About Us

Our Mission

Down Home empowers lives and stabilizes those emerging from homelessness by furnishing homes, strengthening connections, and transforming communities.

2023 Annual Report

Our Vision

Down Home envisions a community where everyone lives in a supported, stable, and nurturing home.

Our Team

FILLIPI FAMILY

CO-FOUNDERS
Founded Down Home in October 2017.

Jenessa Fillipi

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Down Home

Jake Fillipi

FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
Axis Property Management

Charlene Kuznia

CO-FOUNDER & Operations director
Down Home

Emily Kaiser

DIRECTOR OF MISSION OUTREACH
Down Home

Heidi Huus

MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Down Home

Janet Nysetvold

CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
Down Home

Hannah Kroger

Connections Coordinator
Down Home

Chandra Lendobeja

PROGRAM RELATIONS MANAGER
Down Home

Terry Mathern

WAREHOUSE MANAGER
Down Home

Kristie Eid

BOARD MEMBER-SECRETARY
Eid-Co Custom Homes

Angela Lord

BOARD MEMBER
Vogel Law Firm

Dan Seefeldt

BOARD MEMBER
MSUM Adjunct Professor

Brittaney VanderHagen

BOARD MEMBER
JBC Commercial Real Estate

Jill Waslaski

BOARD President
Jill of All Trades

Jeremy Welsand

BOARD MEMBER-TREASURER
Border States Electric

Brent Wersinger

BOARD MEMBER
First Interstate Bank