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)

U.S. Senate Testimony: Addressing Homelessness

Recently, Michael Goar, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, had the opportunity to submit testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development for their hearing on “opportunities and challenges in addressing homelessness”. The testimony focused on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic shone… (Read More)

Hennepin County Sees Success in Addressing Homelessness

• “This year Hennepin County…tallied the fewest number of people experiencing homelessness since the federal survey began 17 years ago, according to the county’s recently released annual national homeless census. • Since 2005, the number of homeless people in the county…has remained stubbornly above 3,000, peaking at 3,731 in 2014. But this year’s count, taken… (Read More)

Voice Podcast – TurnSignl: Innovation in the Absence of Legislation

Lorna Schmidt and Mike Rios-Keating talk with Jazz Hampton, Co-founder and CEO of TurnSignl, an innovative app for on-demand guidance from an attorney to get you home safe. Developed in the wake of the death of Philando Castile, TurnSignl aims to be one part of the ecosystem of justice through safer interactions between law enforcement… (Read More)

Celebrating a New Home for Hope Street

On June 21st, 2022, Catholic Charities celebrated the opening of a new home for Hope Street for Youth in Minneapolis’s Hiawatha neighborhood. The largest shelter of its kind in the state, Hope Street provides young people from 18-24 years of age with emergency shelter and services to start building a stable foundation for life in… (Read More)