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Ministries

+ Click to expand | Benjamin's House, Rice Lake, WI | Visit Web site
The mission of Benjamin's House is to work together as a nonprofit agency with community organizations and individuals to provide housing opportunities for the homeless population in Barron County.
+ Click to expand | CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate)
CASA of Brown County is a nonprofit organization which dedicates itself to providing volunteer advocates to children who are the subject of a protective court order as a result of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to be an extra pair of eyes and ears to help ensure a child's safety and well being. They examine whether necessary services are being provided to the child and family and whether the court order is being followed to assure a permanent home for the child.
+ Click to expand | Northeast Pre-Release Center, Prison Ministry
A ministry working with inmates transferred from Marysville Prison. Many of the people at this Center are awaiting appeals and hearings for 8, 10 years or more.
+ Click to expand | Joseph's Home | Visit Web site
Joseph's Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, provides a nurturing, caring environment for men in transition with acute medical needs, helping them heal and achieve independence.

Long-term goals for residents at Joseph's Home include:

  • Ongoing Health Care,
  • Attainment of a GED (if applicable),
  • Job Skill Development,
  • Increased Income,
  • Permanent Housing
+ Click to expand | Stephen Befrienders/Care Ministry
Coordination, training, recruiting and supporting volunteers for "listening" ministry through a local parish/diocese. A volunteer is assigned a person to visit on a regular basis. The person being visited is usually going through a crisis in life--death of a spouse, illness, those who cannot attend mass, communion is brought to them.
+ Click to expand | Women's Re-entry Resource, Prison Ministry
Serves the women inmates in County Jail in the Cleveland area, as well as those who have served their terms. This service is connected with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, which has multiple services for men and women in transition. This ministry is comprised of social workers and employment mentors to help people transition back into the world.
+ Click to expand | Committee for Mission to Haiti
Collecting funds for direct assistance of specific projects but also helping prepare for a mission group trip to Haiti.

Active Memberships

+ Click to expand | 8th Day Center for Justice | Visit Web site

A coalition of Catholic, religious congregations, commits to act as a critical alternative voice to oppressive systems and to work actively to change those systems. The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis have had a staff person at the 8th Day Center since 1979.

Click here to view the 8th Day Center for Justice's 2013-2014 "Year in Review".
The "Year in Review" is a 20-slide PowerPoint Presentation that has been converted to an Adobe PDF for easy online viewing.

+ Click to expand | Amnesty International | Visit Web site
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
+ Click to expand | Pax Christi | Visit Web site
Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society.
+ Click to expand | Southern Poverty Law Center | Visit Web site
Based in Alabama, the Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

Partners

+ Click to expand | Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign | Visit Web site
The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is building a movement that unites the poor across color lines. Poverty afflicts Americans of all colors. Daily more and more of us are downsized and impoverished. We share a common interest in uniting against the prevailing conditions and around our vision of a society where we all have the right to health care, housing, living wage jobs, and access to quality primary, secondary, and higher education.
+ Click to expand | School of the Americas Watch | Visit Web site
SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
 
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