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Ground Breaking of St. Anthony’s Apartments

20171030 120819 copy Today, Heartland Housing, a non-profit organization that is part of Chicago-based Heartland Alliance, and community partners gather to celebrate the upcoming construction of St. Anthony’s Apartments. The former St. Anthony’s Hospital will be renovated into 60 units of permanent supportive housing. The new St. Anthony’s Apartments are expected to open in October 2018.

Building Sister-Brotherhood in the World

Recently I served as the photographer’s assistant to Matt Heltsley. Matt is a volunteer with experience taking street portraits of people who are struggling with poverty, homelessness and other issues. Matt was taking photos for the 2018 calendar at Capuchin Community Services’ House of Peace site. He was shooting outside and I was tasked with getting the guests to their mark in front of the famous 17th Street mural. This mural on the side of our building chronicles the struggles of the African American community in Milwaukee. It seemed appropriate that those whose lives are still in the struggle might be photographed with dignity and respect in front of the mural.

‘Over-the-Top’ Excited

Img 1349 copy Last week was the Capuchin Community Services' school supply distribution. It's always a special day. The kids are so full of anticipation and hope. There was one girl who caught my eye. She sat poised and patient, waiting for her family's number to be called. Her brothers and sisters were 'over-the-top' excited...but she sat still, holding books on her lap (which included a prayer book), and waited.

Seeing God in Those Around Us

Dsc08148 During the past several years, I have had the privilege of being part of our Front Door Ministry program at St. Ben’s, part of the Capuchins Community Services ministry. Every Wednesday our team provides assistance with obtaining birth certificates, prescription co-payments, and bus tickets for medical appointments. We also hand out hygiene bags, provide GED information, provide an opportunity to take a shower, and we provide clean underwear to those taking a shower.