Serve Our Local Community

Through our work in our community, we follow the example of Jesus in meeting needs and serving others.

Do you want to work beyond our walls and serve meals to the hungry or help boys and girls in West St. Paul with their homework? Augustana partners with and provides more than $150,000 in financial support each year to a variety of local mission partners who address issues of hunger, poverty, and homelessness in West St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities. Explore the many volunteer opportunities with these partners by visiting their websites or contacting Pastor Torgerson.

Matrix Housing Services

Matrix Emergency Shelter provides a safe and dignified overnight housing option for up to 50 adults (men and women, ages 18 and older) experiencing homelessness. While in shelter, guests work with staff to get connected to the resources and housing they need to end their homelessness. More.

Neighbors, Inc.

Neighbors, Inc. is a non-profit, social-service agency providing emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs to low-income community members in the northern Dakota County communities of Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake and Lilydale. More.

360 Communities

360 Communities delivers safety and stability that improves lives. With three effective program areas and community partnerships, they build trusting relationships, break cycles of violence, and produce measurable success. More.

Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children around the world. More. | Augustana FMSC schedule

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps people in our community and around the world build or improve a place they can call home. More.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, nutritious meals to those in need in eight Minnesota counties. It is the largest open-to-the public, free meal program in the state. The organization is guided by its vision that all people—regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, religious or ethnic background—deserve food, dignity and respect. More.

Lutheran Social Service Transitional Housing for Teens/Rezek House

Rezek House, located in Saint Paul, is a two-year transitional living program for youth ages 16-21 experiencing homeless, with ten efficiency units for single youth as well as two one-bedroom units for parenting youth. The youth pay rent by placing 30 percent of their income into a savings account. They are required to allow their savings to accumulate until they move out, at which time they have a nest-egg to help them in their transition to independent living. Paying monthly rent helps young people gain budgeting skills and develop rental history. More.

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood house helps people gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities. The multi-service agency provides wrap-around services for people when they need it most. Free programs address basic needs, education, and health and well-being. More.

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul harnesses the power of thousands of motivated volunteers from diverse faith and spiritual communities to relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes. More.

Union Gospel Mission/Naomi Family Center

Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry serving people facing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. The organization helps people rebuild their lives through safe shelter, nutritious food, medical and dental care, and a broad variety of life-changing programs for children and adults. More.

Contact

Pastor Megan Torgerson
mtorgerson@augustana.com
651.457.3373