Monica Nilsson

Monica Nilsson

Monica Nilsson has provided direct service and advocacy for people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota for 25 years. She believes their stories can change systems and public perception.


Among the homeless, you’ll find people more like you than you realize

By: - March 30, 2020

We carelessly attach words to homeless people: panhandler, drunk, lazy bum. At Elim Church and Strong Tower Parish shelters, which have 80 beds in Minneapolis, I tried to come up with more accurate descriptions.  Take a moment, if you would, and see if you can find yourself in these people.  It’s taken a pandemic, but […]