The Catholic Charities Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center, located near downtown Minneapolis, provides a place for those experiencing homelessness to connect with resources to move toward self-sufficiency.

Services Provided:

  • Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Laundry: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. $1 to wash and dry
  • Showers: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Lockers: $5 charge for 30-day rental. Lockers are accessible at 8 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Mail: This address can be used to receive mail. Mail is not checked over the phone and I.D. is required to receive mail.
  • Employment: Assistance with job search, resumes, one-on-one support and access to job skills training. 
Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Foot care: Sole Care for Souls provides foot care and massages each Wednesday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Haircuts
  • Healthcare for the Homeless: Health clinic each Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Hennepin County: Access workers screen for county benefits, shelter, mental health services, medical and other programs.
  • Rapid Re-housing: Short-term homeless individuals who have a permanent source of monthly income (more than General Assistance) can receive help finding housing
  • Transition Support: Intake and screening for housing, mental health, food support, medical, chemical/alcohol dependency and various community resources. 
Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Veterans' Outreach: Representatives from the Department of Veterans' Affairs are available to discuss benefits eligibility with veterans.
  • Voicemail: Set up free voicemail provided by Twin Cities Community Voicemail

Culinary Skills Training Program

Catholic Charities offers a 10-week class to prepare adults for jobs in the food industry. Read more about the Culinary Skills Training Program.


Opportunity Center

740 17th Street East
Minneapolis, MN 55404


612.375.9105 fax

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