strategic plan: 2016-2018

Learn where we are headed over the next three years.

read our strategic plan

Lego Duplo toys

We need Lego Duplo toy sets for our new parent-child interaction therapy in which a licensed family therapist coaches parents and offers tools to parents wanting to improve or enhance their relationship with their child. The toys are used to engage children in play.

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trauma-informed care

Nationwide, 93% of homeless mothers have
experienced trauma, and approximately
half of them exhibit post-traumatic stress
symptoms. We have embarked on a plan
to implement trauma-informed care, which
integrates the understanding of trauma
and trauma triggers into service delivery,
throughout People Serving People.

learn more

volunteer adventures

Volunteers in our preschool, tutoring young students, celebrating birthdays, hosting a carnival, serving meals, chaperoning field trips, and more!

read about volunteer adventures

People Serving People – serving homeless children and their families and providing new opportunities for healthy, stable family life.

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota. We envision a community in which all children have the stability and support they need to develop their full capacity to thrive.

People Serving People achieves its mission and goals by providing emergency housing and community services, which assist families experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient and reconnected with the community. In a safe, secure, and sober environment, we provide services which cultivate independence and accountability.

What distinguishes us from other emergency shelters is the broad range of on-site programs and services designed to address common barriers faced by families experiencing homelessness. We help families find ways to overcome these barriers to self-sufficiency through advocacy, employment, education, and parenting programs.