Impact and Programs
An average of 335 and 349 guests called People Serving People home every day in 2018 and 2017, respectively. The number of unduplicated families staying at People Serving People was 941 and 1,104 in 2018 and 2017, respectively. The average length of stay for those families was 46 and 41 days, respectively. In 2018, 377 family advocacy orientations and needs assessments were conducted by our advocates. Additionally, 7,855 follow-up meetings took place offering support , assessing progress on securing housing and related goals, and to help keep the guest on track towards self-sufficiency. In 2018, the Center of Excellence was opened and ended the year with a 97% enrollment, which is 56 students being cared for at the end of the year. People Serving People's Early Childhood Development Program was again recognized for providing high-quality early childhood education by earning the renewal of our 4-star Parent Aware rating from the State of Minnesota. This is the highest rating possible and certifies that we use the best research-based practices to prepare children for kindergarten. This program served 167 unduplicated students from 6 weeks to 5 years. Our K-12 Program served 269 unduplicated students in kindergarten to 5th grade for educational enrichment and teen programming. 300 students are served by the School Release and Recreational Programs held on site.
Our strategic plan was built upon the question: “How do we continue to build stability for our families today and in the future?”
Our new priorities are:
Human Capital & Infrastructure: Business fundamentals and investment in people
Growing Community Capacity & Organizational Sustainability: Bold moves toward homelessness prevention in addition to shelter
Leading with The Voices of the Communities We Serve: Putting families at the center of all of our work
Drive the Narrative: Change community conversation to drive the narrative to focus on family strengths, successes and resiliency
Championing Racial Equity: Equity will be the heart of our work
Community or Constituency Served
Homeless children and their families in Hennepin County. As well as young children in the child care center and their families, primarily from Hennepin County.
Geographic Area Served
Hennepin County of Minnesota