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
On 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
Catch 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 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, 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
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
You 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 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.
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