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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. 

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