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Theresa: Finding hope amidst tragedy


Theresa, 63, never called Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center home, but it was her refuge from the world last fall.

Iron Mike: Decorated vet fighting for tranquility, home

Mary Brainerd: A Capital Campaign for Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center

Catholic Charities is building a new vision for the Dorothy Day Center to create dignified shelter, permanent homes and pathways out of poverty. This new vision is being realized with the incredible support of both the public and private sectors and Catholic Charities has launched a $40 million private capital campaign. The campaign is being chaired by Doug Baker, Jr., chairman and CEO of Ecolab, Mary Brainerd, CEO and president of HealthPartners and Andy Cecere, vice chairman and chief operating officer of U.S. Bank. Watch what motivates Mary Brainerd.

Andy Cecere: A Capital Campaign for Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center

Catholic Charities is building a new vision for the Dorothy Day Center to create dignified shelter, permanent homes and pathways out of poverty. This new vision is being realized with the incredible support of both the public and private sectors and Catholic Charities has launched a $40 million private capital campaign. The campaign is being chaired by Doug Baker, Jr., chairman and CEO of Ecolab, Mary Brainerd, CEO and president of HealthPartners and Andy Cecere, vice chairman and chief operating officer of U.S. Bank. Watch what motivates Andy Cecere.

Doug Baker: A Capital Campaign for Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center

Catholic Charities is building a new vision for the Dorothy Day Center to create dignified shelter, permanent homes and pathways out of poverty. This new vision is being realized with the incredible support of both the public and private sectors and Catholic Charities has launched a $40 million private capital campaign. The campaign is being chaired by Doug Baker, Jr., chairman and CEO of Ecolab, Mary Brainerd, CEO and president of HealthPartners and Andy Cecere, vice chairman and chief operating officer of U.S. Bank. Watch what motivates Doug Baker.

Verdarrell: More than a home, finding purpose

Verdarrell, 52, navigates homelessness with multiple medical issues. Dorothy Day Center has provided him a home away from home.

Access to affordable housing

Access to affordable housing is crucial for the underprivileged. The Minnesota Senate Investment Committee is considering a $100 million dollar request to improve access to affordable housing across the state. This video was created by the Minnesota Senate DFL.

Dorothy Day Center ReVision: Building on a successful model

Homelessness in Saint Paul has increased, and the Dorothy Day Center is no longer able to meet the needs of our most vulnerable community members. Based on the successful model of Higher Ground in Minneapolis, the Dorothy Day Center ReVision is a plan to create a more dignified way to serve our neighbors. It’s not enough to simply replace what exists today — we must advance a new vision that will bring long-term solutions, stable homes, and brighter futures for all.

A place to lay your head

Hear from Karl, a frequent Dorothy Day Center visitor, who yearns for “a job and a place of his own.”

Dorothy Day Center Breakfast

At the annual community breakfast commemorating the Dorothy Day Center’s 32 years of service in Saint Paul, Mayor Chris Coleman announced the creation of the Dorothy Day Center Task Force to identify solutions to better address the changing landscape of poverty and homelessness in Saint Paul.