Solid Ground: Helping Families Build Strong Foundations

Solid Ground is an award winning nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Learn more

Solid Ground Announces Next Executive Director

Solid Ground, an award-winning nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce Diamond Hunter as its next Executive Director, leading our mission to prevent and end homelessness for families with children in Ramsey and Washington Counties.  She begins her position on February 5, 2024.

Diamond Hunter joined Solid Ground in February, 2022 as the Director of Programs following her role with Merrick Community Services leading their Family & Integrative Services team. As a licensed social worker, with progressive Social Services experience, Ms. Hunter brings an in-depth understanding of the challenges families face, together with a special generational passion for the work of preventing and ending homelessness. Ms. Hunter led her team in increasing the number of families served by 75% in the last year alone.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
8:00 – 9:00 AM

Vadnais Heights Commons
655 County Rd F East, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

SERVICES

Preventing and ending homelessness for families with children in the communities we serve through housing, resources, and opportunity.

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At Solid Ground we help families and children break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Housing

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Solid Ground receives referrals through Coordinated Entry systems in Ramsey and Washington Counties. Learn more on programs and eligibility.

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Solid Ground: Helping Families Build Strong Foundations

Through safe, affordable housing and innovative supportive programming, Solid Ground helps families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation. Solid Ground currently runs eight programs in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties housing over 871 individuals annually.

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah and her family live at East Metro Place, a transitional housing program at Solid Ground. When she was just nineteen, Sarah lost her mother in 2010 to an overdose. She started to spiral herself, got into bad relationships and that’s when she found drugs that, as she said, “took her on a bad path.” In 2020, Sarah decided that…
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Trisha Kauffman retiring after 26 years at Solid Ground

Solid Ground, an award-winning nonprofit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness for families, announced the retirement of Trisha Kauffman, Executive Director. Trisha has led the organization for 26 years, helping thousands of families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation. “Working for Solid Ground has been such an important part of my life for the…
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Homework Starts with Home (HSWH) Day 1 Program: What our program meant for a family of 10

Our Homework Starts with Home (HSWH) Day 1 program offers families with school-age children rapid rehousing in Washington County. This means we provide move-in assistance and monthly rental assistance, with the goal that families pay full rent within 12-24 months. The program provides educational supports for children, and other person-centered services designed to help families achieve housing and economic stability.…
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