Home at Last Tour!
Solid Ground invites you to a Home At Last Tour! Come and learn about how we help families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future! Tours are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at East Metro Place located in White Bear Lake. RSVP to tours@SolidGroundMN.org to [...]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]