Wausau Community Warming Center

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The Wausau Warming Center has again relocated to the YWCA  for the remainder of the season or until the safer at home has been lifted.

Keep up-to-date with reports from Catholic Charities.  We also invite you to join our Wausau Warming Center Facebook group page.

Catholic Charities operates the warming center and works with United Way and other community organizations to ensure success. The Community Warming Center is an action step of the Wausau Housing and Homelessness Coalition, an initiative of United Way that exists to collaboratively raise community awareness to end homelessness by maximizing and strengthening existing resources, developing new, relevant solutions and creating a seamless delivery of services to end homelessness in Marathon County.

  • Provides a clean, warm and safe environment for up to 25 adult men and women
  • Accepts and encourages guests’ ambitions or hopes
  • Provides a nightly hot meal to our guests
  • Ensures each guest’s personal dignity, safety and respect

Guest Needs for 2019
We appreciate your support given to the Warming Center and our guests! Donations can be dropped off at 540 S 3rd Avenue in Wausau. Please remember monetary donations are vital to keep our Warming Center open. Make a monetary donation today!


Bottled Water

Breakfast & Soft Granola Bars

Winter/Waterproof Gloves & Boots

Hand & Foot Warmers

Cleaning Supplies

Men’s & Women’s New Underwear

Fruit and Applesauce Cups

Men’s & Women’s Thermal Underwear (Tops and Bottoms)


Laundry Soap/Dryer Sheets

HMIS Consumer Notice