Voice Podcast: Using the arts to share the experiences of homelessness

When explaining homelessness, statistics are used to demonstrate the scope of the issue, but can the arts create awareness and understanding about homelessness that numbers can’t? Mike Rios-Keating talks with Maren Ward, Artistic Director of the zAmaya Theater Project about the organization’s unique approach to community collaboration and partnership using performances and storytelling to share… (Read More)

Voice Podcast: The Role of the Legislature in the Housing Crisis

The tendency is to think of housing as an issue at the municipal level but what role does the state play in addressing the housing crisis when each community’s needs are so different? Can statewide policy really meet local housing needs, given the diversity we see across the state? Lorna Schmidt talks to Representative Mike… (Read More)

Voice Podcast: Trauma Informed Care

Trauma exists in many forms and millions of Americans experience it every year. Traumatic experiences impact mental and physical health and significantly impacts one’s overall well-being. Trauma has ripple effects for one’s families and across generations. As statistics on trauma become more widely known there is a growing need for what is known as Trauma-informed… (Read More)

Rosey: Queen of Her Castle

Rosey, 51, a resident of Saint Paul Higher Ground, likes to volunteer in her spare time, helping others in the same way that she has been helped during her residency in Catholic Charities housing. “I volunteer here at Higher Ground every other Wednesday,” she said. “I was volunteering at the Salvation Army down here on… (Read More)

Voice Podcast: The Ten Themes of Catholic Social Thought

Mike Rios-Keating speaks to Ron Krietemeyer who has deep roots in Catholic Social Teaching and was instrumental in forming the list of ten themes that are still used as an overall framework for understanding how the principles of Catholic Social Teaching flow from one to another.