Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley, Inc.
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Board of Directors
  • Katie Zook, President
  • Jennifer Brantner, Vice President
  • Tom Gillett, Treasurer
  • Ellen Higley, Secretary
  • Sherry Duren
  • Tom Hanko
  • Amy Ripley

Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley truly is a team effort requiring the combined talents of the staff, volunteers, congregations and Board of Directors.

 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

Our Partners

* Transitional Housing
Established in 2010, our duplex can house 2 families at a time. Families from Beacon House that need additional time to achieve their goals can stay for several months. A family pays 30% of their income while living in the duplex, and our agency pays all of the expenses related to that unit.
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 Congregation 
University Lutheran

Beacon House Shelter
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

* Case Management
All families receive case management services to assist with barriers to permanent housing. This may include employment and budgeting assistance, help with completing housing and employment applications, or referrals to needed to services
* Rapid Rehousing
Moving people from the shelter to permanent housing as quickly as possible has long been the goal of Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley. Rapid Rehousing dollars are funds from HUD (Housing and Urban Development) which are used for rental and security deposit assistance. Rental assistance can last for up to 12 months.
* Beacon House
The Beacon House shelter, located in downtown Eau Claire, can house up to 6 six families at a time. Families can stay for up to 30 days. Extensions are granted if families are working on their goals and need additional time. The shelter is supported by volunteers from over 20 area congregations that make up the Interfaith Hospitality Network. This network of volunteers provides the evening meal for our families as well as staff the building overnight.

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.