The Dwelling Place donations

LWML Women Bless Those We Serve!

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Many thanks to Chyeral, Jan, and Gloria (pictured), and 70+ Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML) women from the Owatonna Conference of the LWML (Lutheran Women Missionary League) for your support of The Dwelling Place!

On September 15th, Monica Groves, our mission advancement director, visited their Conference Rally in Albert Lea and shared about The Dwelling Place.

At the rally, this wonderful group of women donated much-needed items.

Their generosity encourages us and blesses the women and children we serve! Thank you ladies!

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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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 Thank you!

A Gift Card Makes All the Difference!


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.


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), 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

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!

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!

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.