ZACAH was founded in 2014, with the goal of redistributing wealth within our communities to overcome unjust wealth disparities that are reflective of structural racism and violence in the U.S. and around the world. Income disparity in the U.S. continues to spin out of control. Seventy percent of Americans have less than $800 to bear an unexpected expense before they lose their job or utilities, or face unsheltered homelessness.
Minnesota is in the midst of a decades-long housing crisis that our elected officials have failed to address. There have been no advancements in low-income housing (LIH) since the 1980s. The average wait time for LIH is 3-5 years, and thousands of people are waiting on the Coodinated Entry System. No one should go to sleep hungry, lack access to food or medicine, be unable to afford an education, or struggle to meet day-to-day needs. The fact that this is a truth in our nation reflects a collective decision that this is somehow acceptable.
Through ZACAH, you participate in the mutual aid necessary to lessen the distress of those who have been marginalized, neglected and harmed by structural, systemic oppression. We provide emergency financial assistance, prevent eviction, job loss and hunger. In 2017, we opened a transitional living home. Our goals are only getting bigger: we are seeking to play a larger role in the resettlement and care of refugees and immigrants, working with nearly 2 dozen social services/housing organizations in the Twin Cities, and plan on expanding our transitional home to a larger facility to provide safe, dignified housing.
This is our responsibility. This is our society. These are our neighbors.
Please join ZACAH as we embark on our mission.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT ZACAH?
WHY SUPPORT ZACAH?
Local private grassroots organization providing
emergency financial assistance: Lifting up our
local Minnesota community first
ZACAH transitional home provides safe and
warm environment for women and children
Preventing homelessness & hunger, and
providing debt relief
Completely transparent process with minimal,
<3% overhead costs
Checks made to ZACAH, mailed to
PO Box 21231, Eagan, MN, 55121.
Online donations at our website zacah.org
Spread the word! All donations are tax deductible
Time! Please volunteer your expertise & time.
Served by volunteer community members
dedicated to public service