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Guest House of Milwaukee

Guest House of Milwaukee Since 1982, the Guest House has been creating solutions to homelessness in Milwaukee.

The Guest House mission is to provide shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee's homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.

414-345-3240
1216 N 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205
www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org What began as an emergency response to homelessness has grown into a multifaceted effort to help people recover from the trauma of homelessness and rega

The Guest House mission is to provide shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee's homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.

414-345-3240
1216 N 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205
www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org What began as an emergency response to homelessness has grown into a multifaceted effort to help people recover from the trauma of homelessness and rega

Operating as usual

We're currently looking to replenish some essential items for our clients, and cereal is at the top of our list! Visit g...
12/06/2022

We're currently looking to replenish some essential items for our clients, and cereal is at the top of our list! Visit guesthouseofmilwaukee.org/in-kind-donations to learn more about our current wishlist items, and to access Guest House's Amazon Smile account - where any items of need you purchase will be shipped directly to our donation center.

This , Guest House recognizes the generosity of those who responded to the needs of Milwaukee’s growing homeless populat...
11/29/2022

This , Guest House recognizes the generosity of those who responded to the needs of Milwaukee’s growing homeless population in 1982, opening the doors to our shelter to provide hospitality, opportunity, and possibility to our fellow community members. Through our 40 years, that generosity has persisted - continually helping to propel our growth and support our clients’ journeys to independence in more effective, innovative ways year after year. Your contributions to help advance our legacy of providing more than shelter truly represent what’s so great about our community! We thank you! Visit https://linktr.ee/guesthousemke to learn more about our history, or to make a gift in support of Guest House of Milwaukee.

In honor of Veterans Day, we're sending special recognition to all current and former clients of our Veterans Housing Pr...
11/11/2022

In honor of Veterans Day, we're sending special recognition to all current and former clients of our Veterans Housing Program. We remain committed to serving those who have so selflessly served all of us through the years.

We would also like to express our deep gratitude to all the members of our team here at Guest House of Milwaukee who have served - Thank you for all you’ve done!

FRIDAY FACT: We're dedicated to providing quality outpatient counseling services to Guest House clients AND members of t...
11/04/2022

FRIDAY FACT: We're dedicated to providing quality outpatient counseling services to Guest House clients AND members of the community struggling with mental health and/or drug and alcohol dependency issues. Check out https://guesthousofmilwaukee.org/what-we-do to learn more about our extensive programs and services.

More Than Shelter = More Than A Tagline

Just like a kitchen is the heart of the home, Guest House’s evening meal service for our shelter clients is really the h...
10/28/2022

Just like a kitchen is the heart of the home, Guest House’s evening meal service for our shelter clients is really the heart of our volunteer program - 365 nights a year, sustained entirely through the generosity of our amazing supporters!

We’re looking to fill a few more dates between now and the end of the year. Interested in learning more about how you might contribute? Visit https://linktr.ee/guesthousemke to get started!

40 years of growth, change, and expanded services - all made possible by the unwavering commitment of countless donors, ...
10/24/2022

40 years of growth, change, and expanded services - all made possible by the unwavering commitment of countless donors, volunteers, and staff to end the cycle of homelessness - have transformed Guest House into the organization it is today. More Than Shelter truly is more than a tagline.

Guest House's donation center receives and distributes clothing, hygiene supplies, and household items to make certain o...
10/22/2022

Guest House's donation center receives and distributes clothing, hygiene supplies, and household items to make certain our clients' basic needs are met all year long. With our inventory constantly evolving, we're currently in need of a few select items in the short-term. To learn more about helping us secure these and other wishlist items, visit https://linktr.ee/guesthousemke

Thank you for all you do to keep our in-kind donations program going strong Milwaukee!

Come share some laughs with local comedians and benefit Guest House! Friday, 8/26, at Patti's Power Plant - see you ther...
08/19/2022

Come share some laughs with local comedians and benefit Guest House! Friday, 8/26, at Patti's Power Plant - see you there! Thank you, !

We know food prices are high right now, so we hate to ask - but we need food for our shelter! Please consider hosting a ...
07/19/2022
Food Donation Drives.pdf

We know food prices are high right now, so we hate to ask - but we need food for our shelter! Please consider hosting a Food Donation Drive for Guest House. Email [email protected] for more information and see our flyer for food donation drive themes.
With your help, we can continue to provide meals to our 86+ shelter guests every day!

Coming through for us once again, our great friends at LOAF_mke delivered 120+ sandwiches, juice boxes, and chips! Thank...
07/09/2022

Coming through for us once again, our great friends at LOAF_mke delivered 120+ sandwiches, juice boxes, and chips! Thank you to all those who donated the ingredients and time to make this happen - we appreciate you!

We are in this together. 💖
07/09/2022

We are in this together. 💖

Special events are hard work and require tons of teamwork! Luckily, Guest House staff and volunteers were up to the chal...
07/09/2022

Special events are hard work and require tons of teamwork! Luckily, Guest House staff and volunteers were up to the challenge! Deeply, truly - THANK YOU for all your efforts to make this year's golf outing a success! We appreciate you! 🥰

Special thanks to our friends and colleagues for sponsoring our 2022 golf event! You helped make it successful and we tr...
07/08/2022

Special thanks to our friends and colleagues for sponsoring our 2022 golf event! You helped make it successful and we truly appreciate your support!

Vizance
PCS Human Capital Management
Sprinkler Fitters Local 183
Alverno College

This fantastic group from MGIC  chose to "Give Back Together" with Guest House! Thanks for making sandwiches, assembling...
07/08/2022

This fantastic group from MGIC chose to "Give Back Together" with Guest House! Thanks for making sandwiches, assembling hygiene kits, and helping us rebuild our garden's compost system! Love those shirts, ! 🤩😁

Our volunteers and supporters provide kindness in many beautiful ways. Thank you for lifting up our community with your ...
07/07/2022

Our volunteers and supporters provide kindness in many beautiful ways. Thank you for lifting up our community with your light. 💖

Our golf open was blessed with a beautiful, cloudless day - and temps in the mid-90s! For reprieve from the sun, all gol...
07/07/2022

Our golf open was blessed with a beautiful, cloudless day - and temps in the mid-90s! For reprieve from the sun, all golfers had carts courtesy of First Midwest Bank. Thanks for your support, FMB! 😎

Our amazing friends from Berean Family Worship Center are hosting a Kickball Fundraiser to benefit Guest House of Milwau...
07/07/2022

Our amazing friends from Berean Family Worship Center are hosting a Kickball Fundraiser to benefit Guest House of Milwaukee! We are SUPER excited - come join the fun!
Registration ends July 10th: https://form.jotform.com/221644861554055

We are grateful for the professional services we receive from Brookfield Badger Insurance, and we're deeply thankful for...
07/06/2022

We are grateful for the professional services we receive from Brookfield Badger Insurance, and we're deeply thankful for their support of our 2022 golf event! (How awesome is their logo?!) 😎

Thanks to Custom Wire Technologies, Inc.  for supporting our 2022 golf event! We appreciate you and enjoyed your golfers...
07/06/2022

Thanks to Custom Wire Technologies, Inc. for supporting our 2022 golf event! We appreciate you and enjoyed your golfers as well! Hope to see you all again next year! 😊😎

On the final day of , we were honored to receive a grant from the Pride United Equity Fund to support our Marsha's House...
07/06/2022

On the final day of , we were honored to receive a grant from the Pride United Equity Fund to support our Marsha's House program.
Named for Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson, a Black trans woman and activist who sparked a new phase of the LGBTQ+ movement in 1969, Marsha's House is proud to offer safety, compassion, and support to those in need, and to support the LGBTQ+ movement all year round.
This generous grant will allow us to add another bedroom to Marsha's House and increase our capacity to serve by 20%. Thank you, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County! 🌈🥰🥳

Our great friends  provided an outstanding dinner to our shelter guests last month and we are truly grateful for their o...
07/05/2022

Our great friends provided an outstanding dinner to our shelter guests last month and we are truly grateful for their ongoing support! After dinner, many guests expressed hope that they'll return again because the meal was THAT good! 😁Thanks, LOAF_mke!

Our accounting partners, O'Leary & Anick, support Guest House in SO many ways. Their amazing team frees us from day-to-d...
07/05/2022

Our accounting partners, O'Leary & Anick, support Guest House in SO many ways. Their amazing team frees us from day-to-day accounting work so we can focus on serving our mission. They also provided generous support to help make our 2022 golf event a success! Thank you, O'Leary & Anick , for everything you do!

The 4th of July calls for BBQ, and our shelter guests were delighted to receive a full BBQ meal from the Saucy Swine in ...
07/05/2022

The 4th of July calls for BBQ, and our shelter guests were delighted to receive a full BBQ meal from the Saucy Swine in St. Francis! Owner/chef Matt Nuetzel generously donated 90 servings of BBQ chicken, pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, and all the fixings needed for a proper 7/4 celebration. Thank you, The Saucy Swine , for providing this amazing meal to our guests, and for reminding them that our community cares for each other!

As our guests work towards personal independence, we are honored to serve them with dignity and respect. Wishing all a p...
07/04/2022

As our guests work towards personal independence, we are honored to serve them with dignity and respect. Wishing all a peaceful and dignified Independence Day!

To everyone who helps and supports our mission - thank you.
06/30/2022

To everyone who helps and supports our mission - thank you.

The success of our 2022 Golf Open was made possible by presenting sponsor Jomela Properties. Locally owned and operated,...
06/30/2022

The success of our 2022 Golf Open was made possible by presenting sponsor Jomela Properties. Locally owned and operated, proudly provides affordable housing to our clients and the community. We are honored to work with them and receive their generous support!

Our new friends at GFL Environmental spent their Saturday morning volunteering in our community garden! Thanks,  - we ap...
06/30/2022

Our new friends at GFL Environmental spent their Saturday morning volunteering in our community garden! Thanks, - we appreciate your support!

We were grateful to have the support of Gardner Builders at our golf open this year.  is a hospitality company in the co...
06/29/2022

We were grateful to have the support of Gardner Builders at our golf open this year. is a hospitality company in the commercial construction business. They uplift the mission of Guest House and other local non-profits to help our community thrive. Thank you, Gardner Builders!

Guest House is honored to lift up our neighbors, especially as they bear heavy things. Sending love and support to our c...
06/29/2022

Guest House is honored to lift up our neighbors, especially as they bear heavy things. Sending love and support to our community! 💜🧡

This year's Guest House Golf Open was a success! We are deeply grateful to our Presenting Sponsor, Cannon & Dunphy, for ...
06/28/2022

This year's Guest House Golf Open was a success! We are deeply grateful to our Presenting Sponsor, Cannon & Dunphy, for their incredible support of this event. Wisconsin's premier personal injury law firm, Cannon & Dunphy utilize their experience, compassion, and success to represent their clients and to benefit our community. Thank you, !

Guest House of Milwaukee is filled with gratitude for all who find ways to support others during challenging times. As w...
06/27/2022

Guest House of Milwaukee is filled with gratitude for all who find ways to support others during challenging times. As we serve our mission to provide shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee's homeless, we do so with immense appreciation for those whose gifts make our work possible. 🥰

During the summer, Guest House distributes more than 400 sandwiches every day to our shelter guests and neighbors. We ar...
06/07/2022

During the summer, Guest House distributes more than 400 sandwiches every day to our shelter guests and neighbors. We are currently OUT of sandwiches! Can you help? Please email [email protected].

AND THE WINNER IS...ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON PARISH!Overall & Faith-Based Category: Team St. Elizabeth Ann SetonWorkplace...
06/06/2022

AND THE WINNER IS...

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON PARISH!

Overall & Faith-Based Category: Team St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Workplace Category: Team Kapur
Friends & Family Category: Team unMENtionables

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Undy teams for donating more than 2,900 items combined and supporting our shelter guests and community-based clients.

THANK YOU to all our 2022 teams and individual supporters! We don't UNDYestimate your kindness, and you never let us down! 🥰🩲🧦👙🩳👕

We can't UNDYstate our excitement to announce the winners of this year's UNDY 500! Before we do, we would like to extend...
06/04/2022

We can't UNDYstate our excitement to announce the winners of this year's UNDY 500!

Before we do, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all the UNDY 500 teams:

Trinity UCC – Trinity United Church of Christ
Keep It Brief – Emanuel United Church of Christ of Hales Corners
Trinity Lutheran Church – Trinity Lutheran Church of South Milwaukee
Bethlehem UCC – Bethlehem United Church of Christ
First Congregational UCC – First Congregational UCC of South Milwaukee
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Captain FUNderpants – United Way of Greater MKE & Waukesha
Vizance – Vizance, Inc.
First Weber – First Weber, Inc.
Kapur – Kapur, Inc.
Un**es From Home – Medical College of Wisconsin
Gospel in Life – Oak Creek Assembly of God
The Undie-Feateds – Bethel-Bethany UCC
The unMENtionables – Women’s Club of Wisconsin
The 4-Bits
James D. Norton, Susan B., Shannon

THANK YOU, EVERYONE! 🥰🏁😁

Stay tuned for the thrilling results! 😉 🩲👙👕🩳🧦

During times of national & worldwide tragedy and suffering, it's important to remember that there is still good in the w...
05/26/2022

During times of national & worldwide tragedy and suffering, it's important to remember that there is still good in the world. Case in point: The wonderful volunteers of who recently held a donation drive for breakfast items, assembled hygiene kits, and prepared & served a meal for our shelter guests. Sometimes it can be difficult to see beauty through pain; may the generosity and kindness shown by this group and others in our community remind us of the love that connects us all.

Many thanks to our friends at Kapur, Inc. for their generous (and festive!) contributions to the Undy 500! The next Undy...
05/24/2022

Many thanks to our friends at Kapur, Inc. for their generous (and festive!) contributions to the Undy 500!
The next Undy 500 drop-off day is Wednesday, 5/25, 2:00-6:00PM - keep those un**es coming! 😁🥳🏁


It's true that many places are hiring. But not many can provide the same degree of pride that our team has in serving ou...
05/19/2022

It's true that many places are hiring. But not many can provide the same degree of pride that our team has in serving our mission (plus our benefits pretty great). Check out our Careers page: https://www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org/careers

We were delighted to welcome an amazing group of women from Delta Sigma Theta as our first group to resume serving meals...
05/08/2022

We were delighted to welcome an amazing group of women from Delta Sigma Theta as our first group to resume serving meals to our shelter guests. Thank you, Delta Sigma Theta - we appreciate you! 🥰

For information on serving meals, please email [email protected].


Save the Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022 - Guest House's 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Italian Community Center. Come ce...
05/05/2022

Save the Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022 - Guest House's 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Italian Community Center. Come celebrate with us!


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Do you ever wonder how it is that our neighbors on the street get connected to housing? It starts with our Street Outreach teams and shelter staff at Milwaukee County Housing First Pathfinders Community Advocates Outreach Community Health Centers Guest House of Milwaukee and Hope House of Milwaukee

So far this year our system has placed over 3,329 individuals and families into housing programs. 697 of those individuals came directly from the streets. The chart below represents every single housing referral and where they came from and we want to highlight the teams who are doing this essential work; from first engagement outside all the way until lease up.

CoC Outreach teams are connecting with our neighbors on the street every day and we are incredibly proud of their work.
Wilson Elementary/WSTEM held its 6th Annual Service Learning Day on Wednesday, November 16, and each grade level led their own service projects. We are so proud of our students for donating their time and effort to these deserving organizations:

Guest House of Milwaukee
St. Camillus
USO
DreamBikes - Milwaukee
Wisconsin Humane Society
Fisher House Wisconsin
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Father Gene's Help Center
Introducing our Modern Advent Wreath!

Three walnut house holders and one cedar house holder to mirror the traditional purple and pink candles.

They also make for a very sweet Christmas village scene ✨

$5 from each set will be donated to Guest House of Milwaukee to support their work providing shelter + more to those experiencing homelessness in Milwaukee.

Limited quantities available so head to our link in bio to order!
Yesterday, DSHA Campus Ministry held it's bi-monthly Collections and PB & J ministries. In the morning, DSHA students, faculty, and staff collected over 1,173 non-perishable food items for the St. Vincent de Paul Food pantry. During the lunch hour, students made 546 sandwiches for Repairers of the Breach and Guest House of Milwaukee.

"It's impactful to see how many girls spend their lunch hour doing something that benefits someone else...I choose to spend my lunch hour this way because it's a way for me to give back to the community."
~Jane Wermers, DSHA '25

Great job, Dashers!
Looking to make an impact in our community? Consider a career in the nonprofit sector! Guest House of Milwaukee is hiring for several positions. Visit its job fair TONIGHT!
The showroom is open today from 10am-2pm!! We have so many perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for this holiday season! 🎁 Plus two full racks of discounted apparel that are not listed online! We hope to see your smiling faces today!

📍2625 S Greeley St
Suite 135
Milwaukee WI 53207

💳 Bring your credit/debit cards, because we do not accept cash.

Want 10% off of your in-person showroom purchase? Bring non-perishable goods or new socks to receive the discount. items will be donated to the Guest House of Milwaukee 🥫🧦
Yesterday, DSHA Campus Ministry held it's bi-monthly Collections and PB & J ministries. In the morning, DSHA students, faculty, and staff collected over 670 non-perishable food items for the St. Vincent de Paul Food pantry. During the lunch hour, students made 436 sandwiches for Repairers of the Breach and Guest House of Milwaukee.

"Collections is important because it shows our school coming together and serving our community...When everyone puts in a little bit it really adds up. When we tally at the end of the day, it is really nice to see how much we have gathered."
~Jane Callanan, DSHA '25

"I get here at 6:50 a.m. to start Collections. I just found joy in doing this...greeting people and seeing students come in and supporting the local pantry is really special."
~Lucy Pickart, DSHA '25

Way to go, Dashers!
Save the date! On November 17th we are partnering with Guest House of Milwaukee to put on a job fair! Benefits include 36 hour work weeks, 3-4 weeks paid vacation and mental health days! Register here:http://ow.ly/4RYm50LuZn6
Learn more about joining the Guest House of Milwaukee's team! Register today 👉 bit.ly/3CMecWV or help spread the word about their upcoming fair!
Learn more about joining the Guest House of Milwaukee's team! Register today 👉 bit.ly/3CMecWV or help spread the word about their upcoming fair!
We have exciting news‼️

To celebrate the holidays we are opening our showroom on Saturdays from 10am-2pm all of November! Stop by to try things on, pick out holiday gifts, or to treat yourself!

Hide House
2625 S Greeley St
Suite 135
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Bonus - bring unexpired non-perishables or a new pair of socks to donate we will give you 10% off of your in-store purchase! These items will be donated to Guest House of Milwaukee !

If you need to pickup an order and our regular week day pick up hours don’t work, Saturday is now an option! We hope to see there 🛍️🫀✨
Join the Guest House of Milwaukee's team as a Care Coordinator. Learn more or apply 👉 bit.ly/3SV4TKa today for this important opening in !
Join the Guest House of Milwaukee's team as a Care Coordinator. Learn more or apply 👉 bit.ly/3SV4TKa today for this important opening in !
"Making sandwiches helps us spread the goodness and kindness of Jesus by giving to others in need. The time and work put into making these sandwiches doesn't even compare to the thoughtfulness and compassion you are feeling and giving while you are making them. Making sandwiches is a fun way to partake in service, but you can also grow as a person and grow your faith life."
~Bella O'Brien, DSHA '24, Campus Ministry PB & J Ministry coordinator

Yesterday Campus Ministry held its bi-monthly Collections and PB & J ministries. In the morning, DSHA students, faculty, and staff collected 632 non-perishable food items for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry at Mother of Good Counsel. During the lunch hour, students made 495 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which were delivered to Repairers of the Breach and the Guest House of Milwaukee.

Way to go, Dashers!
The NRC Foundation proudly supports organizations like the Guest House, the largest publicly funded homeless shelter in Milwaukee. Guest House of Milwaukee provides housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless population who seek to transform their lives.

Visit https://newresources.com/the-nrc-foundation to learn more about the NRC Foundation and the Guest House.

Yesterday was our second Collections and PB & J Ministry day of the school year! DSHA students, faculty, and staff donated 678 items and $226 dollars for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry while walking into school yesterday morning. In addition, during the lunch hour, dozens of Dashers pitched in to make 428 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which will help feed the homeless served by Repairers of the Breach and Guest House of Milwaukee.

"If God has provided us with a chance to help, it is important to do so. Making sandwiches helps us become the goodness and kindness of Jesus. Although a sandwich is small, it can go a long way in feeding others. Many students came to help make sandwiches through the kindness of their hearts."
~ Megan Nchekwaram, DSHA '25, Campus Ministry PB & J Ministry team member
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