Recent Blog Posts

Beyond Hiawatha: Need for Affordable Housing is Everywhere

The homeless camps along Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis and Cathedral Hill in St. Paul have brought much attention recently to the issue of homelessness and the need for more shelter and affordable housing in our area.  Some people are moved to bring food and clothing to those in need, or to get involved in other […]

Identity is Empowerment

Identities can keep us in old patterns or they can be springboards for new endeavors. Moving forward begins with empowerment and the ability to see oneself in a new future. One of the many things we do at Solid Ground is offer families ways to empower themselves, in ways great and small.  And this is something […]

Solid Ground Volunteer Receives 2018 Community Involvement Award

  On April 17, Solid Ground volunteer and former Board member, Claudia Swendseid, was recognized with a Community Involvement Award from Community Thread and Washington County. Claudia is a passionate advocate for social justice and the families at Solid Ground. Read the inspiring article article below! Claudia Swendseid recognized with Outstanding Female Volunteer Award

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 […]