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Welcome to GIFTS!  

GIFTS is an abbreviation that stands for God IFaithful Temporary Shelter. Our vision is a Christ-centered ministry providing the resources needed to transform and restore the lives of homeless men one day at a time.   We started our mission to provide safe shelter, warm meals, and Christ-Centered camaraderie to homeless men of Rock County Wisconsin. 

As I look at our growth since our inception in 2007, I’m humbled and inspired by the support of our volunteers, community partners, 40 partner churches, passionate staff and board members.  Through their love of Christ, they have contributed to our growth from solely an overnight stay shelter rotating weekly between supporting Churches to   a permanent facility able to accommodate over 40 men, a transitional home, and a thrift store.   This collaborative support will enable us to launch new strategies and establish new partnerships.   

 In addition to our shelter and meal services, we offer daily devotional services and educational programming allowing the men to rebuild their life skills, address addiction issues and prepare to re-enter the workforce.  Through our onsite mentors and community service provider visits, our guests can progress at a pace comfortable to their situation while being held accountable for owning their path forward.  It’s amazing to see that not only do our volunteers have the power to influence those who they serve but their leadership skills are developed in the process of serving.

We invite you to continue to learn more about GIFTS via this website that highlights our success stories.  Even better yet, come for a tour.  Everyone has a blessing to share or receive, perhaps yours is waiting for you. 

“Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many colored tapestry of God’s grace.” 1 Peter 4:10.

In his Service,

MaryAnn Raash
Executive Director
GIFTS Men's Shelter
C: 414-588-1388
O: 608-728-4941

Our Mission

 GIFTS relies on the teachings of Christ and, in partnership with the community, provides resources to bring hope and transformation to the lives of unsheltered men in Rock County.

Our Vision

Guided by Christ's teachings and the help of the community, GIFTS aspires to eradicate homelessness in Rock County.

Culture Statement

GIFTS is a loving, Christ-centered community focused on the holistic well-being of others while promoting spiritual, emotional, and physical growth.