THE DIGNITY CENTER IS NOT CLOSED during the covid-19 pandemic
Community is so important and we will continue to provide what we can, for as long as we can, as best as we can.


Welcoming & supporting people living in poverty on their path to stability

The Dignity Center is an interfaith outreach ministry of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

The Dignity Center is…

  • operating with the support of a network of community and faith-based organizations
  • providing direct service ministry with which community partners become involved
  • offering social service and ministry students a place to learn and grow

Join our Support Network today!

The Network supports The Dignity Center…
  • through monthly or annual financial contributions
  • by providing volunteers, and
  • by giving in-kind contributions
Network Churches receive from The Dignity Center…
  • education about the challenges of poverty
  • reports on the progress being made toward ending homelessness, and
  • opportunities for their members to become involved in social justice and outreach ministry

To learn more, email:

Show What We Believe!
Put one of these 24×18″ signs in your yard! A free-will offering of $10 is appreciated, but any amount will be accepted. Contact Mary Martin with questions or for pick-up options: 612-871-5303 or 


    FREE Covid-19 Saliva Testing Events!
    January 21 & 28 @ 11am–4pm

    Hennepin Avenue UMC is once again partnering with the Minneapolis Department of Health to offer free COVID-19 testing. This time, the health department will be administering saliva tests instead of nasal swabs.
    Results are emailed to you 24-48 hours after taking the test.
    You must not eat, drink, chew, or smoke anything for at least 30 minutes before starting a saliva test.
    At the testing location, you will receive a kit and use your smartphone to scan a QR code that brings you a testing website. Once on the site, a health care professional will tell you how to take the test, but you will do it yourself.
    You will spit into a funnel attached to a tube. Producing the required amount of saliva usually takes 10-12 minutes.
    When your container is filled to the line, take off the collection funnel and screw on the cap with blue preservatives. Keep screwing on the cap until the divider between the blue preservative and your saliva sample cracks and you can shake the vial to mix the blue preservative and saliva together. Shake the vial for 5 seconds.
    Finally, walk your vial to the submission table and throw away the packaging from the testing kit. Your sample will get sent to a lab.
    You will get your results emailed to you within 24-48 hours. If you don’t have an email, you’ll get a call at the phone number you provided.
    Wear a mask or face covering if you can.
    You can show either your confirmation email/text or tell staff your name, birthdate, and address.
    Bring your insurance card if you have health insurance. The test will be 100% at no cost to you whether or not you have insurance. If you do, we may ask your insurance company to help pay for your test.
    Each person getting tested will need to have their own email address and a phone number to receive your results.
    If you don’t get your results, please email or call 800-800-5698.

    event recap (3 minutes) > > > click here
    full length event (34 minutes) > > > click here

      The Dignity Center Fall Fundraiser (virtual event) Was a Success!

      Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at noon
      (video links above)

      IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Donate Today!
      Sharing the Journey: We’re in this Together

      What does it take to serve people experiencing homelessness in the middle of a global pandemic? Hear from volunteers, participants, community partners, staff and clergy who will share the inspiring and uplifting stories of compassion, connection, and creativity that have kept The Dignity Center open during lockdown.

      TOGETHER we’ll share the experience of walking with our neighbors on their path to stability, and making the journey that truly transforms lives.

      You are invited to give generously to support the mission of The Dignity Center–now more than ever!

      Didn’t make it to the virtual event?  Please consider making a gift online or by mail to:

      The Dignity Center
      511 Groveland Avenue
      Minneapolis, MN 55403

      We can’t wait to share this journey with you!
      Please make a donation today!

      NETWORK & community PARTNERS

      Network Churches

      • Advent United Methodist Church, Eagan
      • Brooklyn United Methodist Church, Brooklyn Center
      • Elim Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale
      • First Christian Church of Minneapolis, Minneapolis
      • First Christian Church of Saint Paul, Saint Paul
      • First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis
      • Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina
      • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
      • Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
      • Minnetonka United Methodist Church, Minnetonka
      • Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
      • Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
      • Nativity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
      • Northeast United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
      • North United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
      • Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
      • St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis
      • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis


      • Second Harvest
      • The Food Group
      • Appetite for Change
      • Tasks Unlimited
      • Minneapolis Health Department
      • St. Thomas
      • St Catherines
      • St. Mary’s
      • Augsburg U
      • UMN Vet Clinic, Community Service Learning
      • Volunteer Lawyers Network
      • Bridging
      • Homeless Memorial March
      • Align Minneapolis
      • Small Sums
      • Moler Barber School
      • 180 Degrees Inc
      • Care Counseling
      • Nystrom Associates
      • City House
      • Street Voices of Change
      • Envision Community

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      The Dignity Center
      425 Groveland Avenue  |  Minneapolis, MN 55403  |  (612) 435-1315

      The Dignity Center 2019 Report

      Download and read The Dignity Center 2019 Report

      Click here