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Capuchin Community Services

Who We Are

Programs and Services: Capuchin Community Services serving the poor, the hungry, the homeless operates two sites: House of Peace and St. Ben's Community Meal.

St. Ben's Community Meal serves almost 100,000 meals to people struggling with homelessness, poverty and mental health issues. The Meal is served 6 nights per week and is supported by 75+ sponsor groups.

St. Ben's Community Meal also provides support services to people in need distributing; eye glasses, hygiene bags, bus tickets for medical appointments and help with ID replacement.

The House of Peace has one of the largest food pantry's in Milwaukee. They are open Monday through Friday. They also operate the Capuchin Clothes Closet where people in need can receive free clothing, coats, blankets and other items.

Both sites offer some access to pro bono legal services and medical clinics run by other health care providers.

What We Do

Inspired by the gospel of Jesus and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Capuchin friars of the Province of Saint Joseph, together with our partners in ministry, prayerfully build sister-brotherhood in the world. We attend simply and directly to the spiritual and other basic human needs, especially those of the poor and disenfranchised, promoting justice for all.