2023 Legislative Session Recap

The 2023 Legislative Session Was One for the History Books! This year, we told state lawmakers that action to prevent and end homelessness couldn’t wait any longer—and they heard us. With your support, our advocacy helped pass:   The state’s largest-ever investment in emergency shelter services to help adults and youth experiencing a homelessness crisis…. (Read More)

In the News: Catholic Charities’ 2023 Advocacy at the Capitol

News Stories Share Catholic Charities’ Advocacy Priorities This past legislative session, Catholic Charities staff and clients shared their voices at the Capitol, pushing for bold investments to address homelessness and housing. Two news stories highlighted our 2023 advocacy priorities:   1. STAR TRIBUNE: EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM SUPPORTS PEOPLE EXPERIENCING OR AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS In… (Read More)

Behind the Scenes at the Saint Paul Opportunity Center

Dorothy Day Place Serves Neighbors in Saint Paul Day service centers offer respite and supports to individuals who have nowhere else to go during the daytime. Catholic Charities’ Richard M. Shulze Family Foundation Saint Paul Opportunity Center (SPOC) is one such place. In May 2023, The Catholic Spirit published an article that features the voices… (Read More)

Veteran Homelessness: Where are we Now?

This month we are featuring stories from the front lines of Catholic Charities programs and partners, highlighting specific populations who experience disproportionately high rates of housing insecurity in Minnesota: Veteran Services at Catholic Charities Every week at the Saint Paul Opportunity Center, veteran service providers demonstrate just how many resources are available to veterans experiencing… (Read More)

A Robotics Club at NCDC

Adding Robotics to the Curriculum Robots are taking over Catholic Charities’ Northside Child Development Center (NCDC)! Monte (right) and Ca’Jun (left), 10-year-old students at NCDC, partnered with Mairin, a senior at Visitation High School, to start a robotics club and share new subject matter with their classmates.   Diving In to a New Challenge Neither… (Read More)