check to Executive Director, Linda Wiza, during the service this past weekend. Steve Chell, our volunteer renovation Project Manager, was also present. 

There are not enough words to say thank you! Please join us in praising God as He blessed us through this generous church.