Friday, August 17, 2012
These organizations provide resources for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Find the right group for you, whether you need assistance, or want to donate or volunteer.
Want to give your time, money or energy to Dakota County nonprofits and organizations fighting to end homelessness? Or do you need assistance in your own struggle to stay afloat? Look no further than our guide to local shelters, social services and advocacy groups. Find the right group for you, whether you need help, or want to donate or volunteer. Administrative Offices 501 East Highway 13, Suite 102 Burnsville, MN 55337 Phone: 952-985-5300 360 Communities is an organization that uses community engagement to positively shape the future of our communities. It employs data-driven research to identify trends, strengths and vulnerabilities, and then works with key community partners to build and implement action plans. At the same time, 360 …
The public doesn't always understand why and how someone becomes homeless, according to Dakota Woodlands Executive Director Beth Bromen.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Dakota Woodlands is a homeless shelter with supportive programming for single women and families located in Eagan, Minn. It is the only women’s homeless shelter in Dakota County and serves over 100 households each year. It is a common reaction for Dakota County residents to be surprised that there is a homeless shelter in Eagan. Perhaps it's even more surprising to learn that Dakota Woodlands' residents are from Dakota County! People have pre-disposed beliefs about who is homeless and don’t realize it may be their co-worker, neighbor or even relative. There is a general lack of understanding of why people become homeless and solving the problem relies too much on the certainty that it is all about economics and not the underlying issues …
Monday, August 13, 2012
In Dakota County, the number of homeless individuals or those at imminent risk of being homeless rose from 841 in 2011 to 1,013 in January 2012. The trend has deep roots, and complex causes, officials said.
Kenny Johnson’s homeless shelter is usually quiet in the summer—but that changes in the winter, when the 46-person house fills up to capacity and dozens more put their names on the shelter’s waitlist. That sort of demand isn’t unusual, said Johnson, a former drug addict and homeless person who found his calling as the coordinator for the Cochran House—a shelter in Hastings that caters to men who are recovering from substance abuse. The house opened in February 2010, and each winter since the opening, Johnson has been forced to turn away prospective residents. The Cochran House isn’t alone. The economy, a booming rental market with low vacancy rates, lack of health and human services funding and a host of other factors have led to a …
Friday, April 1, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for April 1.
Here are the top stories from the Patch sites in your area: Armed Perpetrator Crashes Car Into Burnsville Home Legislative Town Hall Meeting in Apple Valley Draws Crowd of Opinionated Constituents Let's Face It Cosmetics' Hosts Charity-Focused Initiative to Benefit Dakota Woodlands Series of Restaurant Break-Ins on Cahill Avenue Connected, Police Believe Coyote Population Becomes a Fact of Life in Mendota Heights