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2021 Eliminate Homelessness
Virtual Fundraising Event


Welcome to our Eliminate Homelessness Virtual Fundraiser!

Last year, we made the difficult decision to change how we approached our fundraising efforts due to the pandemic.  For years we invited you to join us for breakfast or lunch for our annual Eliminate Homelessness in Steele County fundraiser.


However, like many organizations, we needed to adapt in 2020. We moved forward with a completely virtual campaign asking people like you to give via mail and on our website. We even ventured into the 21st century and  promoted our organization and fundraiser on Facebook and Instagram! And like many organizations navigating the
pandemic, we did not know what to expect. What we found was completely unexpected. Despite the "unprecedented times," we experienced first-hand the unparalleled generosity of Steele County businesses and residents like you. The demand for our services grew and YOU answered the call! We dramatically exceeded our fundraising efforts. With this money, we were able to grow our organization and help even more families in Steele County transition into a stable home environment. And for that we want to shout THANK YOU! :)

We hope to one day return to an in-person fundraising event, we don't feel that it time for that yet. We have integrated our virtual fundraising event to be hosted on our very own website this year. You can view our progress toward our 2021 goal of $100,000. View our videos below on TH success stories so you can see first-hand how your generous gifts directly help change the lives of Steele County Families.

Thank you for visiting our virtual fundraiser. You are a valuable friend to our organization and we appreciate your support over the years. Please help us to continue to Eliminate Homelessness right here in Steele County by clicking the donate today button and making a gift.


Click Donate Today to make a one-time gift or select Monthly to give reoccurring amounts. Donations can also be mailed directly to our office at:

Transitional Housing of Steele County

560 Dunnell Dr #212
Owatonna, MN 55060

Make checks payable to Transitional Housing of Steele County

Thank you!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

In 2020:

  • 194 people were housed by Transitional Housing.

  • 93 were adults.

  • 101 were children.

  • Half were fleeing abusive homes.

  • Many were disabled.

  • Many were single parents.

  • All were living in poverty.

  • Transitional Housing helped an additional 25 families to remain in housing by preventing their evictions.

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Your gift goes even further:

In 2020, Transitional Housing provided emergency motel vouchers for five-night stays for 22 families homeless due to Covid-19.  

And provided one-time rental and deposit assistance for 58 families at risk for homelessness due to Covid-19.

Every month, an average of 30 families are turned away due to a lack of funding.

Your support means we never have to say “no” to an eligible family again.

Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping us to end the cycle of poverty in Steele County.

Please take a few minutes to watch our videos and hear from a few of our Transitional Housing graduates!

Success Stories

Success Stories
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Felicia's Story

Felicia's Story

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Michael and Lillie's Story

Michael and Lillie's Story

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Deb's Story

Deb's Story

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While we have helped hundreds of people each year, the demand is far greater than what we can provide.  Every month, an average of 30 families are turned away due to a lack of funding.  Our waiting list of families who need our help continues to grow.


The agency received 368 phone calls or personal visits from families or individuals who were homeless or were at risk of becoming homeless.  The agency responded by assisting in referrals, navigation and advocacy.

The pandemic has not only increased our agency's demand, but also forced us to connect with donors in a way we've never done before.

Please help us as we fight to eliminate homelessness in Steele County by making a generous gift and/or sharing our cause with friends.

What homelessness looks like in Minnesota and Steele County

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Your gift can make a difference in Steele County


Your $25 gift covers the cost of 1 hour of Case Management.


Your $100 gift covers the cost of one week of case management for 4 families.


Your $250 gift covers the cost of eviction prevention for a family of 4.


Your $500 gift keeps a family of 5 in their home by covering rent for one month.


Your $1000 gift covers the cost of a security deposit for 1+ families (a common barrier to obtaining housing).

Transitional Housing of Steele County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Tax ID number: 41-1946337

Event Sponsors

We would like to recognize and thank our event sponsors and agency partners.

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Agency Partners

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