Hope House Receives $25,000 from Hovde Foundation
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 gift of $25,000 to Hope House of Milwaukee is their first major gift awarded in theMilwaukee area. This generous donation to Hope House marks the first major grant to a Milwaukee area organization by The Hovde Foundation, founded and run by Madison natives Eric & Steve Hovde. Since 1998, The Hovde Foundation has supported neglected, abused and vulnerable children, with a recent focus on homeless children. “With this much needed support,” states Ken Schmidt, Executive Director of Hope House, “we can continue to offer high quality services to homeless children, women, and families in Milwaukee.”