The Family Place
Imagine… living in your vehicle, couch surfing, moving from house to house. Many families do not have to imagine it, they are living it.
The Family Place services include three meals and a snack each day, shower, laundry, and storage facilities, Montessori childcare, pick up and drop off for school-aged children, budgeting/savings program, and assistance accessing services.
A comprehensive program model, entitled Going Home, was designed: Montessori, Adult Life Skills, Youth Development and Leadership Program; The Lovejoy Community Garden in partnership with The Urban Farm and Garden Alliance, Healthy Meals program, and The Night Shelter: a 16-bed home located in West St. Paul.
The Family Place has challenging goals to change the way shelter stays are spent, bring humanity back in the way shelter systems operate, and to end repeated bouts of homelessness and generational homelessness via education and empowerment leading to permanent, self-sustainability.