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By Hope House Milwaukee on 2/28/2013 10:28 AM
Julia and Lorey have served the community as Protective Payees at Hope House for many years. But what exactly does a Protective Payee do? 



Hope House’s Protective Payee Program provides financial oversight, budget counseling, and supportive case management for individuals with severe mental illness and other disabilities. In 2012, we served a total of 48 households through this program. It wouldn’t have been possible without our payees, Julia and Lorey!

What is a typical day like for a payee? “Every day is different,” Lorey shared with a smile. Every client has different needs, and some face more challenges than others. At Hope House, payees do more than just write checks—they keep clients on track for success. That could mean anything from making medical appointments, taking clients grocery shopping, or just listening when a client is having a bad day. Julia and Lorey meet with their clients regularly—most...
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...

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