Become a Run Mentor
We will be accepting new Run Mentors for Cycle 3 (Sep-Nov) of the 2019 season in late August. However, if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please register on our waiting list - we will email you if spaces open up, or in August when we start the next cycle!
Further questions, or looking for other opportunities to volunteer with MiMS? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mile in My Shoes 2019 teams:
Team Higher Ground Minneapolis was our original Mile in My Shoes team and began running in the spring of 2014. Higher Ground is a Catholic Charities adult shelter located in Downtown Minneapolis near Target Field & the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. HG includes several different types of housing, from emergency overnight housing (171 bunks) to long-term supportive housing. While the majority of guests at HG are male, there may be several women who reside in their long-term housing floor. Team runs at HG are Tue/Thur at 6AM and Saturday at 7AM.
VOA Southside - Volunteers of American Residential Reentry Center - 2825 E Lake St. MPLS, MN 55406
Team VOA Southside is a Residential Re-entry Center (RRC) which provides re-entry services for men who are allowed to complete part of their prison sentences in the community (aka a “halfway house”). This affords them the opportunity to restore community ties, obtain employment, and pay a portion of their care and supervision to the state or federal jurisdictions who have authority over them for the period of their stay in the RRC.
VOA Roseville - Volunteers of American Residential Reentry Center - 1771 Kent St, Roseville, MN
Team VOA Roseville is an RRC very similar to our Southside team. However, VOA Roseville’s program includes women, so the team is co-ed.
Higher Ground Shelter St. Paul - 435 Dorothy Day Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
Replacing the former Dorothy Day shelter located in Downtown St. Paul, the recently-opened Higher Ground SP is modeled after its Minneapolis counterpart. Likewise, HG SP includes several different types of housing, from emergency overnight housing to long-term supportive housing. Unlike HG Minneapolis, where most residents/guests are male, HG St. Paul has 60 beds specifically for female residents in their permanent housing and they currently make up a large part of our MiMS team. HG SP also includes many run/walkers.