You help Alen find a home in his hometown
Saint Paul has always been Alen’s home, but he can’t find a place he can afford to live there. He had a home, until his building was bought out, leaving Alen once again on the hunt for affordable housing. More about Alen's search for a home
You provide Ron a pathway out of poverty
Ron goes by a few labels. Homeless is one he is working to leave behind. Ron has been experiencing homelessness since his daughter lost her apartment and he had no other place to sleep. More about Ron's hope for a home
Mother, son happy to find 'home sweet home'
Walking through the doors of Jayde and Jaleel’s St. Paul apartment, the furnishings may seem sparse. Jayde doesn’t see what’s missing as much as she sees what she has. Read about Jayde and Jaleel's home sweet home
Greg has stability and a second chance thanks to you
Greg first came to Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center just after Christmas in 2013. He had just been evicted from his apartment he shared with a roommate who did not pay his portion of the rent. More about Greg's second chance
With your help, dreams come true
It’s a long way to go, from standing in line at Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center and sleeping at Mary Hall to singing the national anthem for the president of the United States. Follow T. Mychael's amazing journey
Dave counts his blessings at Higher Ground
On a cold January day, Dave entered the shelter at Higher Ground filled with wonderment that he—a college educated professional who had played by the rules—was lined up to sleep in a shelter. Read Dave's story of perserverance.
Thanks to you, Norma is home in time for Christmas dinner
On a cold, snowy day, Norma, 60, went from living in a six bedroom, four bathroom house 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 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 things he once took for granted. Access to these 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 might know Larry. He has a memorable face and voice. Larry has been a fixture in Minneapolis for decades. While you may know Larry, he had a much different life before Catholic Charities. Follow Larry's journey.
You gave Darcy a path to sobriety, health
Darcy remembers when he had his first taste of liquor. 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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