St. Anthony Project
“How Merciful is the Good God in Making us Dependent Upon One Another!” - Bl. Solanus Casey, Capuchin
Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting the St. Anthony campaign, which will transform the abandoned hospital building connected to St. Ben’s into a flourishing center of care for the homeless community!
This historic transformation has multiple purposes, including a new indoor gathering space that will enable our guests to clean up, warm up and socialize before the meal, and enter the meal hall directly, rather than standing in a line outside. A space for showers, laundry, and other services that are currently being provided in the Capuchins’ living quarters. And to top it all off, a space that will include 60 permanent apartments for people who are now homeless.
The vision for St. Anthony has gained the support of many compassionate people, neighboring businesses and philanthropic leaders—over 1,200 donors have contributed more than $2,070,000! Thanks to this strong and timely support, Capuchin Community Services will be able to meet the financing deadline and construction is scheduled to begin in mid-October, 2017.
Although we still must raise roughly $400,000 for furniture, fixtures and related expenses for the new facilities, we are thanking God ahead of time, in the spirit of Fr. Solanus Casey. We are thankful above all that our new facilities at St. Anthony will have the capacity to offer the best care possible to the most vulnerable people in Milwaukee—the poor, the hungry, and the homeless. Thank you!
In the words of St. Francis, I wish you Peace and All Good,
Br. Rob Roemer, OFM, Capuchin
On FOX6 News Milwaukee learn about the Ground Breaking of St. Anthony’s Apartments.