Blessed are the poor.

Yours is the kingdom of God. Luke 6:20

St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita

We are named in honor of the patron saint of human trafficking and slavery. St.Bakhita’s story inspires us to faithfully struggle until all people enjoy true freedom.

We are named in honor of the patron saint of human trafficking and slavery. St.Bakhita’s story inspires us to faithfully struggle until all people enjoy true freedom.

We are named in honor of the patron saint of human trafficking and slavery. St.Bakhita’s story inspires us to faithfully struggle until all people enjoy true freedom.

St. Bahkita Catholic Worker House
St. Bahkita Catholic Worker House

About St. Bakhita Catholic Worker House

About St. Bakhita Catholic Worker House

We are named in honor of the patron saint, St. Josephine Bakhita, of those who are trafficked and whose story inspires us to faithfully struggle until all people enjoy true freedom.

St. Bakhita Catholic Worker House is a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of faith and compassion. Named after St. Josephine Bakhita, our community is dedicated to upholding Dorothy Day’s and the Catholic Worker Movement’s inspiring legacy by striving to live out the Beatitudes. These teachings are not merely spiritual ideals but a roadmap for our daily lives and community practice.

In partnership with the Franciscan Peacemakers Clare Community, we provide more than just housing and employment; we offer a community of support, healing, and empowerment for women survivors of sexual exploitation.

St. Bakhita Catholic Worker House is overseen by a dedicated board of directors responsible for setting our goals, managing financial affairs, and ensuring the quality of our programs. Our Executive Director, an ardent advocate for social justice, resides at the facility to lead our educational and community-building initiatives directly.

Volunteers play a crucial role in our mission, offering their time, talents, and hearts in service to others. We invite you to join us in this journey, whether through prayer, service, or support, as we strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the women we serve and the greater community.

St. Bahkita Catholic Worker House

Care for the poor and the most vulnerable in Milwaukee.

Our board of directors is responsible for setting goals and approving St. Bakhita’s programs, managing the financial affairs of the organization and overseeing the work of the program’s director. The Executive Director lives at the facility and is responsible for leading and administering our education and community-building programs. She is a passionate and experienced social justice advocate committed to the vision of the Catholic Worker mission with a proven commitment to the central city. Volunteers are invited to join in the community!

Through our collaboration with the Franciscan Peacemakers, who are providing holistic support for the residents, we are able to help provide the safe housing and a supportive community needed to enhance successful healing.

St. Bahkita Catholic Worker House

Care for the poor and the most vulnerable in Milwaukee.

St. Bahkita Catholic Worker House

“It’s an Honor to Help St. Bakhita and Contribute to its Mission of Creating a Supportive Community for Women in Milwaukee.”

-Frank Crivello, Chairman and Founder of Phoenix Investors

St. Bahkita Catholic Worker House

Please

We stand in need of so much. Prayers, volunteers, community members, financial and in-kind donations. Please check back here for the specific list or contact us if you’d like to know how you can help! Click here for our current needs.

Thanks

We have already received so much and have not even opened our doors! Stay up-to-date on the generous people contributing their gifts to our community and mission by checking back here for updates! Click here to learn more about our supporters.

St. Bahkita Catholic Worker House