Strengthening Children and Families

Committed to children and families in need

As a Minnesota Public Radio listener and online reader we know that issues impacting our community are important to you. At Catholic Charities we are working to build a community that understands the causes and impacts of poverty and with your support, create sustainable solutions to help our neighbors most In need.

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is committed to children and families in need throughout the region. Recognizing the long-term effects traumatic experiences have on children, we are working to develop new approaches to mitigate the negative impacts of housing instability and other community stress on child development.

St. Joseph’s Home for Children

Every child has inherent skills and strengths. St. Joseph’s Home for Children helps each child to uncover their inner strengths and cope with issues such as mental illness, abuse or neglect.

St. Joseph’s Emergency Intake

All Hennepin County children who are referred to the county’s shelter system come to St. Joseph’s Home for Children. There, we annually coordinate more than 1,200 emergency shelter placements of children who are referred by courts, social services and law enforcement agencies.

St. Joseph’s Shelter

Offering temporary shelter, basic needs, crisis stabilization and case coordination serves for children 6 to 17-years-old who are referred by counties and tribes as they wait for permanent placement.

St. Joseph’s Day Treatment

The day treatment program provides individual, group and family therapy, case management services and academic instruction for children 5 to 12-years-old who need intensive treatment.


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