strategic plan: 2016-2018

Learn where we are headed over the next three years.

read our strategic plan

reusable shopping bags

Families moving out receive a move-out “basket” including dry goods, which are best packed and easily carried in reusable shopping bags. Donate new reusable shopping bags to help families bring much needed food and supplies to their new home.

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program spotlight: K-12 educational services

Educational and after school enrichment are key parts of People Serving People’s programming, funded entirely by your philanthropic support.

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volunteer adventures

Volunteers have been busy at People Serving People this fall. They chaperoned field trips to Sea Life, an apple orchard, and the public library. Volunteers hosted a fun-filled family carnival night. The Tiny Diva Princesses and the Birthday Party Project volunteers entertained and celebrated our young guests on-site.

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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.

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive family homeless shelter in Minnesota. 59% of our guests are children averaging 6 years of age.