Normandale House

What is Normandale House?

For more than 25 years, Normandale Lutheran Church has been walking with families in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis to help move them from living without a home to living in community-supported, permanent housing through an organization known as Normandale House.

Normandale House has become clearer and more purposeful about how our families, staff, volunteers and friends in the greater Phillips neighborhood work together to bring about meaningful change: 

  • Supporting families on a path to housing stability.

  • Donors and volunteers learn new skills, gain experience, and broaden awareness of unstable housing struggles.

  • Expanding our donor and volunteer base, so we are ready to accommodate more families.

Our Mission

Normandale House walks alongside families experiencing housing instability by providing a safe and affordable home, family support, and encouragement on the journey towards a more stable future.

Our History

25 years ago, Normandale House was created as an outreach program of Normandale Lutheran Church, representing a response to the gospel’s directive to share the love of Christ with all people.

Today, it continues to operate as an independent organization under the aegis of the church and the values for which it stands.

Together, we can reduce homelessness — one family at a time.

Get Involved!

Plenty of opportunities to get involved with Normandale House — look through their current list of needs!

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Pam Werley to see how you can start helping today!

Connect with Kids through Reading Buddies!

Mondays, starting October 16, 2023 | 5:15-8:00pm

This volunteer-based, relationship-building, and literacy program engages students in grades 7-12 from Normandale Lutheran Church with elementary-aged students in the Normandale House program. The group builds relationship by eating dinner, playing games, and helping with reading and / or homework.

Reading Buddies Dates

  • October 16

  • November 6

  • November 13

  • December 4

  • January 8 cancelled

  • January 22 cancelled

  • February 5

  • February 26

  • March 11

  • April 8

  • April 22

  • May 6

  • May 20

    • Year-end celebration

Willing to donate a meal? We’d love that!

Other Ways to Help

Donate to Norma’s Closet*

There is always a list of general needs for donating items to Norma’s Closet. Items donated can be dropped off inside the church building on the first floor next to the north entrance to our Fellowship Hall.

*For all physical donations, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Pam Werley.

Make A Financial Donation

There are two (2) main options available should you wish to make a financial donation to Normandale House:

  1. You can give directly to Normandale House via their website.

  2. You can make a donation to Normandale House through Normandale Lutheran Church, either through their:

    • Online giving platform, selecting “Normandale House” from the drop-down menu that is there.

    • Checks may also be brought or mailed to the church office at 6100 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN, 55436, with “Normandale House” in the memo line.

Questions about how to designate your donation to Normandale Housing? Contact either Director of Operations and Finance Brent Malcom.


October 20, 2021

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2 Responses

  1. Hello Normandale Beloved Friends,
    Leaving a message for I think is Jennifer Mulsof? who coordinates the Reading Buddies Dinners. Doug and I dropped off a meal for 25 yesterday of chili, fixins, cuties and brownies. We have been committed to do this for a few years ( cooking is my thing) but never hear back on how it went. Enough food? did they like it? I did send her a message a week ago asking if there were any allergies but never heard back. I don’t want any accolades or thank yous but a follow up would be nice that all went fine. When there, I ran into so many loved ones attending Carolyn Anderson’s funeral that I had not connected with in forever! God is good! And hoped to see Pastor Ian to thank him for doing a blessed job marrying Lauren and Alex, Dec. 28th
    Jane Anderson

    1. Good afternoon, Jane! I received this back from someone who attended Reading Buddies on Monday evening: “The food was delicious! It was well received… I saw several kids go back for seconds. We had plenty; enough for everyone plus four containers of leftovers for the families.”

      We reached out to Jennifer Musolf and she indicated she would respond via email as we as to Pastor Ian for your note on Lauren and Alex’s wedding! He mentioned that he was proud to be a part of such a special day for them and all of their loved ones. Last but not least, we all grieve alongside you around the loss of Carolyn. Blessed be her memory.

      We are so very fortunate to have you as a part of our community, Jane! As you say: God is good, indeed! Grace and peace to you.

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