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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. The center will be open on November 1st and close for the season April 30th.

Guest Needs for 2014/2015 Season
* No clothing donations are needed this season (with the exception of the items below) as we are working with St. Vincent DePaul to meet our guests needs. 

Pop-Tarts Ziplock bags: quart and gallon
Apple sauce cups/fruit cups Garbage bags: 13 gallon & 22+ gallon size
Crackers/soup crackers Kleenex
Soft/chewy fruit or granola bars Laundry soap for HE washing machines
Ketchup & mustard Dryer sheets
Cheese slices/
string cheese
Cleaners - Mr. Clean, Windex, disinfectant cloths, toilet cleaner, dish soap, bleach
Kwik Trip cards to purchase milk, oj, bananas, eggs, butter and bread New men’s underwear: M to XL 
Hand and foot warmers New ladies underpants: S to XL
Odor eaters & foot powder Large backpacks
Ear plugs  
Disposable razors  
Mittens, gloves and hats: L to XL  

Meal Provider Volunteers Needed!
We have a great need for Meal Provider Volunteers for the upcoming season! The Meal Providers meet the need for a healthy, modest evening meal for 25 people. Food needs to be delivered to the Warming Center before 7:00 pm. Please contact Barbara Sugden, Warming Center Coordinator at 715.849.3311 x 1729 or email bsugden@cclse.org if you would like to volunteer.

We would like to thank the parade of homes committee for the Wausau Area Builders Association who donated funds to help those in need at the Warming Shelter! Part of the money raised came from a November fundraising event and the other part was matched by the Wausau Area Builders Association. Their organization was very impressed with our Warming Center and were happy to know that the people who really need shelter in these subzero temps have a warm place to spend the night! 

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"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