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A safe place to stay

At the St. Ben’s Winter Warming Center, Capuchin Community Services operates the largest seasonal warming center in Milwaukee, with space for 40 men and 20 women.

About the Winter Warming Center

A view of the inside of the St. Ben's Warming Center

The St. Ben’s Winter Warming Center is open from December until the end of March every winter. There are beds for 20 women and 40 men. Women and men sleep in a different area separate from one another. Guests staying at the warming center can have dinner at the meal and stay for the night. Volunteers serve hot cocoa and refreshments for guests. To keep everyone safe, there are no weapons allowed inside and everyone must pass through a metal detector.

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.