impact and statistics

People Serving People Guests Served in 2018

  • People Serving People is the region’s largest and most comprehensive family-focused shelter and dedicated leader in homelessness prevention.
  • 2,656 individuals served in 941 families experiencing homelessness
  • 335 was the average number of guests each day
  • 46 days was the average length of stay for a family
  • 16 years old was the average age of all guests
  • 62% of guests were children
  • 6 years old was the average age of the children
  • 179 children learned in our early childhood development classrooms
  • 269 children learned, enjoyed, and connected with peers in after-school enrichment & activities
  • 127 children celebrated birthdays
  • 163 parents found employment
  • 399 referrals to community resources were provided to families and parents
  • 6,261 volunteers donated 32,707 volunteer hours
  • 198,226 meals served
  • 35-40 school buses arrived daily to transport children to schools in Hennepin County

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-pre-K
  • 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
  • 40+ 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