Spotlight Stories

Tubman Family Alliance: A Safe Place
during a Crisis

On a busy but unsuspecting street corner in the Lyndale neighborhood, you’ll find a building with welcome signs written in several languages. This building, Tubman Family Alliance, is a place where lives are changed.

In 2016, the MAAR Foundation provided a grant to Tubman that supports transitional housing to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. Ruthie, one of the Tubman residents, moved in two years ago with a 12-year-old daughter and was days from giving birth to her second child.

Ruthie reflects, “Tubman was exactly what I needed because I was fearing having my baby and having to bring her back to the shelter. It felt good to be able to leave the hospital and actually bring her home. Even though it wasn’t permanent, it felt great. A few months after I had her, I found a job, and that’s where I’ve been working for almost two years.”

“It’s been everything for me,” says Ruthie. “I moved in with a couple bags and nothing else, and I’ve come a long way from the day that I moved in. I know that’s because of Tubman.”

Housing We Support

In 2017, the MAAR Foundation supports the following local organizations: 

Angel Foundation 
Beacon Interfaith Outreach 
City of Lakes Community Land Trust
CommonBond Communities
Cornerstone Senior Services 
Emerge Community Development
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
Jeremiah Program 
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans 
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
The ARC Greater Twin Cities 
The Link 
Tubman Family Alliance Center 


Past Organizations

These are great organizations no doubt.

African Development Center of Minnesota • Angel Foundation • Avenues for Homeless Youth • The Bridge for Youth • CROSS  •  Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery • The Link • Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans • MN Adult & Teen Challenge • PRG • PRISM • Senior Community Services • Spare Key • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity