Food is central to the Capuchin mission. No person should experience food insecurity. None are turned away.

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The Capuchin Clothes Closet affords a space for guests to acquire clothing and other items at no cost.

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At the Marquette University Legal Clinic, law students and volunteer attorneys provide legal information for non-criminal matters.

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Through partnerships with the UWM College of Nursing and Ascension, guests receive wellness screenings and other services.

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Social Worker

Professional social workers seek to address underlying root causes of poverty and help guests find sustainable pathways to prosperity.

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The example of St. Francis of Assisi inspires and underpins the mission of Capuchin Community Services.

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Guest Advocate

We provide other forms of assistance, including laundry, showers, hygiene items, bus tickets and more.

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Thank you for supporting Capuchin Community Services two locations: the House of Peace and Saint Ben’s Community Meal. You are helping our friars and partners in ministry serve people experiencing homelessness, poverty and difficult circumstances.


City Officials and St. Ben’s Warming Center Working to Provide Shelter from Frigid Temperatures

City Officials and St. Ben’s Warming Center Working to Provide Shelter from Frigid Temperatures

Milwaukee city officials spoke at St. Ben's about their efforts to keep people out of the cold with such frigid temperatures. CCS Ministry Director, Fr. Mike Bertram, O.F.M. Cap., and St. Ben's Site Director, Kenny Howard, are doing all they can to keep our guests safe and warm.

St. Ben’s Warming Center Offers Help in Sub-Zero Temperatures

St. Ben’s Warming Center Offers Help in Sub-Zero Temperatures

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about our St. Ben's Warming Center and the challenges our guests navigate in Milwaukee's sub-zero temperatures.

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   Video: The Capuchin Walk for the Hungry is our primary annual fundraiser. Help us serve the people of Milwaukee by joining us at the lakefront!

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Capuchin Community Services serves tens of thousands who are in need, every year.

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For Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are an integral part of Capuchin Community Services.


We currently have over 20 men at various levels of formation, as well as those who are living in resident candidacy.

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Marquette University Law School Hunger Task Force UWM College of Nursing