Our Mission and Values

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis serves those most in need. We are a leader at solving poverty, creating opportunity, and advocating for justice in the community. Our programs for children, families and adults annually help nearly 30,000 people, regardless of faith, background or circumstance. Through our advocacy efforts, Catholic Charities serves as a tireless voice for those who often go unheard. Our work would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers and donors.

As the need for services continues to increase and becomes more complex, Catholic Charities adapts and responds to help those who are suffering in our community. With your support, we prevent poverty, meet basic needs in times of crisis and create pathways out of poverty.

Catholic Charities serves all people, regardless of faith. Our mission is rooted in Christian faith and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. These values inspire the work that we do for and with those most in need.

Our Core Values

We build effective working relationships within Catholic Charities and strong partnerships within the community.

We demonstrate compassion and care for people who are most in need.

We respect the inherent dignity of every person, for we believe that all human beings are made in God’s image.

We welcome differences of race, background, faith and thought. We are especially committed to naming and combating institutional racism.

We foster an environment where all are supported in reaching their full human potential.

We assume responsibility for our actions by being honest, transparent, ethical and reliable.

We work for justice in society and within Catholic Charities.

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