Solid Ground

Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Solid Ground served a total of 358 children, women and men (102 families) in 2018. Of those, 107 adults and 190 children in 82 families resided in Solid Ground housing. Ninety-six percent (96%) of those families achieved housing stability in our programs. Sixty-five percent (65%) of 23 families exiting Solid Ground housing in 2018 secured permanent housing immediately upon exit, and another 17% (82% total). secured housing soon after exit with the help of Solid Ground's housing specialist. Forty-eight (48%) of households were employed at year-end or program exit, and 52% of families increased their income from program entry to exit. Ninety-nine (99%) of school-age children regularly attended school.
Current Goals Solid Ground measures its impact across six outcome areas, including Housing Stability; Economic Stability; Educational Advancement; Improved Health; Strengthened Families; and Community Connections. Specific outcome goals include: 90% of families in Solid Ground housing achieve housing stability. 80% of families exiting Solid Ground housing secure permanent housing upon exit. 50% of households have a job at year-end or program exit. 50% of households increase their income at program exit. 90% of school-age children have regular school attendance. 65% of adults who are enrolled in an education or job training program complete or actively make progress in that program. 70% of adults who abuse substances will work toward sobriety. 60% of adults with a diagnosed mental illness are receiving treatment. 80% of families achieve at least one parenting goal. 80% of families achieve at least one budgeting goal. 80% of families in housing for at least one year complete tenant training. 85% of participants access resources and/or are involved in their community.
Community or Constituency Served Families with children who are experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Geographic Area Served Ramsey and Washington Counties, MN

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 07/05/2019

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3521 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-773-8401

General Information

Alternative Name: East Metro Women's Council (former)
EIN: 36-3578158
Principal Staff: Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 17.5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 400
Ruling Year: 1988


Board Chair: Mary Berger
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 7
Average Member Attendance: 10.1

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