Catholic Charities Dallas continues to do more to answer the call for all in need. Our two St. Jude Centers are also now fully occupied, which means hundreds of formerly homeless individuals now have access to wraparound services, and most importantly, a place to call home.
Phase II of our St. Jude Park Central is close to completion. In addition to 180 rooms, St. Jude Park Central is now home to a collaborative working space. A common area, drop-in rooms, offices, and meeting rooms are available, along with memberships. A coffee bar with training sponsored by Ascension Coffee is also part of the new space, along with classroom space for vocational training from Dallas College. The co-working area will offer an opportunity for the outside community to see St. Jude and interact with the internal community. The co-working spaces are also available to St. Jude residents.
In addition to the co-work and community spaces, the next phase includes plans to renovate existing space into a new Client Choice Pantry that would serve to distribute approximately 1.2M pounds of food annually, the equivalent of about 1.0M meals to individuals and families in the surrounding zip codes affected by the growing levels of poverty in our communities of service. The clients accessing the pantry would have the opportunity to access additional services made available by CCD and our other onsite partners.
The entirety of the St. Jude Park Central project is planned to be a one-of-a-kind, first-ever combination of public access, client services, residences for formerly homeless with a multitude of onsite services. To learn more about the project or to support the expansion financially, please contact Kelly Noonan, CCD Chief Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.