Caring Hearts in Action MN is a 501c3 non-profit in Farmington, MN, founded in 2018 by concerned citizens. Over 2,000 people have benefitted from our mission! Currently, we rent a 1,100 sq ft storefront which we have outgrown. We have huge visions of our next home... the "One Stop Dignity Shop."
The vision includes:
Buying land and building short and long-term housing within Dakota County that is open to ALL of Minnesota, an address to help with securing a job & establishing residency, a soup kitchen to offer free meals to the community, a pantry with a walk-in fridge & freezer for fresh food, a FREE store with basic items such as clothing and hygiene essentials.
Programs to help with transportation, job seeking, GED, parenting classes, AA meeting location, etc.
A shuttle to and from work or the bus stop, doctor's appts., interviews, etc.
Someone to help navigate resources.
Paid staff to operate the facility.
Volunteer & community service hours.
A drive down the streets of the Twin Cities makes the housing shortage painfully obvious. You will see veterans, families with small children & the elderly/disabled out on the streets begging for basic essentials.
There are tent cities popping up all over. Not just in the Twin Cities but also Hastings, Farmington, Eagan & many other places! This is a disgrace to Minnesota.
It is also an impossible situation for these people, because a dollar here and a quarter there is NOT going to fix their problem. They need MORE.
There is an illusion that the state has rooms that these people are not using. This is not a reality as the shelters are full or restricted. Many are unable to receive resources for one reason or another. The homeless are many, their solutions are few.
Caring Hearts wants to make a difference in this epidemic. Our long-term vision is to offer more. This includes a place for the burdened to feel safe & heard. They can catch a breath & have the support they need to finally change their lives.
Caring Hearts envisions adding anything necessary to truly help rebuild lives. This would be a "One Stop Dignity Shop."
Will you join us in our mission to care for our neighbors, one person at a time? Give NOW to make a difference or make an impact ALL YEAR with monthly giving.