New Hibbing Homeless Shelter ‘Home on the Range’
For the last three years, AEOA has operated 14 units at the Roadway Inn in Hibbing, MN as a temporary homeless shelter.
On any single night, there are 606 individuals in St. Louis County that are homeless. Since 2019, AEOA shelters have turned away 3,364 individuals. 59% of Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless. 20% of homeless individuals are children. Domestic violence is the primary cause of homelessness for many people and families. 7,917 Minnesotans experience homelessness on a single night in January 2022, with an average temperature of 15 degrees.
In September 2022, AEOA was presented with the opportunity to look at two buildings for a new homeless shelter in Hibbing. In October 2022, AEOA received 1.66 million, courtesy of St. Louis County ARPA Funding, to purchase our new homeless shelter, with the closing happening just before Christmas 2022. This building was formally Hillcrest, a memory care facility.
The facility consists of two septate buildings that have a total of 56 individual rooms. AEOA will be opening one of the buildings for occupancy on May 22, 2023. This will be 28 individual rooms. In the coming months, renovations will be taking place to make upgrades to both buildings.
In addition to ‘Home on the Range’ Homeless Shelter, AEOA has owned and operated a 12-bed homeless shelter “Bill’s House” in Virginia, MN since 1996.
Home on the Range will be the second largest homeless shelter north of Minneapolis, MN.
An Open House is planned for May 19th, 2023, from
Date and Time
Friday May 19, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
May 19th, 2023, from 1pm – 3pm
2313 3rd Ave E, Hibbing, MN. 55746
Free- Join us for the picture for the ribbon cutting @1pm to kick off the open house!