homelessness

Shelters Come Together: Churches United, Dorothy Day House Merge

Churches United takes over control of both Dorothy Day House and Food Pantry

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two homeless shelters in Moorhead merged in order to serve more people in the community. Churches United takes control of the Dorothy Day Food Pantry and Shelter. Both the shelter and food pantry will continue to use the Dorothy Day name, but Churches United will handle all the oversight and management of its programs. Pastor Sue Koesterman, the…

Local Shelters Overflow with More People Staying Out of Blizzard

Some had to roll out extra mattresses to give people a place to sleep

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Homeless shelters across the metro took in more people because of the blizzard. Churches United normally houses 91 people, but they had to accommodate an extra eighteen Thursday night due to the conditions. The shelter had some additional mattresses and sleeping areas throughout the building. With more people coming through the door, it was all hands on deck…

Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event Gives Families Basic Necessities and Gifts

Families get to go leave with everything from hygiene products to toys

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The holiday season is a time for gifts, and the Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event is helping those who are less fortunate. Hundreds of families get to leave with bags full of basic necessities and toys just in time for the holidays. “These children are not only our future, but our greatest asset, but yet, our most…

YWCA Leaders Speak with Legislators, Push for State Support of Affordable Housing

Last biennium, organizations that help homeless people only received $300,000 from the state for housing

FARGO, N.D. — For many years, YWCA Cass Clay has been providing women and children battling homelessness and domestic violence a place to live and a chance to be heard. “We don’t want to speak for them, but we do want to share their struggles and at the same time, some of the triumphs and the success stories that women are…

Down Home Hosts First Annual Hoedown Fundraiser

Down Home's mission is to furnish the homes of people transitioning out of homelessness

  MOORHEAD, MN– A local non–profit is hosting its first annual hoedown fundraiser for people transitioning out of homelessness. Down Home’s mission is to furnish the homes of people who now have homes to call their own. The fundraiser is a chance to give people an opportunity to start fresh with a new space. This casual gala includes a silent…

“Down Home,” a Non-Profit, Reveals New Home to Fargo Family

They took time to personalize the space as well

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a new chapter for one family who’s been trying to get back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. Shawntay Turner and her son had been going from shelter to shelter for some time, but they stepped foot in a home they can now call their own. “It’s unbelievable. I still can’t believe it,” Turner said. The space…

Hornbacher’s Participates in Gobble It Up Fundraiser for United Way

The 11th annual "Hornbacher's Gobble It Up for United Way $5 Lunch"

FARGO, N.D. – Eat lunch and support a family while you’re doing it! All seven Hornbacher’s locations participated in the 11th annual “Hornbacher’s Gobble it Up for United Way $5 Lunch.” With each suggested five dollar donation, people received a turkey sandwich, chips, beverage, and a frozen treat. Money from the event goes toward United Way–Cass Clay to help support…

Church Dedicates “Tree of Life” Mosaic

The mosaic was put together over a six-month period

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Churches United for the Homeless presented its “Tree of Life” mosaic, which is in a center where people of any religion can go to worship. Two dozen volunteers put together the mosaic over a six month period. They put in over 300 hours of service. Pastor Joe Larson of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church designed it. The art piece…

Congregational United Church of Christ Receives ‘Overwhelming’ Turnout for Homelessness in Becker County

Rep. Collin Peterson and Senator Tina Smith were also there

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Liz Kuppola grew up in a large family that didn’t have a lot of money. “What I learned from that is that people who struggle have the same potential as anyone else just not always the same opportunity,” Kuppola said. It inspired her so much that she’s been working with people who experience homelessness for about 25 years…

‘Down Home’ Prepares To Surprise A Family And End The Cycle Of Homelessness

new non-profit serving families who are transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing

FARGO, N.D. — A new non-profit called ‘Down Home’ is helping a deserving family transition into permanent housing. KVRR’s Angela Shen talked with the founders of the group just before the house was revealed to the new residents. Meet the family on KVRR Local News at 9. Categories: Local News, News Landing Page, North Dakota News Tags: DOWN HOME, FARGO,…