Our Local Impact Partners
During the day, the 34-year-old Dorothy Day Center provides meals, mental health services and medical care, showers, and much more to help people experiencing homelessness. Catholic Charities’ Housing First staff work to help guests move from Dorothy Day Center into permanent housing. At night, Dorothy Day Center becomes an emergency shelter, providing a safe place for more than 200 people to get rest.
Nightly emergency shelter is provided for single adult men and women on a first come, first serve basis. The shelter is open every day.
The first Saturday of each odd month we send teams to help prepare and serve a meal to the homeless and needy in downtown St. Paul. To sign up and get involved contact Tim & Cindy Wiant at 715-426-7972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Dorothy Day Center, visit their site HERE.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in our history.
At Five Oaks, we have partnered with FMSC for 6 years now. This year Five Oaks, in partnership with the City of Woodbury and numerous local organizations, will participate in a community wide MobilePack Event. We will come together to pack 4 million meals for starving children worldwide!
In July, we host a backpack drive for the Children of Karen refugees in St. Paul. We invite everyone of purchase and fill a backpack with necessary school supplies.
In addition, the Bryant's small group hosts a Karen summer Vacation Bible School at the Brittany Apartments in St. Paul.
To get involved with the Karen refugees in St. Paul, contact __ or the Bryant's for summer VBS. For more information on the Karen Organization of Minnesota, check out their site HERE.
We partner with Kid's Hope USA and Woodbury Elementary to build caring relationships and give hope to local children. Mentors volunteer one hour a week. Prayer Partners provide prayer.
One child, one hour, one church, one school.
Learn more about Kids Hope USA here.
New Life Family Services, work with women and men who believe abortion is the “only” solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Through practical and spiritual counsel, they provide education and support with the hope each client will make a life-affirming decision for their unborn child.
In January we run a Diaper Drive to collect diapers for young mothers who have chosen life over abortion and are enrolled in NLFS's Parenting Plus Program.
Join the Five Oaks Road Runners and help bring clean drinking water to African communities who lack this most basic necessity.
In 2014, we got 35 Road Runners across the Twin Cities Marathon finish line. We were also the #1 fundraising team in the Metro.
The Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. Providing safe shelter, nutritious food, dental and medical care, and a broad variety of life-changing programs, the Mission helps people rebuild their lives – physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally.
In the fall we come together to feed the hungry and needy for Thanksgiving as we fill hundreds of UGM Thanksgiving Bags.
Interested in tutoring, childcare or mentoring? UGM offers after school tutoring at Asian Ministry Center for K-6th grades, childcare at Naomi Center in St. Paul on Wednesdays for single mothers taking classes, and opportunities to assist, teach, mentor or tutor at Men's Campus.