Solid Ground

Mission Statement

To prevent and end homelessness for families with children through housing, resources and opportunity.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 100% of 94 families achieved housing stability in Solid Ground housing. 80% of 41 families exiting Solid Ground secured permanent housing upon exit. 60% of 107 adults were employed at year-end or exit. 61% of families increased household income at exit. 70% of adults who are enrolled in an education or job training program completed or actively made progress in that program. 98% of 151 school-age children regularly attended school. 100% of 334 participants access resources or were involved in their community.
Current Goals We are focused on the four strategic goal areas outlined in our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. One of the most prominent goals in 2016 is to successfully launch a new housing project for homeless veterans (falls under strategic goal area #4: Expand organizational growth and impact). This project is a partnership between Solid Ground, Sherman Associates and Metro HRA to house 10 long term homeless veterans and their families at Frost-English Village, a new 50-unit development in Maplewood, MN. Solid Ground is responsible for providing supportive services to the veterans and their families, including case management, benefits advocacy, physical/mental/chemical health supports, employment assistance, school support, and other services that lead to housing and economic stability.
Community or Constituency Served Adults and children who have experienced homelessness, mental illness, chemical dependency, domestic violence and other trauma.
Geographic Area Served Suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties in MN.

Reports & Finances

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East Metro Place Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing:
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Home Again Rapid Re-Housing:
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Organization Last Reviewed on 07/05/2016

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3521 Century Avenue N
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
Phone: 651-773-8401

General Information

Alternative Name: Formerly East Metro Women's Council - changed name to Solid Ground in March 2013
EIN: 36-3578158
Principal Staff: Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 16.5
Number of Volunteers: 600
Number of Clients: 385
Ruling Year: 1988


Board Chair: Molly Jungbauer
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 13
Average Member Attendance: 11.5

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