Editor’s Note: The following information was provided to Patch via a news release from Hebron House of Hospitality.
During Lent, the St. William Catholic Church, located on Moreland Avenue in Waukesha, set a goal to collect $6,000 from the parishioners for the Hebron House of Hospitality to serve the homeless in the community.
- The organization is seeking another location for its seasonal men's shelter, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
They actually raised more than $10,000 and not only did the congregation give financially, but the youth during a retreat made blankets for the kids at the shelter. When the blankets were delivered, one child said, “oh, those look so snuggly.”
St. Williams Church has had a long history with the Hebron House dating back to the beginning when the late Rosemarie Strauss, a member of St. Williams, and Bernie Juno, current Executive Director of the Hebron House, volunteered countless hours at the shelter to keep it going.
The Hebron House of Hospitality began serving Waukesha County in 1983. Their mission is to provide, on an average 2,000 individuals and families’ in Waukesha County, temporary housing and basic necessities while helping them transition to permanent employment and housing, regardless of nationality, sex, age or disability. In addition to emergency shelter, Hebron House of Hospitality serves the community through Case Management, Grants for Rent Assistance, Expediting Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Permanent Supportive Housing.