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Catholic Charities Breaks Ground on First Phase of New Vision for Dorothy Day Center in Saint Paul

October 8, 2015
Today, Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis marked the groundbreaking for Higher Ground Saint Paul, the first phase of the new vision for the Dorothy Day Center. Official release

CEO Tim Marx Invited to Join Senator Klobuchar for Pope’s Address to Congress

Catholic Charities President and CEO Tim Marx has been invited to join Senator Amy Klobuchar when Pope Francis addresses a Joint Session of Congress in Washington this Thursday, September 24th. “I am honored to join our nation’s leaders at this historic event and thank Senator Klobuchar for the opportunity,” said Marx.
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Catholic Charities announces private fundraising campaign

May 8, 2015
Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced a private fundraising campaign to advance a new vision for the Dorothy Day Center in Saint Paul. The campaign team will be co-chaired by Doug Baker, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Ecolab; Mary Brainerd, Chief Executive Officer and President of HealthPartners; and Andy Cecere, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Bank.
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Catholic Charities receives grant from Walmart Foundation

February 23, 2015
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $38,000 from the Walmart Foundation.
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Catholic Charities Announces New Board of Directors

February 5, 2015
Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis,the largest comprehensive social services organization in the region, announced today its new board of directors. Five new members joined the agency’s board effective January 1, 2015; Christine Meuers, Mike Nash, Steve Noble, David Seidel and John Underwood.
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An Independent Catholic Charities Will Continue to Serve Those Most in Need, Regardless of Archdiocese Bankruptcy

January 20, 2015
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has now filed for bankruptcy. This has caused some of our supporters and stakeholders to reach out with questions, both theirs and those of their friends and colleagues. We want to assure you — and allow you to assure others – that all resources provided to Catholic Charities are used solely and exclusively by us to advance our mission to serve those most in need in our community, regardless of their faith, background or circumstance.
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Catholic Charities statement about the Southwest Light Rail Transit line

June 9, 2014
As the largest comprehensive social service organization in the Greater MSP region, Catholic Charities has a vision of a community where there is poverty for no one and opportunity for everyone. In addition to our direct services to help people in extreme crisis, we focus our efforts on preventing people from falling into crisis and on creating pathways out of poverty. We believe that both economic growth and greater social and economic equity are possible – and necessary – for the strength and vitality of our entire region.
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Dorothy Day Center ReVision Project Included in Senate Capital Investment Bill

May 5, 2014
The Senate Capital Investment Committee released its proposal today to fund capital projects in Minnesota, including $80 million for affordable housing needs across the state and $15 million specifically for the emergency shelter and connection center portions of Dorothy Day Center ReVision project.
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Hennepin County Social Service Providers Join Forces for Week-Long Homeless Programs and Services Fair

May 5, 2014
Based on Project Homeless Connect, organizations will offer a coordinated opportunity for homeless people to access a variety of social services programs
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A Nationally Recognized Nonprofit

Last year, donors, volunteers and advocates made a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

Catholic Charities serves those most in need. We are a leader at solving poverty, creating opportunity and advocating for justice in the community. For 145 years, Catholic Charities has served the poorest and most vulnerable members of our community. Today, we are the largest comprehensive social service nonprofit in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

As the need for our services grows and becomes increasingly complex, Catholic Charities is working to adapt and respond. We respond in three ways – preventing poverty, meeting basic needs in times of crisis and creating pathways out of poverty. In these three areas, we focus our services in over 40 different programs at more than 25 locations throughout the region.

Catholic Charities has been honored by the Charities Review Council for meeting the Council's strict accountability standards. The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies (MCCCA).

Catholic Charities is a member of Catholic Charities USA, one of the largest private networks of social services providers in the country. 

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In the last year, Catholic Charities ...
  • Provided more than 450,000 nights of housing and shelter
  • Served nearly 800,000 meals to those living in poverty
  • Volunteers gave more than 165,000 hours of service
  • Community Members numbering more than 10,000, advocated on behalf of those most in need
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