Franciscan Hospitality House to close

La Crosse Organization that helps People who are Homeless Celebrates Big Milestone

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Catholic Charities is closing the doors of its Franciscan Hospitality House on Friday.

The house is a safe place for those who are struggling or homeless.

It serves between 80 to 100 people a day and used for socializing, showering, and laundry.

But it also offers crucial programs like counseling.

It’s a loss for many who rely on its services.

“They can find a community, and they are here so we can help them,” said Roberto Partarrieu, executive director of the Franciscan Hospitality House.

The facility has been serving the community since the summer of 2015.

Catholic Charities remains committed to serving the homeless and those who live on the edge of homelessness through their other agency programs and their collaboration with the Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness.