Gov Evers - 3.2.2022 - Sojourner House Funding
The Sojourner House received $1.5 million from Governor Evers Department of Administration’s Neighborhood Investment Fund. This important funding will be used for the expansion and renovations of the Sojourner House in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. These funds will help us create a space for increased social distancing in shelter, updating handicap capabilities, enlarging the women’s dormitory, as well as allowing a second floor for offices to meet with those we serve and provide much needed wrap around services. We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.
Thank you Governor Evers, State of Wisconsin, and the City of Eau Claire for this wonderful support!

Catholic Charities will receive bids for the Catholic Charities – Sojourner House Addition in Eau Claire, WI

At this time, they are soliciting for Construction Management services.
Contact Kevin Burch,; (608) 519-8021 for bid documents.
BIDS DUE: March 28th, 2022 at 2:00PM - BID ACCEPTANCE NOW CLOSED
BID SUBMISSION: Catholic Charities
Attn: Kevin Burch
413 3rd Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Fax: (608) 782-4439


The Sojourner House provides a safe, clean place for adult men and women who are experiencing 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. Guests can sleep overnight, shower, wash their clothes, and eat breakfast while ensuring their personal dignity, respect and safety.

The Sojourner House opened its doors on November 1, 2011. We are a year round facility that serves those who are experiencing homelessness from 7 pm in the evening to 8 am in the morning. We can provide sleeping arrangements for up to 36 men and 16 women (capacity of 52). Everyone is welcomed into the shelter as long as they are respectful, kind, and considerate to all other guests, volunteers, and staff. No substances, weapons, or pornography will be permitted on the premises. A core staff is employed by Catholic Charities, with a large supplement of volunteers for support! We are all unique individuals and together we create community!

Monetary Support is always our greatest need; however we understand that everyone has different treasures, time and talent. We can always use additional volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please check out our Volunteer Page and sign up to become part of the mission. Have access to other in-kind items? Our guests could use the following items:

  • Sweatshirts Sizes LG-3X
  • Sweatpants Sizes LG-3X
  • Long Johns Sizes LG-3X
  • Hand Warmers/Feet Warmers
  • Winter Hats
  • Thick Winter Gloves
  • Winter Coats Sizes XL-3X