Get to Know Catholic Charities’ Advocacy Work at Minneapolis Open Streets

Since 2011, Open Streets has been creating a summer walking and bike-friendly event for neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis. The goal of these Open Streets events is not only to have long stretches of streets closed off to car traffic, but also to allow for local artists, businesses, and community groups to come together to showcase the… (Read More)

Catholic Charities Staffer Andy Martin Receives National Award

Award honors 45-year career supporting vulnerable youth throughout Twin Cities Andy Martin—who has worked with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for the past 45 years—has received a national award honoring his work, the 2022 Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Award. The award recognizes a person working at a Catholic Charities… (Read More)

Voice Podcast: Diversion

Helping a household find alternative housing rather than entering shelter or experiencing unsheltered homelessness is less costly and more effective at preventing homelessness.  Lorna Schmidt talks with Alanna Hinz-Sweeney and Breana Guernsey about the practice of diversion and how it results in highly successful housing outcomes.  Lorna SchmidtAs a member of the Social Justice Advocacy… (Read More)

Strong Board Leadership Recognized

We’re thrilled that two Catholic Charities Board Members were honored by Twin Cities Business for their leadership. Board Chair Kathleen Erickson DiGiorno was named to the Twin Cities Business list of “2022 Notable Nonprofit Board Members.” Catholic Charities CEO Michael Goar nominated Kathy, recognizing her for leading Catholic Charities through a period of tremendous need in… (Read More)

Our Hearts to Your Soles at the Saint Paul Opportunity Center

After a two-year hiatus, the Our Hearts to Your Soles David Lewis Memorial event returned to the Saint Paul Opportunity Center. This was the 15th year that the popular event has come to the Twin Cities to benefit individuals served by Catholic Charities. This year’s collaborative effort featured a number of benefits to participants: Covid… (Read More)