Our Mission and Philosophy
Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Inc. seeks to provide overnight, temporary shelter to homeless adult men and women, and to address other needs by collaborating with community resources.
1. All human beings have the right to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
2. Each person should be treated with respect and dignity.
3. The presence of God dwells in every person.
Hope Dwells Within
While our clients may have temporarily lost their way, we believe they haven’t lost their hope. FVWS empowers our clients to set and achieve goals through an individualized, structured program of support and network of community resources to guide them on their way to self-sufficiency.
*All adults in need are welcome at the Shelter, unless disruptive or pose a danger to themselves or others. The Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical/mental disability or criminal history.
FVWS News and Happenings
Concert at Pathways Church to benefit the Shelter!
"Hearing the SonRise" will perform a special Christmas concert on December 1st at 6:00 p.m. featuring music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and other Christmas favorites. A free-will offering will be taken at the concert to benefit the Fox Valley Warming Shelter. Make plans to attend and invite a guest!
Donation Day at Cousins Subs!!!
How about enjoying a great sub AND helping out the Fox Valley Warming Shelter at the same time? On Dec. 10, Cousins Subs, 706 W. Northland Ave. in Appleton, will be donating 10% of their profits for that day to the Shelter. In addition, anyone bringing in the following items between 4 and 8 pm will receive a coupon for a free sub on their next visit. While you’re shopping at Northland Mall, stop in at Cousins, enjoy a sub and help the homeless folks as well! Items to donate:
2 reams of paper
6 pack or larger of toilet paper
4 pack or larger of paper towel
25 ounce or larger of dish soap
Large bottles of cleaning products: Spic n Span, Mr. Clean, Lysol etc.
24 ounce or larger toilet bowl cleaner
75 ounce or larger liquid laundry soap