For thirty-six years Ascension Place, Inc. has provided women in crisis or transition with a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future. We have done this through three programs in Hennepin County:
- St. Anne’s Place, an emergency shelter for women-led families experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness
- Ascension Place, a transitional housing program where women stabilize, recover and rebuild their lives
- Next Step Housing, a permanent supportive housing program for women and women-led families working to maintain housing stability.
In the fall of 2016 we requested feedback from marketing professionals regarding our Ascension Place, Inc. brand and after serious consideration we began a rebranding process with the expertise of IMAGEHAUS, a local marketing firm. Our goal was to strengthen our identity, increase awareness of our mission and eliminate confusion around our corporate and program names, Ascension Place, Inc. and Ascension Place. After much soul-searching, contemplation and professional advice, we landed on a name under which our programs will gather: Haven Housing.
Haven is defined as “a place offering favorable opportunities or conditions” and Housing is defined as “something that covers or protects.” We believe these definitions fully encompass our three programs: Ascension Place, St. Anne’s Place and Next Step Housing. While our programs will keep their names and identities, we are excited to promote our overall mission with newfound strength and clarity in our identity and messaging.
Thank you for your role in the success of Ascension Place, Inc. and your support in the future of Haven Housing.