Hope for the Journey Home

Hope for the Journey Home - Status Update

Hope for the Journey Home ministry at Guardian Angels began 11½ years ago on Labor Day 2012 when we welcomed families staying at a motel to a living arrangement that was more pleasant and supportive. The focus of the ministry was providing housing for ‘newly homeless’ families participating in a program at the Community Resource Center at Saint Andrew’s Church in Mahtomedi.

From its inception, HJH has been a welcoming place providing meals, bedrooms, laundry, and hospitality for families. CRC staff provided professional intake processes and case management with the goal of permanent housing for the families.

Recently, CRC decided to change direction and use their resources to help with homelessness in ways other than emergency housing through HJH. We have accepted CRC’s decision and have suspended shelter operations as of March 31, 2024 when the last guest family left HJH.

Effective immediately HJH has paused all fundraising activities and will not be accepting gifts or donations as HJH determines its future.

We look forward to working with each of you in the future. Please watch our website for updates as we determine the future of the HJH ministry.

THANK YOU again for all your support. It is all of our supporters and volunteers who have made HJH a success.


If you need to contact us, please call the parish at 651-738-2223.

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