We are open and operating with limited interaction. We have entered phase three of our COVID-19 programming support plan. This includes connecting with participants remotely; community check-ins by phone and email, assistance requests through appointments, and serving a home-cooked meal to go. The population we serve is anxious and has nowhere to go to access information or support. There is much work yet to be done as we walk with people on their path to stability. Thank you for your support and for sharing our journey.

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

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Celebrate The Dignity Center’s
Golden Birthday!

>>> 18 Years of Welcoming & Support <<<
The Dignity Center has been welcoming and supporting people on their path to stability since 2002! Over the past 18 years, we’ve evolved from a hospitality ministry housed in the old education wing to a community-focused support services program based in Hennepin Avenue UMC’s Ministry House. Here are some highlights along the way:
  • In 2004 we hired a director for the first time.
  • In 2008 we added case management services.
  • In 2013 we acquired a database to allow us to collect information and report participant outcomes.
  • In 2015 we moved into the Parsonage (now Ministry House) and expanded our services.
  • In 2017, through collaboration with Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (now AlignMpls) we helped provide emergency rental assistance to get and keep people housed
  • In 2019 we piloted a meal rescue program through Second Harvest and renovated our kitchen.
  • In 2020 we will build leadership skills among those who utilize our services to help them be successful as they achieve their goals to stability.
Thank you for your continued support as we continue to work towards everyone being housed with an income to support it and a supportive community to maintain it!
To commemorate our special Golden Birthday, we are making a big wish:

To raise $18,000 during our “birthday month” from March 18 through April 17  

Celebrate the dignity you’ve shared, the hope you’ve given, and the lives you’ve transformed! 
Your financial “birthday gift” in any amount will help us expand our reach, provide new resources, and support even more people on their path to stability. Please give generously to The Dignity Center!
This Golden Birthday fundraising effort will take the place of our Spring fundraiser this year.
donate today

Network Church List

  • 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
  • Fridley United Methodist Church, Fridley
  • Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina
  • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
  • Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
  • 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
  • Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community, Minneapolis
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis

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

The Dignity Center 2019 Report

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