Building for the Future: Catholic Charities at Elliot Park

Construction is nearly complete on our new location in the Elliot Park neighborhood of Minneapolis! We are excited to share that the building complex has been named Catholic Charities at Elliot Park, which will co-locate:

  • The Frey Center will serve as the new Catholic Charities headquarters and provide workspace for over 250 staff, including Catholic Charities Executive Team.
  • The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Recuperative Care Center will provide short term respite opportunities for 30 people experiencing homelessness who need additional time to recover after being released from a hospital.
  • Hennepin County Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic will offer health care to building residents and other people experiencing homelessness in the neighborhood.
  • Endeavors, formerly known as Exodus Residence, will provide permanent homes for more than 170 homeless single adults, veterans, and people with complex medical conditions. Current residents worked with staff to choose the new name, which conveys the resilience and possibilities found through each individual’s journey.

Catholic Charities at Elliot Park is a purposeful reimagining for Catholic Charities. For the first time, our Executive, Finance, Human Resources, Development, Advocacy, and Communications staff — in addition to Aging and Disability Services staff —will be located together in one space alongside residents of one of our programs.

“Co-locating our headquarters with Endeavors will allow staff to experience our mission in action,” said Catholic Charities Chief Human Resources Officer Michael McRath. “We’re excited about the opportunities ahead.”

Catholic Charities’ shared services staff will begin transitioning onsite in mid-May, while Endeavors residents will move into their new homes in June.



Fast Facts

Timeline

  • 1992

    St. Olaf pastor Monsignor Francis Fleming purchased the Mahala Fisk Pillsbury Club building behind the church on Second Avenue.

  • 1997

    Refurbishing Project involving more than 100 volunteers clean, strip floors and paint 93 rooms.

  • 1999

    Assisi on 9th Park created. Residents take great care in upkeep and planting of flowers.

  • 2006

    Exodus Hotel and Residential Structured Housing merge to become one program with a new name: Exodus Residence.

  • December, 2019

    In the midst of a statewide housing crisis, Catholic Charities purchases the new home to Exodus 2.0 building at 1007 E 14th St in the Elliot Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, providing urgently needed homes to 203 people who need housing stability, many of whom are older and medically frail, including many veterans.

  • Spring 2020

    After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on Exodus 2.0 begins to renovate the existing building to serve future residents and host Catholic Charities administrative staff.

  • Spring/Summer 2022

    Renovations at Catholic Charities at Elliot Park are nearly complete and we expect to welcome residents and staff starting in May!


Construction Progress


Media Archive

Finance and Commerce: Catholic Charities purchases Augustana Care Center
Finance and Commerce: Catholic Charities plans permanent housing
MPR News: Catholic Charities to expand housing for homeless in Minneapolis
StarTribune: Catholic Charities announces new $65M housing project in downtown Minneapolis
StarTribune Editorials: More help for those without homes
Dan Collison YouTube: “Exodus 2” Excerpt from “Poverty for No One. Opportunity for Everyone.” Short Documentary


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