St. Paul

Jeremiah Program

St. Paul

Jeremiah Program serves single moms and their children experiencing poverty in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. JP believes that no mother should have to choose between investing in herself and her children.

About us

Jeremiah Program St. Paul

JP expanded for the first time in 2007, with our St. Paul campus in the Summit-University neighborhood. The campus has an onsite Child Development Center that serves up to 68 children.

  • 403 moms and children participated in JP’s two-generation programing
  • 81 children benefitted from high-quality learning in our onsite Child Development Centers
  • 79 families benefitted from safe and affordable housing on our campuses

JP Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Single Mothers

CBS News interviews JP mom Carisha Thomas about her journey finding JP after immigrating to America as a single mother.

MN Tech Magazine interview JP alumni and current moms about how to the program has supported them on their economic mobility journey.

Adrianee Powell was one of the first residents of the JP St. Paul campus. Now, she’s the campus’s newest early childhood teacher.


Ways to Get Involved

Join the movement to disrupt generational poverty in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Our supporters know that women are world makers and single moms are miracle workers. Your gift to JP helps ensure our moms never have to choose between investing in themselves and investing in their children.


Your commitment of time and talent makes a measurable difference in the success of our families. We offer a range of opportunities for both individuals and groups working with mothers, children, donors, events and staff.


We are excited to work with corporate partners in our community to further support JP families and invest in our mission. Reach out to learn more about opportunities to partner with JP St. Paul!

“Ever since I became involved with Jeremiah Program, it has made me realize that I am able to get my career and life on track with support financially and emotionally.”

— Jessica, JP St. Paul mom

Contact JP St. Paul

Address: 932 Rondo Ave. // St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone:  (651) 332-5037


St. Paul staff

Chantal Ally, CDC Teacher

Karla Benson Rutten, Executive Director

Chris Bernard, Family Services Director

Lily Crooks, CDC Director

Lisa Freitag, Family Coach

Sarah Hastings, CDC Teacher

Renae Jones, CDC Teacher

Joanne Kaufman, Director of Development*

Camia Kenney, CDC Teacher

Ezra Kenyanya, Program Manager*

Lisa LeGrand, CDC Teacher

Mai Moua, Operations Manager

Denita Ngwu, Family Coach

Adrianee Powell, CDC Teacher

De’Avery Priest, CDC Teacher

Bree Saulsberry, Development Associate*

JaLisa Simmons, CDC Teacher

Denise Taylor, Community Teacher

Maria Wohler, CDC Teacher

*Shared role across both Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses