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By Hope House Milwaukee on 7/13/2015 10:12 AM

You see them holding signs by the highway asking for money. You see them sleeping on park benches. You want to help, but you’re not sure how. Here are some ideas for helping the homeless in our community this summer—in big and small ways.

1.     Refer them to 2-1-1. The best way to help homeless people access services is by encouraging them to call 2-1-1 on any phone.  211 is a centralized system by which people in need are connected with appropriate services—everything from shelter to food to emergency day care. We are pleased to have this system in Milwaukee, and it is the best way for anyone to access services, including Hope House. Visit IMPACT 211 to learn more. 

By Hope House Milwaukee on 6/12/2015 9:38 AM


Can you imagine what it would be like to wake up in the morning and get ready for work or school without having breakfast or coffee? What about getting ready without a kitchen or even a table to sit at? This is a daily reality for homeless men, women and children in Milwaukee.

Luckily, when homeless people come to Hope House, that situation changes. We know how important food can be, not just for nutrition and energy, but also for comfort and culture. That’s why we prioritize healthy, fresh food for our residents every single day. Before clients stay in shelter, they are likely getting their meals through a combination of SNAP (food stamps), food pantry donations and soup kitchens. Unlike many shelters that focus just on providing sleeping accommodations, Hope House aims to serve the whole person. To that end, we serve breakfast, lunch, snacks for children in our after school program, and a home cooked dinner to our clients each evening.

By Hope House Milwaukee on 1/12/2015 3:46 PM


We are excited to be participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Match Day again this year. Every donation made on March 19 will be matched in full by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. This is your chance to make a donation that will have double the impact. If you've been waiting to donate until now, this is the perfect opportunity.

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Hope House is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore does not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest or conviction record, membership in the National Guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the military forces of the United States or Wisconsin, use or nonuse of lawful products off company premises during non-working hours, honesty or genetic testing, or on any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.  We are committed to basing our decisions about employment on the individual merits of all employees and all applicants for employment. 

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