Solid Ground

Solid Ground’s vision is for every family to have a safe and affordable place to call home, where parents and children are engaged in school, work and their community and are able to realize their goals and dreams.

About Solid Ground

solid ground logoSolid Ground offers transitional housing and self-sufficiency programs for homeless and low-income families in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties. East Metro Place, located near Century College in White Bear Lake, provides a supportive learning and living environment for 34 families, including nearly 100 children from infants through young adults. Their family friendly housing facility has common areas used for support services, tutoring, childcare and gatherings; as well as an outdoor children’s playground. Solid Ground also provides rental assistance and support for additional families in off-site housing.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

School Year Tutors for Children and Youth

Be a positive role model and spend one-on-one time with a child.  Tutoring is a wonderful opportunity to form a relationship with a child and help improve academic skills. Materials and direction are provided. No teaching experience necessary. Minimum age for tutors is 16, although some younger high school students can tutor with supervision. Email Hannah Parish or call 651-846-9024 if you are interested in volunteering. Tutoring sessions are Monday-Thursday, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. & 4:15 – 5:15 p.m., as well as Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the ongoing opportunities to volunteer at Solid Ground and see what might be a fit for you and your gifts. Learn more.

Current Donation Opportunities

Household Items for Solid Ground

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Solid Ground accepts a variety of new and gently used household goods in order to help families establish their households. Each year several special drives are held for school supplies, coats and gift cards to help Solid Ground families meet their basic needs throughout the year. For a list of the items that Solid Ground is generally looking for and those items they do not accept, refer to Solid Ground’s basic needs wish list.

Furniture is no longer accepted by Solid Ground. If  you have furniture to donation, consider Bridging as an option.

You may email or call (651-238-3236) Mary Moen from Incarnation who works with Solid Ground, to determine whether smaller household items are currently needed by Solid Ground. If your donation can be used, mark your donation with “Solid Ground” and bring it to the Incarnation Office.  Mary Moen will pick up the donated items from the Incarnation Office and deliver them to Solid Ground.  Mary can answer questions about acceptable items.

Solid Ground Updates

Would you like to keep up-to-date on all the great things happening at Solid Ground? Contact Diane Betterley, dianebetterley@gmail.com or 651-483-4916 to be included in the email updates.

Tour Solid Ground

The 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at East Metro Place

Visit Solid Ground and learn more about how they are working to end homelessness at one of their monthly Home At Last tours.  RSVP to tours@solidgroundmn.org to reserve your spot. Visit the Solid Ground website for more information.

To learn more about service or donation opportunities and how to become involved in this life-changing mission, contact Diane Betterley  by email or by calling 651.483.4916 or email Hannah Parish or call 651-846-9024.

 

 

 

 

 

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