As the temperatures begin to drop, we encourage our neighbors to remember those who are unable to purchase adequate warm winter gear for themselves or their children. Can you help assist us in meeting this need? Businesses, organizations, parishes, mosques, and synagogues are encouraged to participate.
In this edition of Capuchin Community Services' newsletter, learn how guests are grateful for the Capuchins' ministry being a constant presence in their lives. Then read from Br. Rob about our many reasons to give thanks. Including you, our donors, meal sponsors, and volunteers who are so very good to us and thus allow us to do so much for the guests at the doors. Finally, learn about how our partnership with the police builds community support in Milwaukee.
This wise counsel from our beloved Capuchin, Fr. Solanus Casey, has inspired me throughout our efforts to care for those who have been traumatized by homelessness and poverty. Each year we serve over 100,000 meals to individuals and families struggling to feed themselves.
On FOX 6 News Milwaukee, learn about the ground breaking of St. Anthony’s Apartments.
Heartland Housing and community partners gather to celebrate the upcoming construction of St. Anthony’s Apartments. The former St. Anthony’s Hospital, next to St. Ben's Community Meal site, will be renovated into 60 units of permanent supportive housing plus new space for partner Capuchin Community Services’ health clinic and homeless outreach programs.
We encourage volunteers to perform a Ministry of Presence: to sit with our guests, engage them in conversation, meet them on their terms, and share your experiences. That is the greatest gift one person can give to another: to be wholly present, to listen, to be attentive, to show care.