Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley
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.
The Need for Family Promise of Chippewa Valley
Last night you probably slept in your own bed in your own home or apartment. Today you woke up, got dressed, ate breakfast and went about your day. Unfortunately, many families in the Eau Claire area don't have this luxury. For these families, "home" is a car, tent, or the floor or couch of a friend.
The downturn in the economy has affected everyone. As a result, the demand for ECIHN's services has increased.
- 36 families received shelter
- 50 adults received shelter
- 79 children received shelter
- 5,596 nights of shelter were provided at Beacon House
- 6,387 volunteer hours were provided
We are truly a team effort requiring the combined talents of our staff, volunteers, congregations and board of directors.
Beacon House is a permanent shelter established in 2001. Transitional housing was established in 2010.
Each day of the year, volunteers provide meals and personal attention to those using the shelter.
309 E. Lake Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
An affiliate of Family Promise
Our organization has always been an affiliate of the national Interfaith Hospitality Network which changed its name to Family Promise in 2003. The name was changed to reflect the larger scope of what the organization had become; it was not limited to just one program.
With tremendous transition and program expansion over the past several years, the time was right for us to embrace the more recognizable Family Promise name.Family Promise evokes both the sense of a promise our congregations and communities make to families, but just as much the promise contained within those families themselves, their ability to regain the sustainable independence and realize their potential.
We remain committed to our interfaith alliances and practice of hospitality—the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), our original program uniting diverse faith organizations, volunteers and social services to provide shelter and food will remain Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley’s core program.
Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley’s programs will not change. We will continue to provide help for homeless families to achieve their goal of sustainable independence. These programs include sheltering at the Beacon House, case management, rental, employment, budgeting assistance, and transitional housing.
Donate to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley and the Beacon House
or by mail to
309 E. Lake St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
A collaborative effort between
Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley,
Beacon House, and the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency
Our Goal: End homelessness in Eau Claire by moving people directly from a homeless shelters into permanent housing, and provide case management and support services. This type of program (known as Rapid Rehousing or Permanent Supportive Housing) has a success rate up to 95%. Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness
YOU CAN HELP: Endorse our efforts, become a volunteer, contact us to learn more, or make a donation!
All ZerEau donations may be made to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley. When funded, Family Promise and Western Dairyland will jointly run these programs.
Online Donations for the ZerEau fund can be made here.