The House of Shields is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2008. The House of Shields provides FREE lodging for Police Officers (active or retired) and members of their immediate family. We are based in Rochester, MN which is home to Mayo Clinic, the best rated hospital in the country. Unfortunately, our law enforcement families aren't immune to medical tragedies that require the best care possible.  We can't fix their medical concerns but we can try to alleviate some of the their financial burden. This organization is run by volunteers and funded by donations.

About Us


We currently have 3 apartments within a larger apartment complex. They are studio apartments that have a private bathroom and a small kitchen area that has a microwave, refrigerator and freezer.


A law enforcement officer will meet you on site to get you checked in. Only 6 blocks from Mayo Clinic. There is a full kitchen, which includes a stove and oven, within the complex that is available for use. Free on-site parking and Wifi. Laundry facility on-site for a small cost.


It's FREE! Donations are always welcomed but certainly not required!

Help Our Cause

We can't continue to operate without the generous donations of our supporters. Please consider donating so that we can continue to help our law enforcement family.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Request a Room

We do not accept reservations any sooner than 2 days prior to your arrival

Once we receive your request for lodging we will notify you about availability

If you have an immediate question feel free to call us at 507-993-7364

House of Shields

607 East Center Street, Rochester, Minnesota 55904, United States

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 911, Rochester, MN 55903 507-993-7364