Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc.
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          Board of Directors
Jerilyn Kinderman,  President
Katie Zook, Vice President
Tom Gillett, Treasurer
Ellen Higley, Secretary
Jennifer Brantner
Tom Hanko
Ellen Jacobs
Tim Kaiser
LeAnn Pfremmer
Amy Ripley
Jessie Weber
Haley Wright​
About Us
Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. truly is a team effort requiring the combined talents of the staff, volunteers, congregations and Board of Directors.

​Beacon House

The Beacon House, located in downtown Eau Claire, can serve six families at a time. 

With the incredible volunteer efforts of over 20 area faith-based organizations, emergency shelter, meals, and hospitality are provided to families and single pregnant women for up to 30 days.  Families are accepted from all counties although priority is given to current Eau Claire county residents and those showing a strong intent to remain in the area.

  • 100% of families are accepted into the shelter within 48 hours of application
  • 95% of eligible families stay at the shelter up to 30 days until housing is in place.
 Committed to  helping   homeless families
City of Eau Claire Housing Authority
Eau Claire Area School District
Eau Claire County-Dept. of 
         Human Services Job Center
Eau Claire County Housing Authority
Eau Claire County Probation & Parole
City/County Health Department
Career Development Center
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Western Dairyland, EOC
Workforce Resources
LSS Women’s Way
LSS Intensive in Home
LSS Positive Avenues
Aging and Disability Resource Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bolton Refuge House
Boys & Girls Club 
Catholic Charities


Transitional Housing
In 2010, ECIHN opened space for those needing a longer stay to get back onto their feet. This duplex was purchased and renovated using HOME funds to provide quality space for two families for up to 6 additional months assistance. 
Christ Church Cathedral 
Faith Lutheran Mission 
First Congregational UCC
First Presbyterian
Grace Lutheran
Hope Lutheran
Hope United Methodist 
Immaculate Conception 
Immanuel Lutheran 
Lake Street UMC
Newman Parish
Peace Lutheran
Sacred Heart of Jesus-St. Patrick’s
St. James the Greater 
St. Olaf Catholic 
Saving Grace Lutheran
Spirit Lutheran 
Trinity Lutheran
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
University Lutheran

309 E. Lake Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Central WI Community Action Council, Inc.
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Community Table
Eau Claire Children’s Museum
Family Resource Center
Feed My People
Goodwill Industries
Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center
King’s Closet
Literacy Volunteers
McKinley Charter School
Paws & Claws
St. Francis Food Pantry
Salvation Army
Sojourner House
Stepping Stones Shelter - Menomonie
University of WI-Eau Claire and Stout
UW Extension