Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc.
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Congregations

Board of Directors
Jerilyn Kinderman,  President
Katie Zook, Vice President
Tom Gillett, Treasurer
Ellen Higley, Secretary
Penny Graham
Dan Brandt
Dana Smetana
Jen Conaway
Beverly Wickstrom
Paulette Magur​
Jennifer Branther

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"
LSS Women's Way
Bolton Refuge House
Catholic Charities
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
City of EC Housing Authority
Community Table
EC Area School District
EC County Dept. of Health Services
​Job Center
UW Extension
Career Development Center-FSET Program
Western Dairyland, EOC
Family Resource Center
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
LSS-Positive Avenues

Partners

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. 
First Lutheran
 Grace Lutheran
Immanuel Lutheran
Lake Street UMC
St. Olaf Catholic
First Congregational UCC
First Presbyterian
Trinity Luteran
Immaculate Conception
Sacred Heart of Jesus-St. Patrick's
Peace Lutheran
Hope Lutheran
St. James the Greater
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Christ Church Cathedral
Hope United Methodist
University Lutheran
Newman Parish
Saving Grace Lutheran
Faith Lutheran Mission Church
 309 E. Lake Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Workforce Resources
EC County Housing Authority
City/County Health Department
Feed My People
Goodwill Industries
Stepping Stones Shelter-Menomonie
Salvation Army
Starting Points-Chippewa Falls
​University of WI-Eau Claire
Boys and Girls Club
St. Francis Food Pantry
McKinley Charter School
Aging and Disability Resource Center
Hope Gospel Mission Bargin Center