Midwest Challenge, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

92 donors

Life Rebuilders - 4 Ministries, 1 Mission! Celebrating 40+ years!

MISSION: Sharing the Gospel; providing Hope and Transformation
VISION: To Set Captives Free

Life Rebuilders is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Christian Organization that exists to provide Housing and Programs for adult men and women through a variety of ministries that include:

Transitional Housing that provides short-term and long-term housing and care solutions for men who have been released from prisons, treatment centers or who are homeless.

Adult Foster Care that provides long-term care solutions for women and men who have been released from prisons, treatment centers or who are homeless.

Work Release Program in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a licensed and contracted agency.

Independent Sober Living Housing for men who are committed to living a renewed and transformed life.

5th Decade of Service: Since 1972 Life Rebuilders (the ministries of Midwest Challenge, Inc.) has been bringing the Good News to the afflicted, strengthening the brokenhearted and proclaiming freedom to those that feel hopeless.  Thus, we as servant-staff are blessed to witness a Christ Centered Transformation; The cleansing of the body. the changing of the heart. the renewing of the mind and the saving of the soul.

History and Path to Today: The founder of the ministry, a Minneapolis police officer saw first-hand the unfortunate high rate of recidivism (returning to prison) and the associated high rate of drug and alcohol relapse coupled with indignity of unemployment.  He knew there was a better way to break the shackles of addiction and the cycle of imprisonment.  Thus, Midwest Challenge was born.  Over the decades, this successful singular mission that faithfully met the needs of the imprisoned expanded by developing additional ministries designated to meet the needs of both men and women with short & long term Transitional Housing. Thus, Life Rebuilders, the Ministries of Midwest Challenge was born.

Purpose We Support our Residents by providing the following:

  1. Safe Housing including an alcohol and drug free environment
  2. Coaching & Accountability in finding full-time employment
  3. Life Skills Coaching including financial readiness
  4. Training, Planning and the necessary Modeling to become responsible and contributing members of our community

As a Result , we see the following occur in our residents:

  • Building of a strong inter-personal relationship skills
  • Building of self-respect and increased confidence
  • Building of personal integrity
  • Building a life of new meaning and purpose in the Lord
  • Building back the family unit

Genesis House

Redemption House

Isaiah House

Dignity Village

14 Properties; 100+ Residents


Organization Data


Organization name

Midwest Challenge, Inc.

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PO Box 7067
Minneapolis, MN 55407