Serving Our Community

Grace Place Serving Our Community

The St. Croix County Salvation Army Service Extension Unit provides emergency assistance to individuals and families facing acute and unforeseen financial crisis. The work is carried out by Salvation Army employees and volunteers in St. Croix County.

The primary task of the Extension Unit is to provide short-term support for individuals and families who have nowhere else to turn for help. We are the helpers of last resort in times of deep and immediate need.

Highlights of what we are doing locally:

  • Grace Place Emergency Shelter
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Emergency Hotel Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Transitional Housing
  • Love Baskets

Along with providing emergency assistance to individuals and families, The Salvation Army has several state-wide programs available in St. Croix County:

  • Emergency Disaster Services
  • Adult Rehabilitation Center
  • Summer Camp
  • State Patrol Assistance
  • Prison Toy-Lift Program

Grace Place

Salvation Army Faith House

Grace Place offers shelter to families and single individuals in the St. Croix River Valley, including residents of St. Croix, Pierce and Polk Counties. We are staffed 24 hours a day to ensure all folks receive the services they need. You are welcome to call us at (715) 246-1222 to talk to a staff member and learn more about our program. If you are interested in staying at Grace Place, please download and return the application below. We will call you once the application is received.

Application to Stay at Grace Place

Documents may be faxed to 715-246-7470 or sent to the address below:

Grace Place
505 W. 8th Street
New Richmond, WI 54017

You can also email applications to Lori_Scheder@usc.salvationarmy.org

You will be contacted by phone with our determination. 

Services offered for our residents:

  • Budgeting Classes are offered as needed in both group and individual settings. Residents and community members are assisted with simple monthly bill paying and financial organizing.
  • Resume Writing & Interview Skills are taught by volunteers in our Enrichment Program, enabling our clients to obtain employment suitable to their skill set.
  • Wellness Classes are offered quarterly and feature stress management, as well as the importance of exercise and a healthy diet.
  • Nutrition Classes feature balanced meal preparation and food safety information. Each participant learns how to cook on a budget and provide for their family's nutritional needs.
  • Rent Smart classes are offered twice a year, informing our clients about their responsbilities and rights as tenants in St. Croix County. Professional guest speakers include attorneys, area property owners, and representatives from local lending institutions.
  • Children & Adult Tutoring is provided primarily by retired teachers. Tutors assist all school age children with homework and special projects. In addition, they coach parents, helping them to work with their children more effectively.
  • Family Meals and Fellowship: Evening meals are a time for fellowship and giving thanks for all of our blessings. Volunteer organizations and church groups provide our residents with nourishing dinners each week Monday through Thursday. Residents are required to attend and upon leaving the shelter, many have shared with staff that the nightly meal is one of their favorite experiences at Grace Place. It's the first time many of them have enjoyed family dinners on a regular basis.
  • AODA Services: Faith House provides transporation to the 12-step program of the residents' choice nightly. For those that are in out-patient therapy, we work closely with the appropriate agencies to help each individual work toward meeting case goals.

Emergency Assistance

Salvation Army Emergency Assistance

The Salvation Army provides rent, utility, transportation, medication, medical and dental assistance to residents in St. Croix County. To qualify, complete the two forms below and submit them for our review.

Servicepoint Form 

St. Croix County Emergency Assistance Form

Documents may be faxed to 715-246-7470 or sent to the address below:

Grace Place
505 W. 8th Street
New Richmond, WI 54017

You will be contacted by phone with our determination. 

Wisconsin Service Point Consumer Notice

Housing Programs

Transitional Housing is a rental subsidy program that helps individual households to afford housing costs such as rent while waiting to acquire low-income housing options. The goal of the program is to provide assistance with safe, decent and affordable housing in St. Croix, Pierce, Polk and Burnett Counties. Persons in the rental assistance program usually pay 30 percent of their income for rent.  

How Do I Qualify?

  • Assistance will be given upon completion of all program forms and when all eligibility requirements are met.
  • The landlord will be contacted and must agree to participate in this program.
  • The rental unit you have chosen must pass HUD guidelines and meet the Median housing cost requirements for your county.
  • Due to funding availability it may be necessary to place you on a waiting list; you will be notified by letter or phone.
  • It is your responsibility to call us if your address or phone number changes after being placed on the waiting list.

Download application

Wisconsin Service Point Consumer Notice

Love Baskets

Love Baskets has been serving the New Richmond community for over 25 years. The New Richmond schools had Love Baskets and Somerset had Secret Santa for years before they came together about 7 years ago. The committee is now comprised of representatives from The Salvation Army, several area churches, and interested individuals. The Love Baskets program offers presents to families who on their own would not be able to afford them. In 2016 over 300 families were served because of the generosity of individuals and businesses who sponsor this program. 

If you would like to sign up for gifts and food this year please fill in the form below: 

If you would like to sponsor a family this Christmas season please fill in the forms below: