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Hospitality Center Donating $39,000 for Winter Hotel Vouchers

The Hospitality Center is donating nearly $39,000 to the Continuum of Care’s hotel voucher program to help house homeless and transitioning individuals through the coming winter. After Rev. Kevin Stewart announced last January that the Center would cease overnight emergency shelter because of a lack of resources, the greater Racine community and beyond responded in force, raising […]

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Hot Meal Program, Expanded Services at Hospitality Center in Question

City planning commission members Wednesday will hear recommendations from city staffers to confirm the Hospitality Center’s conditional use permit as it was first approved in 2012 and defer any amendments for six to 12 months. The reasons stated in the list distributed Tuesday to parties who will appear before the plan commission include: The HC has moved from […]

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United Healthcare Presents $15,000 Check to Hospitality Center

Rev. Kevin Stewart was surrounded by volunteers and participants Friday when he accepted a $15,000 check from UnitedHealthcare. The grant was awarded at the Hospitality Center Friday morning by Ralph Beck, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin chief operating officer and Ginger Dzick, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin vice president, marketing & engagement. The funds from UH […]

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Hospitality Center Hires 1st Program Director

Participants and volunteers at the Hospitality Center will see a new face every day now that Jackie Smith Adams has accepted the title of Program Director. Rev. Kevin Stewart has been running the program with a small army of volunteers for the past four years. Bringing Adams on-board means continuity of care for participants and […]

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Hospitality Center Donations $46,274.68 & Counting

When Rev. Kevin Stewart confirmed Tuesday that cash donations to the Hospitality Center were about $38,000, he was thrilled. But, he was a few thousand dollars short. Early Tuesday evening Stewart posted an update, and cash donations received through Monday total $46,274.68. “It’s beyond amazing,” he told Racine County Eye. “I mean, my gosh, the way […]

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Lunch at Hospitality Center is About More Than Food

Editor’s Note: This article contains opinion and commentary by the author. Preparing, serving and cleaning up meals at the Hospitality Center is work; joyful work, to be sure, but still work. Volunteers get started early organizing ingredients and dividing tasks among themselves. Extra volunteers are put cheerfully to work chopping, washing, and cooking. Center participants […]