Street Voices of Change


Street Voices of Change (SVoC) are groups of individuals who have current or past personal experiences with homelessness who come together to build community and make positive changes in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and the systems that contribute to and keep people in homelessness.

SVoC started in September of 2016 with a dozen folks in one church and has grown into three overflowing groups that meet weekly at different member congregations of the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness. The groups are a place where people invest in and empower each other to build a loving community that recognizes the trauma of homelessness and seeks to restore dignity in every aspect of the experience.

Street Voices of Change is a place that builds power among people who are too often punished for speaking up for themselves. In large supportive groups, Street Voices members have created spaces where their voice and input are not only heard, but sought out. Working together SVoC, continues to elevate the agency of people experiencing homelessness to positively affect their circumstances.

 Our Vision

Elevate the voice of people experiencing homelessness so they are equal partners in shaping the current experience of homelessness and ending it in the future

Our Mission

To build community and create spaces that honor the experiences of homelessness, and work for positive changes towards that experience in Minneapolis and across Minnesota

Our Goals

SHARE: Pass knowledge and experiences to open opportunities for those still in homelessness

EDUCATE: Hear from, and inform, the public and those in positions of power related to homelessness

ADVOCATE: Create positive change in all circles that impact homelessness

FOSTER: Broaden empathy and breakdown stigmas for those experiencing homelessness

SUPPORT: Build loving communities that honor, empower, and lift-up the experiences of homelessness

TRANSFORM: Empower everyone experiencing homelessness to find and keep stable housing


Dignity Center Central/Westminster First Covenant
Address 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 1200 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 810 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Times Wednesdays 11am – 12pm Thursdays 8:30-10am Sundays 12:30-2pm
Additional information Limited to current and prospective participants of the Dignity Center Meal is from 8:30-9am

Location will switch back to Central Lutheran in Fall of ’18

Meal is from 12:30-1pm