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Dorothy Day Hospitality House

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Organization: Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: The Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Rochester, MN began in 1984. This November we will celebrate our 30th year of serving the temporary homeless in our community. We are currently in our 4th location, which is where we have been since 1989. We have 23 beds available in dormitory style rooms. We primarily serve adults ages 18 and over, but we have some limited space for small families. The house is open from 4 PM to 9 AM, 365 days a year. Beds are available for our Guests on a first come, first served basis without question; we only require an ID for admission. Guests are provided two meals a day, with a hot dinner served each night by area individuals and groups. We have gently used clothing and laundry services available. All services are provided to our guests free of charge by our generous donors.





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Lvl 1: Food ; Housing

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Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness


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