Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your support this season.

A Farewell to Ken Schmidt

Read a farewell from Ken Schmidt, our executive director, and hear from our new interim director, Wendy Weckler.

Holiday Wishlists Available

Looking to support a child or adult in need this holiday season? You can access the wishlists of our Hope House clients HERE. Contact rachelq@hopehousemke.org  for more information, or to sponsor a family. Note: All donations must be dropped off at Hope House by December 12, and must not be wrapped.


It is the mission of Hope House to end homelessness and create healthy communities.

Hope House is an emergency and transitional living facility as well as a true community center located in the near south side of Milwaukee. Opened in 1987, Hope House was created to provide a safe, temporary refuge for people needing a place to sleep. Over the years, Hope House has evolved into a complete provider of services for homeless and low income individuals. In addition to residential services, Hope House provides community outreach to individuals needing health care, food distribution, financial assistance, and educational opportunities for adults and children. Hope House provides services that aim to end homelessness and create healthy communities.

Hope House wishes to thank the Pentair Foundation for their recent donation of $10,000 for our Chrysalis Program.

Your generous support helps us to fulfill our mission to end homeless and create healthy communities by giving us the means to serve families and individuals in need and provide a comprehensive range of resources and supportive services.

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