Project RETURN

Project RETURN "Project RETURN helps men and women leaving prison make a positive and permanent return to our community" - Wendel Hruska, Executive Director
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Check out our website for more information, videos, news, and success stories! http://www.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/index.html

Mission: Project RETURN (Returning Ex-offenders To Urban Realities and Neighborhoods), is an interfaith ministry that exists to help men and women who have experienced incarceration, make a positive and permanent return to community, family, and friends.

Operating as usual

Free Campaign - Milwaukee Chapter
11/12/2020

Free Campaign - Milwaukee Chapter

We are collecting books for the Taycheedah CorrectionaI Facility. New or used condition. (Robert E Ellsworth Correctional Center AND Milwaukee Womens Correctional Center are set for books at this time also).
Most ppoular books:
^ Fantasy
^ Romance
^ True stories
^ Suspense.

If you are willing to donate books, please inbox us for details and drop off information. Thank you!

Project RETURN's cover photo
11/11/2020

Project RETURN's cover photo

QPS Greenfield
11/06/2020

QPS Greenfield

URGENT NEED FOR EMPLOYEES!!! QPS is looking to hire several Warehouse Unloaders in Franklin ASAP!

Unloaders will use pallet jacks to unload items from trailers and bring into the warehouse. Must be able to pass a background check, complete a drug screen, and lift up to 50 pounds.

PAY-$13 for the first 40 hours of the week, $19.50 every hour after!
SHIFT- 6:00AM to 4:30PM, Mon-Fri

To apply, fill out an application at www.qpsworks.com then give our office a call (414) 439-2277

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This job not for you, but know someone that might be interested? Submit their name at www.qpsemployment.com/referral and get $40 after they work 40 hours!

10/28/2020

Good morning, Project RETURN would like to take this time to say thanks to all our supporters over the last 40 year.

We thank all our guest who has joined us in our 1st live stream and to all the who have made donations, we thank you all.

Special thanks to Marquette for helping us to make this wonderful video , our host Eugene Nelson and our Director Wendel Hruska thank you

There is no donations to small we appreciate all donations.

Thank you

Teri Woodley office manager

Click the link below to hear Project RETURN's interview with Radio Milwaukee. Listen to Pastor Joseph Ellwanger and Rodn...
10/27/2020
Project Return helps those formerly incarcerated stay out of prison

Click the link below to hear Project RETURN's interview with Radio Milwaukee. Listen to Pastor Joseph Ellwanger and Rodney Evans discuss the influential and necessary work of Project RETURN!

Pastor Joseph Ellwanger and Board President Rodney Evans share their stories about Project Return and working to help those formerly incarcerated.

Wondering how to spend your Tuesday night? We have the perfect solution.Tune into Project RETURN's 2020 Virtual Gala ton...
10/27/2020
2020 Celebrate the Return Gala – Project Return

Wondering how to spend your Tuesday night? We have the perfect solution.

Tune into Project RETURN's 2020 Virtual Gala tonight at 6:30 p.m. CST. RSVP and learn more about the event here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

The work that Project RETURN does is especially salient at this historic moment in social and racial justice. Please join in on the CELEBRATING THE PAST, EMBRACING THE FUTURE livestream event to hear more about our efforts and to discover how you might support our mission.

If you can't attend the event, consider making a donation to here: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=VJ88UVL3GG3XA

For 40 years, Project RETURN has been walking alongside ex-incarcerated men and women and providing assistance with employment, housing, personal growth, and a path to community leadership. We have a deep history as a major agent of social justice in Milwaukee and we are excited for our future as we...

10/26/2020

Take a listen to Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley speak about CELEBRATE THE RETURN, Project RETURN's 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala.

"Please celebrate with them and show this wonderful organization how much you care," said Crowley.

You can support Project RETURN by registering for the event and giving a donation here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

10/26/2020
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley speaks on Project RETURN’s 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala.

Listen to Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley speak about Project RETURN’s 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala.

“Please celebrate with them and show this wonderful organization how much you care,” said Crowley.

You can register for the event and donate to Project RETURN here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

“Thank you to Project RETURN for all you have been doing for the past 40 years,” said Crowley.

What are you doing this Tuesday, Oct. 27 night at 6:30 p.m.? That's right, tuning into Project RETURN's 2020 Virtual Gal...
10/25/2020

What are you doing this Tuesday, Oct. 27 night at 6:30 p.m.? That's right, tuning into Project RETURN's 2020 Virtual Gala. Register for the event and learn about our speakers here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

Come and hear Ray Mendoza, Violence Interrupter for Milwaukee's 414 Life Team, speak about his work in the Milwaukee community.

“For me, the most rewarding part of my work is when somebody who I helped finds a job or locates a resource. And then, they come back to me and say thank you man for looking out for me," said Mendoza.

Take a listen to Lake Effect's conversation with Pastor Joseph Ellwanger and Rodney Evans. Hear them discuss the life ch...
10/22/2020
How Milwaukee's Project Return Helps Formerly Incarcerated People Return To Their Communities

Take a listen to Lake Effect's conversation with Pastor Joseph Ellwanger and Rodney Evans. Hear them discuss the life changing work of Project RETURN and how the nonprofit has shaped their lives.

“Project RETURN treated me like I was one of them, and eventually the love that they continued to show me took away my options to go back to where I was," said Evans. "Then, it started to build me up to see a whole different side of life.”

Hear more from Pastor Ellwanger and Evans at CELEBRATE THE RETURN, Project RETURN's 2020 Virtual Gala. Register for the event and learn more here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

The problems facing incarcerated people often don’t end when they are released. People who serve time in prison can face discrimination when looking for

Mayor Tom Barrett
10/22/2020

Mayor Tom Barrett

October 18-24, 2020 marks Milwaukee Homelessness Awareness Week. The City of Milwaukee urges citizens to increase their awareness surrounding the complex community crisis of homelessness and joins local organizations in the unified fight to eradicate homelessness.

Take the time to learn about the work of the Milwaukee Continuum of Care, a network of 100+ organizations working to end homelessness in the area. You can also consider virtually supporting programs like the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County's Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect this October by donating to purchase a Basic Needs Kit: bit.ly/37uuswu.

Project RETURN's mission is integral to the racial social justice movement sweeping the nation. For 40 years, Project RE...
10/21/2020

Project RETURN's mission is integral to the racial social justice movement sweeping the nation. For 40 years, Project RETURN has helped those who were incarcerated make a permanent and positive return to their community.

Program Coordinator Amanda Smit attended the Rally for Justice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on Oct. 15 to stand in solidarity with those fighting for justice against police brutality.

“We see how the system has oppressed and been designed to make our clients fail. It is important to our mission that everyone is treated equally and has the support system to succeed,” said Smit.

Come to Project RETURN's Virtual Gala CELEBRATE THE RETURN to learn more about how Project RETURN’s work is integral to helping the Milwaukee community.

Register for the Gala at our event website page here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

10/21/2020
Hannah Hilyard WISN

Hannah Hilyard WISN

UPDATE: All the boxes are now gone! Thanks for helping spread the word☺️
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HAPPENING NOW: Free food giveaway at 9th & Ring! WE GOT THIS just got a shipment of more than 1,000 stock boxes for anyone who may need some extra support during this pandemic.

More info⬇️

10/19/2020

Project RETURN has done 40 years of great work—now it’s time to embrace the future.

Come to 2020 Virtual Gala to hear about founder and board member Pastor Joe Ellwanger’s work with Project RETURN. He marched with Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement and is still fighting for Black rights today with Project RETURN.

"Project RETURN helps people to see people's experiences in prison and especially in returning as not something that should not be off of their radar screen," said Pastor Joe.

Register at our event page to hear Pastor Joe and other staff members of Project RETURN share their story: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

The Project RETURN Virtual Gala is Tuesday Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST, and we want you to be there!RSVP for ...
10/14/2020

The Project RETURN Virtual Gala is Tuesday Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST, and we want you to be there!

RSVP for the event and learn more about the speakers at our website: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Project RETURN's cover photo
10/14/2020

Project RETURN's cover photo

Project RETURN's cover photo
10/14/2020

Project RETURN's cover photo

10/13/2020

Sometimes we all just need a hug. At Project RETURN, that comes from Teri Woodley, the Office Manager. She’s known as the face and embrace awaiting everyone at Project RETURN.

No matter where people comes from, she will treat them like a mother.

“We don’t treat people like they are criminals. We treat people like they are humans.“

Come to Project RETURN's Virtual Gala CELEBRATE THE RETURN to see Teri and others share their stories.

Register for the Gala at our event website page here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

Family Home Health Care LLC
10/12/2020

Family Home Health Care LLC

We are hiring Registered Nurses!

10/07/2020

Join Project RETURN in celebrating its 40th year of service at its 2020 Virtual Gala on Oct. 27th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Project RETURN considers each successful return of an individual to his or her community a cause for celebration. Each year, we hold one large event—Celebrate the Return—to highlight the uplifting, powerful and moving success stories of Project RETURN.

Ventae Parrow, a client in the Circles of Support group, is one of the speakers at the event.

“What I do for project return right now is help citizens successfully reintegrate into the community. Project Return did it for me so now I want to pay it forward and do it for other returning citizens who may not know how many resources they have available at project RETURN.”

Parrow is one of our many inspiring members of Project RETURN sharing their story at Celebrate the Return.

Be sure to visit our event page and RSVP to be a part of Project RETURN’s story here: https://events.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

We do the necessary work in Milwaukee. We empower people to re-enter into society after being incarcerated. Be a part of our mission.

MPS: Head Start
10/01/2020
MPS: Head Start

MPS: Head Start

The Head Start program is based on the belief that children learn best through a combination of support services.

09/30/2020
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PA FACT Program

PA FACT Program

MOTHER WAS REUNITED WITH HER SON AFTER 22 YEARS OF INCARCERATION!!
SHE HAD NO CLUE THAT HER SON WAS RELEASED FROM STATE PRISON TODAY!!!SHE HADN’T SEEN HIM IN SOCIETY SINCE 1998!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾
THIS VIDEO WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART!!! Thank you @allaroundtrans for supplying the transportation !

09/21/2020
09/21/2020
HACM's Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists to Open | Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, WI

Alert Today 9/21/20* HACM's Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists To Open
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Registrations and pre-applications can be completed beginning at

9:00 a.m. CDT on September 21, 2020

Pre-applications will be accepted online only


Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:00 am CDT and continuing until further notice, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will accept pre-applications from individuals interested in receiving an application for a Project-Based Voucher. This type of assistance subsidizes the cost of housing at the specific housing developments listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: that the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List, which applies to vouchers that tenants can take with them to different buildings, is NOT open for new applications at this time.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify, the Head of Household must be 18 years or older and the TOTAL household income must not exceed the limits indicated below:

1 Person

2 Persons

3 Persons

4 Persons

5 Persons

6 Persons

7 Persons

8 Persons

$29,350

$33,550

$37,750

$41,900

$45,300

$48,650

$52,000

$55,350



Interested individuals may register and pre-apply for the waiting lists starting Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:00 am CDT. After an individual pre-applies, they will be contacted via email once their name is selected and invited to complete an application to determine eligibility. Any qualified individuals can apply, but preferences will be given to those that meet the criteria listed below for each development.

HACM will be accepting pre-applications for the following 12 developments:



Building

Preferences

Bedroom Size

Becher Court
1800 W. Becher St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1 and 2

Cherry Court
1525 N. 24thSt.
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1

Convent Hill
455 E. Ogden Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1

Highland Gardens
1818 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1 and 2

Holton Terrace
2825 N. Holton St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1

Lapham Park
1901 N. 6th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1 and 2

Merrill Park
222 N. 33rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1

Olga Village
722 W. Washington Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1 and 2

Scattered Sites
Various locations

Families of 2 or more persons

2, 3, 4, and 5

Victory Manor
5556 N. 68th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53218

Veterans

1

Westlawn Gardens Mid-Rise
5555 N. 62nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53218

Elderly (62+ years of age and older), near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

1

Westlawn Gardens
6236 W. Birch Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53218

Families of 1 or more persons

1, 2, 3, 4, and 5



Pre-applications may be discontinued at any time if the program reaches capacity.

The availability of Project-Based Vouchers changes regularly as apartments become available in buildings that utilize this type of subsidy.

In order to register and pre-apply, an individual MUST have the following six pieces of information:

First and last name (for all household members)
Date of birth (for all household members)
Mailing address
Social Security Number
Phone number (including area code)
Email address
ALL PRE-APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE USING A COMPUTER, TABLET OR SMARTPHONE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION.
https://www.hacm.org/programs/housing/housing-choice-voucher-program-section-8-rent-assistance/housing-choice-voucher-wait-list-opening
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Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:00 am CDT and continuing until further notice, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will accept pre-applications from individuals interested in receiving an application for a Project-Based Voucher. This type of assistance subsidizes the cos...

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09/20/2020
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FREEDOM inCPresentsWORSHIP BREAKFAST CELEBRATIONWhen:        TODAY!!Where:       8265 W. Brown Deer Rd.Time:          9:...
09/19/2020

FREEDOM inC

Presents

WORSHIP BREAKFAST CELEBRATION

When: TODAY!!

Where: 8265 W. Brown Deer Rd.

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM

I AM A Son Ministries partnered with The Life Center will have a fellowship breakfast and freedom worship service to support citizens returning from incarceration. Our goal is to be a support for men in pursuit of successful life post incarceration. We will offer employment information, life skills coaching, spiritual support, and many other resources

Address

2821 VEL R. PHILLIPS AVE . SUITE 223
Milwaukee, WI
53212

General information

History: In 1980, Cross Lutheran Church brought together interested parties to consider the challenge of high recidivism in Milwaukee. As a result, Project RETURN was formed in 1981, and for 30 years has walked alongside ex-offenders, providing assistance with employment, housing, and encouragement to change lives and the community.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

+14143748029

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In 1980, Cross Lutheran church formed Project RETURN to address the challenge of high recidivism in Milwaukee. For 40 years, our organization has walked alongside ex-incarcerated people by providing assistance with employment, housing, and counseling. We help men and women leaving prison make a positive and permanent return to the community. Often people come to Project RETURN in a time of crisis, not looking beyond their immediate needs. Our experienced staff members—most of whom are formerly incarcerated individuals—work one-on-one with clients, helping them to navigate through the moment and then to look beyond that situation to “next steps.”

Whether a client needs assistance with housing or simply someone to vent to, they are welcomed at Project RETURN.

“We don’t treat people like they are criminals. We treat people like they are humans,” said Teri Woodley, the Office Manager.

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Rodney Evans and Pastor Joe for my Urban Milwaukee.com article. https://bit.ly/3e2yT2V
I sent an email to your organization a few weeks ago, and never received a response.
this is Deinna Elijah's daughter, i wanted to let you know that the services for my father will be this Saturday the 19 at new restoration christian church 11248 w mill road milwaukee wi 53225 visitation is 10:00-11:00 and the service will be at 11:00
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