Emma Norton

A nonprofit organization

$43,087 raised by 95 donors

100% complete

$35,000 Goal

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." – Audrey Hepburn

Emma Norton Services is committed to providing safety, stability and sanctuary to some of the most vulnerable formerly homeless individuals and families living in our community. Founded in 1917, Emma Norton’s mission is to provide transformational housing to women and families on their journey of recovery. When you give to Emma Norton, you become a part of this historic community of service in the Twin Cities!

Emma Norton has been expanding rapidly to meet the needs of our community. We went from serving just over 300 individuals and families in 2019, to more than 500 in 2021. As the needs in our community continue to grow, so do we.

Emma Norton provides not just transformational housing, but also wrap-around supportive services to help our residents and clients meet their goals. Every individual journey of recovery is unique, and every person and family has unique needs to succeed. We see the work we do as walking alongside our residents and clients. As the Emma's Place Program Manager Nicque Mabrey once brilliantly said, "Before we ever came along, families had dreams for themselves. Families do have plans for their success, and to be honest, many of us are just an event or two from our plans being derailed." Throughout Emma Norton Services, we work to help adults, children, and families as a whole get the plans for their lives back on track.

"I think if I was still homeless, and had to go through the (autism) diagnosis, and go through this next year of intense therapy…yeah, I don’t know how I would handle it. If I didn’t have here, I might have relapsed. I don’t know where I would be then." - Stephanie, a mother at Emma's Place

Read more resident stories in our annual report here!

This year for our Give to the Max Day campaign, we have $10,000 in matching donations thanks to two generous long-time donors. That means you can double the impact you have by giving today!

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Organization name

Emma Norton

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Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


670 N Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101



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