impact and statistics

People Serving People Guests Served in 2021

  • 260 families (836 people) served
  • 126 was the average number of guests per night
  • 55 days was the average length of stay for a family
  • 6 years old was the average age of children staying at our shelter
  • 31 years old was the average age of adults staying at our shelter
  • 172 children enrolled in our shelter’s education programs
  • 62% of guests were children
  • 62 parents found employment
  • 129 guests visited our Technology Resource Center
  • 6,983 volunteers donated 31,548 volunteer hours
  • 193,952 meals served
  • 6855 meetings held with Advocates and families
  • 75,900 dollars provided in direct assistance to families in our prevention program

Services On-Site, Upstream, and Community Partnerships

  • 99 emergency shelter rooms
  • 10 two-bedroom supportive apartments
  • Guest services supplying diapers, baby formula, clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, and other basic needs
  • Fully-licensed, 4-star Parent Aware rated, NECPA nationally-accredited preschool educating infants-preschool
  • Full-service industrial kitchen and cafeteria serving three nutritious meals every day
  • Technology Resource Center for job search, employment search, education, and computer skills
  • Book nooks to promote literacy and parent-child reading time
  • Indoor recreation room and outdoor playground
  • Activity rooms for K-12 education and enrichment, tutoring, parenting, and support groups
  • Hennepin County Health Clinic for the Homeless
  • Minneapolis Public Schools, registering and transporting children to school, on time, every day
  • 30+ community partners connecting families to services for mental and chemical health, housing, employment, literacy, early childhood development, legal aid, and more
  • Upstream Center of Excellence Preschool and Learning Center