Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $10,000
Located in north Minneapolis. Haven Housing (formerly Ascension Place, Inc.) provides women in crisis or transition with a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future. Haven Housing does this through St. Anne’s Place, an emergency shelter; Ascension Place, a transitional housing program; Next Step Housing, a permanent supportive housing program.
Grant supports adding weekly mental health programming for children at St. Anne’s Place, focused on social/emotional readiness for kindergarten for all preschool children at the shelter, including those without a diagnosis. Groups and other programming will foster resiliency, coping skills, emotional regulation, parent-child relationships, and more.