Franciscan Peacemakers

Franciscan Peacemakers Franciscan Peacemakers provides a pathway for a sustainable, healthy, safe and productive life for women engaging in prostitution due to trauma, human s*x trafficking or substance addiction.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Location: 3333 W Lisbon Avenue, Milwaukee WI
website: www.franciscanpeacemakers.org

Operating as usual

Last month Franciscan Peacemakers had contact with almost as many women as there are days in a year... read that again. ...
10/12/2021

Last month Franciscan Peacemakers had contact with almost as many women as there are days in a year... read that again.

Human trafficking, prostitution, and s*xual exploitation can happen anywhere. Our hospitality center and street outreach efforts are concentrated in the Milwaukee area but the Franciscan Peacemakers team meets with women from all counties in Wisconsin (and sometimes neighboring states).

The human trafficking hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call +1 (888) 373-7888 or text "INFO" for assistance or for more information.

Last month Franciscan Peacemakers had contact with almost as many women as there are days in a year... read that again.

Human trafficking, prostitution, and s*xual exploitation can happen anywhere. Our hospitality center and street outreach efforts are concentrated in the Milwaukee area but the Franciscan Peacemakers team meets with women from all counties in Wisconsin (and sometimes neighboring states).

The human trafficking hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call +1 (888) 373-7888 or text "INFO" for assistance or for more information.

🎙Now introducing... October's Community Cares partner: Lad Lake! ...Lad Lake serves over 1,100 youths and their families...
10/10/2021

🎙Now introducing... October's Community Cares partner: Lad Lake!
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Lad Lake serves over 1,100 youths and their families on an annual basis. Most of the youth who engage with services at Lad lake have experienced multiple, interrelated traumas which have impacted their overall well-being. Because each child is unique, Lad Lake takes an individualized approach to help understand the child's journey including their strengths which helps build a customized, integrated plan utilizing our continuum of care and community partners.

Head over to franciscanpeacemakers.org/collections/community-care-collection for more information about Lad Lake and to donate soap and/or lotion to this great organization.

📸 making memories ... Use code 26ANNI at checkout for 26% off our handmade products. Every purchase contributes to a ste...
10/09/2021

📸 making memories
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Use code 26ANNI at checkout for 26% off our handmade products. Every purchase contributes to a step forward in our journey of walking with women survivors of s*xual exploitation due to trauma, human trafficking, and addiction.

📸 making memories
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Use code 26ANNI at checkout for 26% off our handmade products. Every purchase contributes to a step forward in our journey of walking with women survivors of s*xual exploitation due to trauma, human trafficking, and addiction.

Autumn is officially upon us! The days are feeling shorter, trees have begun to change color, and there seems to be a lu...
10/08/2021

Autumn is officially upon us! The days are feeling shorter, trees have begun to change color, and there seems to be a lull between summertime and the holiday season.

Rather than thinking of this season as a slowing down or shutting in, we’re still asking ourselves: how can we open up? How can we better serve the women we meet on the street daily? How can we sew seeds of healing during the cold, hard months? Where are we being called to be more loving, more generous, more grateful?

One way this past year we have tried to be more loving, generous, and grateful to Mother Earth is through the introduction of bulk soaps. Same mission, bigger quantity, less waste. These refillable containers are the perfect addition to any home that’s trying to be more eco-conscious. If you’re looking for a cold-months project, try finding little (and big!) ways to care for nature from the comfort of your home.

p.s. we’ll be at the Urban Ecology Center’s Autumn Celebration tomorrow, Saturday October 9 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Washington Park. Can’t wait to celebrate both the seasonal and personal transitions happening in our lives!

Autumn is officially upon us! The days are feeling shorter, trees have begun to change color, and there seems to be a lull between summertime and the holiday season.

Rather than thinking of this season as a slowing down or shutting in, we’re still asking ourselves: how can we open up? How can we better serve the women we meet on the street daily? How can we sew seeds of healing during the cold, hard months? Where are we being called to be more loving, more generous, more grateful?

One way this past year we have tried to be more loving, generous, and grateful to Mother Earth is through the introduction of bulk soaps. Same mission, bigger quantity, less waste. These refillable containers are the perfect addition to any home that’s trying to be more eco-conscious. If you’re looking for a cold-months project, try finding little (and big!) ways to care for nature from the comfort of your home.

p.s. we’ll be at the Urban Ecology Center’s Autumn Celebration tomorrow, Saturday October 9 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Washington Park. Can’t wait to celebrate both the seasonal and personal transitions happening in our lives!

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10/07/2021

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10/07/2021

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📣 The shop is closed until Tuesday (10/12) at 8:30am but have no fear! Our online shop is open 24/7 and we’ll still be f...
10/07/2021

📣 The shop is closed until Tuesday (10/12) at 8:30am but have no fear! Our online shop is open 24/7 and we’ll still be fulfilling orders while the storefront is closed.

Speaking of orders… There are just 2️⃣ of our limited edition, Juniper Sage dough bowls still available. Order today to bring some warmth into your home or give a meaningful gift (which supports women survivors) to a loved one!

📣 The shop is closed until Tuesday (10/12) at 8:30am but have no fear! Our online shop is open 24/7 and we’ll still be fulfilling orders while the storefront is closed.

Speaking of orders… There are just 2️⃣ of our limited edition, Juniper Sage dough bowls still available. Order today to bring some warmth into your home or give a meaningful gift (which supports women survivors) to a loved one!

Well, the good news is that we've been resting and savoring every moment after an amazing 26th anniversary event. Thank ...
10/06/2021

Well, the good news is that we've been resting and savoring every moment after an amazing 26th anniversary event. Thank you ALL for supporting our mission and making last Saturday so special.

The not so good news, we're late in recognizing two of our favorites... St. Francis of Assisi and Deacon Steve! Happy Feast Day and Happy Birthday!!! These two have been shining lights in our work to bring healing, peace, and all good to women survivors of s*xual exploitation. We are comforted, led, and inspired by their lives of faith, hard work, and deep-rooted joy.

🕯 HAPPY BELATED FEAST DAY, SAINT FRANCIS!
✨HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, DEACON STEVE!
(Feel free to drop some love in the comments below ⬇️⬇️⬇️)

Well folks, that’s a wrap! Thank you for a wonderful celebration and supporting our mission… 26 years and counting! ...K...
10/02/2021

Well folks, that’s a wrap! Thank you for a wonderful celebration and supporting our mission… 26 years and counting!
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Keep your eyes peeled for new merchandise on our online shop soon.

Well folks, that’s a wrap! Thank you for a wonderful celebration and supporting our mission… 26 years and counting!
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Keep your eyes peeled for new merchandise on our online shop soon.

peace + all good!
10/02/2021

peace + all good!

peace + all good!

Celebrating 2️⃣6️⃣ years! 🏡 Housing🧼 Employing 🤝 Connecting🗣 Advocating
10/02/2021

Celebrating 2️⃣6️⃣ years!

🏡 Housing
🧼 Employing
🤝 Connecting
🗣 Advocating

Celebrating 2️⃣6️⃣ years!

🏡 Housing
🧼 Employing
🤝 Connecting
🗣 Advocating

Juniper Sage 🫐🌿 16oz all-natural candle in handcrafted dough bowlsHand-poured by women survivors of s*xual exploitation ...
10/02/2021

Juniper Sage 🫐🌿
16oz all-natural candle in handcrafted dough bowls
Hand-poured by women survivors of s*xual exploitation

**Available in two or three wick options while supplies last

Juniper Sage 🫐🌿
16oz all-natural candle in handcrafted dough bowls
Hand-poured by women survivors of s*xual exploitation

**Available in two or three wick options while supplies last

unspeakable joy 💜
10/02/2021

unspeakable joy 💜

unspeakable joy 💜

Now introducing… JUNIPER SAGE 🫐🌿 in a hand-crafted dough bowl, hand-poured by yours truly. There are only 50 of these li...
10/02/2021

Now introducing… JUNIPER SAGE 🫐🌿 in a hand-crafted dough bowl, hand-poured by yours truly.

There are only 50 of these limited edition candles available. Franciscan Peacemakers products are made by women survivors of s*xual exploitation who are provided two-years of stable housing, a living wage working in the soap shop, and a holistic path towards healing. Each item purchased helps fuel our social enterprise, outreach to women survivors in the area, and our work to #endhumantrafficking.

Now introducing… JUNIPER SAGE 🫐🌿 in a hand-crafted dough bowl, hand-poured by yours truly.

There are only 50 of these limited edition candles available. Franciscan Peacemakers products are made by women survivors of s*xual exploitation who are provided two-years of stable housing, a living wage working in the soap shop, and a holistic path towards healing. Each item purchased helps fuel our social enterprise, outreach to women survivors in the area, and our work to #endhumantrafficking.

ONE HOUR! Are you attending our 26th Anniversary event? Come on by 3333 W. Lisbon Ave. today from 10:00am to 1:00pm for…...
10/02/2021

ONE HOUR!

Are you attending our 26th Anniversary event? Come on by 3333 W. Lisbon Ave. today from 10:00am to 1:00pm for…

✨Tours of the Soap Shop
✨A limited edition candle release
✨Pet blessings for St. Francis’ feast day
✨Delicious snacks from Amaranth Bakery and Liv A Little Ice Cream
✨And more!

ONE HOUR!

Are you attending our 26th Anniversary event? Come on by 3333 W. Lisbon Ave. today from 10:00am to 1:00pm for…

✨Tours of the Soap Shop
✨A limited edition candle release
✨Pet blessings for St. Francis’ feast day
✨Delicious snacks from Amaranth Bakery and Liv A Little Ice Cream
✨And more!

Wanted to make a joke about Sodium but was like Na, people won’t understand… Instead we made some fresh batches of our s...
09/28/2021

Wanted to make a joke about Sodium but was like Na, people won’t understand…

Instead we made some fresh batches of our salt scrub in the shop today ✨🧂😂

Wanted to make a joke about Sodium but was like Na, people won’t understand…

Instead we made some fresh batches of our salt scrub in the shop today ✨🧂😂

We got something new in the works! Limited Edition candles will be released THIS SATURDAY, October 2nd at our 26th Anniv...
09/27/2021

We got something new in the works!

Limited Edition candles will be released THIS SATURDAY, October 2nd at our 26th Anniversary event from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

We got something new in the works!

Limited Edition candles will be released THIS SATURDAY, October 2nd at our 26th Anniversary event from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

TGIF & thank goodness for the best community of supporters around! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Have you tried our all natural, handcrafted loti...
09/24/2021

TGIF & thank goodness for the best community of supporters around!

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Have you tried our all natural, handcrafted lotion? It’s great for after-sun, bedtime routines, or just to have in your bag!
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#peaceandallgood #lotion #allnatural #handmade #handcrafted #socialenterprise #endhumantrafficking #madebysurvivors #madebysurvivorsofhumantrafficking #womensupporting #livingwage #holistichealing #essentialoils #milwaukee #fivestar

TGIF & thank goodness for the best community of supporters around!

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Have you tried our all natural, handcrafted lotion? It’s great for after-sun, bedtime routines, or just to have in your bag!
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#peaceandallgood #lotion #allnatural #handmade #handcrafted #socialenterprise #endhumantrafficking #madebysurvivors #madebysurvivorsofhumantrafficking #womensupporting #livingwage #holistichealing #essentialoils #milwaukee #fivestar

How it started ➡️ How it’s goingThank you, thank you to the ever-talented Olivia Menzia. Olivia not only helps us out in...
09/23/2021

How it started ➡️ How it’s going

Thank you, thank you to the ever-talented Olivia Menzia. Olivia not only helps us out in the 🌎 of graphic design, she is also the founder/creative behind Liv a Little ice cream!

Come check out our freshly painted window and enjoy some of Liv’s ice cream next Saturday, October 2 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for our 26th Anniversary! The best part: Liv will have 50 free ice cream samples AND 20 free pup cups 🍦👩🏻‍🍳🐶

Happy International Day of Peace... and All Good! The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “recovering bette...
09/21/2021

Happy International Day of Peace... and All Good!

The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world" (per the United Nations). At Franciscan Peacemakers, we walk alongside women who are taking their first, second, even thousandth step towards recovery. We dream of a world free of human trafficking, domestic violence, addiction, and stigma. An equitable and sustainable place for everyone to thrive. We believe that every person, from the women who make our products to those who enjoy them, is created to enjoy PEACE + ALL GOOD.

Happy International Day of Peace... and All Good!

The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world" (per the United Nations). At Franciscan Peacemakers, we walk alongside women who are taking their first, second, even thousandth step towards recovery. We dream of a world free of human trafficking, domestic violence, addiction, and stigma. An equitable and sustainable place for everyone to thrive. We believe that every person, from the women who make our products to those who enjoy them, is created to enjoy PEACE + ALL GOOD.

2️⃣6️⃣ YEARS Save the date: 26th Anniversary CelebrationOctober 2, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Deacon Steve will spea...
09/19/2021

2️⃣6️⃣ YEARS
Save the date: 26th Anniversary Celebration
October 2, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Deacon Steve will speak around Noon)

We’d love for you and your animal companions to join us for an outdoor celebration featuring:
• An opportunity to shop at our retail store
• A limited edition product launch
• Tours of our soap shop and Hospitality Center
• Pet blessings by the Capuchin friars
• Food and beverages provided by our
neighbors, Amaranth Bakery
• Pet and human friendly photo booth
... and the chance to celebrate 26 years of bringing healing to women survivors of s*xual exploitation and human trafficking!

2️⃣6️⃣ YEARS
Save the date: 26th Anniversary Celebration
October 2, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Deacon Steve will speak around Noon)

We’d love for you and your animal companions to join us for an outdoor celebration featuring:
• An opportunity to shop at our retail store
• A limited edition product launch
• Tours of our soap shop and Hospitality Center
• Pet blessings by the Capuchin friars
• Food and beverages provided by our
neighbors, Amaranth Bakery
• Pet and human friendly photo booth
... and the chance to celebrate 26 years of bringing healing to women survivors of s*xual exploitation and human trafficking!

✨ Hooray for Saturdays!✨ Shop is open TODAY from 12:00-4:00. Stop by to see our front window being repainted and stock u...
09/18/2021

✨ Hooray for Saturdays!

✨ Shop is open TODAY from 12:00-4:00. Stop by to see our front window being repainted and stock up on your Peace + All Good essentials.

✨ Next Saturday we'll be on West Vliet St. for the Fall Festival! Vendor stations will be located on West Vliet St. between 48th and 60th Street. Get more information here West Vliet Street #MeetOnVliet #WVSFallFest #FallOnVliet

✨ Hooray for Saturdays!

✨ Shop is open TODAY from 12:00-4:00. Stop by to see our front window being repainted and stock up on your Peace + All Good essentials.

✨ Next Saturday we'll be on West Vliet St. for the Fall Festival! Vendor stations will be located on West Vliet St. between 48th and 60th Street. Get more information here West Vliet Street #MeetOnVliet #WVSFallFest #FallOnVliet

POP UP ALERT ✨ The last time our front window was painted, we were still rocking our old packaging... Stop by the shop (...
09/17/2021

POP UP ALERT ✨

The last time our front window was painted, we were still rocking our old packaging...

Stop by the shop (3333 W. Lisbon Ave.) tomorrow from 12:00 to 4:00 pm to see our window being re-painted and to check out our latest products.

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POP UP ALERT ✨

The last time our front window was painted, we were still rocking our old packaging...

Stop by the shop (3333 W. Lisbon Ave.) tomorrow from 12:00 to 4:00 pm to see our window being re-painted and to check out our latest products.

☮️+👍🏽

Nearly 600 meals distributed, women listened to, clothes provided, hygiene kits given, resources sought... every encount...
09/16/2021

Nearly 600 meals distributed, women listened to, clothes provided, hygiene kits given, resources sought... every encounter, a step towards healing.

Nearly 600 meals distributed, women listened to, clothes provided, hygiene kits given, resources sought... every encounter, a step towards healing.

👀 seasonal scents are right around the corner
09/15/2021

👀 seasonal scents are right around the corner

👀 seasonal scents are right around the corner

Have you seen Franciscan Peacemakers products in some new places recently? Some of our Lavender essentials were spotted ...
09/14/2021

Have you seen Franciscan Peacemakers products in some new places recently? Some of our Lavender essentials were spotted at Element Style Boutique in Delafield, WI 💜😍

Our Sales Team has been active in spreading the word about our social enterprise and bringing peace & all good into the lives of women who make the products and those who enjoy them! Snap a pic and tag us (@franciscanpeacemakers) the next time you see our products in the wild!

Have you seen Franciscan Peacemakers products in some new places recently? Some of our Lavender essentials were spotted at Element Style Boutique in Delafield, WI 💜😍

Our Sales Team has been active in spreading the word about our social enterprise and bringing peace & all good into the lives of women who make the products and those who enjoy them! Snap a pic and tag us (@franciscanpeacemakers) the next time you see our products in the wild!

We’ve been swimming in soap and gratitude this past week! What are you thankful for? We’ll be at Trimborn Farms today an...
09/11/2021

We’ve been swimming in soap and gratitude this past week! What are you thankful for?

We’ll be at Trimborn Farms today and tomorrow from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Come say hi and and check out our bath and body products handmade by women survivors of s*xual exploitation finding joy, healing, and gratitude through meaningful work and a network of support. 💜🧼☮️

We’ve been swimming in soap and gratitude this past week! What are you thankful for?

We’ll be at Trimborn Farms today and tomorrow from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Come say hi and and check out our bath and body products handmade by women survivors of s*xual exploitation finding joy, healing, and gratitude through meaningful work and a network of support. 💜🧼☮️

HAPPY SELF CARE DAY 💜24% off for the 24 hours of Labor DayFranciscan Peacemakers know that self-care is an essential par...
09/06/2021

HAPPY SELF CARE DAY 💜
24% off for the 24 hours of Labor Day

Franciscan Peacemakers know that self-care is an essential part of the healing journey. Today, our shop is closed and we are all resting. We hope you take this Labor Day and make it into a Self Care Day too!

Enjoy 24% off our online store until midnight tonight—no code needed, we’re making this as easy as possible for you to rest as well. Your purchase contributes to paying women survivors a living wage, providing employment, housing, and financial stability to women in recovery, as well as spreading peace + all good to our surrounding communities. All while treating yourself or a loved one to handmade, all natural bath and body goods. What’s not to love?

HAPPY SELF CARE DAY 💜
24% off for the 24 hours of Labor Day

Franciscan Peacemakers know that self-care is an essential part of the healing journey. Today, our shop is closed and we are all resting. We hope you take this Labor Day and make it into a Self Care Day too!

Enjoy 24% off our online store until midnight tonight—no code needed, we’re making this as easy as possible for you to rest as well. Your purchase contributes to paying women survivors a living wage, providing employment, housing, and financial stability to women in recovery, as well as spreading peace + all good to our surrounding communities. All while treating yourself or a loved one to handmade, all natural bath and body goods. What’s not to love?

Address

3333 W Lisbon Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
53208

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 2pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 2pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 2pm
Thursday 8:30am - 2pm
Friday 8:30am - 2am

Telephone

+14145624780

Products

Handmade Bar Soaps, Lotions, Bath Bombs, Salt Scrubs, Foaming Hand Soaps, Candles and Brand Merchandise

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Who We Are

Franciscan Peacemakers provides a pathway to a sustainable healthy, safe and productive life for women engaging in prostitution due to trauma, human s*x trafficking or drug addiction.

The service approach of Franciscan Peacemakers includes:

(1) Outreach: Hospitality to women engaging in street prostitution

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My daughter buys lotion that has a lovely fresh fragrance and the proceeds helps women who have been exploited and trafficked. This is the website that has other home and gift ideas for a great cause!
These round quartz gemstone beads in beautiful shades a salmon are lovely to look at and feel wonderful in your hand. The Our Lady of Częstochowa medal centerpiece and simple crucifix complete the design of this traditional, five-decade rosary. Venerated by Popes for centuries, Our Lady of Częstochowa is the patroness of Poland and many with Polish lineage have a special devotion to the miraculous "Black Madonna." Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life, this heirloom quality sacramental is sure to be cherished for decades to come!
Met 2 amazing ladies working the Franciscan Peacemakers stand. They were selling wonderful, handmade products with proceeds going to help and support those victimized by s*x trafficking. I bought a selection of their handmade bar soaps. If you have the chance, please help support this mission!
Deacon Steve Przedpelski, this is the link to Vote for the Franciscan Peacemakers for the Liberator Awards!! Share this with others so you can get more Votes!!
May I say do not underestimate the quality of the products this organization sells. I just purchased a few gift sets from GIFTS FOR THE JOURNEY and I have never been so impressed, the packaging the pricing and the wonderful scents are all truly amazing. This should be everyone's GOTO for the holidays.