The Dwelling Place Fundraising

The Gift of a Home and an Opportunity to Give


Every woman and family who comes to live in our homes longs for that day when she is ready and able to move to a home where she (and her children) will begin their new life, free of abuse.  We see the process of preparation each woman goes through to ready herself (and her children) to move into their own home when the time is right.

Two families, each with small children, successfully moved to safe homes in November. They were ready to make this transition and we are so very happy for them! 

We pray for our families and thank God for the transformation that comes through Christ's love and caring provision and preparation over the course of time. We praise God for His faithful and steadfast love for these families as they will experience Christmas with peace and love in their new homes. 

Thank you for being an important part of these stories of successful transition because God used your prayers and care in beautiful ways!  

What a lovely gift to receive: A safe and peaceful home!

Year-End Giving, Will You Help?

In November we shared that we needed $200,000 to finish the year well.

Thanks to many of you, our need is now $133, 000.

We completely trust God to provide the remaining funds enabling us to move into 2019 ready to serve a growing number of families.

We appreciate your prayerful consideration of giving to help us reach this goal.

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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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  • 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:
  • 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.


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

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!

Donate Now for the Blessing of a Strong Financial Foundation!

A Kitchen at Esther's Place  More pics

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.

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

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:

Please contact us with questions: or 651-221-0405

Northeast Bank Sponsors Upcoming Event

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Executive Director, Linda Wiza, with Senior Vice President of Northeast Bank, Mike Scholl

Executive Director, Linda Wiza, with Senior Vice President of Northeast Bank, Mike Scholl

Thank you, Northeast Bank, for becoming a sponsor for the upcoming "Impact!" breakfast on April 10th.

Mike Scholl from Northeast Bank stopped by our office to deliver the sponsorship check to Linda Wiza, our Executive Director.

We thank God for business leaders who recognize the need and make addressing domestic abuse a priority!

Impact! Breakfast

Our complimentary breakfast for Twin Cities businesses and civic leaders will be located at the Tournament Players Clubhouse in Blaine.

You can learn more and sign up for the breakfast here.

Mosaics Dance Company - Please Join Us!

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Saturday, February 24

Please join us for the Mosaics Dance Company performance "Farther Along" at North Heights Lutheran Church at 3 p.m.  

This event is open to the public, no tickets required.  

This is a fundraiser and Basic Needs Drive for The Dwelling Place. 

Please help us get the word out: (Download Poster)

Please join us!

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.

Do you participate with

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

Click to contribute your support to The Dwelling Place.

Thank you so much!