For this exhibit I will be talking about the Ascension Place known as Haven Housing on 1803 Bryant Ave North. I will also be talking about how the place became a shelter for unique group of women. Haven Housing also helps and supports women as they stabilize and overcome their barriers. I decided to do this because I thought it was very interesting that this was a place for women who need help. The Ascension Place was first known as the “Old Highlands Association.” Three Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet, along with Father Harrington, were the people that first began the ascension place in 1897. They began the program with 160 students in a three-room building. The Ascension complex is part of five special building. The oldest building was twin- towered Gothic brick building designed by E.J. Dona Hue of Saint Paul under the direction of Archbishop Ireland. The Ascension Place was also a good example of the English Renaissance style. Over the years the place became a housing for women who needed help. It became a shelter to them so that they can get away from the violence and abuse they were facing.
Haven Housing states that “Ascension Place provides transitional housing and comprehensive, individualized support to more than 70 women each year.” Haven Housing is for women who face chemical dependency, mental health issues, histories of abuse, homelessness and many more. They each have a case manager to work with so that they can start planning for a better opportunities and better future. I believe that this place has done an amazing job over the years helping people especially women. It is a safe place for both women and children.
“Guidestar.org. Accessed May 03, 2019. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/41-1396238. States that “Next Step Housing provides permanent supportive housing to women in our site-based apartment building in North Minneapolis and to women and women-led families living in scattered site apartments throughout Hennepin County.” I defiantly liked the idea of how they are trying to widen the place so that they can help more people. Haven Housing is a place that is willing to help their people and community. In the year of 2016 Haven Housing started doing trauma-informed care throughout their St. Anne’s Place emergency family shelter. This place helped so many women and children overcome the hardships they face and gave them a place to call home.
However, I believe My sources support my thesis because each article states different information on how the Ascension Place works. I don’t believe I would’ve had valid information if it weren’t for my sources. They have helped gather good information for both my thesis and project.
- “Ascension Place | Haven Housing | Minneapolis, MN.” Haven Housing. Accessed May 02, 2019. https://www.havenhousing.org/ascension-place.( Primary Source)
- “Old Highland Neighborhood Association. “1803 Bryant Avenue North: Ascension Place.” Minneapolis Historical. Accessed May 03, 2019. http://minneapolishistorical.org/items/show/8. (Secondary Source)
- “Guidestar.org. Accessed May 03, 2019. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/41-1396238. (Primary Source)
- “1803 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota.” Placeography RSS. Accessed May 03, 2019. http://www.placeography.org/index.php/1803_Bryant_Avenue_North,_Minneapolis,_Minnesota. (Secondary Source)