Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud

Rating: 4.71 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Seniors

Location: 911 18th Street N. P.O. Box 2390 St. Cloud MN 56302 USA

Mission: Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization which advances the charitable and social mission of the Diocese of St. Cloud. We build communities, promote family life, and enhance human dignity by providing quality services to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and families of all faiths and beliefs.
Geographic areas served: 16 counties in Central Minnesota

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Rating: 5 stars  

What are some of the critical services offered by this conscientious and well run organization? The answer is: food, clothing, shelter, financial counseling and, above all, hope. That doesn't even cover it all. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud serves those in need in this community; those young and old and those of any faith background. As a volunteer, I see the staff dedicated to those whom they serve. I find it to be both inspiring and humbling. I choose to support them both with volunteer hours and financially as we can. It is time and money well spent.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Share their stories more visibly because they touch us all.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My exposure to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud has become first hand since I took their tours and started volunteering. In my opinion, this organization truly lives its mission to serve those in need. The services provided are so many that I will mention just the tours I have taken: Emergency Services (food, clothing and financial counseling), The St. Cloud Children's Home and Life Transitions Services. The professional staff, the programs and the respect with which clients and students were treated impressed me greatly. I now volunteer as needed at one of the St. Cloud locations and continue to be impressed with the commitment of those for whom I work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...taking 3 of their tours and volunteering for over a year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of a thing. They use their resources as good stewards and advertise their services across the Diocese.

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Rating: 5 stars  

40 years ago, we got one of the best gifts we could ever recieve from Catholic Charities, our son. 13 years later, we also got a niece there also.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting our son

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing that I can think of now.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As far as I can tell, wherever there are people in need in my community, Catholic Charities is there to help. Whether it is homes for disabled adults or the Children's Home, programs for families in crisis, counseling or hunger relief, I don't know what would become of St. Cloud if Catholic Charities was not here. It is a wonderful organization filled with loving, dedicated people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through testimonials of people I've worked with, our deacon and a neighbor who worked in the homes in Cold Spring.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing at this time. I especially like the improved communications. I enjoy the e-newsletter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have either attended or worked on the Catholic Charities Mardi Gras fundraising event for many years. The Catholic Charities staff are exceptional people who are very committed to their mission. They are good stewards and are wonderful to work with!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with their exceptional staff and taking their tours.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing. They consistently exceed expectations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I served on the Board of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud from 2005 through 2010. What amazed me over those years was the tremendous depth the organization has. They reach so many in need with emergency services (food, clothing, and financial help), mental health counseling, transitional housing for those struggling to become self sufficient, a residential treatment center serving children ages 8 to 18, homes for the mentally ill and physically impaired, and more. They are a well managed charity, serve people of all faiths, and adjust quickly to changing needs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering at the food shelf, personally visiting the homes and treatment facilities, and meeting and talking to many of the clients served while on the Board.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. Employees are committed to their jobs and their clients, volunteers are motivated, and management is very effective.

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Rating: 3 stars  

Over the years its been my privilege to see how Catholic Charities impacts lives in our area. I remember hearing a young woman share her story about how staff at the Children's Home helped her learn how to trust others and grow into a caring young woman. When I visted the food shelf, I learned how donations of food, clothing and household items help families in need. The volunteers take such care when talking with familes. Each person is treated with love and respect. Staff at Catholic Charities don't just talk the talk, they literally walk the walk in sharing the mission of Catholic Charities. They and all who serve families in the community truly are servants of all.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've hosted a table at the Catholic Charities Benefit Breakfast since it began and each year I learn more about the organization from the people it serves. The best testament of how Catholic Charities impacts our community comes from the people it serves. It brings tears to my eyes as I hear how this organization's staff helps others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find new ways for them to share the stories of their success.

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