Victory Auto

A Graduate is Blessed with a Car


We could not be more grateful to Victory Auto Service & Glass for donating a car for a past resident of ours! 

The vehicle is a Toyota Corolla and is in great shape. The family who gave it to Victory is a family that Victory donated a vehicle to years ago. This family wanted to return the favor and bless someone with a car. Talk about a circle of blessing! 

Having a car will help this family get to work, school, the store, church, etc., so much easier. Our graduated resident was so excited about the car and couldn't stop smiling.

We are continually blessed by our partnership with Victory Auto and are so honored that they have a heart to come along side our women and our ministry.

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

The Path Forward: Business and Civic Leaders Breakfast

The Path Forward
Business and Civic Leaders Breakfast
A complimentary event sponsored by The Dwelling Place
Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Faith Christian Reformed Church
1600 Silver Lake Road, New Brighton, MN

Here at The Dwelling Place, we are grateful for and celebrate God’s continued provision and blessing that is evident through each of the wonderful partners who support His ministry!

Among these are many members of the business and local government community. Through them many essential needs are met (such as technology, safety, transportation, and essential services.)

For this reason, I am incredibly excited to announce our first Business and Civic Leaders Breakfast! This has been a dream and goal of ours for a while and it is time for us to host this event! I am delighted to invite you to join us:

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Faith Christian Reformed Church
1600 Silver Lake Road, New Brighton, MN

This free event is designed to:

  • acknowledge and thank our great business and civic partners 
  • share how The Dwelling Place addresses the reality of domestic abuse by meeting the needs of women and children in our communities
  • (and to) explore ways to engage other leaders with this important work, opening pathways for women and children to live in health and safety.

We are so blessed by knowing civic leaders who connect us with supportive community services and who provide protection for our facilities, women and children. We are excited and ready to expand this important network to gain the input and understanding provided by our civic leaders.

The business partnership of Victory Auto (see below), is one example of many and, for this reason, I am delighted to invite members of the business and civic government community to join us as we seek to clear the way for women and children to take The Path Forward.

Please plan now to attend and invite your business colleagues and associates to come and learn more about The Dwelling Place.

Together we are able to address the real issues of domestic abuse and bring hope, healing, and new opportunities to women and children who need our help within our communities.

Register HERE

May God bless you!
Linda Wiza
Executive Director

Victory Auto and Glass  is celebrating their 20-year Anniversary this month! Congratulations Victory Auto!

Victory Auto and Glass is celebrating their 20-year Anniversary this month! Congratulations Victory Auto!

Businesses and business leaders are vital to the success of The Dwelling Place as they generously provide essential support.

One great example is Victory Auto Service and Glass, owned by Jeff Matt, who is a great new partner of ours.

During the past year Victory Auto has provided assistance with repairs to our vans and our women’s vehicles. They have also helped women obtain affordable and reliable transportation.

What a blessing this has been, bringing peace of mind and opportunity to women who really want to provide for their families!

We are honored to be associated with an organization of such high integrity and trustworthy service and celebrate with them! May God continue to use them to bless others as they have blessed us!