The Dwelling Place partners

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!

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.

Ladies Rock Offroad Club Bless our Women and Children

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Many thanks to Ladies Rock Offroad Club (LROC), an organization for ladies who love Jeeps and off road adventures, for including The Dwelling Place in your holiday gathering and gifting! Your support means so much!

This group gathered over 500 needed household items through their basic needs drive and contributed $245 in cash to help our women and children.

LROC is new to The Dwelling Place. Our families are lifted and encouraged by their caring hearts.

Thank you so much for your support, ladies!

North Presbyterian Church Blesses Us Richly

North Presbyterian Church

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!

Joyful Noise!

We had such an amazing and blessed time at Joyful Noise June 10th!

This event offered an important opportunity for us to partner with 98.5 KTIS and share the message of Christ's love, hope and healing with those who have been harmed and left homeless because of domestic abuse.

We provided information about the ministry, and aimed to encourage everyone who stopped by our booth, through staff and volunteers serving as ambassadors for The Dwelling Place.

Here's a picture of long-time volunteers and supporters of The Dwelling Place, Ben and Emily Brown, and their girls, at our booth! 

Thanks to all of you who stopped by to say "Hello!"

Four churches throw a baby shower for our women

"Diaper" cake.  More photos    One mom wrote, "I would like to take a moment to thank all the staff and organizing committee, and all who participated in our baby shower. May our good Lord richly bless you all. Again, thanks!"

"Diaper" cake. More photos

One mom wrote, "I would like to take a moment to thank all the staff and organizing committee, and all who participated in our baby shower. May our good Lord richly bless you all. Again, thanks!"

When a woman and her children are left homeless and need to seek safety away from those who would normally be their support network, it usually means they have no one nearby to contact for support or help, or even to affirm them in their
choice to keep a baby, or successfully raise a child.

This is where the Body of Christ, the local church, makes such a difference!

Thank you to the women of Five Oaks ChurchRedeemer Covenant ChurchRockpoint Church and Faith Christian Reformed Church for coming together on May 24th, and throwing a beautiful baby shower for four of our residents!!

Our moms are so grateful for the loving support shown them through the smiles and hugs of the givers, and through their gifts, food, cake, and stunning decorations.

We had an amazing and sweet time celebrating our moms and their babies: the ones born recently and those that are on their way!

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward."-Psalm 127:3

Bikes Bring Joy!

Thank you SO much to Bikes4Kids in Ham Lake for donating bikes and bike helmets for our women and children!

They will have so much fun this summer riding bikes. In fact, two of our little boys were so excited that they jumped on their bikes the second they were given them! You have brought great joy to our families!

The Robert and Wilma Burbach Bike Foundation (a non-profit 501c3 organization) collects and refurbishes used, serviceable bicycles to redistribute to kids and people in need.

Each bike is given away free of charge with safety and maintenance instructions and a helmet.

The Foundation purchases parts, services the bicycles and funds the expenses through fund raising and sponsors.

Cars for Neighbors Provides Wheels

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Thank you to Cars for Neighbors Inc. for giving one of our residents a truck so that she can more easily get to work and drive herself and her kids to school, appointments and so on!

Today they gave away their 1,005th vehicle!

Cars for Neighbors is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to families seeking economic self-sufficiency. Their aim is to reduce transportation barriers by providing car donations and car repair to neighbors with lower incomes. Their goal is to restore hope one car at a time. And today, they did just that. God is good!

Nystrom & Associates Educates our Staff

Huge thanks to our friends at Nystrom & Associates for the seminar The Dwelling Place staff attended last week, titled "Pathological Love Relationships: Dynamics and Harmful Consequences" put on by Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.

Pictured: Karla Brown (Dwelling Place Case Manager), Kristen Nelson (Dwelling Place Director of Programs), Speaker of the seminar, Sandra Brown and CEO & President of Nystrom's, Brian Nystrom.

Basic Needs from LWML Help Immensely

Just a small snapshot of all the items that were donated

Just a small snapshot of all the items that were donated

Thank you to the SE Suburban Zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League for hosting a basic needs drive for The Dwelling Place!

Their event was called "Gifts from the Heart," and it made a huge difference in the lives of our women and children. Having the basics enables our residents to focus on personal growth and their walk with Jesus. Thank you, ladies! 

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7