House of Charity, Inc. and St. Stephen’s Human Services Boards of Directors are excited to announce the merger of our two organizations, effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Deborah F. Moses will be the Executive Director of the combined organization.
The new, combined organization will meet a growing need for emergency services and permanent supportive housing during a pandemic which has put our unhoused neighbors at even greater risk. The people we serve will benefit from the combined expertise and experience of both organizations, including support and outreach to those experiencing long- and short-term homelessness, emergency shelter services, daily hot meals, and related food support, treatment for addiction and related health issues, and assistance with maintaining permanent housing. Uniting our organizations will result in a greater ability to provide these essential services to those most in need, around the clock, 365 days a year.
House of Charity and St. Stephen’s are both longtime, respected non-profit organizations operating out of Minneapolis for more than 60 years.
House of Charity feeds hundreds of food-insecure individuals and families every day and provides permanent supportive housing to 260 people along with outpatient treatment for Substance Use Disorders and mental illness. St. Stephen’s works to end homelessness through Street Outreach, shelter, and housing programs that collectively benefit more than x number per year.
Together, we will reach more than 8,000 individuals and families each year with program offerings that include emergency and permanent housing services, various food supports, and treatment for addiction and related health issues.
The merger of St. Stephen’s Human Services and House of Charity represents a natural progression of a long and valued relationship between the two organizations and an opportunity to more fully integrate our services in support of people experiencing homelessness, hunger, mental health issues, and substance dependence. The merger aligns with the core missions of both organizations and will create a comprehensive continuum of care for those we serve, as well as a stronger voice as we advocate for equity and social justice issues at the local and state levels.
Together, we can achieve our shared goals and have a greater impact on the individuals we serve and the community as a whole.
We will be stronger together.
If you would like to learn more about the critical services provided by House of Charity, please visit their website at https://www.houseofcharity.org/.
If you would like to learn more about the critical services provided by St. Stephen’s Human Services, please visit their website at https://www.ststephensmpls.org/.