Tag: Homeless

Indiana volunteers learn homeless at shelter ‘are not a stereotype’

Indiana volunteers learn homeless at shelter ‘are not a stereotype’

| Natalie Hoefer | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Katelyn Stumler’s husband, Craig, needed someone to cover his volunteer shift at a New Albany homeless shelter for two hours on a cold night in February, “begrudgingly, I said I’d do it,” she admitted.

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Pandemic-surplus: Dairy cooperative donates 25,000 pounds of cheese to Catholic Charities

Pandemic-surplus: Dairy cooperative donates 25,000 pounds of cheese to Catholic Charities

| April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Enough cheese to make more than 320,000 sandwiches was delivered April 16 to Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis as one Wisconsin dairy cooperative’s way to help in the midst of a pandemic crisis.

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Archbishop Hebda helps serve noon meal to the homeless at Catholic Charities in St. Paul

Archbishop Hebda helps serve noon meal to the homeless at Catholic Charities in St. Paul

| April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

After celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda made an important stop in St. Paul.

He helped serve a noon meal to the homeless at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Dorothy Day Place, which includes a shelter, social services and long-term, low-cost apartments for the needy. He and Tim Marx, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, who also helped cook the meal, worked with several others at the serving line April 12, with gloves and masks on to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, pope prays for homeless, cites newspaper photo

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, pope prays for homeless, cites newspaper photo

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

During his livestreamed daily morning Mass, Pope Francis prayed that the coronavirus pandemic may awaken people’s consciences to the plight of homeless men and women suffering in the world.

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Sister who works with Philadelphia homeless attends State of the Union

Sister who works with Philadelphia homeless attends State of the Union

| Carol Zimmermann | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mercy Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder and executive director of Project HOME, an organization that helps the homeless in Philadelphia, was one of the many guests who attended the Feb. 4 State of the Union, which she hoped would draw attention to homelessness and inspire federal aid to alleviate it.

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Youth’s compassion for the homeless leads to annual outreach

Youth’s compassion for the homeless leads to annual outreach

| Debbie Musser | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Youth’s compassion for the homeless leads to annual outreach

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Catholic Charities to expand housing for homeless in Minneapolis

Catholic Charities to expand housing for homeless in Minneapolis

| December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the heels of finishing its $100 million Dorothy Day Place renovation and expansion of homeless shelter, apartments, meals and social services in St. Paul, Catholic Charities is expanding housing for the homeless in Minneapolis.

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Four more charged in fraud scheme against Catholic Charities

Four more charged in fraud scheme against Catholic Charities

| November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Investigation of a scheme to fraudulently obtain at least $684,000 from funds for the homeless at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resulted in charges against four more people.

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Child’s wish to feed homeless leads to robust outreach, national award

Child’s wish to feed homeless leads to robust outreach, national award

| Brenda N. Riojas | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

It started with a child’s concern for a homeless man she saw outside a grocery store.

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Funeral pays tribute to homeless man who lived by Indianapolis cathedral

Funeral pays tribute to homeless man who lived by Indianapolis cathedral

| Sean Gallagher | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his own way, William “Paco” Pryor never considered himself homeless during the more than 20 years that he lived behind SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

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Parishes help build houses, provide for needs of the homeless

Parishes help build houses, provide for needs of the homeless

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faced with a growing number of people who are homeless in Minnesota, state and local governments are amping up efforts this year to build affordable housing.

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Advocates for the homeless make voices heard in State Capitol

Advocates for the homeless make voices heard in State Capitol

| May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

People who have experienced homelessness, advocates for affordable housing, state lawmakers and the governor and lieutenant governor of Minnesota rallied at the State Capitol in St. Paul May 6 for legislation to create and preserve affordable housing.

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