Today, on Labor Day, we celebrate those who enrich our community through their work. Catholic Social Teaching – which guides the mission of Catholic Charities—also supports the “dignity of work,” fostering a culture that promotes both the rights of workers and access to opportunity.
On this Labor Day, we celebrate our 600 Catholic Charities employees who work across the Twin Cities to support our neighbors as they strive to build a better life for themselves and their families. Many of our programs at Catholic Charities have staff on hand every day, 24/7—including on weekends and on holidays. From offering a safe place to sleep at our emergency shelters…to offering meals to those in need…our team is always there to help people when they need it most.
Today we also celebrate our clients who work each day. Many persevere—despite numerous barriers—to achieve stability. Recent Wilder Research data found that more than one-third of those experiencing homelessness are working—and in our Higher Ground Saint Paul pay-for-stay shelter, 83% of the residents are working.
In collaboration with our many public- and private-sector partners, Catholic Charities will continue to work towards building a community that promotes opportunity for all of our neighbors.