A Place For You

Changing Lives

Addressing Homelessness In East Central Minnesota

Residents Lives Changed

Since 2012

Calls Inquiring About Service

Since January 2020

Donations Account For

Of Our Operating Budget

Residents Who Find Permanent Housing

When They Leave Our Program

About Us

Providing life changing services since 2012

Our vision is to create a community where there is no homelessness.

A Place For You was established in November of 2012. It is a local non-profit located in Pine City, MN, that provides temporary shelter, personal plan development, resource direction, support, and encouragement. We serve individual men and women facing homelessness who reside in Pine, Kanabec, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, and Mille Lacs counties.

What We Do
A Place For You helps individual men and women experiencing homelessness in Pine, Kanabec, Isanti, Mille Lacs, Carlton, and Chisago county. We help by providing temporary shelter, individualized program plans, resource direction, support, and encouragement to the residents during and after their stay at the shelter. The program is a 90-day program, so the program plan is very intense to help the residents transition into stable housing within the 90 days.

  • We serve 5 men and 6 women at a time. Resident bedrooms are either single or double occupancy.
  • While they live here, residents have a mailing address for applications and important mail.
Who We Help
A Place For You helps individual men and women, 18 years of age and older, residing in our service area who are homeless. We are the only shelter between the Twin Cities and Duluth for single adults.

Our Program

Day 1-30


During the first thirty days at the shelter, the resident can expect to feel refreshed and restart. 
We work towards understanding and exploring any mind, body, and soul elements that the resident may be experiencing when they come into the shelter. 
This can include the resident participating in a diagnostic assessment, rule 25, neuro-psych, religious organization, or signing up for Medical Assistance. 
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Day 31 - 60


Once we explore and understand the mind, body, and soul aspects of the resident we work towards restoring and repairing that which was once lost. We work with the resident to find the best fit for treatment, therapy, religious organization, AA, and group sessions.  
This can also include restoring past relationships.
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Day 61 - 90


During the last 30 days, the resident will be looking to move onto more permanent housing. So, it is important to identify supports (like therapy, religious organization..etc) to rebuild in their new area. The resident can research the area they are looking to move to and see if the supports they have found helpful can also be found in their new area. If so, they begin the process of transferring their paperwork to make the transition easier. 

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Changed Lives

Dorothy Day

"What we would like to do is change the world-make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do."

Mother Teresa

There is much suffering in the world - physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience

Dorothy Day

"What we would like to do is change the world-make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do."

Dorothy Day

"The works of mercy are the opposite of the works of war, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, nursing the sick, visiting the prisoner. But we are destroying crops, setting fire to entire villages and to the people in them. We are not performing the works of mercy but the works of war."

Did You Know

We are changing lives with the support of people like you!

We've Got Experience

As of November 5, 2020 we have been open for 8 years.

We Make An Impact

In 2020 we served 92 adults.

We've Changed Lives

We have served 611 residents since we opened in 2012.

We Have Positive Outcomes

17% of our residents are employed when they arrive. 48% are employed when they leave.

We Value Our Donoers

Donations account for 42.5% of our operating budget.

We Solve Problems

53% of residents find permanent housing.


Do you have questions regarding our services? Please feel free to contact us!

  • 220 3rd Ave SE, Pine City, MN

  • 320-438-7070

  • vickiv@apfy.org

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