To create healthy communities, Hope House reaches out to serve the surrounding neighborhood with a variety of services.
Angel of Hope Clinic:
The linkage between poor health and poverty is fundamental. Those in poverty often have restricted access to health care, and the services they do have may be low in quality and do not respond to their needs. Waiting lists for treatment are often long, should services even exist. They are less likely to recover completely from illness, and, as a result, have a lower life expectancy. In addition, they are more likely to fall even deeper into poverty as a result of working time lost to ill health and the cost of health care. The same difficulties are intensified for the homeless.
Run in partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, the Angel of Hope Clinic provides low-cost health care, examinations, treatment, and linkage services to adults and children within the community who are homeless, at risk for homelessness, or from lower-income households. Angel of Hope fills part of the gap for treating basic health needs for populations that are generally under-treated or at-risk for more serious medical needs.
The Angel of Hope Clinic served the medical needs of 3,263 individuals in 2017.
If you would like to make an appointment, please call the clinic at (414) 385–5394.
Hope House Food Pantry:
Current research shows that for too many low-income families, persistent hunger and poor nutrition are a sad, but preventable fact of life. In response, the Hope House Food Pantry - the fourth largest emergency food distribution site on Milwaukee’s south side – has developed a multifaceted continuum of services designed to reduce hunger, improve nutrition, and enhance quality of life for households in the 53204 and 53215 zip codes. We are the only pantry serving this neighborhood. The three tiers – healthful food distribution, applicable education on good nutrition and general wellness, and relevant service referral and linkage - create a positive, proactive, and integrative method for recipients to learn, develop, and apply new behaviors and strategies that improve and maintain their quality of life. The geographic community served by the Pantry extends throughout the 53204 and 53215 zip codes, comprised of a mix of long-time homeowners and a number of new immigrants who occupy a variety of rental units in the area. In January of 2015, the Friedens Pantry network joined with Hope House in a new partnership to manage the pantry.
In 2018, the pantry distributed a over 160,000 pounds of food to families and individuals in need in Milwaukee. On average, 349 households per month have received emergency food baskets during this year, including all food groups and fresh produce. In addition, the pantry provided almost 40 cans of infant formula for babies under the age of 1, aiding in the development of children at a crucial time in their life. Finally, the pantry also provided low-income seniors in Milwaukee with more than 700 “Stockboxes,” which offer additional non-perishable food to help the elderly (some of whom are homebound) in accessing nutritional food on a fixed income.
The food pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM as well as Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please bring an official piece of mail (energy bill, bank statement, etc.) displaying your name and the 53204/53215 zip code and a photo ID for each adult in your family to receive services. If you have any questions, please call our pantry staff at (414) 389 – 3822.
If interested in volunteering, please show up at 11:45 for Tuesday or Thursday or 8:45 for Saturday.
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