Welcome to the Frederic Ozanam Transitional Shelter. We trust that your stay with us will be a positive one. Our desire is to provide you with the assistance you need to reach your goal of becoming self-sufficient and secure permanent housing. Our shelter houses individuals from different walks of life, with different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, diverse values, and different beliefs. We respect the individuality of everyone who lives and works in our shelter. Although the Frederic Ozanam Transitional Shelter provides a supportive Christian environment, it places no religious requirement on any resident or volunteer, nor does it discriminate against anyone because of race, creed, ethnicity, or religion.

Our mission is to provide emergency transitional housing for homeless families. Our primary focus is to move families from homelessness to self-sufficiency by reducing their dependence on public assistance, improving their living skills, and securing permanent housing.

Our immediate aim is to help families meet their basic needs by providing a temporary transitional home environment. We further aim to assist with transportation, food, job skill training, clothing, and appropriate resources so that families may return to self-sufficient and productive lives. 

May God bless you during your stay,

Transitional Shelter Director




Volunteer Opportunities

Shelter Attendant Volunteer

Answer phones and take messages. Answer questions that guests or the general public may have. Greet guests in a positive and friendly manner. Help Shelter Director with Family Intakes. Help ensure guests are following the rules.


Activities Coordinator

Organize activities for adults, teens, and children. Look into life skill classes and organize speakers for these events.


Cleaning Volunteer

Help maintain the cleanliness of the shelter. Wipe down tables, walls, and other surfaces. You may be responsible for vacuuming hallways, communal areas, and offices. Wipe down toys in the child’s play room. Help paint walls when warranted as well as cleaning family rooms when needed.


Please call or email:   715-384-6555 or


Volunteer Application


Volunteer Brochure






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