Call us: 651-456-9110

Providing shelter and supportive services
to homeless women and families
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3430 Wescott Woodlands
Eagan, MN  55123


Get to Know Us
Dakota Woodlands began as Mary’s Shelter, incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 human service organization on November 25, 1981, and located in West St. Paul, MN.  

Mary’s Shelter served single pregnant women 14 years and older (eventually 11 years and older) until 1993 when the Shelter was licensed to add residential care for single homeless women and homeless women with children.

In 1995 Mary’s Shelter discontinued maternity services and focused on their homeless programming. 

Also in 1995 Mary’s Shelter relocated to its present site in Eagan, MN and began making plans for renovation which was completed in 2000 when the Board of Directors decided to change the name to Dakota Woodlands.  
DW's current facility in Eagan, MN