Grand Opening for Shalom Center’s Hope Hub Community Center is set for March 1st, 2024

Published On: February 13, 2024
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Kenosha WI, (February 13, 2024) Shalom Center will celebrate the Grand Opening of their HOPE HUB Community Center on Friday, March 1st from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Ribbon Cutting will be at 12:45 pm. HOPE HUB is in Shalom Center at 4314 39th Avenue in Kenosha. Local dignitaries and donors will be present. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

The 10,500-square foot addition will serve as a community center plus provide a much-needed warming and cooling shelter. Case management along with washers, dryers, showers, and food will be onsite. For those in need, the new facility will have housing and homeless diversion professionals to help connect them with vital services.

“HOPE HUB Community Center will enable people to get the services, the case management, the wrap-around services that they need to continue to make a better life for themselves,” said Wendy Cross, Community Center Director. “Individuals and families in our community often just do not know where to go to get help. The new center will function as a one-stop shop.”

The opening of HOPE HUB is another exciting and historic event for Shalom Center. An anonymous donor underwrote the $2.4 million addition. “That is a person who believes in our mission, vision and goals,” stated Tamarra Coleman, executive director of Shalom Center. “We can’t thank that anonymous donor enough. Because of that commitment we are going to be able to help so many more people.” The addition was designed by Kueny Architects and built by Bane-Nelson.

About the Center: Shalom Center is a 501(c)3 in Kenosha County serving as the only homeless shelter, largest food pantry, and longest running nightly meal program. Shalom Center is a community resource that provides housing, food, guidance, and support to individuals and families in need across our community. Our mission is simple: serve the community through food, shelter and supportive ways. We believe that this mission will help realize a greater vision: self-sufficiency by maximizing the potential of people we serve.