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Capuchin Community Services

Serving the poor, the hungry and the homeless of Milwaukee since 1968.

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Serving Milwaukee from two locations

One mission. Two locations. Learn more about us.

The House of Peace

The House of Peace provides food, clothing and other assistance to individuals and families.

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St. Ben’s Community Meal

An open door serving people experiencing homelessness and hunger since 1968.

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Volunteers are key to Capuchin Community Services and the outreach at the House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal. You or your organization can get involved today by searching for an available volunteer opportunity.

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Donate Items

In-kind donations of clean and gently used clothing, unexpired nonperishables or other items are welcome. Unlike some other non-profits, donated items are not re-sold. They go directly to those who need them most.

In-kind donations
Joel at the House of Peace food pantry

Next Drive: School Supply Drive

Starting soon!

Watch this space for updates on the back to school drive. Or sign up for e-mail updates to get notified when the drive kicks off. You’ll be able to support the drive by purchasing items from our wish list, or by volunteering to pack backpacks with donated supplies or help out on distribution day at the House of Peace.

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Both of our sites, House of Peace and St. Ben's Community Meal will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, July 4th. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday and we will see you on Friday, July 5th!
The 2024 Republican National Convention will bring many security regulations to the downtown Milwaukee area. In just a few short weeks during the Convention, July 15-18, we will be altering our services/hours to better serve our guests during this time. Our evening meal at St. Ben’s will run as normal, Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18 from 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm. St. Ben’s will open up our overnight shelter from Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18, from 7 pm - 7 am, this will be available to anyone that needs overnight shelter. During the day, Community & Supportive Services, located at 650 W. Reservoir in Milwaukee, will be offering a cooling shelter. 
St. Ben’s Community Meal sits within the Convention’s Vehicle Screening Perimeter. Please allow yourself the time for that screening, or to park out of the perimeter and walk. Street parking will be prohibited from Tuesday, July 9 until Sunday, July 21. We greatly apologize for this inconvenience, and will work to keep you informed as new information is given to us.
Many of you know St. Ben's for its' Community Meal, served five nights a week. Fr. Mike reflects on what makes the meal so special. 

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Thanks to many of you, St. Ben's is able to offer shower services to anyone who needs it.

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Capuchins give priority in their ministries to the two loves of St. Francis’ life:
Serving the poor and preaching the Gospel.

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