Wausau Community Warming Center

wwcCatholic 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 2018
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!

Food Items: All Meals are Provided

Fruit Cups, Pudding & Jello Cups

Soft Granola Bars & Individually Wrapped Snacks

Sugar & Creamer

Bottled Water

Other Items:
METRO Bus Tokens

Ear Plugs

Chapstick/Lip Balm

Individual Kleenex Packages

Razors/Shaving Cream

White Washcloths

Men’s/Women’s Long Underwear

NEW Men’s/Women’s Underwear

Winter Boots – Both Men’s (Sizes 9-14) and Women’s (Sizes 6-10)

Winter Gloves

Men’s/Women’s Deodorant

Feminine Products

Shampoo (12 oz. or Larger)

Body Wash (12 oz. or Larger)

Rubber (Kitchen) Gloves – Sizes L & XL

Non-Latex Gloves – Sizes L & XL

Lysol Disinfecting Spray

Cleaning Supplies: Bleach, Mr. Clean, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Dish Soap, Disinfectant Wipes

Laundry Soap (HE only), Dryer Sheets

Large Backpacks


Hand Warmers

Foot Warmers

GENTLY Used Winter Coats (Both Men’s and Women’s)

HMIS Consumer Notice