Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities serves and enhances human dignity for people of all faiths and beliefs.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2017: 1,262 received affordable housing in housing units managed by Catholic Charities // 41 homeless women and their children received temporary housing and support services // 7 veterans received temporary transitional housing // 135 homeless youth received temporary housing, mentoring, and life skills support // 2,080,960 pounds of food were distributed to 5,791 households in Central MN; 42,324 people received food, clothing, and financial assistance, along with help from special programs such as the Holiday Toy Program and Share the Spirit // 875 received financial and housing counseling // 631 people received support through individual, family, and marriage counseling // 125 people participated in the men’s domestic abuse support group and women’s self-esteem support group // 796 people with serious and persistent mental illness received support to maintain their housing and function successfully in their community // 344 individuals participated in classes to help divorcing couples co-parent their children successfully // 193 individuals received support through health promotion workshops // 325,997 meals were provided to 5,804 seniors // 8,778 children received mentoring and support from 201 foster grandparents
Current Goals Achieve full implementation of electronic health record software // Expand Essential Community Provider status for mental health services // Explore options for expanding current programs or add programs with minimal start-up cost // Stabilize staffing levels in 24/7 programs // Increase the number of housing units under management by Catholic Charities // Increase the number of volunteer opportunities within programs // Make a plan each month to address negative variances in programs’ bottom-lines
Community or Constituency Served Individuals and families of all ages who have a need for food, clothing, mental health services, and housing.
Geographic Area Served Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud primarily serves the 16 central Minnesota counties that make up the Diocese of St. Cloud (Benton, Douglas, Grant, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, and Wilkin). In addition, senior dining services are provided in Chisago, Pine, and Wright Counties. Referrals from other counties are also served in some programs.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 09/30/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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911 18th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320-650-1550

General Information

Alternative Name: Catholic Charities of St. Cloud
EIN: 41-0737799
Principal Staff: Stephen Pareja
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 236.4
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 53,493
Ruling Year: 1945


Board Chair: Darren Heying
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 13.1

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