With a place to call home, a place to come alive

“I was a resident living at the intersection of Elk and Maple,” said John, who now makes his home on the third floor of Catholic Charities’ Higher Ground Minneapolis. “Oh, I said I lived at Spruce Street and Fountain Place,” quips Tim, who resides on the sixth floor. The street names weren’t from a neighborhood,… (Read More)

Smithfield Foods Inc and CUB Donate 32,000 pounds of protein

Generous donation to help our community’s most vulnerable A huge THANK YOU to Smithfield Foods, Inc., and CUB, who joined forces to donate more than 32,000 pounds of protein to Catholic Charities.  The food was delivered in 24 pallets and is the largest donation (pound-wise) that Catholic Charities has received to date. Their generous donation… (Read More)

Minnesota Family Investment Program sees first increase in 33 years

Whether a family turned to the state’s welfare program for help in 1986 or 2019, they would have received the same amount of assistance: $437 a month. That will change in February 2020, when approximately 31,000 families who get money through the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) will receive $100 more per month after lawmakers… (Read More)

A traditional Memorial Day BBQ

As they have done every Friday before Memorial Day for the last 17 years, judges of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court , law clerks, and staff from the Minnesota Judicial Center served a BBQ lunch to residents of Dorothy Day Place. The event is made possible by financial and… (Read More)

Mile in My Shoes: “It’s a challenge, but that’s what I’m here for”

Through Mile in My Shoes (MIMS), people who have experienced homelessness run side by side with others in our community to build friendships and create change.  Five years ago, Mile in My Shoes launched its first running team in partnership with Catholic Charities Higher Ground Minneapolis —and last year, a team from Higher Ground Saint… (Read More)