“My people shall live in peaceful dwellings, in undisturbed places of rest.”
--Isaiah 32:18

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The mission of The Dwelling Place is to protect families and heal lives affected by domestic abuse by providing safe housing, Christ-centered programs, training in life skills and community education.

Please join us for Secret Places, our 16th Annual Gala!

When: Saturday, October 4th, doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN

  • Entertainers and comedians, Michael Pearce Donley and Mike Hadley will be back to ensure fun and laughter for everyone!
  • Keynote by Executive Director, Jody Cowdin, and testimonies by residents
  • Silent auction with NEW electronic bidding! Preview a selection of items here
  • Delicious three-course dinner
Register today! http://tdpsgala.preclickbid.com
Registration closes Sept 21st 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Jim & Carmen Campbell
David & Shirley Hubers

Silver Sponsors
Marv & Marian Chell
Steve & Chris Chell


Bronze Sponsors

Resident Sponsors
Anonymous (4)

Church Sponsor
Faith Christian Reformed Church

More info and registration at http://tdpsgala.preclickbid.com/ 

The Dwelling Place is a transitional shelter providing safe housing and structured programming for battered women and their children.  Residents may stay 12-18 months to receive healing, and acquire the necessary skills to achieve independent housing, a sustaining income, and violence free lives. We are a Christian ministry supported primarily by individuals and churches, and we endeavor to help all grow spiritually as they heal from the trauma of domestic abuse.

Marie's Story
(Her name has been change to protect her identity.)  
A compelling true story of one our women's struggle to find safety and new life.  

Book talks to kids about domestic abuse

Jody Cowdin,  Executive Director of The Dwelling Place, has published A Kid's Guide to Understanding Domestic Abuse, a book for children and teens who have experienced domestic abuse (recommended for kids 8-and-up and adults who love them). Learn more here.  

Please share the news about this ground-breaking book!