|Making a difference by adopting an apartment…and a homeless young person.
That's what 10 Twin Cities area congregations are doing to help change lives for kids on the street.
Did you know that in Ramsey County, there is need for an additional 102 shelter beds for homeless kids? With 12 new efficiency apartments, LSS Rezek House is making an impact by providing a safe haven, supervision and important life skills training for homeless youth ages 16 to 21.
Local churches have not only provided significant financial support, but also contributed volunteers who are available to help kids with:
- dental and optical care
- legal assistance
- tax preparation
- career and life mentoring
|Members of Gloria Dei volunteering|
- life skill training
Because homeless kids are not just homeless, but also lack families and mentors who can teach them how to be strong community assets, these volunteers play a key role.
To learn more about Gloria Dei's connections with Rezek House, contact Lara Hughes or Amy Moller.
- Gloria Dei Lutheran, St. Paul
- Immanuel Lutheran, St. Paul
- Augustana Lutheran, West St. Paul
- Immanuel Lutheran, Eden Prairie
- All Saints Lutheran, Minnetonka
- Mt. Calvary, Excelsior
- St. Michael's Lutheran, Roseville
- St. James Lutheran, Burnsville
(Source: Lutheran Social Services)