Community Orgs

Homelessness: Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Supplement to the feature story: No Place to Call Home.

James Johonnott |

Sojourner House - 3710 South Barstow Ave, downtown Eau Claire
Sojourner House - 3710 South Barstow Ave, downtown Eau Claire

These resource listings are a supplement to the feature story: No Place to Call Home.

Last Updated: July 19, 2021

Agnes’ Table

24 W Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls • The mission of Agnes’ Table is to collaborate with local agencies, organizations, and citizens by providing nutritious meals and hospitality to our community while raising awareness of hunger and food insecurity.

Bolton Refuge House

807 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire • (715) 834-0628 • Serving individuals affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Community Table

320 Putnam St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-4977 • A collaborative effort of local churches, serving over 100 meals a day, 365 days a year. They rely completely on volunteers to function and serve our community effectively. Donate or volunteer to cook, clean, serve, etc.

Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley

309 E. Lake St., Eau Claire • (715) 834-4357 • Advocates for and supports families who are homeless by providing temporary housing and support services, transitional housing, and rapid re-housing, and by fostering independence.

Feed My People Food Bank

2610 Alpine Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 835-9415 • Provides food pantries, community meal programs, and shelter programs in west-central Wisconsin with enough food so that thousands of people needs can be met each year. Volunteers can help by picking orders, repacking, packing kids meals, driving trucks, hosting special events, and office work.

Habitat for Humanity

145 N. Clairemont Avenue., Eau Claire • (715) 833-8993 • Partners with families in the Chippewa Valley to help them build a place they can call home. Habitat Homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage that works for them. Volunteers can help build homes, take photography, make meals, and do customer service time at the Re-Store recycled home improvement store.

Hope Gospel Mission

8 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire • (715) 552-5566 • Offers short term emergency shelter and long-term programs dedicated to addressing the root of homeless individuals’ problems. Bargain center store and auto sales on Moholt Drive. Donate funds, vehicles, or volunteer your time at the bargain center, meal service, shuttle service, and more.

JONAH: Chippewa Valley Affordable Housing Task Force

JONAH organizes to advocate on a number of issues, including transit, green initiatives, child poverty, immigration, affordable housing, and more in the City & County of Eau Claire.

The Sojourner House

3710 South Barstow Avenue, Eau Claire • A safe haven for single adult men and women, offering a safe, clean place, regardless of what their ambitions or hopes are. Guests can sleep overnight, shower, wash their clothes, and eat breakfast while ensuring their personal dignity, respect and safety. Volunteers and donations are integral to their success.

St. Francis Food Pantry

1221 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-7706 • A program that assits the hungry and needy of Eau Claire County. They are committed to gathering food and supplies to distribute. The work of the pantry is supported by people like you who volunteer and donate food/funds.

Western Dairyland Community Action Agency

418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire • (715) 836-7511 • Established to help disadvantaged individuals in Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, and Trempealeau counties. Their mission is to alleviate poverty-related conditions and provide opportunities that enable people to advance economically and socially.