Your Gifts In Action

The support you provide to Catholic Charities through your generous gifts offers those experiencing poverty real hope. Take some time to read a few short stories that represent just a fraction of the people we help every day.

Thanks to you, Norma is home in time for Christmas dinner

NormaOn a cold, snowy day last spring, Norma, 60, went from living in a six bedroom, four bathroom house in Woodbury to a bunk in the second floor women’s unit at Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center.  Find out how Norma found hope.

You helped Bobby, now he helps others

Bobby helps othersCatch Bobby without a smile and you’re captured a rare moment. Catch Bobby when he’s not hard at work and you’ve witnessed something even more elusive. Read about Bobby's path out of poverty.

You gave Karl a place to lay his head

Karl in his own homeKarl slept most nights on a mat at the Dorothy Day Center. He was one of the clients who helped set the mats out on the floor before bedtime. Each night, he would select the one in the corner, closest to the door. Read and watch Karl's story.

Opportunity Center provides link to jobs, housing and basic needs

John uses Opportunity Center to move out of povertyJohn, 48, uses the Opportunity Center for many things he once took for granted. Access to these simple amenities is what affords John a chance at moving out of poverty, into employment and a home. More on John's journey out of poverty.

Because of you, a mother has a second chance

Sheila is on the path to self-sufficiency.Ask Sheila about the apartment she’s about to move into and she may break out into tears. Sheila, a 43-year-old mother of four has been on the bottom, but she is proudly, thankfully, cheerfully on the path to self-sufficiency. Get to know Sheila.

You gave Larry shelter from the streets

Larry grabs a chair from the coffee shop and sets up outside of  Al’s BreakfastYou just might know Larry. He has a memorable sort of face, an even more memorable voice. Larry, 57, has been a fixture in the Minneapolis community for decades. While you may know Larry, he had a much different life before he found Catholic Charities. Follow Larry's journey.

You gave Darcy a path to sobriety, health

Darcy on path to sobriety and healthDarcy remembers when he had his first taste of liquor. It was love at first taste. Alcoholism would take many things from Darcy over the years. It took his home, his job, his relationships and his health. Follow Darcy on his path to sobriety and health.

More stories of your gifts in action

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