Sunshine for Humanity, Inc. Homeless Shelter
Vilas County's only homeless shelter
Phase 2: Sunshine Homeless Shelter Remodel
The remodeling has begun. This fall we have a soil test done and passed. We have removed many trees to accomadate people who are in need. Our plan is to house 12 more beds, add a kitchen and dining area. We will be putting in new bathrooms with showers.
Spring of 2019 is the planned time to start the septic system which cost $11,500.00. After the septic system is in then the addition/remodel will begin. We are very excited.
Remodeling and purchasing the property costs a substantial amount and we need all the financial help we can get. We are Not state or federally funded and 100% of all donations stay to run Sunshine House; Homeless Shelter. We have purchased the land and are paying monthly payments. We are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sunshine has established supportive relationships with social service agencies, a regional continuum of care, faith communities, educational institutions, health care facilities, law enforcement, educational institutions and human service organizations.
92 people came into Sunshine in crisis last year (2017). Many times shelters are full and people have to be turned away. This number includes families with children and Veterans.
We are able to house up to 4 people because of our septic system. Our facility is small.
Our philosopy is to give a "hand up, not handouts."
Our goal is to get those in crisis a warm, safe place while they are rebuilding their lives.
We offer a warm place to lay their head, a shower and food.
We open our hand and hearts to those in need.
We are so grateful for all of our community support. Without the support of businesses, churches, and individuals we would not have completed this mission.
We are also very grateful for the food Camp Honey Rock and Spangs donates to us; this is truly a blessing and is feeding people in need.
Sunshine House; Homeless Shelter is operated by
Sunshine For Humanity, Inc.
located at 1191 Hwy 45 S, Eagle River
I pray that when you read about the homeless in our communities that you donít have a preconceived notion on how they become homeless as the reasons vary and are very seldom the same.
There is a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs; testing is done randomly and Individuals with a conviction for a sexual crime will not be admitted.
opened in September 2017