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By Hope House Milwaukee on 6/1/2010 12:00 AM
Just two months ago, Hope House began hosting “Teen Night” and implementing a new portion of our Shining Stars program, designed especially for youth aged 13-17. They have made us very proud with their accomplishments so far! In Hope House’s new teen program, youth become community organizers, inspiring activism in our neighborhood that lasts. The first project for our teens was planning a Planting Party and Basura Bash. Over 50 of our neighbors, youth, families, and pairs from Big Brothers, Big Sisters attended this event! More than 150 plants were planted in our community garden, which will be partially donated to the United Southside Food Pantry (USSFP) at the end of the summer.  Teens learned the intricacies of event planning by brainstorming, organizing, advertising, and acting. Youth explored the concept of community gardening by determining how to share the harvest, ultimately deciding on sharing it with their families and the neighborhood by donating some of the produce to the USSFP. They also filmed a commercial to...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 4/29/2010 12:00 AM
For many people, barriers such as mental illness and physical disability make it extremely difficult to maintain employment, manage financial resources, and keep supportive social connections. This can lead down a slippery slope of poverty, substance abuse, or reoccurring homelessness. Hope House’s Protective Payee Program is designed to provide financial oversight, budget counseling, and supportive case management for individuals in this scenario.  According to a study done by the US Department of Health and Human Services, 39% of homeless individuals report...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 2/25/2010 12:00 AM
Individuals without shelter face added obstacles in the winter months; hypothermia is the cause of death for nearly 700 homeless individuals annually. So what are shelters doing to counteract these critical conditions for the homeless?  The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) published a report titled Winter Homeless Services: Bringing Our Neighbors in from the Cold to explain the need for increased winter services for homeless individuals as well as provide insight on what shelters are already doing to help (follow the link to read the entire report)....

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