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Thank You!

Img 58742 This past Friday we celebrated our now retired Administrative Director, Gerri Sheets-Howard. We thank her for seventeen years of loyal service to Capuchin Community Services. The community at large, came together to bestow blessings upon her and to wish her all the best in the next leg of her walk with God. It was a beautiful day!

A Dinner to Remember

Cap apartments kitchen Some years ago the St Ben’s Meal Program (now Capuchin Community Services) partnered with Heartland Alliance to construct a new apartment building with over thirty units of affordable housing for especially vulnerable members of our community. Were it not for the “Capuchin Apartments” as the building was officially named, many of the current residents would undoubtedly be homeless. Since the beginning, St Ben’s has organized different groups from throughout the community to provide a monthly meal for any of the residents wanting to gather and eat in the building’s common room. The most recent sponsor was a Boy Scout troop from the city, who arrived with approximately ten members and four leaders.

Beautiful Spring Day

Img 6955 As we gear up for summer on this beautiful spring day we have been given, please don’t forget to register for the Capuchins Run/Walk for the Hungry on June 15th at PolishFest!

A Change of Heart

Img 9836 Most individuals stranded in Milwaukee who come to St Ben’s asking for assistance arrive at our doors penniless. So I was surprised a few days ago when Jake informed me that in his case lack of cash was not the problem. His family had Money-grammed him $100, but he knew not the location of either a Walmart where he could retrieve it, nor the transit center from where he could catch a bus back home to Marinette. He had spent the previous night outside at a bus shelter, and he wept now as he told me how scared and alienated he was feeling in this big city.