What’s Happening at Solid Ground

A Holiday Success Story

Our Homework Starts with Home (HSWH) program is a collaboration of several community partners who work with school districts to move families experiencing homelessness quickly out of housing instability into stable housing within the same school district communities. 

Our Homework Starts with Home/Prevention program was a life-saver for a small family this past holiday season. A hardworking, young mom participated in a Roseville Police Department holiday gift drive. This young mother of two shared her story with one of the officers that she was in a race against time to come up with back rent so she and her kids wouldn’t be left homeless.

This mom was homeless as a child and was fighting hard to change that future for her children. The court had ordered her to come up with back rent in 10 days. Even with her fulltime job, she was struggling to pull together enough money to remain housed.

The Roseville Police Department contacted Solid Ground for help. We immediately assigned an advocate to her case who worked with the police department to secure her funding. Through Solid Ground’s Homework Starts with Home/Prevention program, she was able to escape homelessness and keep her family safe.

2022 Statistics

  • Solid Ground expanded Homework Starts With Home into four new school districts in Washington County.
  • The program served 41 families (155 individuals).

At Solid Ground we create opportunities for housing stability, increased economic stability, educational advancement, and improved health and wellness. Committed to the ‘Housing First’ philosophy, Solid Ground moves people out of homelessness and into housing first, then provides person-centered, holistic support and services essential for long-term stability.

About Solid Ground

Solid Ground is an award-winning Minnesota nonprofit whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Through safe, affordable housing and innovative supportive programming, Solid Ground helps families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation.

At the heart of Solid Ground is the belief that housing stability is fundamental to the healthy development of children and to a family’s ability to be contributing members of the community. Solid Ground currently runs eight programs in the suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties housing nearly 570 women, men and children annually. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness for families with children in the communities we serve through housing, resources, and opportunity.