Freddie’s Endearing Advocate

Freddie didn’t plan on needing to stay at Higher Ground Shelter—very few people do. Yet when he was going through a divorce and found himself without a home, the support he found at Catholic Charities gave him the stability and energy he needed to continue moving forward one step at a time. Freddie remembers hearing… (Read More)

The Power of Home (and Social Justice Club)

Students are excitedly milling about, greeting speakers as they make their way through the gym. A nervous buzz ensues as these same students review a program script while 650 of their peers filter into the bleachers. No, it’s not graduation, it’s not homecoming: it’s Justice Week at Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN. Put… (Read More)

Chez Jones Brings the Party to Higher Ground St. Paul Shelter

Chez Jones understands the importance of celebration and community when it comes to maintaining the human spirit. In addition to her role as Pay-For-Stay (PFS) Lead Coordinator at Higher Ground St. Paul, Chez also runs her own event planning business and works with those experiencing homelessness in Dakota County. Over the past year, Chez saw… (Read More)

Shining a Spotlight on Children’s Day Treatment

As Minneapolis Public Schools teachers and students return from their spring break, we want to spotlight a service that endures all year long: Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment. Day Treatment is a program for youth 1st through 8th grade who exhibit such significant behavioral concerns that a traditional school setting is not conducive to their… (Read More)

Building Community in the Twin Cities – Fighting Irish-style

If it’s Tuesday evening, you know where to find Jim Anderson: in a Notre Dame baseball cap and holding a container of Pearson’s candy at the Higher Ground Shelter in St. Paul. Following his retirement in 2014, Jim attended a meeting of the Golden Domers, the senior alumni chapter of the Notre Dame Club of… (Read More)