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By Hope House Milwaukee on 2/4/2012 12:00 AM
Paul* spent nearly two long years homeless, moving between shelters and living in his car. He finally came to Hope House in October 2011, homeless, jobless, yet determined.

Paul had a steady job managing a program at Home Depot, until a downturn in the economy caused Home Depot to discontinue his program. Shortly after being laid off, Paul got into an accident that put him in the hospital and out of the labor market for six months. By the time he was released from the hospital, he had no resources to support himself, and no job prospects.

Paul found himself living in his car, in and out of shelters, but never being able to quite make it up for air before he sunk back down again. He found part time jobs, but never full time jobs. Even with his management experience, he could not secure a steady, well paying job. Throughout this struggle, throughout nights spent sleeping outside in the cold Wisconsin winter, Paul never lost hope.

“Young trees become stronger after...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 2/2/2012 12:00 AM
Hope House of Milwaukee is proud to be the recipient of a $25,000 grant from The Hovde Foundation to help house Women and Children through our Chrysalis Program.


The Chrysalis Program for women and families provided services for 51 single women and 48 families in 2011. The Chrysalis Project is designed to meet the transitional housing and developmental needs of homeless families, their children, and single women. The project involves five elements: extended shelter and supportive case management services; comprehensive assessment of strengths, resources, and needs and development of a guest-driven, applicable plan for services and programming; practical onsite educational opportunities for guests; frequent reinforcement of newly learned positive behavior; and referral and linkage to community-based services and supports. The goal is to decrease homelessness, improve individual functioning, and enhance community-based support networks of participants.

The Hovde Foundation’s generous...

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