Why get involved with Peace House Community?

Homelessness and economic poverty make many normal social activities impossible. Most of us think nothing of inviting friends over for dinner or meeting for coffee, but for Peace House Community’s members these simply aren’t options. By joining PHC, you will invite the community members to share an experience similar to visiting a friend’s living room.

“It breaks my heart that I can’t bring my friends over [to my own home]. That’s part of being on a program.” – Anonymous

Three friends at Peace House


By financially supporting PHC, you provide a safe space for a community to form around our common struggles, concerns and achievements. Your support allows PHC to meet social, emotional and physical needs year-round.

You have several options for financially supporting PHC including:

  • Monetary donations help support the work of PHC
  • Donations of stocks and bonds – transfer investments to PHC
  • Naming PHC in your estate plan or will – ensure that the values you hold now live on. Contact PHC for information on how to do this.
  • Bring or ship the following supplies to the PHC building:
    • Bar Soap
    • Body Wash
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Dental Floss
    • Lotion
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Lotion
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Razors
    • Kleenex
    • Combs/Hairbrushes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Tylenol
    • Ibuprofen
    • Vitamins
    • Band-Aids
    • Alcohol Wipes
    • Allergy Medication
    • Cough Drops
    • Chapstick
    • Women’s Hygiene Products
    • Thick Socks
    • In Cold Months:
      • Hand and Foot Warmers
      • Gloves
      • Beanie hats

“I got a $2 cost of living increase on my monthly social security payments, and because of that $2 my food stamps went from $180 a month to $47 a month. After that I could go to the store and look at the food I used to buy.” – Community member

Peace House Community thanks the following organizations for their generous support:

  • St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church
  • Volunteers of America – Minnesota (RSVP Volunteer Program)
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Pax Christi Parish
  • The Alley
  • Media Mike Hazard
  • Quality Bicycle Products
  • Otto Bremer Trust
  • Kopp Family Foundation
  • St. Catherine’s University
  • Wedge Co-0p
  • Bryn Mawr Market
  • Gilligan Foundation
  • Ciranda, Inc.
  • Church of the Sacred Heart (Sauk Rapids)
  • St. Joseph’s Sleeping Bag Ministry (Crosby)
  • Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church (Bloomington)
  • Northpoint Health
  • Bread of Life Ministries
  • Richard M. Schulze Foundation
  • L.E.A.N. (Lived Experience Advocacy Network)
  • Ventura Village
  • Southside Harm Reduction
  • Metro Urban Indian Directors
  • Edina Realty
  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services

Use Your Talents

Peace House Community’s mission depends on people like you sharing your talents and passions with our community. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us. You’ll have the opportunity to support community members through one on one or group discussions, putting on special events, helping in the kitchen, or any number of other options. PHC is a special place to spend time, so why wait? Join our community to share your heart and talents with those around you.

If you are looking for a more behind the scenes role, we can also use help with some of the administrative functions. Anyone with experience in fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and similar fields can use talents to ensure PHC is here for a long time to come.

Whatever your interests and skills, you can find a way to share your talents at PHC!

Become an Ambassador

If you belong to a faith community, social group, fraternity/sorority or another similar group, consider inviting PHC to speak at one of your functions. We can discuss topics related to homelessness, housing, poverty to increase understanding and provide input on ways to help the homeless.

“A lot of people think the homeless are homeless because they’re “crazy”. They don’t realize that homelessness causes mental illness. Between the stress, sleeplessness, harassment, boredom and loneliness the homeless face every day, staying sane is an achievement.” – PHC staff