Peace & Justice Committee

Jun 13th, 2015

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor

“To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person and face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, in the face of Jesus.”

~Pope Francis

Stewardship TipHigher Ground Provides Hope & Peace 

Recently a small contingent from our committee toured our nearest Catholic Charities homeless shelter, Higher Ground. It was so heartwarming to see how our Church is caring for the transitional and chronic homeless. It’s a beautiful, warmly decorated building that upholds the dignity of the homeless.  

The first floor is an emergency shelter for 171 adult men.  The second floor is a $7 Pay for Stay for 80 men.  Floors three through seven provide permanent housing for those that qualify, both men and women. This innovative facility offers a wide variety of housing options and services to meet the needs of their clients, many of whom struggle with serious mental, physical and chemical health challenges.

Higher Ground has created a new way for individuals experiencing homelessness to move up and out of homelessness.  The adjacent housing facilities on the campus, the Glenwood and Evergreen Residences, also provide an additional 168 units of permanent supportive housing.  Higher Ground is serving as the model for the Dorothy Day ReVision in St. Paul. 

If interested in taking a tour, volunteering, giving a donation, or just for more information, please go to http://www.cctwincities.org/highergroundshelter or call 612-204-8500. 

Peace & Justice Committee