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Welcome to Serenity Home where our mission is:

To provide safe, temporary shelter to homeless individuals without discrimination, while giving guidance to promote independence.



About Serenity Home

Serenity Home Shelter, located in Balsam Lake, opened in 2008 to provide shelter to homeless individuals and families residing in Polk County. The former Polk County Jail in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, was renovated to provide accomodations for up to 17 people, and became Serenity Home. Serenity Home is Polk County's first transitional housing shelter. Our facility is staffed around the clock giving us the ability to house 17 individuals.

Promoting Self-Sufficiency

Our goal is to promote self-sufficiency by providing a safe and secure environment, giving individuals the opportunity to overcome unresolved issues. Through education, individuals are encouraged to be responsible for themselves and others. During their stay we identify any immediate needs and develop a housing stabilization plan. Our extensive program empowers individuals and families to become independent, creating a safer community for all of us.

House of Blessing, a single family home located in Osceola, serves one family at a time. This home allows families the opportunity to rebuild their lives as they transition back into independent living.

Serenity Home serves residents in Polk and surrounding counties. Serenity Home was founded and is supported by local community members, civic groups and churches along with The Salvation Army.

During their stay at the shelter, residents are provided food, education, activities, counseling, and assistance in finding jobs and permanent housing. By providing a place to live and access to essential community resources, our programs empower residents to become self-sufficient.


Due to the high cost of operating these facilities,
Serenity Home and House of Blessings
are requesting support from local businesses, churches,
and individuals.

Please make your tax deductible donation checks payable to:

Serenity Home and House of Blessings
200 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Ph. 715-485-1221

or donate online



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