612-900-2077 - Teen in crisis? Call for help.

Share Love. Provide Dignity. Offer Hope.

8-Years of Service

Since opening in 2015, Hope House has sheltered more than 700 teens, and it remains the only 24/7/365 emergency shelter serving teens and families in the southwest suburbs of the Twin Cities.

An Urgent Need

The current Hope House simply does not have enough bedrooms. We turn away nearly twice as many youth as we serve.

Hope House Expansion Project

We are asking individuals and organizations within the community to help us serve more teens and young adults in crisis by contributing to our Hope House Expansion Project.


Learn more about Hope House Sr. Program Manager, CJ Hallman.

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Where Our
Heart Is

The Open Hands Foundation was established by Westwood Community Church to create and support solutions to meet critical needs of vulnerable people, provide hope to our neighbors, and make a lasting difference in the Twin Cities Southwest Metro Area. Currently the Open Hands Foundation supports Hope House, a shelter for youth in crisis located in Chanhassen MN, the only such shelter in Carver County.

Make an Impact

Hope House stories are about healing. A recent resident of the Hope House offers a compelling story. No longer at home, he was sleeping behind the Cub Foods in Shorewood, surviving by eating out of the store’s dumpster. At Hope House, he was able to find shelter, food and a safe place to get back on his feet. Your support goes to help youth in crisis and make an impact in their lives.

Get Involved

Help us meet this growing need! Hope House, which is funded partly by grants, community organizations and individuals, is at capacity, turning hundreds of youth away each year. There are a number of ways you can get involved including volunteering, becoming a partner or by making donations.

A Special Thanks to Our Partners

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