WHAT'S HAPPENING

Saint Emily is the patron saint of single women in the Catholic religion. An opportunity arose to open a transitional housing facility for single women in the St. Cloud area who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, so the name "Catholic Charities Emily's Place" seems very fitting.

EMILY'S PLACE WILL BE OPENING THIS MONTH

Emily's Place, which will open this month, and will be the second transitional housing facility in the area. The women will live in a shared community, with  requirements to pay rent, save money for the future, and meet with staff on a regular basis to develop long term stability goals. The ultimate expectation will be for the women to find permanent housing in one year.  All women that live in the home must be alcohol and chemical free. The women must also volunteer monthly, and meet with staff to create short and long term goals.

VIRTUAL HOUSE WARMING PARTY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NECESSITIES

The staff of Emily's Place has registered at Target, for a list of things that will be needed for the women and families entering the facility. If you would like to make a contribution, you can click HERE for a list of items needed, and to make a donation.

DO YOU HAVE A LOCAL 411?

We want to come together to make a difference for those in need in our community in

2016. Will you be a partner? If you know of someone in need; whether it be an individual, group or family, please let us know of area happenings that will benefit others. Send your information to: kelly@mix949.com.