Parish Ministries

Lazarus House in Janesville

The Lazarus Foundation provides long-term assessment, transitional housing for up to 24 months, long-term case management, essential services and life skills training for homeless adult men with alcohol/chemical addictions and professionally ‘dual-diagnosed’ with non-violent mental health conditions. The Foundation’s facility, the Lazarus House, is a ‘Single Room Occupancy’ (SRO) living facility for up to five individuals with shared kitchen, laundry and restroom/shower facilities. Safe from the dangers, difficulties, and stresses of living on the street, they can work on making the ‘course corrections’ needed to remain sober, get and keep a job and ultimately live on their own without the fear and self-loathing that accompanies addiction and homelessness.

Visit their website for more information.


Lydia's House in Richland Center

Lydia's House is a ministry of the Richland County Ministerial Association to provide emergency cold weather shelter for homeless families.

Please visit their website for more information.


Mary's Room at St. Paul's, Watertown

St. Paul's, Watertown, a small congregation of 65 families, began Mary's Room in 2011, to tend to parents in need in their community, providing diapers, clothing, car seats and other items. Watertown is a pocket of poverty between the wealthier suburban areas of Waukesha and Dane. Mary's Room now serves over 200 children below the age of three, and an average of 50 children each week.

The program works to meet the needs of the Watertown community to the greatest possible extent, reaching out to the town's Spanish-speaking population and working with a Shared Mission Group of ecumenical partners. Donations for Mary's Room are always welcome and may take the form of money or supplies such as clothing and baby furniture.

St. Paul's is located at 13 S. 2nd Street, Watertown, WI 53094
Call 920-261-1150 or visit their website.

Mary's Room Hours:
Tuesdays 1-3 pm
Wednesdays 5-7 pm
Fridays 10 am-12 pm