Heating, Cooling, and Snow Melt
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Mixed Use Residential and Nonprofit

A group of District Energy staff volunteering at Dorothy DayCatholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has a mission to serve those most in need. They are a leader at solving poverty, creating opportunity, and advocating for justice in the community. As Catholic Charities is serving the community, District Energy has been proud to be their service provider since 1983.

Over the last few years, Catholic Charities has developed new facilities and services that will greatly improve their ability to reach out and help the community. The Dorothy Day Center campus has two new buildings. The first building, Higher Ground Saint Paul, opened in January 2017. This five-story building has emergency shelter and permanent homes for 470 people, along with added space for medical services. The second building, The Opportunity Center, opened in October of 2019 and helps to serve the homeless population in Saint Paul by providing 177 affordable apartments as well as a resource center. The facility is open daily and connects people to key services to improve their health, income, housing stability, and overall well-being.

District Energy is proud to have been a redevelopment project supporter and service partner providing heating, cooling, and snow melt services to this campus which is responding to a growing need in our community.