Dakota County Crisis Shelter Opens

shelter-1This is faith in action at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. With an appeal from Dakota County and support from Pastors Andrea Roske-Metcalfe and John Matthews, Grace opened its doors this evening to homeless Dakota County residents: seniors, adults, youth and children. Our stay is for a few days and a new site is needed.

If you can help identify a temporary or more stable shelter site or offer financial support, please contact Monica Nilsson at 612.405.5156.

Photos shelter-2shared with permission, here our youngest guest, age 8 months, watches our oldest guest, age 68, who was sleeping in his car last night. Sheltering two families with mom, dad and baby, and having one pack and play, the babies became roommates for tonight. — with Rebecca Stoen Bowers and 3 others.

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