The Basilica of Saint Mary
May 23, 2017
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The Basilica of Saint Mary
We are located on Hennepin Avenue between 16th & 17th Streets in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Phone: 612.333.1381
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Recent Publications
· Weekly Newsletter
  January 16, 2014
· Parish Bulletin
  December 27, 2013
· BASILICA Magazine
  December 6, 2013
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The Next Step

Mission: To provide mentoring and advocate services to those needing assistance in taking “the next step” in improving their life situation.

The Next Step is The Basilica of Saint Mary’s newest St. Vincent de Paul program. The Next Step provides support to our guests through networking with other agencies and resources in the Twin Cities, mentoring, direction and goal setting with our guests as they work through their short-term to intermediate-term life issues, and some financial assistance as needed.

Receiving Help Through The Next Step 

Referrals to The Next Step are made through our SVdP Outreach Ministry, Tuesday through Thursday mornings at 9:30am. Those interested in working with The Next Step mentors will go through the following application process:

To learn more about The Next Step, contact us, or contact Kimberly Burns at The Basilica 612.317.3419.

Assistance Provided by The Next Step

  • Advocated for clients with legal issues through their court proceedings
  • Assisted a homeless youth with housing, goal setting, tutoring and a plan
    to move forward
  • Worked with unemployed individuals to help them find a job
  • Located a Philippine birth certificate for purposes of identification
  • Prevented a client from landing in a shelter by connecting him to a social
    worker who helped him understand the rules regarding government
    resources
  • Assisted a parent in selecting Minneapolis Children’s Hospital to help
    diagnose a disability, found appropriate community resources to help, and
    located furnishings for their home
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