The Dwelling Place

A nonprofit organization

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The Dwelling Place - providing safety and hope to victims of domestic abuse

Domestic violence is the immediate cause of homelessness for many women.According to multiple studies examining the causes of homelessness, among mothers with children experiencing homelessness, more than 80% had previously experienced domestic violence.

Many who want to leave abusive relationships will stay because they and their children have nowhere else to live--they would become homeless. 

Witnessing domestic violence negatively impacts the developing brains of children. 

This is a serious issue, but there is hope.   

Located in the Twin Cities, we serve families from throughout Minnesota (as well as those who come to Minnesota to escape an abusive relationship.) The women and children served by our programs have survived unimaginable abuse, degradation, humiliation and isolation.  Nearly 100% survive at or below the poverty line and would be out on the streets without intervention.  The majority of these women flee with just the clothes on their backs and a small number of personal items, and few have reliable transportation..

Women and their children are able to stay 12-18 months, increasing the likelihood that they will remain violence-free as they move into their new lives. 

Over the years, hundreds of women and children have been helped on their journey to healing and freedom from abuse.  

Founded in 1998, The Dwelling Place is supported primarily by individuals, churches, and private foundations.  

Your support helps us continue the success of this program for the sake of women and children in desperate need of peace and safety.

   What is Domestic Abuse?

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940-44th Ave NE, Unit #21307
Columbia Heights, MN 55421



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