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Wausau Community Warming Center

  • Provides a clean, warm and safe environment for up to 25 adult men and women
  • Accepts and encourages guests’ ambitions or hopes
  • Provides a nightly hot meal to our guests
  • Ensures each guest’s personal dignity, safety and respect

Catholic Charities operates the center and works with United Way and other community organizations to ensure success. The Community Warming Center is an action step of the Wausau Housing and Homelessness Coalition, an initiative of United Way that exists to collaboratively raise community awareness to end homelessness by maximizing and strengthening existing resources, developing new, relevant solutions and creating a seamless delivery of services to end homelessness in Marathon County.

Guest Needs
Adult size backpacks and duffle bags
Fruit and applesauce cups
Boxed cereal
Soft fruit breakfast bars
Socks-over the calf 
Kwik Trip gift cards to purchase milk, bananas and bread
Hand and foot warmers
Long underwear size M-2XL
Laundry detergent

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View Photos from the Wausau Lenten Luncheon! All proceeds went to benefit the Warming Center!

March Stats

Month # Nights Open # Guests Sheltered Men Women # Nights at Capacity # Turned Away Avg. per Night
March 31 52 46 6 4 1 18


"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a sojourner and you welcomed me"Matthew 25:35