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St. Ben’s Open Door Ministry

At St. Ben’s Open Door Ministry, you can get a shower, laundry, a haircut, help getting a birth certificate or ID, eyeglasses, and help getting your drivers license back.

About St. Ben’s Open Door Ministry

The gathering space at St. Ben's.

Begun in 2019 inside the renovated lower level of St. Anthony Apartments, the Open Door Ministry includes gathering space before the Meal with a TV and screens with information on services available to guests. It is home to our social work meetings, AA/NA meetings, barber shop, showers, laundry program, reception desk and staff offices. There’s a children’s play area with books, toys and activities.

Where to find us

930 W. State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

(414) 271-0135

Arriving by public transportation


St. Ben’s is served by MCTS routes 31, 12, 34, 80, 33, 30, the Blue Line and the Connect 1 Bus Rapid Transit.

  • We are one block from a Route 31 bus stop at Highland and 10th Street.
  • We are two blocks from the a Route 12 and a Blue Line stop at State and 12th Street.
  • We are three blocks from a Route 33 bus stop at Winnebago and 9th Street.
  • We are three-and-a-half blocks from a Route 34 and a Route 80 bus stop at State and 6th Street.
  • We are three-and-a-half blocks from a Connect 1 BRT stop and a Route 30 bus stop at Wisconsin and 9th Street.
  • There are additional MCTS routes a little further away from St. Ben’s.

Check MCTS or other official sources for the most up-to-date transit information.

Intercity public transportation

We are a seven-minute walk from the Greyhound and Amtrak Milwaukee Intermodal Station on St. Paul Avenue and 5th Street.

Other transportation

The nearest Bublr Bikes stations are at Juneau between 9th and 10th Streets and at Kilbourn and 12th Street.

The Hop streetcar is about an 8-minute walk from St. Ben’s.