Our speaker today was Dylan McDonough, Volunteer Program Coordinator for Solid Ground, an organization based in White Bear Lake, MN that helps families transition out of homelessness.  Our club has provided strong support for Solid Ground over the past 5+ years. Solid Ground currently runs eight programs in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties.  These programs have housed over 100 families annually. While the majority of their client families consist of single mothers with young children, they serve all family structures, including single fathers and two parent families.  While living in Solid Ground housing, families receive support to help them make the transition from homelessness to stability.  Parents meet regularly with their Solid Ground Advocate to develop and work toward their goals.  The organization provides support in finding employment, continuing education, and managing health.  Our club members recently contributed over $2,000 in cash and goods to their annual winter coat drive.  Members have also generously supported their annual Christmas holiday program to ensure that families are able to celebrate the holiday with gifts, food and fun.