Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for a stress-free place to hang out or read, or to engage in some meaningful conversation while sipping a warm cup of coffee. If so, we present to you the FIRST STOP drop-in center. This unique community space and outreach of Good in the ‘Hood is located at the Lutheran Colportage Services storefront at 2101 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404. It offers a safe place for residents, travelers, the homeless and/or everyday wayfarers in need of a respite to receive much-needed support, encouragement, conversation, direction, connection and a delicious cup of espresso coffee. Anyone looking for a place to go that provides a sense of belonging will enjoy this unique pedestrian-style wayside rest stop. During the summer months, we host several free community BBQ lunches and dinners. It’s a great way to connect and to bring the community together for fun, food, and festivities.
In addition, our guests receive referrals and practical resources, such as shoes or clothing, for a mere suggested donation. All the proceeds received are used to purchase groceries for hungry families in need through our Food Programs and services.
Are you looking for a place to visit or for an opportunity to give back in a manner that offers support for friends in need? Our FIRST STOP drop-in center may be just the place for you. We invite you to stop by for a cup of jo and say “Hello”. Or, you are welcome to join our team as a regular volunteer partner for this much-needed urban oasis. We’re open every Monday and Friday from 10:00-3:00 pm (Note: off on holidays).