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Author: Created: 3/21/2012 1:43 PM
News, Events, and Photos from Hope House of Milwaukee.
By Hope House Milwaukee on 3/29/2012 9:19 AM
Hope House provides Community Outreach services to our surrounding area, helping residents maintain a safe and healthy neighborhood. Our Community Liaison connects with neighbors through events, meetings, and regular door to door contacts. Last night, we hosted an E-Notify and E-Services training, in conjunction with District 2 Police Department and City of Milwaukee staff. Community members had the opportunity to learn how to report problems in their area (like potholes and graffiti) quickly and easily, using the City's online reporting system--E-Services. 

You can use E-Services, freshly updated online services from the City of Milwaukee, to report problems in your neighborhood or on your property. Graffiti, potholes, even interior code violations that your landlord won't fix--you can quickly and easily submit your request for service online here, or by visiting www.city.milwaukee.gov and clicking "Request Services...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 3/21/2012 1:43 PM
It's that time of the year again--The Feinstein Food Challenge has begun! From now until April 30th, donations to our food pantry have increased impact. The Feinstein Foundation will match donations to our pantry made between March 1st and April 30th. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to stock up for the summer months. 

During the school year, parents can count on breakfast and lunch provided by public schools to keep their children healthy and full. Over the summer, parents who are already on a tight budget may find themselves in a bind providing for these extra meals. That's where the United South Side Food Pantry comes in! We provide emergency groceries to families and individuals in need, helping make ends meet when all else fails. 

We offer healthy options, like fresh produce from the farms of Hunger Task Force as well our on-site garden, and a carefully balanced selection of groceries, including proteins, fruits, vegetables, and starches in every bag. We hope that our assistance can enable...
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...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 9/30/2011 12:00 AM
Joshua* is moving on from homelessness and moving into his own apartment today. This is the first time that Joshua has lived on his own in stable, permanent housing.  Joshua was released from prison in 2008, after serving 15 years for a robbery. Following his release, he stayed with family and friends, uncertain of the permanency of his situation. He bounced around from place to place, and finally settled into his own apartment—only to be evicted for nonpayment of rent. Joshua evaluated his situation and sought shelter at Hope House. Here he would be guaranteed a bed, food, and compassionate case management to get him on the path to permanent housing.  Like nearly half of the single men we serve, Joshua faces mental illness, complicating his path to stable housing and financial security. He is on a fixed income, the management of which often requires more careful budgeting skills than recipients are equipped with. Here at Hope House, we offer both shelter and supportive services. Joshua was quickly connected...

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