Founded in 1999 in the spirit of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement, Casa’s focus was that of serving the immigrant Latino community, principally Latino women and families who were temporarily in crisis. The 2005 move into the former rectory of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church allowed for expanded opportunities for housing for immigrant women and children and educational opportunities for the broader community about the issues of migration.
Casa’s focus has evolved to providing housing to individuals and families who have applied for asylum and are awaiting their hearing. The hearing process averages 2-3 years and it can take up to a year before obtaining permission to work and provide income to the family. In collaboration with the International Institute of Minnesota and the International Association for Refugees, we are committed to ensuring an environment complete with wrap around services that will enhance our resident’s sense of self-worth and dignity as they complete the asylum process.
The home includes six bedrooms and has the flexibility to serve small and larger families.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 7244, St. Paul, MN 55107.
For more information, please visit the Casa Gaudalupana website: casaguadalupana.org