The mission of the Shalom Center is to serve the community by providing emergency food, shelter, and support in ways that meet immediate needs and respect human dignity.
VISION: Through food, shelter, and guidance, we will help people maximize their potential for self-sufficiency.
Shalom Center is a local non-profit providing shelter, food, and guidance to the low income and homeless population in Kenosha County. We have 2 shelter programs; our INNS (Individuals Needing Nightly Shelter) and EFS (Emergency Family Shelter).
We have 2 food programs; our Pantry (serving over 9,500 un-duplicated households a year) and our Soup Kitchen Network (serving 350 meals nightly in 2 different locations). We also have a Kid’s Succeed After-school and Summer program where we focus on early childhood education, math, reading, and financial literacy.
Our goal is to meet people where they are and help them get to their next best place. We focus on providing a safe, fair, effective environment, all while building HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday). We are embarking on a new project, which will be completed by the end of the year, where we will be expanding our shelter program (having a separate women’s shelter) and relocating our pantry from Sheridan Road to 39th Ave.
We will be able to have our Shelter, Soup Kitchen, and Pantry all in one location. We hope to break ground sometime in July. We are appreciative of opportunities like the Harborfest where we can provide additional information to the community about our programs. We know that together we are stronger.
Our volunteers are the pulse of our agency and without them, we couldn’t do what we do every day. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Lynn Kancian, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact our office at 262-658-1713- X 100. If you’d like to donate to the Shalom Center to be a HOPE builder, click our donate button found here: www.shalomcenter.org.
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