Beacon House Volunteers
Beacon House provides safe shelter and meals for up to six families for 30 days. It is operated by Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley, Inc. and is located at 309 E Lake St, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Support is provided by the Interfaith Hospitality Network, comprised of volunteers from more than twenty Eau Claire-area congregations who provide evening meals for the families staying at Beacon House. Families are accepted from all area counties, although priority is given to current Eau Claire county residents, and those showing a strong intent to remain in the area.
OUR MISSION is to advocate for and support families who are homeless in our community by providing temporary housing and support services, and by fostering independence.
Unitarian Universalist and Immanuel Lutheran Church will provide evening meals from Sunday, September 25 through Saturday, October 1. We will be providing meals only at this time. We will not be hosting meals or providing overnight assistance. However, volunteers are welcome to serve meals from within the kitchen area. A face mask is required. Dining with the residents remains suspended at this time. Your coordinator will give you a count of adults and children that we can expect; 12 to 15 residents is typical. Meals are served at approximately 5:30 pm. Please plan to deliver meals shortly beforehand.
Side Dish Providers prepare a healthy side dish to complement the main dish. Salads, vegetables, veggies and dip, and fresh fruit are good choices. You'll want to coordinate with the other Side Dish Provider and the Main Dish Providers. Desserts are always welcome!
Main Dish Providers prepare a delicous crowd-pleasing meal for the residents. If you like to cook, but can't deliver, consider teaming up with a partner who can deliver, or coordinating with other volunteers to help deliver the meal.
When signing up, please provide a brief description of the side dish, main dish, or dessert you plan to provide.
Your Volunteer Coordinators:
Unitarian Universalist - Ken Adler
Immanuel Lutheran - Curt Carlson