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St. Stephen's Human Services

The mission of St. Stephen’s Human Services is to end homelessness.

Mission Statement
2309 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: 612-874-0311
Other Names Used St. Stephen's, Kateri, Street Outreach, St Stephens, St. Stephens
EIN 01-0639118
Principal Staff Gail Dorfman
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 92.36
Number of Volunteers 540
Number of Clients Served 8,903
Tags / Keywords Homelessness, poverty, Minneapolis, housing, homeless, theater
General Information
Board Chair Jay McGregor
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum 9
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 9.2
Major Programs
Ending Long-term Homelessness$4,059,098
Rapid Exit$1,582,554
MHFA Subsidies$3,659,141
St. Stephen's Shelter$665,738
Street Outreach$571,682
Employment Services$260,004
Community Engagement$253,654
Rep Payee$93,784
Kateri Residence$924,901
Family Supportive Housing$730,585
In the past fiscal year St. Stephen’s Human Services: • Served 8,903 people in all our programs; 6,196 adults and 2,707 children. • Sheltered 958 people. • Assisted 1,459 households in attaining permanent supported housing. • Worked with 507 landlords to provide rental housing to program participants in 603 different properties across the Twin Cities. • Provided intensive on-the-spot services and housing options for 314 different individuals in crisis through Street Outreach and interacted with an additional 1,186 people with less intensive needs. • Partnered with the Homes for All Coalition to: successfully advocate for the inclusion of $100 million for affordable housing in the state bonding bill; changes to the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) that will make it easier for participants to gain job training and education; and for the increased minimum wage. • Debuted a new work by our zAmya Theater, Home Street Home Minneapolis, to promote the Downtown Council’s Downtown 2025 goal of ending street homelessness. Downtown Council President Steve Cramer and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges attended performances and participated in the public discussions following the performance. zAmya held 18 performances, attracting 1800 audience members. • Hired Gail Dorfman to serve as Executive Director. Gail previously served as the Mayor of St. Louis Park and as a Hennepin County Commissioner where she championed efforts to end homelessness and create affordable housing.
Current Goals
St. Stephen’s 2012-2014 key goals adopted as part of the strategic plan are to: • Support Prevention and Permanent Solutions to Homelessness; • Promote Systems Change and Self-Advocacy; • Further Learning and Sharing; and • Enhance Ongoing Program and Funding Efforts.
Community or Constituency Served
St. Stephen’s helps families with children and single adults who are experiencing homelessness. 30 percent of our clients are children, 79 percent are people of color, and 44 percent are female. We assist people with diverse barriers and needs including young at-risk moms with children, those facing eviction or foreclosure, families and singles in shelters or on the streets, chemically dependent homeless American Indian women and their children, veterans, people experiencing long-term homelessness, and the most frequent users of detox, shelter, and jail. We are known for helping people with severe housing barriers and the longest lengths of homelessness.
Geographic Area Served
Hennepin County with a focus on Minneapolis.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $10,347,625 90.6%
Management: $771,496 6.8%
Fundraising: $304,862 2.7%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $2,908,272 $2,841,899 $2,589,635
Beginning of Year $2,841,899 $2,589,635 $2,520,684
Difference $66,373 $252,264 $68,951
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $2,908,272
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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