The Heart of the City

House of Charity, Inc.

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The Heart of the City

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We strive to meet the needs of the homeless & impoverished by providing a continuum of care so clients can ultimately become self-sufficient

Our Vision:

Transforming Lives...One Person at a Time.

Our Mission:

Feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness, and empower individuals to achieve independence.

Our Programs:

Food Centre— Our Food Centre serves daily free, hot, nutritious meals to anyone who walks through our doors, no questions asked. It is the only public meal facility in Minneapolis open 7 days/week and 365 days/year. We typically feed 350 men, women and children each day.

Day by Day - An out-patient co-occurring chemical dependency and mental illness treatment program for adult men and women with chronic chemical dependency, mental health, and major life issues. Individual recovery plans are created to best serve each client. Counseling, health, wellness and workforce development training are provided.

*2012 marked the beginning of our women's only Day by Day program. Because we now offer separate programs for our female and male clients, we are able to provide them with a more individualized program in an environment that is highly conducive to long-term recovery and overall well-being.

Transitional Housing for the long-term homeless - We house 116 adult men and women who have been homeless for extended periods of time, have no financial resources, experience significant barriers to employment, and are in need of support. Included in this total is 8 beds for homeless Veterans that have been secured through our partnership with Veteran's Affairs.

Permanent Supportive Housing - House of Charity participates in Hennepin County's Housing First program. The program places clients in affordable housing in the community and incorporates supportive services.

Case Management - Every housing client, including individuals in Housing First, work with a Case Manager. Clients set goals for the future and work toward them with a case manager as their advocate and guide. Client goals typically center on permanent housing, education, employment, and improved relationships.

In order to provide food, housing, treatment, and support through case management for our clients and guests, your support is vital. Every dollar donated to House of Charity goes to making a difference in the life of an individual experiencing homelessness or economic hardship in our community. You can make a difference for those in need. Every gift, regardless of size, is needed and very much appreciated.

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Organization Information

House of Charity, Inc.
510 S 8th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 594-2000



We strive to meet the needs of the homeless & impoverished by providing a continuum of care so clients can ultimately become self-sufficient

EIN: 410795347

Reports: Guidestar

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