About Us

Dawn Finn - 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 call that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.


Hours Open:

Tuesdays 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.

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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

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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.

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 to make your donation.

Contact The Welcome Place



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Meet The Team


Dawn Finn

Executive Director

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Kaala Johnson

Office Manager and Family Development Specialist

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Family Development Specialist

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Cynthia Zavala


Family Development Specialist

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