Catholic Charities announces new Sr. Director of Advocacy & Govt Affairs

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, November 28, 2018 – Wendy Underwood has been named the new senior director of advocacy and government affairs for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Underwood will direct the organization’s advocacy and government affairs work, engaging a network of thousands of advocates, volunteers, and community leaders. Underwood comes to Catholic… (Read More)

Philip is thankful to be at home again

Philip’s South Saint Paul apartment truly looks like a home. On a quiet street, the only sounds on a late summer afternoon are of neighborhood children at play. A short walk up a few stairs leads to his doorway. Once inside, a rosary lays on his neatly-made bed.  Hand washed socks are draped over a… (Read More)

“That night, everyone counted”: A Statewide Homelessness Survey

Statewide Homelessness Survey gathers data for researchers from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, who have spent almost three decades trying to figure out not just how many Minnesotans are homeless, but how to get them home. Meet Jeannine, Kathy, and Dyland–residents and guests at Higher Ground Saint Paul–in this beautiful Star Tribune piece; we are… (Read More)

Understanding Trauma

Traumatic experiences in our childhood don’t just go away. In fact, emerging research is proving that the stress caused from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs for short), like abuse, neglect or living with someone struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues have tangible and lasting impacts on our physical health and brain development. To learn more… (Read More)

Fall 2018 Voice

Stay in the know about Catholic Charities—check out our hot-off-the-press Fall Voice newsletter! Inside this issue: Catherine leaves Hope Street, heads to college! Exploring the arts at Northside Landlord, Catholic Charities partner to provide transitional housing in North Minneapolis Spiritual gardening at St. Joseph’s Home for Children Reliably plan IRA rollover gifts year after year The… (Read More)