Volunteer in

Human Concerns

The Human Concerns Committee (HCC) of St. Raphael Parish has been tasked with helping facilitate volunteer opportunities for parishioners and improving community outreach awareness for those in need.  With this in mind, the HCC has selected six community organizations that focus on meeting basic needs and align with the purpose of St. Raphael's HCC.  Representatives from our Parish work directly with these organizations and act as a link between the organizations and the HCC.   


The HCC meets at church monthly at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May (excluding December).  If you are interested in joining the HCC, simply join us for a meeting or contact the Parish office.  We encourage you to consider joining this ministry.


A brief introduction of each organization is below.



1.     Day by Day Warming Shelter


Website:  https://daybydayshelter.org/


Day by Day Warming Shelter collaboratively provides temporary shelter, individualized services, and opportunities for self-sufficiency to empower the most vulnerable adults in our community.


Want to make a difference in the lives their guests? Please check out their website to learn how to become a volunteer and/or to donate.


2.     Fr. Carr's Place 2B


Website: https://fathercarrs.org/


Father Carr’s Place 2B is a Life Enrichment Center that ministers to the poor and provides family and community activities. Their services are provided primarily by volunteers and they receive no government money. They are funded entirely by private donors and rely upon the generosity of others.


Their campus includes a community center, free medical clinic, community food bank, retreat center, dining rooms for daily meals, chapel and housing for the homeless. Their goal is to provide hope and mentor others to foster independence and build a healthier life. Their volunteer opportunities and family fun activities help to build a strong community.


Please help them make it stronger through your prayers, time, talents, or financial gifts. 


Please check out the website to learn more.


3.     Sister Parish - Holy Cross in Jackson, KY


See Sister Parish under “About / Sister Parish” for information about Holy Cross


4.     Bella Medical Clinic


Website:  https://bellamedicalclinic.org/


Bella Medical Clinic’s objective is to offer confidential, non-threatening, compassionate and individualized consultation and services. All services are at no cost to their patients/clients.  Bella specializes in pregnancy diagnosis under the direction, licensure, and guidelines of their Medical Director. Services are provided by licensed Registered Nurses and trained Patient Advocates.  Bella has helped hundreds of women with their physical, emotional and educational needs, empowering them to make informed choices regarding pregnancy.


Please check out the website to learn more.


5.     Oshkosh Area Community Pantry


Website:  https://www.oacptoday.org/


The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry believes in the vision of a community where no one goes hungry.  They will work tirelessly and in collaboration with all partners necessary to achieve this goal. 


Stepping up and stepping into the lives of others can make a difference that could literally save a life. 


Please check out the website to learn more.


6.     St. Vincent de Paul


Website:  https://svdposhkosh.org/


St. Vincent de Paul Oshkosh is a Catholic lay organization, comprised of employees and volunteers that have brought aid to the Oshkosh, Omro, and Winneconne communities for the last 55 years.


Their focus is to help those in need, living at or below the poverty level in our community. They do this by providing monetary assistance with rent and utilities,

clothing and household item vouchers, mentorship, advocacy, and guidance reaching out to other community resources for help.  Each person served by St. Vincent de Paul Oshkosh is treated with dignity and respect and their information is kept confidential.


Your donations and purchases help us to help those in need in our community.


Please check out the website to learn more.