Elim Church

What I’m interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad. – Isaiah 58:7

Every Sunday morning we share the love of Jesus with people experiencing homelessness by offering breakfast, lunch and a listening ear.

  • Breakfast – Breakfast is prepared and served by volunteers.
  • Shower and Laundry – Showers are available at Elim and volunteers provide clean clothes and laundry services.
  • Bible Study – Bible study and discipleship groups teach about God’s love for all people.
  • Worship – All who attend Hope Avenue are encouraged to join the congregation in worship.
  • Food Distribution – Groceries are available to anyone in need of food assistance.
  • Clothing Closet – Clothes are available to anyone in need.
  • Cold Weather Emergency Shelter when the temps dip below -12F.*All services are provided free of charge to anyone in need.

Our Partners

Hope Avenue is a collaborative effort and without the support of community we could not do this! Our community partners include:

  • University of Northwestern Nursing Program
  • Bethel Nursing Program
  • Tasks Unlimited
  • Envision Community
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • MICAH
  • Sole Care for Souls
  • Extrudex
  • Simpson Center
  • People, Inc.
  • City Gate Network (formerly AGRM)
  • Northeast Minneapolis Lions
  • Step with Soul
  • Erin Aarestad (Realtor)
  • Elim Kids Klozet
  • Street Voices for Change
  • The Unlimited Women’s clothing closet at Elim, and more.

We also partner with and receive volunteers and support from several area churches:

  • Abbey Way Covenant Church
  • Christ Church Otsego
  • City of Life
  • Zion Baptist
  • Mill City Church
  • Grace Church for Community Life
  • Buffalo Evangelical Free
  • Monticello Covenant
  • Westbrook Church
  • Wooddale Church

Give Online

All donations are tax-deductible, are processed through Elim Church, 100% of which goes to the work of Hope Avenue to those experiencing homelessness.

Volunteer with Hope Avenue

Media

Emergency Shelter on KARE11 News – During extreme cold temperatures, we also open up the building as an emergency overnight shelter.  Recently, KARE11 did a segment about the shelter.  You can view it by clicking here.

Recent Flyer (PDF)Hope Avenue Flyer 2019

Forecaster articles from December 2016 and January 2017.

Video Trailer – Thank you to Ben Smith for putting this video together!

For more information about Hope Avenue, please contact Pastor Becky Hanson.

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