Emma Norton

A nonprofit organization

$20,128 Raised by 99 Donors

100% complete

$20,000 Goal

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Emma Norton has been expanding rapidly to meet the needs of our community. In 2019 we served over 300 individuals and families, and in 2020 we served over 400. Our Executive Director Tonya Brownlow believes we are on track to serve more than 500 people in 2021, as the needs in our community continue to grow.

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 little victory is a part of a success story worth celebrating.

As the cold weather starts to settle in, we are seeing many more intakes throughout our programs. Everyone needs shelter from the winter, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made clearer than ever before that shelter is simply not enough. People need homes, with support systems, in order to truly heal, find empowerment, and eventually thrive.

Your gift during Give to the Max Day will help us continue to provide wrap-around support to all our residents and program participants! Thanks to a matching challenge grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, all new or increased donations will be matched, making this Give to the Max Day a perfect holiday to maximize your giving to Emma Norton!

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Emma Norton

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Children & Family

BIPOC community

BIPOC serving


670 N Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101



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