St. Luke's Episcopal Church

614 Main St. Racine, Wisconsin 53403

Hospitality Center-- Who We Are

Hospitality Center is an outreach ministry of St. Luke's Episcopal Church which provides service to the homeless and near homeless people of Racine. The Hospitality Center is open to all people without regard to social status, religious, or financial standing. It is truly a place to come and enjoy hospitality without agenda or ulterior motives.


No matter what your reason for stopping in, one thing is guaranteed: you won't leave the same as when you entered." We believe that providing hospitality to those who have nowhere to go may lead us to an encounter with Christ, and that by opening our church doors we increase the chance to allow true holiness to find us.

We invite you to "drop-in" and visit.

Hospitality Without Agenda Since 2011

Guiding Principles

Our role is to welcome all people, regardless of background, identity, or mental health status. this includes those who are intoxicated or otherwise impaired. we provide shelter, food, emotional and spiritual support to those who feel unwanted or unwelcome in other settings.


Conversation, empathy, and understanding guide our decision-making and the way we treat one another.Above all, we are a place of hospitality, which means we are a place of peace.

Community Partners

We extend hospitality through partnerships with many community resources:

  • Hopes Center (case management and street outreach)
  • Racine County Human Services (Workforce Development)
  • ResCare (Employment)
  • Greening Greater Racine (Free transportation to grocery stores)
  • Living Compass (Wellness Support Groups)

"We do this to provide hope, for our future. Everyone has a dream, and I enjoy giving to that dream."
R.J., Hospitality Center Cook

Make a Difference With Us!

Volunteers are a key members of our team, making it possible for us to serve an average of 100+ guests each day. Volunteer opportunities include:

- Greet and Welcome Guests

- Assist on a Cooking Team

- Sort and Hand out clothing

- Drive to collect donations

- One-time cleaning and organizing projects

- Plug machines with quarters at a Laundry Love event

- Donate clothing, non-perishable foods, coffee, toiletry items, new socks and underwear, prizes to use for bingo


We especially welcome corporate groups for team building exercises or chaperoned youth groups for "mission" experiences.


Donate: Your charitable contribution allows us to provide professional staffing, purchase food at wholesale prices, and maintain our facilities! Please send contribution to:

Hospitality Center

PO Box 45179

Racine, WI 53404

Or Give Securely via PayPal:

www.hospitality-center.org


Key Offerings

Racine Largest Lunch-time Hot Meal Site (100+ each day)

11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


Evening Meal

5:00 p.m. 4th Thursday


Laundry Love

Free laundry Services (3 loads per family)

4th Wednesday even-numbered months @ Velvet Touch Laundromat


Personal and Group Prayer

Episcopal Morning Prayer @ 10 a.m. daily

Sanctuary open 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for Personal Prayer


Sharing and Caring Support Group

Professionally Facilitated

10:30 a.m. Tuesday


Clothing Closet

Partnership with St. Michael's Episcopal Church

Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (6 items per person)


Visit Us

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Located on the corner of 7th and Main St.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

614 Main Street


For information contact:

      The Rev. Seth Raymond  

Executive Director of the Hospitlity Center

262-853-2886

seth@hospitality-center.org

http://www.hospitality-center.org/

 

The Hospitality Center is a place where...

                                                     the hungry is fed, friendships are formed, smiles are seen,                                                      laughter is heard, tears are shed, and hand are held.

                                                

"You are not invisible to us. We see you and we care. We promise to be here until you find your way home. from St. Martin's Hospitality Center, Albuquerque, NM


Our Mission

 To provide hospitality without agenda to those in need or under-served in Racine - the homeless, near homeless, and mentally ill. No strings attached. Come rest, be refreshed, and form relationships.


Year Round Needs

  • Canned Vegetables and Fruits
  • Ground Coffee
  • Men's & Women's Coats, Tennis / Casual Shoes and Pants 
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Volunteers
  • Financial Support

A Ministry of The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee

Major Community Supporters

- Racine Community Foundation

- Forest County Potawatomi FOUNDATION

- We Energies Foundation

- Kohl's Cares

- Johnson Outdoors