Our mission is to assist people in need of food, shelter, and help for a better tomorrow. Our guests receive shelter for 30-90 days regardless of religion, ethnicity, age or reason for homelessness. Along with shelter, we provide our residents two meals each day as well as help in finding a job or housing. We connect them with community resources such as education, transportation, employment, child care, healthcare and social services. When they obtain more permanent housing, we try to supply them with household items and resources to make that transition as smooth as possible.
A funny thing happened on my way to growing up. For the majority of my life, I’ve been a fully supporting individual with stable, gainful employment and the ability to provide a home for my family. But about ten years ago, I developed a serious problem with alcohol and subsequently, over time, managed to lose everything I had. I [...]
Normally, the amount of time of stay at Catholic Worker House is 30 days for single women and 60 days for families. Occasionally, we have someone who has a need that is much different from our average client. When I met Ms. Mary in May 2014, I knew we were in for a long journey! She first came to [...]
Julie came to the house in late October 2009 with 11-year-old son Timothy and 9-year-old daughter Sierra. Julie and her children had been staying with her parents since leaving their apartment when Julie lost her job. During this time, Julie also received an OWI and was just starting substance abuse treatment at St. Luke’s Chemical Dependency across the street [...]