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Faith, Hope and Charity

I may have mentioned this before but one of the great pleasures of raising funds for Capuchin Community Services is meeting the donors. I am always in awe of the wonderful and hopeful attitudes our supporters put into action. Recently I toured St. Anthony’s Hospital with the Falsetti Family. Dr. Tom Falsetti was my dentist before he retired. One day he shared with me that his father, Dr. Frank Falsetti was a pathologist at the old St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Season of Giving

Img 9714 We are in full swing here at Capuchin Community Services with our holiday season of giving. At this time, it so fulfilling to see so many coming in to help us serve our community of guests.

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.