Dakota County Crisis Shelter Doors are open, people are coming

mats-2No one is homeless in the suburbs. I rarely see a panhandler. Yet Thursday night, 90 minutes after the doors opened, law enforcement in Dakota County transported an unsheltered resident to safety at the temporary crisis shelter located at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. This arrival joined 15 other adults, youth and 2 babies who made it to our door within hours of opening.

The Police Officer took the time to tour the shelter and visit with Representative Erin Maye Quade and Pastor John Matthews and educate himself on this community resource. If you or someone you know in Dakota County is in need of an emergency warm place to be, contact 211 to be connected to the Dakota County crisis line.

If your heart calls you to support the seniors, men, women, youth and children sheltered, our greatest needs are:

  1. Continue to share the message of need
  2. Make a small donation to Grace Lutheran Church, The Link or Minnesota Housing Partnership with Crisis Shelter in the memo
  3. Help us identify a site for the short term or long term to host single adults in Dakota County.

Thank you for your concern.

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