Waite house

A long-standing pillar of the vibrant Phillips Community in South Minneapolis, our Waite House neighborhood center nurtures the health, prosperity, and social capital of over 4,500 community members each year.

A full list of resources and services is provided below. Some of these services include:

The Phillips neighborhood, home of the Waite House since 1958, is the birthplace of both Prince and the American Indian Movement and home to the largest urban Native American population in the U.S. Over 40 percent of the community is foreign born, a mix of immigrants from Latin America, East Africa and Nepal as well as African-Americans and Euro-Americans.

Featured Stories

Our impact in 2020

2020 was not normal. Two pandemics bore down on our community, bringing hardship we could hardly have imagined. One was a virus that isolated, sickened, and killed. The other was the plague of systemic racism, embodied in the horrendous murder

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Food shelves meeting the challenge of COVID-19

As we reach the first anniversary of COVID lockdowns, it’s worth looking back at the vital response of our food shelves at Brian Coyle Center and Waite House—and the huge efforts they’ve undertaken to show up for the communities that

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What we need from you now

The compounding effects of intersectional oppression are prominently on display right now. We have an uncontrolled pandemic, on top of the longtime public health crisis that is institutionalized racism. Our democracy is under threat. People are unhoused in record numbers.

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Health & Safety Guidelines

Help us ensure the health and safety of everyone who enters our doors. Please observe the following guidelines when visiting our neighborhood centers:

  • Sign in at the front desk
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands often
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Stay home if you are sick
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