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To help residents of St. Croix County maintain stable living situations, emotional well-being, and personal dignity when they experience temporary financial hardships.


Under One Roof Project Update

Although the capital campaign has proceeded as expected with additional fundraising work to complete, progress on the actual building has taken longer than anticipated.  In response to questions from the public and some misunderstanding about the project, the following updates are available.  If you have questions or would like additional info, please contact a representative of Operation HELP or Hudson Area Backpack and Food Programs, email operationhelp.source@gmail.com, or call Operation HELP at (715) 386-1300. Click on the following links to view or download documents:


  • City of Hudson Plan Commission met April 11, 2023 to consider recommending that the Common Council set a public hearing date for “a zoning map amendment from I-1, Light Industrial to B-4, Central Business District at 727 Second Street – Operation Help.” The recommendation to proceed to scheduling a public meeting passed on a split vote.  You can view the video of the discussion though the following YouTube link:.   https://www.youtube.com/live/tXYAeoWdRlk?feature=share&t=1376.
  • City of Hudson Common Council met April 24, 2023. On recommendation to the Common Council, a public hearing date was set for June 19th, 2023 regarding the rezoning application for 727 2nd Street REZ.
  • Application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the City of Hudson was filed the week of May 1st.  It is anticipated that the CUP and rezoning will be on the agenda for the June 6th Plan Council meeting. Both the CUP and rezoning will be on the Common Council agenda for June 19th.


Spring 2023 Newsletter

Operation HELP’s spring 2023 is now available.  Click here to view online.

To view this issue’s letter from the Operation HELP board chair, click here.

Additional budgeting classes scheduled

Additional budgeting classes have been scheduled for the first half of 2023. Classes are free and are facilitated by a financial educator from Royal Credit Union. Dates and times are March 23 (5 pm), April 6 (1 pm), May 4 (1 pm) and June 8 (5 pm.)  Although targeted to clients who have received services through Operation HELP, the classes are open to all as space allows. Classes will be held in the first-floor conference room in Operation HELP’s building at 901 4th St in Hudson. You can register for class online through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/OperationHELPBudgetClass If you have questions, please call the Operation HELP Resource Center office at (715) 386-1300 between 10 am and 1 pm Mon-Fri or 4 to 6 pm on Thursdays.

The news is out!  Operation HELP and Hudson Area Backpack and Food Programs are working to create a new home for coordinated, comprehensive programs to help meet the basic needs of local families and individuals who are experiencing financial hardship. Located in the former Norlake building in downtown Hudson, the new center will house existing and expanded programs of both organizations and include:

  • A resource center for the basic needs supplies and emergency financial services.
  • Space for a permanent Fresh Harvest free grocery store.
  • A volunteer work area for traditional backpack and curbside pick-up food distribution.
  • Storage for food and other supplies.
  • Office space and parking for additional nonprofit organizations.
  • Office space which can be leased to outside commercial interests and generate income for the nonprofits to sustain and contribute to the organizations’ missions.

A capital campaign is underway to raise funds to purchase and make modifications to the building in hope of having facility ready for move-in as early as December 2022. Watch for additional details in the coming months or visit https://bit.ly/UnderOneRoofcampaign for more information.

As a result of the assistance we received, we were able to maintain our self-respect and not have to sell our furniture to raise money to pay the rent.

We are a “Meets Standards” Organization!

We are pleased to share that Operation HELP is now a Charities Review Council “Meets Standards®” organization! Nonprofit organizations earn this designation by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s extensive review process which is based on the Council’s 25 Accountability Standards.  This process examines four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. By meeting these standards, Operation HELP has demonstrated that its practices, policies, and procedures are aligned with widely accepted standards of nonprofit accountability. Operation HELP’s full  report is available online at www.smartgivers.org, and the organization will also be listed in Charities Review Council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter.

Diaper Program

Operation HELP received funding for a “Diaper Bank” for all residents of St. Croix County earlier this year.  Once a month families in St. Croix County can come to the Operation HELP office  and receive 80 – 100 diapers for each child.


We can help visitors with vouchers, emergency supplies and referrals for support and aid


We can help with rent, utilities and car repairs. Click here for more information about eligibility requirements and information on how to access this support.


Operation HELP is a 501(c)(3) organization and we accept financial donations as well as donations of emergency supplies.


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