Franciscan Hospitality House

The Franciscan Hospitality House provides a safe daytime environment for adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness; affirms the Christ-like dignity in every individual through compassionate presence, listening and hospitality; and empowers people to rebuild their lives with the engagement of the greater community.

The Franciscan Hospitality House is open Monday – Friday from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. It provides a hospitable, safe environment for up to 20 adult men and women. The Hospitality House is located at 114 6th Street North in La Crosse.

The Franciscan Hospitality House works with other organizations to make sure we are providing the best service to the homeless population in our community. We offer availability to social services such as mental health support, legal consultation, job training referrals, and other community resources. The house also offers the opportunity for guests to receive assistance with personal care services such as laundry and shower facilities, hair care, foot care, and other basic services. The house is a place of a coordinated community effort to offer a place of welcome, acceptance, and hope in overcoming homelessness.

Volunteer Opportunities
In-Take Volunteers and Hospitality Volunteers are needed! Please view our Volunteer Page for more information about these opportunities and to fill out a volunteer application.

Needs for 2016
*We appreciate your support given to the Franciscan Hospitality House and our guests! Below is our list of needs, however, please remember monetary donations are vital to keep our doors open. Make a monetary donation today! 

Coffee Snacks (pre-packaged/non-pre-packaged)
Juice/Juice Mix Creamer
Ponchos Cereal
Feminine Products (tampons) Bottled Water
13 & 33 Gallon Trash Bags Plastic Forks
Plastic Spoons Razors
Deodorant Combs
Toilet Paper Body Wash
Paper Towels Bug Spray
Socks Underwear
Sunscreen Oatmeal
Can Openers


“To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus.” ~ 
Pope Francis, Address during Visit at the Homeless Shelter “Dono Di Maria,” 5/21/13