About Us

Dawn Finn - Certified Family Development Specialist & Project Director
Street Address:  26 West Mill St.

Pelican Rapids, MN  56572

Mailing Address:  P.O. 431

Pelican Rapids, MN  56572

We are founded on the Christian call that we are to love God and our neighbor as ourselves.


Hours Open:

Mondays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Appointments may be made with Dawn Finn at 218-270-8811.

The Welcome Place

Our vision is to create a healthy and harmonious community where all are valued and basic needs are met.

The Welcome Place celebrates the distinguishing characteristics of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

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What We Do

Mission Statement

Strengthen community relationships and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Strategic Goals

Empowering individuals to build a harmonious community by:
1) Creating bridges between various groups.
2) Improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of people in the extended community.
3) Improving spiritual wellbeing of the community by providing a safe place to explore issues.
4) Making physical upgrades to meet increasing use of WP services.

Meet our Board Members

Back Row:  Kris Thompson, Barb Honer, Sarah Pixley, Deb Bruns, Dawn Finn, Judy Knoll and Julie Tunheim

Front Row:  Elaine Johnson, Gerry Langseth & Mary Bongers

The Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 p.m.


Serving Our Community


At The Welcome Place, our top priority and goal is the improvement of the community in which we reside. Years of experience have taught us that all it takes is one small change to make a big impact. Learn more about the programs and services we offer.


Family Development Certification

Nutrition, Health and Wellness

Living with Chronic Conditions

I can Prevent Diabetes

Healthy Eating

Dementia Friends

Care for the Care Givers


Caring Conversations
Emergency Care
Referrals & Spiritual Support
Radon Testing Kits

"If we can make a difference in the life of one person in a community, it is a small yet significant step to empowering a whole community."

Loshini Naidoo

Make a Donation, Change Our Community

We Can’t Do it Without You

We rely on substantial aid from generous people like yourself who care to make a difference in our community. Our Nonprofit Organization depends on the generosity of benefactors like you. Thanks for helping us raise funds, every cent you decide to contribute makes a big difference in the world.  Contact Dawn or Ashley to make your donation.


Attend our Education Classes

We provide education topics and support groups for our community.

Please consider either leading one or participating in one.

Volunteer Your Construction Skills

Help those who need minor repairs on their home.

Volunteer Your Listening Skills

We have community members that need a friend.

Contact The Welcome Place



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Our Events

Join Us

Come join us in some of our fun and exciting events. We have several events happening in the near future. All of our events are a great way to get involved with our Nonprofit Organization, and meet other passionate supporters in the community.
Interested to see what we have coming up? See below for more details.

Salad Luncheon

TBD 2021 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a homemade salad lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church

at E.L. Peterson Park and Sherin Memorial Park! 
Funds taken in support The Welcome Place.


Chocolate Affair

February 7, 2020 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We will be holding a chocolate event at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Pelican Rapids.  The event is $25/person or $40 for two people.

Funds taken in support The Welcome Place.

The Welcome Place


26 W Mill Ave Pelican Rapids MN United States 56572



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