House of Charity
About Our History
Right from the start, in the early 1950s, House of Charity has been about transforming lives…one person at a time. Our founder, Brother de Paul, responded to the need he saw around him by providing food and shelter to the poor in Minneapolis. Since its beginnings on Nicollet Island, House of Charity has been located at several sites in downtown Minneapolis, and moved to its current location at 510 South 8th Street in 1976. Once a hotel, the building now houses 116 men and women who have experienced homelessness.
The Food Centre, at 714 Park Avenue, feeds more than 350 people each day. After 60 years, the work begun by Brother De Paul continues. Because of his legacy, the hungry are fed and the homeless find shelter.
One of our primary goals is to help struggling individuals meet their basic human needs of food and shelter while reducing barriers to their long-term self-sufficiency.
MISSION, VISION, & VALUES
Feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness, and empower individuals to achieve independence.
Transforming lives…one person at a time.
- We strive to build strong and effective relationships.
- We value the rights and views of others.
- We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism, trust, and accountability.
- We aspire to deliver services of exceptional quality.