Last updated Sep 5, 2023 1 Comment 1

Matrix Emergency Shelter in Dakota County

7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, MN - 55124

Evening shelter aids are at the shelter 5:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to help open the shelter, check in guests, distribute supplies, visit with guests, and assist staff with cleaning and other duties.

Overnight shelter aids are at the shelter 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. to help staff with setting out breakfast, waking guests, doing laundry and other cleaning, and closing the shelter.

There is typically time to sleep during the overnight shift. Sign up for one or more shelter aid shifts using the button.
* Matrix Emergency Shelter for Dakota County is a rotating overnight shelter that will operate from November through April. Thank you for volunteering to help feed and care for people experiencing homelessness. We appreciate your time and generosity which make this effort possible.

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Dakota Woodlands

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 12, 2015

Eagan, MN, 55123

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  1. Incredibly infantalizing

    Answer posted on Jul 7, 2022 0

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  1. Mary
    Jan 28, 2023Reply
    The staff is extremely manipulative. Its like worse than being in jail. Breakfast is rare. Most days it is cereal and milk. You are literally pushed out of the church doors at 8 a.m. They set up portable showers in church bathrooms that are broken most days.

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