For more than 30 years, Western Dairyland has operated homeless shelters in Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson and Trempealeau counties for families with children.

Our shelters are single-family units which may be occupied for 30 to 60 days. Each shelter is completely furnished with bedding, furniture, cooking utensils and cleaning supplies donated by the community. Each shelter is located in a safe location, and every effort is made to maintain the privacy of the families staying there. Family members are referred to other Western Dairyland resources and community organizations for additional help.

Our first priority is to provide a safe place to stay for homeless families with children. Through a needs assessment, we determine what circumstances caused the family to become homeless and we offer solutions to remedy the situation. Our long term goal is to find permanent housing for each family.

Our Buffalo County shelter, located in Mondovi, closed in 2022 due to budget restrictions. While we continue to assist homeless families in Buffalo County, the lack of a local shelter makes the job more difficult and the outcomes less than ideal. With a local shelter, we can help families stay in their preferred community while allowing their children to stay in the local school district.

Our goal is to purchase a single-family home in Mondovi and re-open our shelter in 2025.

How Can You Help?

Make a donation, or contact us for more information. Our goal is to raise $250,000 by the end of 2024 and purchase a single-family house in the city of Mondovi by January 2025.

Independence Office:
23122 Whitehall Road
Independence, WI 54747
Phone: 715-985-2391

Eau Claire Office:
418 Wisconsin Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-836-7511

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