A Place For You breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty by stabilizing people in a safe environment, connecting them to solutions, and walking with them on their journey.
We serve six (6) counties in East Central Minnesota.
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
A Place For You started as a homeless shelter in 2012.
Provides shelter to adults who are struggling with homelessness. Single rooms and all the amenities you would find in a home are coupled with a program to support you in your journey to find stability.
We have staff that can help to navigate the barriers that come with homelessness. Our resource navigators are looking for housing across the state every day. They are the go-to people when you have a housing question.
With the growing needs of the community we have begun to operate an overnight only program that allows for a person to access the shelters resources (bathrooms, showers, laundry) from 10PM to 6AM. While it is not meeting all of the needs, everyone deserves a safe place to sleep.
Hi there! My name is Mathew Viney, and I am thrilled to share my story with you. As the Executive Director at A Place For You, I am passionate about serving the homeless community in East Central Minnesota. It's a cause that's close to my heart, as I grew up in this area and experienced extreme poverty and homelessness during my teenage years.
Despite the challenges I faced, I never gave up on my dreams. I am a proud father of five children, and watching them grow up, play sports, and participate in activities brings me so much joy. I also find solace in nature and enjoy spending time being creative.
I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Concordia St. Paul, which has given me a unique perspective on how to approach the challenges facing our community. Through my involvement on the board of the Central Minnesota Continuum of Care, I am able to work with others to address homelessness in this region.
One of my greatest accomplishments has been my success in grant writing, which has allowed A Place For You to expand its services and reach even more individuals in need. But more than anything, my goal is to build relationships. I believe that we can make a positive impact in the lives of those around us by coming together and supporting one another. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better.
Michelle is a woman who has lived a life full of adventure, both domestically and abroad. As an Air Force brat, she has had the opportunity to see a lot of the world and experience different cultures. Her love for travel and exploration led her to pursue higher education at NDSU, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Minnesota and has been living in Pine County for the past four years.
Michelle has always had a soft spot for animals, particularly French Bulldogs. She is always on the lookout for ways to help animals in need and is known among her friends and family as a true animal lover.
Currently, Michelle is pursuing a degree in drug and alcohol counseling, with the goal of becoming a licensed counselor. She feels that this is a calling for her, and that she can make a real difference in people's lives through her work.
Michelle's job at APFY has been a transformative experience for her. Every day, she is reminded of the importance of treating others with respect and kindness, and of the fragility of life. She feels honored to be a part of an organization that truly cares for its clients and makes a positive difference in the community. Michelle's kind heart and compassionate spirit make her an inspiration to those around her, and anyone who knows her is lucky to have her in their life.
Mental Health Practitioner
220 3rd Ave se
Pine City MN 55063
A big thank you to Otto Bremer Trust for helping to support our operations.