Project BEE: Bringing Equity & Empowerment

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Our Mission

Providing equity and anti-poverty services to rural communities in North Dakota.

Our Vision

We envision a North Dakota that advocates for dignity and respect through client-centered programs and services.

Our Future

It is our desire to evolve with the changing needs of the communities we serve and to be a strong advocate for anti-poverty programs within the North Dakota government to ensure that rural community needs are met.

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Core Values:

Equity, Dignity, Transparency, Leadership

  • Bee the organization that ensures equity in our programs.
  • Bee the example of showing every person dignity.
  • Bee transparent with our mission, goals and funding.
  • Bee leaders in our community.

Our Long History

Since 1915, Project BEE has been a consistent source of hope and help in downtown Minot, North Dakota. Originating as the YWCA of Minot, our organization has provided emergency shelter and housing assistance to men, women, and children for over a century.

  • Over the years, at various times, we have operated emergency shelter facilities and a childcare center.

  • Our funds have provided overnight housing for women at local motels and apartments for chronically homeless women with mental health issues.

  • In 2017, we launched Fresh Start, a free shower program for homeless individuals.

  • In 2020, the Dakota Diaper Pantry began distributing disposable and cloth diapers to North Dakota families in need.

  • 2021 we changed our name to Project BEE to bring our organizational structure into alignment with our rural focused mission and vision.