Home At Last Tour!
Solid Ground invites you to attend a Home At Last Tour! Learn more about Solid Ground and our work to ensure all families have access to safe affordable housing while working toward economic stability, improved health and wellness, and strong community connections. Tours are offered on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to [...]
First Family Housed through the Expanded Homework Starts with Home (HSWH) Day 1 Program
After living in their car or doubled up with family and friends for the past several years, Dwayne and his two boys (ages 4 and 7) moved into their new home last week. This is the first time Dwayne signed a lease in his own name, and he couldn’t be more proud! The Day 1 […]
Transitional Housing: What’s Next?
Though it can take several different forms, Transitional Housing typically refers to a supportive community that provides temporary (or time-limited) housing to people experiencing homelessness or crisis. The goal of Transitional Housing is to equip people with the tools, structure, and support they need to successfully re-enter permanent housing and achieve long-term stability. At Solid […]
A Year in Review
As we look back on 2021, we continue to be amazed by the generosity of our community whose ongoing support has allowed us to serve more families than ever! Here are a few highlights from the year: Over 500 individuals accessed affordable housing and holistic services through our eight supportive housing programs. We launched a […]
Solid Ground’s Team Approach
Solid Ground works to ensure that all families have access to safe, affordable housing while working toward economic stability, improved health and wellness, and strong community connections. Operating 8 supportive housing programs in the East Metro, Solid Ground serves over 500 individuals annually. The key to our success is rooted in our housing first model, […]
Lu was working in the hospitality industry when she was struck by a car that left her in chronic pain, disabled, and unable to return to work. The sudden loss of income caused her to lose her home and she moved with her four young children into a hotel, quickly depleting her savings. “Keep your […]
We are Hiring!
Join our team! Founded in the late 1980s, Solid Ground is an award-winning nonprofit whose proven, holistic approach empowers families with children to build the strong foundations necessary for long-term housing and economic stability. We operate eight supportive housing programs throughout Ramsey and Washington Counties housing over 500 women, men, and children annually. Committed to the ‘Housing […]
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 14-21)
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is observed the week before Thanksgiving as a reminder that these challenges don’t stop for the holidays. Over 43 million Americans are currently living below the poverty line. An alarming 580,000 are without a home on any given night. Last year, Solid Ground provided […]
My name is Gao, I’m 30 years old. I have two little girls, ages 6 and soon to be 5. When we were first introduced to Solid Ground, we were a family trying to find our footing, just trying to make it through the day. I’d recently divorced my husband when my daughter was diagnosed […]
Ronda and her two children were homeless for the better part of seven years. The long-term effects of a heart attack at age 31 caused her to lose her job and their home. Ronda’s children stayed with family and friends while she slept in her car at a nearby park. “As long as my children […]
“I’m not sure how I’m doing it without Solid Ground, but I am! I’m doing great!” – Maria, a single mother of two, successfully transitioned out of the HomeAgain program earlier this year. Recently divorced, Maria struggled to find housing that she could afford in Washington County. Her lack of credit created an unexpected barrier […]
2020 Annual Report
Click here to view Solid Ground’s 2020 Annual Report 2020 was a challenging year for everyone – and especially challenging for organizations like ours. The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism disproportionally impacted Solid Ground families. Families with limited income, criminal histories, poor credit and other barriers have always been extremely challenged to find […]
Linda entered Solid Ground’s HomeSafe program after being homeless for over a year. She moved back home to Minnesota and was experiencing difficulty finding a place she could afford in the Twin Cities area. Additionally, she had poor credit and a criminal history creating yet another barrier to finding housing. During her stay in a […]
All Aboard the Holiday Express
For years Solid Ground has invited the community to share the magic of the holidays with the families we serve. Holiday donors have brought joy to hundreds of children and relief to many parents who might have otherwise struggled to afford gifts. We are excited to invite our donors back this year to share the […]
New Home2Stay Program
We are excited to announce Solid Ground’s new Home2Stay program designed to support families at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. Services include: Prevention Assistance: To keep families in their current home, eligible households may receive a one-time prevention assistance, up to 3 months of rent arrears. Rapid Rehousing Support: In the case that a […]
Bring it Home Virtual Fundraiser | October 15, 2021
Join us for a festive evening as we celebrate veteran families who have emerged out of homelessness and on to ‘solid ground.’ The event will include the musical stylings of Jearlyn Steele, unique silent auction items, and an opportunity to hear a personal testimonial from a veteran in Solid Ground’s HomeFront program. Now in its […]
Solid Ground & Metro HRA Partner to Keep Families Housed
“These vouchers are affecting our families in positive ways. I had a mom in tears with me this week… tears of joy!” – Katie DePrez, HSWH Children’s Service Specialist In the fall of 2018, Solid Ground partnered with several local nonprofits and school districts to form the Homework Starts with Home Collaborative in suburban Ramsey […]
It Takes a Village!
“I’m proud that there are so many good people out there!” -Betsy Gravley, HSWH Family Advocate Miriam, a single mom of three, heard about the Homework Starts with Home program from a social worker at her daughter’s school. The family was experiencing homelessness and staying at a domestic abuse shelter. “She’s experienced too many struggles for […]
New Scattered Site Program Manager
“I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to be able to pursue my passions for both housing and ending homelessness, while building lasting relationships with our families, local landlords, and community social service providers. I do the work I do because I grew up in a single mother, low-income household which prepared me with […]
“I have even bigger goals to achieve,” Gladys remarks. “If I can see success with these smaller goals, I can’t wait to see what will happen with the goals I really want!” Gladys and her family secured housing through Solid Ground’s HomeSafe program after a long journey with homelessness. “I’ve not had a home of […]
Hope for Geena
Geena and her two grandsons recently secured housing in Washington County through Solid Ground’s HomeAgain and Master Leasing Programs. “It is such a comfort to me to be in my own home,” Geena states. “It’s really important to a human being that you can come and go from your own place as you wish.” Geena […]
Help Kids Learn & Grow at Solid Ground’s Summer Camp!
Solid Ground Summer Camp runs Monday-Thursday from June 14th – Aug 5th and is available to students in grades K-6 at our East Metro Place facility. Each day of camp begins with academic tutoring in the morning, followed by a light lunch, then finishes with an enrichment activity in the afternoon. We are looking for […]