make an immediate impact

Make an immediate impact on the lives of families in crisis, acquire firsthand experience supporting those experiencing homelessness, and gain insight into working in a 24/7 human services operation. Join us in breaking down barriers for Minnesota’s homeless families as a Resident Resources Assistant volunteer.

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emily's story

Did you see 5-year old Emily with her contagious giggle playing with friends on the playground? Emily is homeless. Families like Emily’s comprise over half of all people experiencing homelessness in our community. Your gift to People Serving People helps build a community in which all children have the stability they need to enjoy childhood today and achieve their dreams tomorrow.

help emily achieve her dreams

air mattresses

Families moving out of shelter often lack basic furniture, such as beds. Donate NEW air mattresses to help children and their families sleep comfortably in their new home. (We cannot accept used air mattresses or any furniture.)

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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. Our vision is to permanently end a family’s homelessness with one visit to our shelter.

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. 60% of our guests are children averaging 6 years of age.