Our Community and Beyond ....

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  • Bethany Apartments

    Their Vision:

    • Bethany Apartments was founded on the vision and belief that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence.
    • Bethany Apartments acknowledges that related social concerns such as child abuse, sexual assault, substance abuse, sexism, racism, and human trafficking and other forms of oppression demand attention.

    Bethany Apartments offers women and children who have experienced abuse  or violence a place to live, heal, and  grow in a  supportive, safe, and secure environment.

    Contact Information:

    (262) 633-9446


  • Faith, Hope & Love supports children in crisis. Our goal is to expand Faith, Hope & Love and our Duffels for Kids, BlastPacks, and New Beginnings program.

    Our mission is to build Faith, Hope, & Love in children who have been abused, abandoned, and neglected; through Duffels for Kids, BlastPacks, and New Beginnings bags.

    Duffels for Kids provides emergency duffel bags filled with personal care and comfort items for children displaced from their home due to abuse, neglect, or a tragedy.

    BlastPacks provides items to occupy the 45 minutes to an hour, children wait to visit their parents who are incarcerated. This allows them time to have a positive interaction with officers and see them as helpful, friendly, and safe.

    New Beginnings bags provide necessities for a child recovered from human trafficking. Many times, when a child is either displaced from their home or recovered from human trafficking; they come with very little belongings besides the clothes on their backs. If they have a few items, they are typically transported in a trash bag. What ever these children have left of their self-worth should not be carried in a garbage bag; they deserve better!

    Contact Information:
    (262) 902-0556

  • Family Service of Racine (FSR) is a nonprofit, state-certified, outpatient mental health clinic located in Racine, Wisconsin. We offer counseling services for individuals, couples, and families.  We also offer several support groups and education classes.

    Our Mission: The mission of FSR is to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families.  

    Our Vision: The vision of FSR is to be an innovative provider of high quality, accessible educational services and mental health counseling for members of our community. 

    Contact Information:

    420 7th Street

    Racine, WI 53403
    (262) 634-2391

  • Racine Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Racine Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

    Racine Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

    Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

    Contact Information:
    1501 Villa Street
    Racine, Wisconsin 53403

    (262) 637-9176

  • Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) offers each person an opportunity to begin their journey from dependency towards self-sufficiency. We understand that each person that enters our shelter program comes with their own dreams, goals, and needs, and it is our goal to help them reach these goals safely.

    Our vision is that all homeless individuals and families in Racine County will be provided emergency food, clothing, shelter, transitional, and permanent housing, and supportive services through a collaborative structure that effectively coordinates services, shares information, increases funding, and eliminates duplication and gaps in services.

    Contact Information:

    2000 DeKoven Ave, Unit 1
    Racine, WI 53403
    (262) 633-3235

  • Health Care Network, Inc. began in 1987 in donated space in the basement of First Presbyterian Church.  This agency provides free or low-cost health care to residents of Racine County who are medically uninsured and have limited income.  Services are provided at the HCN office and throughout the  county by 360 health care    professionals who volunteer their time, offices, and skills.  More than 210,490 appointments have been made and over 90,379 prescriptions have been filled.  This represents a value of over $47 million! In the last fiscal year, 2,208 clients were served and 6,134 appointments were provided.

    Some of the services provided are: medical and dental visits, diagnostic tests,    pharmaceutical assistance, referrals to specialists and community health agencies, and Spanish language interpretation.  HCN provides a critical safety-net for low-income, uninsured residents in our community.  In 2018, a Capital Campaign was launched for a building at 500 Wisconsin Ave.  Allison Sergio is the Executive Director. 

    Contact Information:

    500 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 102

    Racine, WI 53403

    (262) 632-2400


  • HOPES Center recognizes the worth and dignity of each person and helps people move out of homelessness through:

    Street Outreach:  Street outreach teams go out at night to locate, engage with, and assist people who are living in places not meant for human habitation, such as parks, benches, sidewalks, woods, vehicles, abandoned buildings and other locations. The goal is to help people move from the streets into shelter and housing.


    Mental Health:  The PATH program (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) helps people who are homeless (or at risk of homelessness) and who have a serious mental illness. It provides supportive services to help them recover the fullness of life and end their homelessness.

    Housing:  HOPES Center's Rapid Rehousing program provides housing assistance for people who are experiencing homeless and live in shelter or have street outreach contact in places not meant for human habitation. HOPES participates in the Homelessness and Housing Alliance's coordinated entry program, which ends people's homelessness by linking them to housing opportunities.

    Contact Information:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
    521 Sixth Street

    Racine, WI 53403
    (262) 898-2940

  • Hospitality Center

    Mind. Body. Soul.  Hospitality for All

    Our Mission Statement:

    To provide hospitality without agenda to those in need or under-served in Racine - the homeless, near homeless and mentally ill.

    The Hospitality Center began in May 2011 and provides a safe place for all who are alone, lonely, homeless, near homeless and mentally ill to “drop-in” for rest, refreshments, and relationship.

    The Hospitality Center is open every Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30p.m.

    Hospitality Center Laundry Love Racine facilitates the washing and drying of clothes for all who are in want or in need at the Velvet Touch Laundromat (2021 Lathrop Avenue) on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    Contact Information:

    Physical Address: 614 Main Street
    Racine, WI 53403
    (Inside St. Luke's Episcopal Church)
    Mailing Address: Hospitality Center
    PO Box 45179
    Racine, WI 53404

  • For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.

    In a world of disaster, hunger, and oppression, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.

    The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.

  • Our Harmony Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing social day programs for elderly members of our community who may have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, suffered a stroke, or be socially isolated.  Our Harmony Club offers six hours of affordable respite care for caregivers while their loved ones spend a day playing games, doing crafts, singing and so much more with our volunteers!

    Our Mission - We care for and about each other by supporting caregivers and those they are caring for.  We are volunteer based and promote and enhance the quality of life for all.

    Contact Information:

    (262) 880-5301


  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event.

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

    • Focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities.
    • Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
    • Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.
    • Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response — United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.
    • PDA operates under a Statement of Values and a Code of Conduct. 

    Contact Information:

    100 Witherspoon Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    (800) 728-7228, x5839


  • Founded in 1967, Racine Arts Council encourages, supports and advocates on behalf of emerging and established artists, artistic groups in our community, and young people interested in the arts.

    Racine Arts Council is dedicated to promoting local visual artists by providing emerging and mid-career artists an opportunity to curate and/or exhibit in our ArtSpace Gallery.

    ​Our ArtSeed grant program encourages and enhances the arts in the Racine area and fosters excitement, support and growth in the arts in our community.  Artists from Racine County may apply for an ArtSeed grant to help fund projects.  Our ArtSeed grant program helps foster the arts in our community by funding arts related projects by local non-profit organizations. Past grant recipients have included BONK!, Choral Arts Society, Racine Art Museum, Over Our Head Players, and many others.

    ArtStart makes art accessible to our community, no-matter their socio-economic status. Through ArtStart, adults and children alike are provided with the opportunity to experience and appreciate art in all its forms.

    Lonely Instruments Need Kids (LINK) is designed to give donated instruments to children who are financially unable to purchase or rent an instrument of their own.

    Contact Information:
    716 College Avenue, Rm. 202
    Racine, WI 53403                    
    (262) 635-0261​

  • Making the Arts Accessible to Our Community

    The goal of ArtStart is to make art truly accessible to everyone in our community, no matter their socio-economic status. Through ArtStart, Racine Arts Council (RAC) strives to eliminate the barriers, whether they be financial, logistical or perceived so that adults and children alike can experience and appreciate art in all its forms.

    Racine Arts Council developed the ArtStart program in 2014. RAC board members serve as companions/mentors in bringing undeserved audiences to artful events, developing a future generation of art appreciators and artists.

    Contact Information:

    716 College Avenue, Rm. 202
    Racine, WI 53403                     
    (262) 635-0261​

  • The mission of Veterans Outreach is to assist homeless and at-risk veterans as they strive for normalcy in life by providing food, clothing, shelter, and other basic human needs.  Their  philosophy: “The measure of a person’s character is how they treat those that they cannot benefit from.  Many men and women who have served our great nation with pride and honor end up falling on hard times, but still ask for nothing in return for their service.  Despite their best efforts, sometimes help is needed.  Join us and a "Be a Hero to a Hero!”

    Veterans Outreach provides a food pantry three days a week to Veterans in need.  Housing and a homelessness recovery program are available through James A.   Peterson Veteran Village and SC Johnson Community Center.  The Village offers housing consisting of 15 tiny homes and the Community Center provides 24/7 access to bathrooms, showers, laundry room, a full-sized kitchen, group therapy   area, and recreation area.  Support and guidance for Veterans benefits, job readiness, and life skills are also provided. 

    Contact Information:

    1624 Yout Street
    Racine, WI 53404

    (262) 221-8350