FACT: Nearly three quarters (74%) of homeless adults across Minnesota reported having experienced at least one traumatic childhood experience.
Catholic Charities serves those who may have lost everything and need a lifeline to safety, stability, hope and opportunity. We focus on three key areas:
VISION: “Poverty for no one; Opportunity for everyone.”
MISSION: The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve those most in need and to advocate for justice in the community.
FACT: More than 1 million meals and snacks served annually across dozens of service and housing locations.
FACT: More than 533,000 nights of housing and emergency shelter were provided to those in need.
FACT: 81% of children at Northside Child Development Center are kindergarten ready.
FACT: Medical Respite provided 4,383 nights of care (from January 2017 to September 2018) to people in recovery with nowhere else to go.
FACT: Catholic Charities has nearly 6,000 community and grassroots social justice advocates.
5,000 passionate volunteers.
Community members and grassroots advocates.
Individuals, organizations and foundations.
Men, women, children and families.
Includes housing and emergency shelter for adults, families, youth and children.
Includes meals and snacks for those experiencing homelessness and children and families in need.
Opportunity Center Minneapolis
Higher Ground Minneapolis
Higher Ground St. Paul Medical Respite
Family Service Center
Hope Street Shelter
Higher Ground Saint Paul
Every Fourth of July, Pat and Sandy Baldwin’s family gathers for a day of badminton, boating, and sandcastles. One of their traditions is a new edition of the family T-shirt. Each family member has a unique number, displayed on the back of the shirt. New members know they are truly part of the family once they get their number, and they are proud to belong.
It’s those values of counting and belonging that symbolize the Baldwin’s involvement with St. Joseph’s Home for Children and makes them the recipient of the 2018 Life of Distinction award, presented at the Saint Nicholas Dinner.
Through Pat and Sandy’s generosity, children staying at St. Joseph’s get reinforcement that they matter and belong in our community. They donated a passenger van which allows staff to bring those staying at St. Joe’s to typical events kids enjoy, such as swimming, baseball games and community activities.
Pat and Sandy are also at the forefront of new initiatives in Catholic Charities’ Children and Family Services. Their generosity funded the integration of a trauma-informed framework into our day-to-day work with children. Early results are proving that using a trauma informed approach can help kids be more resilient and reduce stressors toxic to their development. The Baldwins want children to know “Every child has special gifts with which they can create full, happy lives.”
Catholic Charities’ Board of Directors are dedicated to serving those most in need. For fiscal year ending June 30, 2018
The work of Catholic Charities is made possible by the support of generous donors, volunteers and advocates who want to make a powerful, direct impact in their community.
Join us today by lending your voice, sharing your time or making a gift. By supporting Catholic Charities, you help create ripples of change.