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Welcome to GIFTS!  GIFTS is an abbreviation that stands for God Is Faithful Temporary Shelter.  We started our mission to provide safe shelter, warm meals, and Christ-Centered camaraderie to homeless men of Rock County Wisconsin in December 2007.  Over these years, the support of our volunteers and community members have allowed us to grow from solely an overnight stay shelter rotating weekly between supporting Churches to one with a permanent facility able to accommodate over 40 men, a transitional home, and a thrift store.  Clearly this success and growth could not have occurred without the support of folks like yourself…for this we remain so grateful!

GIFTS operations and funding continues to rely on individual and business supporters as we do not accept governmental monies.  This allows us to share our Christian faith and God’s restorative messages with our guests.  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.  Please take a moment to read one of our success stories shared on this website.

Moving forward, GIFTS will continue to embrace the support of our nearly 40 partner Churches, our dedicated volunteers and our generous donors with a heart so filled with thanks that words cannot adequately express.  We invite you to continue to learn more about GIFTS via this website or to reach out to us with any questions. 

Thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you into the family of supporters and volunteers of the GIFTS Mission!


Matthew Prestil

GIFTS Board Chair

Our Mission

The mission of GIFTS is to show Christ’s love to homeless men in Rock County by advancing renewal and hope through a unified Christian effort.

Our Vision

To be a comprehensive, Christ-centered ministry providing the resources needed to transform and restore the lives of homeless men, one at a time.

Culture Statement

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