This winter, Hippy Feet has set out on a mission to give back to the homeless community. Thanks to your purchases, we've been able to do this by donating hundreds of socks to homeless shelters in Minneapolis and St. Paul. While socks are among the most requested items as homeless shelters, they only partially meet the need to stay warm this time of year. We'd like to encourage our customers to support other organizations that are working to improve the lives of the homeless this winter.
Please check back as we continue to add to this list, and please consider supporting one of these wonderful organizations.
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Some of our favorites:
Women’s Advocates was the first shelter in the nation for women and children escaping domestic violence, founded in 1974. Its mission is to eliminate violence in the lives of women, children, and families. With 50 beds, women and children have access to education, healthcare, housing assistance, legal assistance, therapy, and safety planning. A 24-hour Crisis Line assists possible domestic violence victims to crisis intervention and emergency shelter, and community education annually informs thousands of students, professionals and community members about domestic violence.
Listening House is a sanctuary from the streets where practical assistance, counsel and a friendly ear are offered to people who are homeless, disadvantaged or lonely. Staff and volunteers aspire to create a sense of community and connection by promoting respect for all. Respect nurtures hope, which in turn strengthens personal resolve toward positive change.Its doors open to over 200 adults each day.
YouthLink has over 40 years of experience connecting young people with a community of resources and support. Whether it's basic needs, like a hot shower or a warm meal, assistance with employment or educational goals, accessing mental and physical health resources, or finding supportive housing, they can help young people at all stages of their journey.
YouthLink is also the host site for the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). The YOC is a unique collaborative model, bringing together a variety of organizations and agencies that provide resources young people experiencing homelessness may need - all in one location. Their one-stop-shop model helps deliver life-changing resources more effectively for the young people we work with.