Consistent with the purpose of our founders and open to the Spirit, we engage in ministries that meet the needs of the Church, of contemporary society, and of our congregation. - FSPA Unity in Diversity
FSPA and affiliates work in a number of ways to relieve the suffering of our homeless brothers and sisters. From striving to expand a warming center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to ensuring food is served at St. Benedict Labre Homeless Ministry in Las Vegas, Nevada, our work is far-reaching.
Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Appleton, Wisconsin
Sister Ruth Berra volunteers providing personal services for our homeless brothers and sisters including laundry and food preparation.
FSPA Homelessness Coalition, La Crosse, Wisconsin
-Supports the Franciscan Hospitality House
-Supports the La Crosse Warming Center
-Supports Place of Grace Catholic Worker House
-Coordinates the Hygiene for Homeless program which collects and distributes personal hygiene products for area homeless
St. Benedict Labre Homeless Ministry, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sister Lorraine Forster sponsors an FSPA ministry grant which offers financial support and, together with affiliates, volunteers regularly
Join FSPA and affiliates involved in the homelessness ministry.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Las Vegas, Nevada
St. Benedict Labre Homeless Ministry, simply show up any Monday at 7 p.m. (G Street and McWilliams)
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