Mission: To provide support for families living without a permanent home by providing educational programming for adults and children and assisting families in shelter to gain more confidence in building future goals that will lead to the success of the entire family.
Programs: The family place: the family place (tfp) is a day and night shelter for families experiencing the devastating effects of poverty and transition. Tfp provides basic needs and a comprehensive, educational program called "going home" for every member of the family. Tfp served 176 people (66 families, consisting of 110 children and 66 adults) in 2017.
going home programs adult life skills: a 16-week curriculum that addresses core issues that cause instability leading to housing loss and imparts tools and vital information, so participants will be equipped to conceptualize, build, and manage a better future. There were three 16-week cohorts held in 2017, serving a total of 63 adults. Youth development and leadership: a summer and weekend program for children 6-18 years old to instill the love of self, others, and the environment. The youth development and leadership program enrolled 31 youth during the summer months and 110 children total during 2017. Casa de la bella montessori: a fully licensed preschool for toddlers 16-32 months and primary 33-kindergarten focused on learning, self-confidence, and independence. The school enrolled 21 students in the 2017 school year. Healthy meals: understanding the importance of health and wellness, tfp serves three nutritional meals and two snacks every day of the calendar year. There were 3,815 healthy snacks and 19,519 healthy meals served in 2017. The lovejoy community garden: an off-site garden bolstering programs, supplying fresh produce to tfp and other service providers' kitchens, beautifying the old rondo neighborhood, and connecting people. During the growing season, 31 youth had a chance to experience gardening. Night shelter at casa guadalupana: a 16-bed family home located in st. Paul's beautiful westside neighborhood. This experience is meant to inspire stability, hone responsible community living and homemaking skills, and increase the number of family shelter beds in ramsey county. There were 10 families housed at casa de la bella night shelter during 2017, consisting of 27 children and 12 adults.
This is an important organization serving homeless families in the Twin Cities area. It is the only day center for homeless families in Ramsey County. With the newly established Montessori (2014) and adult life skills training (2015) and Youth Leadership and Development program (2016), it is changing the way shelter stays are spent. If you are thinking of becoming a supporter or volunteer, you will only love it more after you have seen the impact of the work they do. Schedule a site visit and prepare to be moved.