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

Granola Bars & Individually Wrapped Snacks

Coffee, Sugar & Creamer, Stir Sticks

Salt & Pepper, Cooking Oil, Salad Dressing

Cheese Slices/String Cheese

Sandwich Meat

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Pancake Mix & Syrup

Cans of Soup


Other Needs:

Paper Towel, Toilet Paper, Kleenex

Sandwich, Quart & Gallon Size Baggies

13, 22, & 33 Gallon size Garbage Bags

Rubber (kitchen) Gloves – Sizes L & XL

Styrofoam Coffee Cups

Individual Kleenex PackagesVinyl or Plastic Covered Pillows (liquid proof)

Single fold paper towels for bathroom (Streich’s Supply)

Lysol Disinfecting Spray

Chap Stick

Liquid Hand Soap

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

Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets

Odor Eaters

Large Back Packs

Men’s Socks

Men’s Shoes (sizes 10 – 13)

Men’s Shirts L & XL

Men’s Jeans (waist sizes 32 – 36)

Men’s Long Underwear

Women’s Underwear (sizes 7 – 12)

Winter Boots & Winter Coats (sizes L – XXL)

Hand Warmers

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