Former Catholic convent opens as a new shelter for families in St. Paul
“Twin Cities families in need of a temporary place to stay have found a safe, warm refuge in a surprising place: a former Catholic convent in St. Paul.
Before COVID-19, homeless families seeking help from Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul would sprawl out on cots clustered in church classrooms or empty rooms of synagogues, separated often only by a cardboard barrier. When the pandemic hit in 2020, that was no longer safe, so the nonprofit’s leaders scrambled to find a new option to address Minnesota’s severe shortage of affordable housing.
Enter the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY KELLY SMITH
Sisters of St. Joseph give big lift to Interfaith Action.
“For the past nine months, families facing homelessness have found shelter and sustenance at the Provincial House of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), 1880 Randolph Ave. Through Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul’s Project Home, 98 families—118 adults and 196 children—have found comfort and joy there. And the Sisters of Saint Joseph and residents of the surrounding neighborhood could not be happier for them.” READ FULL ARTICLE BY ANNE MURPHY