Recent Blog Posts

Solid Ground honors Brian Adams as 2017 Volunteer of the Year

  Brian Adams was recognized as Solid Ground’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on Monday, April 11th at East Metro Place.  Since 2014, Brian, a White Bear Lake resident, has given his time and energy as a leader of our Boys Club, a group for 9 through 15 year […]

Getting Ahead

For families that experience poverty and homelessness, meeting their basic needs is often the only thing they have on their minds. “What will we eat tonight? Where will we sleep tonight?” or “What will we wear?” are three questions families ask themselves every day. In these awful circumstances, often questions such as “How can my […]

The Rewards of Tutoring

Post Submitted by Cathy Berwald, Volunteer Tutor Years ago I felt a desire to seek out volunteer opportunities in my neighborhood and after searching the web, I discovered Solid Ground. Such a wonderful organization that aids in preventing homelessness. They offer a caring transitional living environment that encourages families to recognize and reach life’s goals. […]

Housing as a basic human right?

“As I read ‘Evicted,’ so many faces of families who’ve sought help at Solid Ground flashed through my mind: parents stuck in minimum wage jobs; families who can’t find housing because of minor criminal histories; parents who struggle with mental and chemical health issues; people who lose their housing because of their own poor decisions […]

Learning Curve

“Poverty forces you to think only about how to meet your most basic needs; it’s hard to plan for tomorrow when you’re focused on just surviving today. And when you can’t plan for the future, you just get more of the same, or worse. The cycle continues.” Read more from Executive Director, Trisha Cummins Kauffman, […]