Rick's Community Service

Francis Homes

The Francis Homes project was created with the purpose of ensuring that no child is raised in a shelter.  Please visit the links below to learn about this initiative!

Newscast: Francis Homes project aims to keep children and families out of shelters

Article: Francis Homes project aims to keep children and families out of shelters

The La Crosse Warming Center Project 

The La Crosse Warming Center’s mission is to work with the greater La Crosse community to better serve those experiencing homelessness with dignity and respect by providing a safe and warm place for homeless adults 18 years and older to get in out of the cold during the winter months from November 1 until April 30. 

To learn more about the Warming Center initiative, please visit the links below:

Providing Shelter is a Community Priority

Article: Warming Center renovation on target to open shelter Nov. 1

Article: Catholic Charities plans $150,000 drive to finish Warming Center

Our view: Collaboration helped drive warming center expansion

Franciscan Hospitality House

The Franciscan Hospitality House provides a safe daytime environment for adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness; affirms the Christ-like dignity in every individual through compassionate presence, listening and hospitality; and empowers people to rebuild their lives with the engagement of the greater community.

Learn more about the itiative via the links below:

Article: Franciscan Hospitality House Opens

Our view: We have plenty for which to be thankful

Franciscan Hospitality House - Thank You


Some pictures, boy do I have to update this site!