What is the
Columbus House of Hope
Columbus House of Hope is a secure, safe, comfortable place for children and families to heal after domestic abuse and family violence in St. Paul. We are a 20-bed shelter and keep the location of Columbus House secret to protect the confidentiality of the families we support and the safety of everyone there. Anyone is allowed to stay at Columbus House for up to one month.
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Shelter Facilities Include:
A warm inviting atmosphere valuable in promoting restful sleep, critical for individuals healing from trauma.
Kitchen & Dining
Safe Haven - a place where families eat together, laugh and connect. Food nurtures the mind, body and soul.
Recovering from the effects of trauma can be a challenging journey. Rebuilding a sense of self by practicing self care is an important step in the healing process.
Laundry & Bath Facilities
Our shared, private washrooms and laundry facilities help women and children feel safe, secure and comfortable.
The family room offers a space where families can spend time together, promoting healing and strengthening of the family unit.
The intake room provides a safe, confidential, trauma informed space for women and children when they first go into the emergency shelter.
A Certified Teacher works with school aged children in shelter, allowing them to continue their education without leaving the safety and security of the shelter.
Family Visitation Room
Our family visitation room provides a safe, confidential space for women and children to meet with family members and others to help build their support systems.
Designed for relaxing and socializing the living room helps women and children develop connections with each other. These connections help to empower and encourage.
Our trauma informed playroom is designed to help children deal with stress and past trauma.
Playground equipment promotes physical activity, known to improve mental and physical health in children . Safety and security is ensured with a fence enclosing the entire back yard.
Encouraging Spiritual Health
Designed for multi-faith use: praying, meditating and smudging. Spiritual healing is a critical step when healing from trauma.
Space is limited in Columbus House of Hope, so if you can please call ahead at 780-645-5195 or fill in the form below. If you are escaping an immediate situation, come knock on our door. We may not be able to house everyone, but we will help everyone, and if you are in an emergency situation you will not have to worry about where a place to sleep.