Tag: Shelter

In Florida shelter, exhausted people wait out Hurricane Irma

In Florida shelter, exhausted people wait out Hurricane Irma

| Mickey Conlon | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The stories, like the people, are all over the map.

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New vision for Dorothy Day Center closer to reality

New vision for Dorothy Day Center closer to reality

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

One year after the opening of a $40 million drive to expand the Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul, $31.2 million has been raised to provide a meal, a place to sleep and a way forward for those who are homeless.

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To shelter the homeless

To shelter the homeless

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The corporal works of mercy are charitable deeds that provide for the bodily needs of others, and standing at the top of the list of critical bodily needs are food and shelter. The fourth corporal work of mercy is to shelter the homeless, also known as to harbor the harborless. In the Gospel, it corresponds to, “I was . . . a stranger and you welcomed me” (Mt 25:35). A roof over one’s head provides protection from the elements as well as safety and security.

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Dorothy Day Center expansion underway

Dorothy Day Center expansion underway

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A better place to sleep for those experiencing homelessness will be ready in 2016 in St. Paul.

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Help wanted: Volunteers play crucial role at shelter

Help wanted: Volunteers play crucial role at shelter

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steve Hawkins doesn’t need a theology book to know the definition of the Body of Christ.

He knows it goes into action every evening as homeless men who seek shelter at the Dorothy Day Center are cared for by Catholic men from a dozen parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who spend the night aiding, listening to and watching over them.

Men like John Bromen.

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Casa Guadalupana: shelter for families far from home

Casa Guadalupana: shelter for families far from home

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A young woman is eight months pregnant with nowhere to go.

She is far from home and looking for a safe place to deliver her child. After looking feverishly with her husband, they find a place just in time for her delivery.

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Shelter in need of volunteers

Shelter in need of volunteers

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Dorothy Day Center’s overflow shelter, located in a former Catholic Charities office building next door to the main Dorothy Day site in St. Paul, is in need of volunteers to help keep it open.

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A ‘new’ home

A ‘new’ home

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dorothy Day Center expands to building next door

The economy and the recent below-zero temperatures have pushed the Dorothy Day Center, a homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul, over capacity.

The shelter served more than 200 homeless nightly during one week in January, according to Gerry Lauer, senior program director at the center.

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