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Contact St. Joe's
St. Joseph's Home for Children
1121 46th Street E
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Main Number: 612-204-8250
Referrals: 612-204-8252
Fax: 612-827-7954

Volunteer: 612-204-8435
Residential Treatment: 612-204-8252
Day Treatment: 612-204-8252
Central Intake: 612-204-8222
Emergency Shelter: 612-204-8267
Mental Health Case Management: 612-204-8252
Community Health Clinic: 612-204-8282

Staff Biographies

Director of St. Joseph's Home for Children Keith Kozerski, MSW, LISW
Interim Director of Children's Services
Senior Director, St. Joseph's Home for Children

18 years in Child Care Field
Contact: 612-204-8214 or

"This field drew me in early in my undergraduate work because of the unique opportunity to be able to make a real difference in someone's life. My favorite part of the job is getting to know the children and families we serve. Each person brings a unique talent and skill to our building."

Director of Mental Health Services
Jon Stumbras, LICSW
Director of Mental Health Services
26 years in Child Care Field
Contact for Admission for Residential Care: 612-204-8216

"I have worked with children and families in some capacity throughout my professional life. It keeps me on my toes and keeps me young(er). My favorite part of the job is never having two days look alike, and attending day treatment and residential graduations."

Day Treatment Program Manager Lynn Starr, MSW, LICSW
Day Treatment Program Manager
Adjunct faculty at a master's of social work program
30 years in Child Care Field
ontact for Day Treatment and Mental Health Case Management information and referrals: 612-204-8540

"I am delighted to join the St. Joe's team in the Day Treatment and Case Management Program. I hope to honor families and children we serve by providing quality care and services."

Senior Unit Manager
Andy Martin, LSW
Senior Unit Manager
Licensures/specialties: BS in Biology, minor in Psychology, trained in Family Mediation
1988 Gisela Konopka award for outstanding work with youth, NAACP member and former board member, Conflict Resolution board member and former board president
34 years in Child Care Field
Contact: 612-204-8267
For emergency shelter admissions, contact Central Intake: 612-204-8222

"Every week I am challenged and learn, and every day all I have to do is look around to see the positive impacts we have. The variety of what we do and the number and variety of youth we serve well are some of the special things I like about St. Joe's."

Kevin Walsh, MSW, LICSW
Admissions Specialist

Education: Simmons Graduate School of
Social Work, MSW, 1998
Contact: 612-204-8252

Kevin has spent more than 15 years working with children with behavioral and emotional issues. He has worked as a therapist in residential programs, outpatient clinics and community-based programs. He has also worked with children who have acted out sexually. His experience will help parents and children through the admissions and placement process.

Dawn Petroskas
Health Services Manager

Dawn Petroskas serves as the Health Services Manager for Catholic Charities. She has extensive experience providing nursing care to homeless and other vulnerable populations both locally and internationally. She is also currently finishing up her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, where she has been researching the impact of housing on the health of those without a home for the past four years.

Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Schoelch
Children's Services Volunteer Coordinator
20 years in Volunteer Management
Contact for individual or group volunteer application:
Volunteer Resources or 612-204-8435
Contact: 612-204-8486 or mary.schoelch@cctwincities.org

"The compassionate bond formed between our extraordinary volunteers and the children who thrive as a result of the attention and care they receive is a joy to be around. I am blessed and privileged to be a part of St. Joe's family."

Director of Spiritual Care

Umo Udo, MA, MDiv, CPCC
Director of Catholic Charities' Spiritual Care
Education: Master of Arts degree in Youth and Family ministries, Luther Seminary
Diploma in Theological Studies and Master of Divinity Degree, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities Area, Minnesota
Contact: 612-204-8245

"I have an expansive sense of ministry that sometimes can be challenging yet quite fulfilling. It is a profound honor to be called upon to companion with individuals through their “dark night of the soul” journey as well as celebrate life’s small glimpses of hope. My commitment is to create a safe space that everyone can discover, reconnect with and nurture their Spiritual lives. I relish the “aha” moments that I get to witness every day!

Residential Services Staff:    

Becky Mithun                    Supervisor
Dick Bain                          Supervisor
Alicia Bauers                    Unit Supervisor

Steve Webb                      Therapist
Cheryl Troxel                    Therapist
Rob Hinman                     Therapist

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