Community Links

1 roofOne Roof Community Housing is a non-profit organization committed to providing housing services and building and sustaining affordable homes and healthy neighborhoods.  Our mission and programs serve to make home a better place. That’s why we make it as easy as possible for people in Duluth and the surrounding communities to purchase, renovate, maintain and keep a home as long as they like. We offer a range of services including affordable home ownership opportunities, home ownership counseling, home and rental rehab lending & down payment assistance, and a tool-lending library.

Mission: Enriching lives & communities onehome at a time.

Affordable Housing Coalition

The Affordable Housing Coalition is a group of housing advocates, service providers, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The Coalition works to address the housing needs for the “hardest to house” and provide affordable workforce housing. Member organizations bring a variety of experience in single-family housing, multi-family housing, emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.

All Nations Indigenous Center

all nationsAll Nations Indigenous Center is striving within the Native community to establish a positive impact of Native relations amongst ALL Native Nations.  Individualized care for families in need, language revitalization, meeting cultural needs and reconnecting Natives with their roots, assisting Natives who have been adopted to find their families, emergency housing, sobriety guidance, mobile and in-house case management, trauma support, combating gang membership/drop-out rates, loss of children to the welfare system, and other needs as identified within the Native community at any given time, are at the forefront of All Nations Indigenous Center goals.  All Nations Indigenous Center works in tandem with other organizations in order to build a healthier Indigenous community for all people by utilizing education to incorporate culture, healing and wellness for our communities.  All Nations Indigenous Center will work tirelessly to help build stronger, healthier, and self-sustaining individuals and families. As an Indian Center, we strive to meet the needs of the Indigenous Community.  Community feedback helps us to maintain an ongoing and growing relationship with community members and aids us in addressing their needs.  We do not look at things like blood quantum or enrollment status. All Indigenous people are welcome with or without enrollment status or regardless of their belief system.

AICHOOperating Philosophy: AICHO’s operating philosophy is that every American Indian woman and child deserves to live in a safe, non-threatening environment and should be treated with dignity and respect. The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) is a Duluth, Minnesota nonprofit organization established in 1993. AICHO grew out of a collective vision of Native American women in the Duluth community who saw a need for having a culturally specific organization to respond to social issues impacting American Indians, such as violence against women, poverty, and homelessness. Today, AICHO is the only provider of culturally specific housing and services in Northeast Minnesota. Since its inception, AICHO developed a range of programming, including a domestic violence shelter, transitional housing, scattered-site supportive housing, on-site supportive housing, advocacy, and cultural activities. Although traditional Native American culture and practices are incorporated in all programs, AICHO serves all persons in need.

Anishinaabe O’De

Anishinaabe O’de’s mission is to promote Anishinaabe traditions and culture to support Indigenous people in creating better lives for themselves.  Our Mission is to reconnect our people to our traditional cultural. As such, we utilize our elders as mentors, this way bringing value to our elders and establishing our history with our young people. We will also use our own personal stories to help empower our people.

community action duluthCommunity Action Duluth envisions a community where individuals and families can prosper, with access to quality education, affordable housing, healthcare, gainful employment, and meaningful involvement in civic life. We believe community coordinated partnerships empower people with low incomes to find the support, resources, and relationships they need to overcome economic, racial, and/or cultural barriers that prevent them from establishing and maintaining self-sufficient and connected lives.

Mission- To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty, and create prosperity and equity in the lives of the people we serve.

Our vision is to use cross-cultural collaboration to overcome barriers that separate us and build a foundation of justice, leadership, education, health and wellness for children, families, individuals and generations to come. The Cross-Cultural Alliance of Duluth seeks to make connections in the community to overcome barriers.  Part of that is helping to identify in new ways the resources that currently exist so that people are able to access these sources – and so that organizations might identify ways that they can work together.

CHUMCHUM is people of faith working together to provide basic necessities, foster stable lives, and organize for a just and compassionate community. CHUM provides core social safety net programs which include emergency food, shelter, advocacy, and outreach to over 7,000 hungry, homeless and low-income people each year. Housing advocates and street case managers provide stabilization services through case management programs for homeless or imminently homeless families and single adults. CHUM’s congregational outreach and community organizing efforts center on social justice issues relating to homelessness, poverty and employment. The social determinants, such as employment, healthcare, education, housing, and transportation, are at the core of health and wellness.

citizens federationThe Minnesota Citizens Federation – Northeast has a long and proud track record of defending consumer rights and economic justice, sticking up for ordinary people against big corporations and others who try to take unfair advantage of us. It is a non-profit, charitable, non-partisan organization that stands up for the needs of low and middle income people.  We deal with issues from a consumer perspective, not a party politics angle.


DamianoOur goal is to be responsive to the needs of low-income, unemployed, and working poor people in our community as simply and directly as possible. We operate all programs based on these values: We welcome people in need and, without judgment, serve them in the least intrusive way possible; Damiano promotes respect for all people in our workplace practices and in our service to individuals; We strive to meet the needs of the people we serve by getting to know them personally and responding to their changing needs; and Damiano is an excellent steward of resources. We demonstrate honesty, integrity and accountability in the use of resources and in all relationships, dealings and transactions.

life house

Incorporated in 1991, Life House has provided homeless and street youth ages 14-21 with unconditional support, transitional housing, and a safe alternative to the streets for almost 25 years. Life House operates the only youth drop-in center in northeastern Minnesota, serving approximately 600 unduplicated youth and 75 of their young children annually. In 1996 Life House opened the first transitional living facility for homeless youth in Minnesota.

Mission: Reconnect homeless and street youth to their dreams.

loaves and fishesLoaves and Fishes Community was founded in 1989 by Steve O’Neil and Angie Miller, who opened their family home on Jefferson Street to war refugees and people experiencing homelessness. Loaves and Fishes is inspired by the Catholic Worker Movement as well as principles of community organizing and empowerment. We believe in the dignity and value of every person and our responsibility to care for one another. We operate two houses of hospitality for people experiencing homelessness, a transitional house for men with criminal backgrounds, a no-cost bike shop, and a community street outreach team. We also like to garden and are involved in lots of efforts for a more just community, including support for low-income tenant unions. Loaves and Fishes is a 100% community-supported project.

minnesota coalotion homelessWe believe everyone deserves a safe, decent, affordable place to call home and that homelessness is preventable. The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless exists to ensure the community supports are in place to prevent and address the root causes of homelessness. We achieve our mission and vision through advocacy, technical assistance, and building public awareness. The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is uniquely positioned as the hub of a statewide network of 150 homeless service providers and other concerned individuals and organizations across Minnesota. Mission: The mission of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is to generate policies, community support and local resources for housing and services to end homelessness in Minnesota.

NAACPThe following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be: To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens; to achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes; to seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights; to inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination; and to educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution. Mission: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

PAVASAPAVSA has been working to end sexual violence in our community for 35 years. PAVSA provides free and confidential services to victims that include: A 24-hour crisis line; Hospital advocacy; Legal advocacy; Ongoing support advocacy; Professional counseling; Support groups; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program; and Outreach to vulnerable populations. PAVSA provides educational presentations in area schools and colleges, as well as to civic and faith-based groups. PAVSA works with local governmental, educational and service agencies, providing training specific to working with victims of sexual violence for professionals in all lines of work.

Our core values include free and accessible services that are victim-centered and victim-driven. We are committed to providing support services for victims of sexual violence, educating and building awareness in the community and advocating for social change in the many systems that interact with victims following a sexual assault. Mission: PAVSA is dedicated to the elimination of sexual violence in Southern St. Louis County through supporting victims, educating the community, and advocating for change.


SOAR Career Solutions, formerly known as Project SOAR, started out as a YWCA program in 1980. The focus was to help homemakers who were looking for a job but did not possess the skills, experience or self-concept necessary to secure employment. In 1983, it became a private, non-profit organization. Since then, SOAR has been providing affordable, holistic and creative career planning services to job seekers and career changers in Duluth and the surrounding area.

Mission: SOAR inspires personal transformation through career development.

TableThe mission of The Table is to promote racial equity in our community, provide resources for understanding and action, and facilitate dialogue and partnerships that result in fundamental and systematic changes toward racial justice. The Table is a collaboration of community members and organizations focused on equity in the Duluth area.

togetherTogether for Health is for individuals and families experiencing barriers to good health such as affordable health care, mental health support, health insurance, dental care, nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, education, can enroll in the family health program. Services include: 1:1 meetings with the Family Health Coordinator and/or Community Health Worker, referrals to community services, advocacy, and assistance with accessing care. The Program is open to Myers-Wilkins families and those living in the surrounding neighborhood. Community Health means having a safe, supportive place to live with opportunities to play, learn, and grow.