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By Hope House Milwaukee on 1/13/2016 12:28 PM

In January 2015, Hope House established the Safe Landing Rapid Rehousing program in response to recent research suggesting a homeless family  will have a higher chances of succeeding when connected with individual housing opportunities.  The main goal of the program is to provide  a stable foundation upon which a family can begin to rebuild a life derailed by an episode of homelessness. 

The program, which was founded with the help of funding from federal and local government sources, draws participants from our own Fresh Start program as well as other emergency homeless shelters around the city. It has been an exciting first year implementing the program, and Hope House is thrilled with the results. 

By Hope House Milwaukee on 12/22/2015 1:38 PM
This holiday season, families around Milwaukee will celebrate by coming together to eat, drink and enjoy the comforts of home. They may celebrate different holidays with different traditions, but they will share one thing: the comfort of spending time with loved ones in a safe place.

For too many families in our community, spending the holidays in their own homes with family is a luxury they will not experience this year. Poverty and homelessness can mean spending this special time of year in a shelter or on the streets. This year, however, 54 families who were once homeless will have a place to call “home for the holidays” thanks to Hope House’s Safe Landing program.

For Martha, who has lived in her new apartment since May, living on her own means independence and privacy for her and her two children. When Martha left a homeless shelter...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 5/15/2015 3:02 PM

You may or may not know that Hope House started a brand new housing program in January—the first of its kind in Milwaukee, WI. “Rapid rehousing” is a new national model for ending homeless that involves placing a homeless family or individual into permanent housing as soon as possible after they become homeless. Through federal and county funding, Hope House began its Safe Landing rapid rehousing program to meet the needs of homeless families in Milwaukee. 

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