2022 Accomplishments

With your support last year, we were able to preserve affordable homeownership and address health and safety hazards at 285 homes, directly impacting the well-being of 392 low-income residents!  Together, we:

  • Provided accessibility modifications at 105 homes through our Safe at Home program.
  • Made critical repairs to 161 homes through our Home Repair program.
  • Distributed Safe at Home kits to 122 households with older adults in the home.
  • Revitalized and improved six nonprofit facilities and community spaces, impacting the 626 clients served through those facilities.
  • Safely partnered with 573 volunteers who gave 4,033 hours of their time to help those in need in our community.
  • Partnered with St. Catherine University’s Occupational Therapy program to provide hands-on, field experience for Occupational Therapy students, while also facilitating valuable home assessments for all of our Safe at Home clients.

We helped Diondra, who shares her manufactured home with her partner and their three children. The family was in danger of being evicted because they could not afford to fix their siding. When we visited the home as part of our intake process, we discovered that their furnace and air conditioning also needed to be repaired. The family had been using space heaters and portable air conditioning units which were extremely costly to operate. One of their daughters has a condition that causes her faint if she gets too hot. We installed new siding and replaced the furnace and air conditioning, preventing eviction and homelessness for the family, reduced the family’s energy bills and directly improving the health and well-being of their daughter.

We also assisted Brian, a veteran of the Air Force, and his wife Linda, who live in Dayton’s Bluff.  Brian lost one of his lower legs three years ago due to a diabetic infection, and has been struggling to keep up with home repairs he and his wife need. Brian regularly volunteers as a mentor for veterans that were involved in the conflicts in the Middle East, providing friendship and teaching them how to work with stained glass (one of his passions). The work we completed will alleviate stress for Brian and Linda and ensure their home is well-maintained for years to come.

We are thankful for everyone who supported our work in 2022. Together, we will ensure that more of our neighbors in need have a safe and healthy place to call home!

Thanks to CoreNet

CoreNet recently hosted a gala to benefit our organization and raised more than $3,000!  We are very grateful for their support of our efforts to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe and healthy home!

Marathon Oil Grant Supports Five Ramps

We want to send a huge THANK YOU to Marathon Oil for providing us with a grant that made it possible for us to build five wheelchair ramps for low-income homeowners who are older adults and/or living with a disability!

We helped homeowners like Karen, who is 61, and shares her home with her daughter, age 32. Both Karen and her daughter struggle with physical disabilities. They are both employed and love their home, but needed an exterior ramp to be able to come and go independently and safely. The home’s stairs were too deep and short, making them difficult to navigate safely and increasing the likelihood of a fall. With the funding provided by Marathon, we were thrilled to be able to provide them with a ramp so they can remain in their home.

Thank you for supporting this important work!

Volunteer for our Safe at Home Program

You can make an immediate difference for a senior or individual living with a disability by volunteering for our Safe at Home Program!

This program provides minor home safety or accessibility modifications (grab bars, handrails, and much more). Volunteer projects are small-scale and can be completed by two to four volunteers in one day.

Handy-person and light carpentry skills are preferred, but many tasks can be learned through training and experience with on-site installation.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tom at tom@rtmn.org!