Luther Seminary has leased Stub Hall to Ramsey County to temporarily house women and couples experiencing homelessness. The shelter, which has capacity for 50 people, will remain open through the winter.
The shelter operates as a referral program. Other existing shelters and outreach teams made up of community partners and law enforcement refer qualified people to the facility, which operates 24/7. Once referred, residents can stay for several days.
Serving a community need in this way is consistent with Luther Seminary’s Welcome Statement that says: In Christ, all are neighbors one to another. In a dynamic of mutual welcome, we seek to learn from one another’s particularities, including but not limited to differences of race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic circumstance, dis/ability, political perspective, ecclesial tradition, and theological commitments.
About Luther Seminary
Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities across the country and around the world. An innovator in theological education, the seminary is committed to exploring leading-edge approaches for Christian ministry, proclamation, and faith formation in a rapidly changing world. As one of the seven seminaries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Luther Seminary has educated more than one-third of ELCA pastors, lay professionals, and leaders of many global Lutheran and ecumenical churches. Learn more at luthersem.edu.