Food is central to the Capuchin mission. No person should experience food insecurity. None are turned away.

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The Capuchin Clothes Closet affords a space for guests to acquire clothing and other items at no cost.

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At the Marquette University Legal Clinic, law students and volunteer attorneys provide legal information for non-criminal matters.

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Through partnerships with the UWM College of Nursing and Ascension, guests receive wellness screenings and other services.

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Social Worker

Professional social workers seek to address underlying root causes of poverty and help guests find sustainable pathways to prosperity.

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The example of St. Francis of Assisi inspires and underpins the mission of Capuchin Community Services.

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Guest Advocate

We provide other forms of assistance, including laundry, showers, hygiene items, bus tickets and more.

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Thank you for supporting Capuchin Community Services two locations: the House of Peace and Saint Ben’s Community Meal. You are helping our friars and partners in ministry serve people experiencing homelessness, poverty and difficult circumstances.



Usinger’s Support for the Capuchin Walk for the Hungry

Usinger’s Support for the Capuchin Walk for the Hungry

Capuchin Community Services’ Ministry Director, Fr. Mike Bertram and Fritz Usinger, President of Fred Usinger Inc., discuss Usinger’s generous support of the Capuchin Walk for the Hungry.

Emergency Food Pantry Drive

Emergency Food Pantry Drive

People often think of the holidays as the time of year people go hungry. However, hunger is a daily problem for many of our guests and we are frequently unable to keep our Emergency Food Pantry shelves adequately stocked.

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   Video: For more than 50 years, Capuchin Community Services has brought vital support to Milwaukee's most vulnerable citizens at its two locations: the House of Peace and St. Ben's Community Meal. Learn about lives touched through our ministry.

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Capuchin Community Services serves tens of thousands who are in need, every year.

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We currently have over 20 men at various levels of formation, as well as those who are living in resident candidacy.

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Marquette University Law School Hunger Task Force UWM College of Nursing