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
Jen Conaway
Tom Hanko
Tim Kaiser
Paulette Magur​
LeAnn Pfremmer
Amy Ripley​
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
LSS Intensive in Home
LSS Positive Avenues
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Workforce Resources
EC County Housing Authority
City/County Health Department


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 Lutheran
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

Feed My People
Goodwill Industries
Stepping Stones Shelter-Menomonie
Salvation Army
Starting Points-Chippewa Falls
​University of WI-Eau Claire
University of WI-Stout
Boys and Girls Club
St. Francis Food Pantry
McKinley Charter School
Aging and Disability Resource Center
Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center 
Chippewa Valley Literacy Volunteers
Paw & Claws
EC County Probation and Parole
Eau Claire Children's Museum
The King's Closet
Sojourner House