A year on the frontlines of COVID-19

When the pandemic first hit, our community sprang into action to serve those most in need. Catholic Charities staff created a labor pool to support frontline staff, helped move people experiencing homelessness into hotels, shifted congregate dining to individual meal delivery and adjusted to the “new normal” in different ways to keep each other and… (Read More)

Achieving Housing Stability

Last year the Catholic Charities Board of Directors directed the agency to aim its focus on achieving housing stability outcomes. We’ve long been involved in providing stable, dignified housing and shelter to those most in need. So what does it mean to achieve housing stability outcomes? Stable housing means households have a choice over when… (Read More)

AmazonSmile: An Easy Way to Support Catholic Charities

AmazonSmile, the charitable arm of Amazon.com, allows you to generate donations to Catholic Charities while you shop at no extra cost, and donate items from Charity Lists. Donate 0.5% of Your Eligible Amazon purchases to Catholic Charities: AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app… (Read More)

Voice Podcast: Bipartisanship and the ADA

Cooperation between political parties is a rare occurrence in the current political environment. There have been examples of bipartisanship that resulted in acts which meant to solve problems and serve constituencies. One such law was the Americans with Disabilities Act which recently marked its 30th Anniversary. We talked with former Senator Dave Durenberger who introduced… (Read More)

Voice Podcast: Homelessness in the Suburbs

People experience homelessness in every corner of the state – from downtown corridors to rural small towns and everything in between. In this episode of VOICE Podcast, we talk with Lynette Dumalag, an expert in Twin Cities real estate and a Catholic Charities board member about the hidden crisis of homelessness in the suburbs.