Homelessness Outreach Team

The Nativity Community has a “Heart” for homelessness. The Homelessness Community Outreach Team recognizes and responds to the reality that many people are unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe and adequate housing. The purpose of this team is to increase awareness among our community on issues around homelessness and affordable housing as well as provide opportunities for Nativity members to get involved in hands on action and education events.

Partnerships that this team engages with include People Serving People (serving homeless families), Lutheran Social Service Metro Homeless Youth (serving homeless teens) and the Dignity Center (serving homeless adults).

If you would like to join us in our effort to combat homelessness and change the world, fill out the form below and the Facilitator of Community Engagement will contact you to follow up. Thank you.

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PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE

www.peopleservingpeople.org

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive family homeless shelter in Minnesota. 60% of the guests are children averaging the age of 6.
This Mission Partner provides a variety of volunteer opportunities to the Nativity Community. In addition to providing direct service volunteering, Nativity members donate funds and give baby gifts at the Annual People Serving People baby shower.

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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE METRO HOMELESS YOUTH

www.lssmn.org

The LSS Metro Homeless Youth Programs offer a continuum of holistic services to runaway, homeless and street dependent youth ages 16-21 and their children in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Our Nativity Community has been involved with LSS Metro Homeless Youth for the past 5 years ….making and delivering weekly and holiday meals, painting ,providing appliances and porch furniture for Safe House ( emergency shelter for youth). We also collect household goods for Rezek House (2-year transitional living program for homeless youth).

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DIGNITY CENTER

haumc.org

The Dignity Center is an ecumenical outreach of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. They deliver a program that brings support, opportunity, and resources to people in transition as they regain stability and move toward self sufficiency.

The Nativity Community has worked very effectively with this Mission Partner for more than 8 years…..providing volunteers and funding. The Dignity Center Director has participated at Nativity in a variety of educational events and our youth groups have enjoyed visiting the Dignity Center and learning from participants.

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LSS Minnesota Rising Together: 2022 Benefit for Youth

While the past year has presented challenges for all of us in various ways, they have been particularly hard for young people, especially youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Join us in offering Minnesota’s youth the support they need. Together with LSS Youth & Family Services, we invite you to the 2022 Benefit for […]

Beacon “Rent Is Due” Meeting

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Beacon Bring It Home Week of Action

The Nativity Homeless and REJM teams took part in this month’s Week of Action to support the Bring it Home, MN bill. Nativity members met with State Senators and Representatives, including State Senator Mary Kunesh on February 15. They discussed homelessness in Minnesota and shared how the Bring it Home, MN bill would assure families […]

Bring It Home, MN “Week of Action” Event

Nativity volunteers have formed a Beacon Leadership Team and are working to increase Nativity involvement in the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. This team has made the commitment to support a Beacon initiative, Bring It Home, MN, that kicks off the week of February 14, with virtual lobby groups organized by Beacon staff. Register on the […]

“Rent Is Due” Zoom Meeting on January 5th

Homelessness Outreach Event: Zoom meeting on Jan. 5th, at 8:30 a.m. The Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative works toward the vision of all people having a home. The pandemic and economic crisis have been building into an eviction crisis, which could add to the already too large number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. We cannot let […]

Christmas Outreach Thank You

Nativity, you have done it once again! You opened your hearts this Christmas season to Metro youth who are homeless and gave $7,690 to the Lutheran Social Service’s Metro Homeless Youth service. The LSS Circle, which has sponsored this effort, wants to express their deepest gratitude from the bottom of our hearts for your continued […]