After the Grand Forks flood in 1997, the Catholic churches in the area saw a greater than normal need for a food pantry, emergency assistance and a thrift store. From that need developed what is today known as St. Joseph's Social Care. Promoting dignity and self-worth while inspiring hope and empowerment is our goal. With a small staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, we provide basic human needs to the local disadvantaged with food, housing, transportation, clothing and emergency assistance, such as paying for their utilities.
St. Joseph’s Social Care, a Catholic Charity, provides assistance to individuals and families in need without regard to race, religion, or national origin. By meeting basic needs, St. Joseph’s inspires hope and empowers persons to reach their fullest potential. St. Joseph’s advocates for those in need, promotes their dignity and self-worth, and strives to walk with them, learn from them, and see in them the presence of God.
Mickey is a native North Dakotan dedicated to helping our community thrive. Originally from Minot, Mickey currently lives in Thompson, ND with his wife, Sara, and 3 daughters, Brittney, Bailey, and Kasey.
Mickey received a Bachelor of Science degree from Minot State University in 2000 and brings an extensive background in sales, marketing, and communication to the team. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, Mickey served as an account manager in Grand Forks for 16 years.
For the past decade, Mickey has been a member of the Thompson Park District board. He currently serves as president of the board for the non-profit organization. When not working, you can find Mickey enjoying the great outdoors or catching a UND hockey game.
Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself to Mickey!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Grand Forks was formed at 2206 Gateway Drive; Food pantry, Emergency assistance and Thrift store
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Grand Forks is incorporated
Operation and thrift store move to current location at 620 8th Ave South
Sold 2206 Gateway Drive location
Cars for a Cause Program
Halloween Costume Give Away
Purchased 1805 for transitional housing
Current location gifted by Leon and Jane Comeau
First social worker staff hired
Purchased two units of Comeau Transitional Housing Program
Completed transitional housing at 1805
First Empty Bowl Event
Purchased 614 and 616 8th Ave South for Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Opened Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Started Forward Movement Program
Integrated with the Grand Forks Food Cupboard
Second social worker hired
Built two double garages for storage of food and thrift store items
Developed website - svdpgf.org
Added three new offices
Free Summer Lunch for Youth serves two locations
Hired bookkeeper and brought accounting in-house
Open third unit of Permanent Supportive Housing
Name changed to St. Vincent of Grand Forks
Name changed to St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store
Summer Lunch program serves seven locations
Lot purchased from City of Grand Forks for future housing
Summer Lunch program serves nine locations
New website rollout
Betty’s Kitchen underway