The Sojourner House provides a safe, clean place for adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness; affirms the Christ-like dignity in every individual through compassionate presence, listening, and hospitality; and empowers people to rebuild their lives with the engagement of the greater community. Guests can sleep overnight, shower, wash their clothes, and eat breakfast while ensuring their personal dignity, respect and safety.

The Sojourner House opened its doors on November 1, 2011. We are a year-round facility that serves those who are experiencing homelessness from 7 pm in the evening to 8 am in the morning. We can provide sleeping arrangements for up to 38 men and 15 women. Everyone is welcomed into the shelter as long as they are respectful, kind, and considerate to all other guests, volunteers, and staff. No substances, weapons, or pornography will be permitted on the premises. A core staff is employed by Catholic Charities, with a large supplement of volunteers for support! We are all unique individuals and together we create community!

Join us for our Sojourner House Thrift Sale!
Friday June, 28 from 8 am-4 pm and Saturday, June 29 from 8 am-2 pm at St. Olaf Parish.
View Flyer for more details!

Extreme Weather Procedure
Through out the winter months, many of our service areas where we provide outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness will be under extreme cold weather conditions. As we anticipate extreme cold temperatures, we will implement our Extreme Weather Procedures at all Catholic Charities Community Homeless Facilities.

When temperatures between 7 pm and 8 am are anticipated to drop at or below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, Catholic Charities Community Homeless Facilities will open their doors to an overflow capacity. These facilities will also lift temporary bans allowing community members to get out of the freezing temperatures.

During this time, we want to continue offering a safe, warm place for men and women to get out of the elements. Please pray for those we serve and our staff during this extreme weather!

How can you partner with us? We need your Time, Treasure, and Talent!
Volunteer - We need 10-20 volunteers each night. Food Prep, In-Take volunteers, Tote Room volunteers, and AM volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please check out our Volunteer Page and sign up to become part of the mission.

Monetary Support
Donate today to help us keep the lights on, staff available, and services available to help our guests find more sustainable housing.

In-Kind Donations
Do you have access to other in-kind items? Our guests could use the following items:

Summer Requests:

  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water
  • Heat-resistant, individually packed snacks
  • Backpacks


Winter Requests:

  • Winter Boots
  • Men’s Winter Coats Large-3X
  • Hand Warmers
  • Toe Warmers
  • Long Johns
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste


  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Coffee Creamer