Vita Nova

A nonprofit organization


Our mission is to provide dignified housing and supportive services to formerly incarcerated individuals.


Vita Nova (formerly Housing for Inmates) recently purchased a triplex in the Observation Hill neighborhood of Duluth. We are rehabbing it with support from a grant from St. Louis County. We expect to move folks in by early 2024, and we need your help to get ready!

Your support will allow us to operate this residence, provide basic necessities, furniture, and other organizational needs. Your gift this Give to the Max Day will help us prepare a comfortable home for our new residents.

Our vision is to ensure that formerly incarcerated individuals have the opportunity to reach their potential and fully participate in society. Your support will help realize this vision.


  • People first – we believe that people are not defined by their circumstances or mistakes. We consider the whole person and support them to reach their goals.
  • Integrity – we are honest, we are ethical, and we maintain our commitments.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion – we value the input of all, and we welcome and strive to include people of all cultures, backgrounds, and abilities in our organization and programs. We recognize that power and privilege exist, and we believe that we have a responsibility to challenge inequity in systems.

**All photos by Ivy Vainio

Organization Data


Organization name

Vita Nova

other names

HFI - Housing for Inmates

Tax id (EIN)



Health Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


PO Box 161044
DULUTH, MN 55816


218 451 2192