Serving unsheltered men in Rock County since 2007

In 2007, a small group of Christians gathered to make an impact on this community. They opened the first men's shelter in Rock County with the help of area churches. For many years the shelter traveled form church to church during the coldest months of the year. With the support of our donors and volunteers, GIFTS established its permanant home at 1025 N. Washington Street in Janesville, WI. GIFTS Shelter is now open 24/7, 365 days of the year to serve and transform the lives of unsheltered men in Rock County.



"It’s one thing to get sober, it’s another thing to live that way.”

Loss of loved ones and divorce have left Dean with a broken self-esteem and lack of confidence. He came to us struggling to cope. Though he found great solace fishing on the Rock River, Dean knew he needed to find help.

“The same goes for Christianity. The GIFTS Men’s Shelter gives me the opportunity to do just that. I entered this program indigent and spiritually bankrupt. I have since reconnected with my higher power (Jesus Christ) and I have a safe, clean and sober environment to work search, personal growth opportunities, and community service.”

Though Dean has had ups and downs, his drive and willingness to improve his situation never cease to amaze us.

“I thank God for leading me to GIFTS Men’s Shelter and I thank GIFTS Men’s Shelter for leading me to God.”


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GIFTS 2023 Impact


Nights of of safe shelter for 218 men


Meals Served for 218 men