Visit www.matrixhousingservices.org to donate directly to this winter's emergency shelter.
Moving forward Emergency Shelter in Dakota County
Have you heard the good news? The Dakota County Emergency Shelter Project is moving forward to help those in our community experiencing homelessness. On average, 50 people seeking shelter are turned away nightly in Dakota County. Thanks to host churches and the broader community, last winter 78 people were served in the Emergency Shelter project.
As a result of these efforts, we as a community have heightened the political and public awareness for those experiencing homelessness in Dakota County. The county is now beginning a planning process to provide a framework to create and operate permanent emergency shelter for a long term solution. In the meantime, Matrix Housing Services will oversee the the shelter effort during the 2017-18 winter.
Plans are in place to open a temporary/rotational shelter by November 1, 2017, identify temporary sites to shelter up to 50 people per night in the coming winter and find a stable site for the future. Together we can provide the resources and support needed to serve our neighbors experiencing homelessness.
We thank you for doing God's work with YOUR hands! This is love in action!