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St. Patrick's Fall Forum - Bridges Across the City - Thursday, October 29, 2015

Read Eddie Brown's story and learn more about Visitation Monastery.

VEAP Update

We are grateful for the overwhelming support for VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) during our  Food Drives. VEAP now has expanded storage and refrigeration for collecting fresh produce. In addition to the food pantry, VEAP also provides rides to seniors for medical appointments, provides on-going support to families struggling with poverty, offers cooking and nutrition classes, and short term emergency loans. Visit the VEAP website for details!

Highlights of 66 West

  • Project serves homeless youth between the ages of 18-21.
  • All tenants are screened and sign individual leases.
  • All tenants earn a portion of their rent ($205/month) through paid internships.
  • 39 single, efficiency units.
  • On-site property management.
  • Secured building.
  • No drugs, alcohol or tobacco on property.
  • Referrals provided by local agencies serving homeless youth.
  • On-site support services include: job training, education, wellness, counseling and mentoring.
  • Developer: Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative has over 30 years of experience in affordable housing and manages 500 units in the Twin Cities.
  • Lead Congregation: Edina Community Lutheran has provided leadership for the project and committed $80,000 to the project.
  • Community support includes: Beacon Citizens, churches, individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies.

66 West is/is not:

66 West is a, “hand up” for motivated young adults experiencing homelessness so they can become self-sufficient and contributing members of our community. “Build a home, build a life." 

66 West is not a drug or rehabilitation center, group home, transitional housing, homeless shelter or a food pantry.

2014 Fall Forum

Fall Forum Speaker Series

66 West Apartments

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The Edina City Council unanimously voted "YES" to 66 West at the meeting on Tuesday, September 2! Thank you to all who supported the effort!

For more information on the project the project click here.

 Fr. Larry Snyder

Fr. Larry Snyder

2013 Fall Forum

How Can I Create a More Ethical and Equitable Economy?

Presentation by Fr. Larry Snyder, CEO of Catholic Charities 

Ways to join us!

  • Ministry Opportunities
  • Business Opportunities
  • In-kind Support
  • Financial Support

The Social Justice Commission
provides dynamic, visionary leadership for the Social Justice work at St. Patrick’s. This working group recruits volunteers, raises money; and collaborates with the Office of Social Justice. It also works with leadership at St. Patrick’s, local businesses and community organizations. Members serve a two year term.