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 sex trafficking or substance addiction.
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Operating as usual

Join us! So excited to partner with such awesome community partners and businesses to make our community stronger and to...
09/17/2020

Join us! So excited to partner with such awesome community partners and businesses to make our community stronger and to honor Essential Workers!! Check out all the great opportunities and come volunteer or attend!
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@tricklebeecafe @amaranthbakery @tricicloperumke @daddyssoulfoodngrille

Soki is about to join the family of someone on the FP staff - and one might even say just in time to get blessed!  Who a...
09/17/2020

Soki is about to join the family of someone on the FP staff - and one might even say just in time to get blessed! Who are you bringing to be blesssed on Oct 4? Comment with a pic below! And then grab your favorite furry friend a spot for our pet blessing. RSVP here: http://www.tinyurl.com/weareblessedrsvp

Hey friends at Good Shepherd Catholic Church and St James Congregation-Menomonee Falls - today is the last day to order ...
09/16/2020
Virtual Soap Sale at --- your --- parish?

Hey friends at Good Shepherd Catholic Church and St James Congregation-Menomonee Falls - today is the last day to order using your special parish codes for delivery to your parish on Saturday, Sept 19! More info here: https://franciscanpeacemakers.com/blogs/friends-on-the-journey-blog/virtual-soap-sale-at-your-parish

What is a virtual soap sale you ask? It's real soap - but online shopping picked up at your parish or organization! Want to know more? Check out what the Menomonee Falls parishes are doing this fall to see!

Just in case you needed a reminder - calm can be cultivated! How do you create calm in your life? Fill us in by commenti...
09/15/2020

Just in case you needed a reminder - calm can be cultivated! How do you create calm in your life? Fill us in by commenting here and tagging a friend who you think has tips to share!
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#calm #mindfulness #tiptuesday #essentialoils #aromatherapy #naturalbath #shoplocal #socialenterprise #socialentrepreneur #supportsmallbusiness #milwaukee #wisconsin #peaceandallgood

Ambrose joined the family of someone on the Franciscan Peacemaker team this summer - can you guess whose family he bless...
09/14/2020

Ambrose joined the family of someone on the Franciscan Peacemaker team this summer - can you guess whose family he blesses?
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Speaking of Blessing - are you signed up for the Oct 4 animal blessing and Drive thru fundraiser yet? Link below to save your "Spot" (Ambrose happens to have a nephew named Spot!).
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Share a pic of who you are having blessed in the comments below!

RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/weareblessedrsvp

The Energy Package is still available because: school...Have a teacher or principal or school maintenance person to than...
09/12/2020

The Energy Package is still available because: school.
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Have a teacher or principal or school maintenance person to thank? This here has it all!
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#thankyougift #gratitude #backtoschool #virtuallearning #pandemic #covid19 #carepackage #fairtrade #chocolate #coffee #whatisnottolove

Temps have dropped in Wisconsin! Stock up on the lotion you will need to get through the season! Have you tried the 6 ou...
09/10/2020

Temps have dropped in Wisconsin! Stock up on the lotion you will need to get through the season! Have you tried the 6 ounce size yet? Perfect for cars and desk drawers - only $10!

No slowing down in this industry - numbers of contacts with women on the street remain at an average of 24 per day. Many...
09/09/2020

No slowing down in this industry - numbers of contacts with women on the street remain at an average of 24 per day. Many women citing the loss of jobs, the lack of unemployment or stimulus support, and the need to continue making rent and paying bills.
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"Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." Mother Jones
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Help us keep up our fight to support the ladies we encounter who are in impossible situations. Link in bio for donation info or join us for lur Oct 4 fundraiser!
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#streetoutreach #sextrafficking #endtraffickingnow #peaceandallgood #peacemakers25years #raisethemimimumwage #vote #advocate #pray

Meet Matisse! Can you guess who he calls "Companion" on the FP staff? You ought to hear Matisse's story of how they foun...
09/08/2020

Meet Matisse! Can you guess who he calls "Companion" on the FP staff? You ought to hear Matisse's story of how they found each other! Tune in to the Oct 4 Pet Blessing live stream to hear the story - or come to the event to have your pet blessed alongside this charmer! Let us know if you are going to be there (virtually or in person) here:
https://facebook.com/events/s/pet-blessing-and-drive-through/350496242652078/?ti=as
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#peacemakers25years #peacemakerpets #peaceandallgood #franciscan #petblessing #pets #puppies #blessed #feastoffrancis #stfrancis

C A N D L E 🧡 S E A S O N ❤ I S 💛 H E R E
09/07/2020

C A N D L E 🧡 S E A S O N ❤ I S 💛 H E R E

Fresh Batch of Bath Bombs headed to retail partners Dubbel Dutch and Old Mission Santa Barbara today! Do you know a bout...
09/04/2020

Fresh Batch of Bath Bombs headed to retail partners Dubbel Dutch and Old Mission Santa Barbara today! Do you know a boutique hotel or Catholic Gift Shop where you would like to see our products? Tag them here to help us connect!
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#boutiqueshopping #bedandbreakfast #retreatcenter #catholicshop #catholic #socialentrepreneur #naturalbath #bathbombs #giftideas

Here's a sneak peek at the mugs available in our Limited Edition Gift Boxes... Jean Wells offered this image of the pre-...
09/03/2020

Here's a sneak peek at the mugs available in our Limited Edition Gift Boxes... Jean Wells offered this image of the pre-glazed and fired Brother Sun and Sister Moon mugs! They can be yours by pre-ordering at www.tinyurl.com/weareblessedrsvp - note, you do not need to be present at the Oct 4 event to purchase - we can ship or have you pick up in store.

Listen to Deacon Steve's latest homily on God's deep, abiding love for each of us.... and what that means for our lives ...
09/03/2020

Listen to Deacon Steve's latest homily on God's deep, abiding love for each of us.... and what that means for our lives and work. Homily starts at 17:40 https://youtu.be/VXQlwKm9dkc

09/03/2020
Washington Co. Anti-Trafficking Advocates

Washington Co. Anti-Trafficking Advocates

*JOIN Deacon Steve Przedpelski of Franciscan Peacemakers and myself at 7:00pm right here for a virtual LIVE CONVERSATION about Myths & Misconceptions of sex trafficking and how we can all come together to stop the spreading of false information and direct people to where the victims actually are in our own communities!
This conversation is non-politically motivated and only serves as an educational resource for those who want to understand the truth about sex trafficking and how to identify potential victims.
The comments section will be “on” and guests are encouraged to participate. No political agendas please, and we ask that everyone be respectful and kind to others, as well as to the host.😉
Thank you!
Wendy
Faith and Giggles Gift Shop

Last day to take advantage of the promo code given on the firsf podcast episode with Deacon Steve! Free Lemon Verbena so...
09/02/2020

Last day to take advantage of the promo code given on the firsf podcast episode with Deacon Steve! Free Lemon Verbena soap for every 5 bars of soap (any scent) purchased! Great time to stock up! Podcast link in bio... listen to episode 1 for the code!

Celebrating Ms. Shenise's birthday and return to work!#queen #blackjoy #blessed
09/01/2020

Celebrating Ms. Shenise's birthday and return to work!
#queen #blackjoy #blessed

Prayers for #kenosha and wherever hearts are heavy with grief due to the violence of systemic racism.  May we look for b...
08/27/2020

Prayers for #kenosha and wherever hearts are heavy with grief due to the violence of systemic racism. May we look for beauty, seek truth and honor the image of God present in every person, but particularly those who are suffering.
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#blacklivesaresacred #blacklivesmatter

Cheers to our friends at @drinkzyn for yet another donation of Lemon Ginger Zyn beverages for our "When Life Gives You L...
08/24/2020

Cheers to our friends at @drinkzyn for yet another donation of Lemon Ginger Zyn beverages for our "When Life Gives You Lemons" care package! Milwaukee is #blessed to be home to this #generous #bcorp who make such a wonderful product to support #immunity and #goodhealth. Try some today!
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Thanks, friends!

Cheers to our friends at ZYN for yet another donation of Lemon Ginger Zyn beverages for our "When Life Gives You Lemons"...
08/24/2020

Cheers to our friends at ZYN for yet another donation of Lemon Ginger Zyn beverages for our "When Life Gives You Lemons" care package! Milwaukee is #blessed to be home to this #generous #bcorp who make such a wonderful product to support #immunity and #goodhealth - Try some today!
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Thanks, friends!

This week on the podcast - a celebration of our retail partners, who carry our product and our mission far and wide! Sar...
08/20/2020

This week on the podcast - a celebration of our retail partners, who carry our product and our mission far and wide! Sara Allison from @plowshare_ftm said her shop is a "Peaceful Bubble", where folx feel good just by stopping in - and even better when they spend money on products that are fairly traded and provide incomes and jobs for people across the globe.
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We love all our retail partners - locally @faith.and.giggles, @justgoodsmke, @fischbergers, @sienaretreatcenter, @holyhillshrine and @dubbeldutch and afar: @themadecommunity, @thistlefarms,
and other places across 9 states!
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Please support small business with your dollars! And if you know a "peaceful bubble" of a shop that would be a good fit for our products, please tag them here!!
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#smallbusiness #fairtrade #peaceandallgood #shoplocal #shopforacause #naturalbath #buildcommunity #endtraffickingnow

08/19/2020
Peaceful Bubble

Episode 7: Peaceful Bubble
Guest: Sara Allison, Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace and Education for Peace
Learn about the “Peaceful Bubble” that Sara Allison and her colleagues are building in Waukesha at the Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace and Education for Peace - an organization and fair trade store in downtown Waukesha that is building community around the topic of peacemaking - including economic justice and justice for survivors of human trafficking.
Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace Website: https://www.plowshareftm.org/
Address: 219 N Main Street, Waukesha WI
Facebook: @plowshareFTM
Instagram: @plowshare_ftm
Catholic Community of Waukesha - home of Stop Human Trafficking Committee
March 2019 event featuring Theresa Flores, courtesy of FCAST
Human Trafficking Hotline - report suspected trafficking: National Trafficking Hotline Number - 1-888-373-7888 or Text "info" to 233733 or Wisconsin Information, dial 211
How to build community Bookmark - from Syracuse Cultural Workers and note their Pandemic Version of ‘How to Build Community’
Courtney Martin article: Why are White People Waking Up Now?
MKE Black app - find Black Owned Businesses in Milwaukee

Find our Retail Partners across 8 states/refer us to your favorite gift shop: https://franciscanpeacemakers.com/pages/find-a-retail-store

Harvests of Bath Bombs! These make great "I see how hard you are working and appreciate you" gifts! Hint: teachers may n...
08/17/2020

Harvests of Bath Bombs! These make great "I see how hard you are working and appreciate you" gifts! Hint: teachers may need some extra love right now!
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#bathbomb#selfcare #carepackage #teachergift #gratitude #thankyougift #naturalbath #peaceandallgood

Today on the podcast, we hear from two women of valor - Dawn Jones and Tamara Remington - retired law enforcement office...
08/14/2020

Today on the podcast, we hear from two women of valor - Dawn Jones and Tamara Remington - retired law enforcement officers who became pivotal to prosecution of sex traffickers in SE Wisconsin. These women adamantly support survivors, demonstrating compassion, patience, and fierce love. Listen to learn the obstacles that keep survivors from achieving justice.
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"Women of Valor" is a title made popular by Rachel Held Evans who reframed the traditional understanding of Psalm 31 to be less a to-do list for women wanting to prove their worthiness and more an acknowledgement of all the ways women are already demonstrating God's love and goodness. Read more from RHE about her work on Psalm 31 - link in "Believe Survivors" show notes! We believe Dawn and Tamara are two retired cops who demonstrated how to be "cops of valor" and are so grateful for their passion for achieving survivor justice.
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🔗 https://youtu.be/xB7FKYgURzI
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#womenofvalor #eshetchayil #rememberingrhe #endtraffickingnow #peaceandallgood #rachelheldevans

08/12/2020
Believe Survivors

1.6 - Believe Survivors
Meet Dawn Jones and Tamara Remington, two “women of valor’’ who worked for decades in law enforcement during the time during and after the first state statutes were put in place to name human sex trafficking as a crime. Today, though retired from civic duty, they each continue to work for justice for survivors - with empathy, kindness and compassion. Listen and learn what stands in the way of survivors achieving justice - and some tips on how each of us can become advocates for change.

Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee - https://city.milwaukee.gov/health/staysafe/HTTFGM

Dawn's favorite Christian Music Artist: Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG-_vuw9Ppg

Dawn's suggestion is to look for the good, and that her faith helps her to do that. Why do we tend to focus on negative as humans? Read more here:
'Negativity Bias' - https://www.verywellmind.com/negative-bias-4589618

Episode 6 Discount:
20% off Cherry Almond Lotion and Coconut Lime soap, lotion and bath bombs!
Use Code: TAMARADAWNPOD at checkout at www.franciscanpeacemakers.com
or click on this link: https://franciscanpeacemakers.com/discount/TAMARADAWNPOD

Looking for a thoughtful gift for someone who has been a bright light in your life? Candles to the rescue! Listen to epi...
08/10/2020

Looking for a thoughtful gift for someone who has been a bright light in your life? Candles to the rescue! Listen to episode 4 of the podcast with Wendy and Deb to score a discount code on candles!

Last day to take advantage of the promo code given on the firsf podcast episode with Deacon Steve! Free Lemon Verbena so...
08/07/2020

Last day to take advantage of the promo code given on the firsf podcast episode with Deacon Steve! Free Lemon Verbena soap for every 5 bars of soap (any scent) purchased! Great time to stock up! Podcast link in bio... listen to episode 1 for the code!

With sadness, we bring you news that the co-founder of Franciscan Peacemakers, Br. Bob Wheelock, has passed from this ea...
08/05/2020
Robert Wheelock 1936 - 2020 - Obituary

With sadness, we bring you news that the co-founder of Franciscan Peacemakers, Br. Bob Wheelock, has passed from this earthly life. With joy, we are assured that perpetual light shines on him now as he embraces Sister Death.

Thank you, good and faithful servant, rest peacefully.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?n=robert-wheelock&pid=196590553&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ObitShare_PowerInbox_20191212&utm_content=ViewObituary&sfmc_id=132992074

View Robert Wheelock's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

08/05/2020
Rehumanizing on the Streets

Mic'd up Deacon Steve hits the streets at end of July 2020 with Cynthia and Shelly for some reflection on what he's seeing and hearing on the streets during the pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn. Learn about dehumanization - and some strategies for re-humanization.

Peter Maurin quotation:
http://www.easyessays.org/foreword/
Brene Brown on Dehumanization: https://brenebrown.com/blog/2018/05/17/dehumanization-for-braving-the-wilderness/

Maternal God Prayer:
https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/feminine-images-of-god/

DEACONPOD discount code - 20 % off Lavender Bar Soap through Sept 5, 2020:
https://franciscanpeacemakers.com/discount/DEACONPOD?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Fcalming-lavender-bar-soap

The number of women on the street continues to increase - and the demographic has changed a bit due to the Covid pandemi...
08/03/2020

The number of women on the street continues to increase - and the demographic has changed a bit due to the Covid pandemic and subsequent economic recession. Learn more about these trends and how street prostitution fits into the Human Sex Trafficking continuum on this week's podcast featuring Deacon Steve on the Streets. Subscribe now - episodes drop on Wednesday mornings!
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Looking for a gift basket? We love assembling custom baskets like this beauty for you to offer as a raffle or door prize...
07/31/2020

Looking for a gift basket? We love assembling custom baskets like this beauty for you to offer as a raffle or door prize!

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3333 W Lisbon Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
53208

Opening Hours

Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 06:00 - 18:00
Friday 06:00 - 18:00

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(414) 559-5761

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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 sex trafficking or drug addiction.

The service approach of Franciscan Peacemakers includes:

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

(2) Housing and Healing: Clare Community

(3) Employment: Social Enterprise All-Natural Bath and Body Products

(4) Education: Speaking and Advocacy

Since 1995, Franciscan Peacemakers has been ministering on the streets of Milwaukee reaching out primarily to women engaging in prostitution but also to the homeless and families living in poverty. Bag lunches, personal care items and referrals to agencies able to address the complexity of women's needs given histories of trauma and abuse provided an avenue to build relationships of trust with women.

The reality that most programs serving women lasted only 60-90 days and frequently ended with the relapse of women to the streets, Franciscan Peacemakers was determined to create a better solution. Inspired by the model of Magdalen House in Nashville (now known as Thistle Farms), Franciscan Peacemakers opened Clare Community in 2014 to provide a more concrete, holistic and long-term option for women seeking a pathway to healing.

Clare Community is a 2-year, spiritually based program which provides rent-free housing while women attend full-time to their recovery and healing. These two years of living in community allows for a woman to really transform her life - building skills, confidence and a strong network of support.

Franciscan Peacemakers' Social Enterprise provides employment for the women of Clare Community and other women survivors in the Milwaukee area who are committed to their healing and recovery. Through the production and sale of all-natural, handmade bath and body products, our employees learn skills in manufacturing, packaging, marketing, sales and administration while earning a living wage in a supportive environment. Women survivors sharing their stories of hope and healing is a powerful antidote to the climate of secrecy surrounding human sex trafficking. Through their work and witness, the employees of Franciscan Peacemakers' Social Enterprise are strong advocates for an end to human sex trafficking.

Education and Advocacy is woven into everything Franciscan Peacemakers does - from the logo-wrapped van circling the streets of Milwaukee looking for women in need to the labels on our soaps sold at community events, churches and farmers' markets throughout the Milwaukee area - Franciscan Peacemakers spreads the message throughout Southeastern Wisconsin that a community-wide effort is needed to end human sex trafficking.

The work to end trafficking starts by standing with and for survivors, reminding them and the world of their inherent dignity. The work to end trafficking includes raising awareness of this dignity to those who create the demand for and who benefit financially from the sexual exploitation of women. The work to end trafficking includes the coordinated effort of community members who can recognize the signs, a strong law enforcement effort to bring traffickers to justice and an abundance of support for the healing needed for survivors, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Join us. Your purchases matter. Your donations matter. Your support in word and deed matter.

Contact Us:

Franciscan Peacemakers

3333 W. Lisbon Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53208

414-559-3479

[email protected]

Shop Now: www.giftsforthejourney.com

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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 sex 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.