Guest House of Milwaukee

Guest House of 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
Since 1982, the Guest House has been creating solutions to homelessness in Milwaukee. What began as an emergency response to homelessness has grown into a multifaceted effort to help people recover from the trauma of homelessness and regain independence. Having established a reputation of high-quality service and sound management, the Guest House is considered one of Milwaukee's leading homeless service providers.
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The Guest House has an interest and expertise in assisting the hardest-to-serve homeless -- those who are mentally ill, disabled, substance abusers, recently released from the criminal justice system, and/or chronically homeless. Their comprehensive continuum of programs and services includes: -LEADS & GATES Programs (86 bed emergency shelter and transitional housing; 600 served annually) -Permanent supportive housing for homeless men, women and families with disabilities (269 units) -On-site treatment for substance abuse and co-occuring mental health disorders -Employment Specialist training for resume writing, interviewing and employment placement -Job readiness including the award-winning Resident Manager Training Program The Guest House's primary goal is that every person they serve obtains and maintains independence, meaning permanent housing, a family-sustaining income, sobriety, and stable mental health. Ultimately, their purpose is to reduce homelessness and poverty in our community.

Mission: The Guest House of Milwaukee provides shelter, housing, education and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.

Operating as usual

09/04/2020
Milwaukee Business Journal

Kevin Newell, board member at Guest House of Milwaukee and President/CEO at Royal Capital Group LLC, recently shared his perspective on the important work of Guest House and his positive experience working with the staff as well as the other board members.

Our board includes:
Patrick O. Dunphy, Chair (Cannon & Dunphy, S.C.)
Dan Kolb, Vice Chair (RBC Wealth Management)
Judeen Schulte, Secretary (Alverno College)
Tracy Meeks, Treasurer (First Midwest Bank)
Keeley Hayes (Advocate Aurora Health)
Vickie Hinds (Ascension Columbia St. Mary's)
Kira Lafond (Milwaukee Business Journal)
JoAnn Lomax (Froedert Hospital)
Marie Millard (Community Volunteer)
Kevin Newell (Royal Capital Group LLC)
Curt Paulsen (Standard Process Inc.)
Will Ruch (Versant)
John Washcovick (PCS Human Capital Management)

Guest House of Milwaukee has a rich history of leading through change and challenging times. Kevin Newell, board member, shares his perspective in this recently recorded message describing the important services and dedicated staff. #GuestHouse #Milwaukee #MoreThanShelter #Hope #Dignity

At Guest House of Milwaukee, we're always striving to ensure that we're meeting the needs of our clients in the best, mo...
09/02/2020
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At Guest House of Milwaukee, we're always striving to ensure that we're meeting the needs of our clients in the best, most dignified ways possible. During recent conversations with our case management team, we recognized a few critical gaps in our in-kind solicitation and acquisition process that we have worked through in order to correct. As a result, you will notice more inclusive health and hygiene products on our wish list going forward.

All of the items on our #wishlist are in critical need but we'd like to highlight the 5 items at the top of the list added today.

Items purchased from the wish list can be shipped directly to Guest House, 1216 North 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205. (If you require a formal acknowledgement, please forward your receipt to [email protected].)

As a reminder, Amazon.com e-gift cards (in any amount) provide us with the greatest flexibility to purchase urgently needed items. E-gift cards can be emailed to [email protected].

Thank you for your consideration!

#WishListWednesday

Several of the dates we posted about have been filled but we are still seeking a meal on Saturday, August 29!Please cont...
08/26/2020

Several of the dates we posted about have been filled but we are still seeking a meal on Saturday, August 29!

Please contact Siena to learn more about providing or sponsoring a meal! ([email protected])

Thank you!

We have a four day stretch coming up when we are seeking an evening meal for our shelter guests.

August 27, 28, 29, and 30.

Two options exist:
--Sponsor a meal through a monetary contribution and we will either purchase items from the grocery store or a meal from one of our restaurant partners.

--OR--

--Gather a small group to prepare a meal and drop it off at shelter between 4:30 PM & 5:30 PM on the day of service.

Interested in learning more or signing up? Contact Siena by email [email protected] or 414-430-7821.

Thank you for your consideration!

We have a four day stretch coming up when we are seeking an evening meal for our shelter guests.August 27, 28, 29, and 3...
08/21/2020

We have a four day stretch coming up when we are seeking an evening meal for our shelter guests.

August 27, 28, 29, and 30.

Two options exist:
--Sponsor a meal through a monetary contribution and we will either purchase items from the grocery store or a meal from one of our restaurant partners.

--OR--

--Gather a small group to prepare a meal and drop it off at shelter between 4:30 PM & 5:30 PM on the day of service.

Interested in learning more or signing up? Contact Siena by email [email protected] or 414-430-7821.

Thank you for your consideration!

The Guest House Golf Open is just one week away and we are working hard to fill all of our hole sponsorships. As of toda...
08/17/2020

The Guest House Golf Open is just one week away and we are working hard to fill all of our hole sponsorships. As of today, we only have 5 hole sponsorships remaining.

Interested in learning more? Contact Amy Rowell by emailing [email protected] or calling 414-315-7163.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsors: Jomela Properties and Cannon & Dunphy, S.C.!

(We still have a few twosome and foursome openings - contact Amy Rowell to register.)

Since the onset of COVID-19, we've been helping our community-based clients resource non-perishable food items. We've re...
08/17/2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, we've been helping our community-based clients resource non-perishable food items. We've received great support from local partners to satisfy the need but we have very specific requests for peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables and fruit, and canned soup.

If you can help, please contact Alyssa to schedule drop off. Alyssa can be reached by phone (414-881-8216) or email ([email protected]).

Please help us congratulate Samella Jolly on her recent promotion from associate director of clinical services to direct...
08/07/2020
Samella Jolly | People on The Move - Milwaukee Business Journal

Please help us congratulate Samella Jolly on her recent promotion from associate director of clinical services to director of clinical services at Guest House of Milwaukee as featured in Milwaukee Business Journal!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #PromoteFromWithin #PeopleOnTheMove #MilwaukeeBusinessJournal

Samella began serving Guest House of Milwaukee in April of 2019 as associate director of clinical services and was recently promoted to director of clinical services. In her current role, Samella is responsible for our on-site mental health and addiction counseling clinic as well as our Comprehensiv...

We are currently in need of body wash, razors, and deodorant...all of these items can be easily purchased from our wish ...
08/04/2020
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We are currently in need of body wash, razors, and deodorant...all of these items can be easily purchased from our wish list and shipped directly to Guest House. Click the link to learn more!

REMINDER: Virtual Job Fair, Thursday, June 25 at 12:00 PM(Registration open until 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 25 by email...
06/24/2020
Guest House of Milwaukee

REMINDER: Virtual Job Fair, Thursday, June 25 at 12:00 PM

(Registration open until 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 25 by emailing [email protected].)

Interested in learning more about Guest House of Milwaukee? Looking for a job or for a career change?

Join us online this Thursday at 12:00 PM! We'll share a brief overview of our mission and services and then each hiring manager or representative will detail their program and open positions. The session will conclude with a Q&A session. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly or anonymously via the chat function through the facilitator.

Afterwards, attendees interested in applying for option positions will be invited to do so. (Directions will be provided at the conclusion of the session.)

View open positions: https://www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org/careers

To register and for more information, please contact Amy Rowell, [email protected] or 414-316-2012!

Please share this post!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #JoinOurTeam

Welcome to #WishListWednesday where we provide an opportunity for you to support our mission though the donation of urge...
06/24/2020
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Welcome to #WishListWednesday where we provide an opportunity for you to support our mission though the donation of urgently needed items, from the convenience of your computer or mobile device!

TODAY'S FEATURED ITEM: Fans for our community-based clients without access to air conditioning and with limited ability to seek daytime refuge in the community due to COVID-19 restrictions.

(Also featured, Amazon.com gift cards! Gift cards allow us the flexibility to quickly purchase urgently needed items.)

Items purchased from the wish list ship directly to Guest House of Milwaukee for quick distribution to our case managers and care coordinators serving clients in shelter and in the community. In other words, it is EASY PEASY!!

Reminder: Whenever you shop on Amazon, you can further support our mission by selecting Guest House of Milwaukee as your charity of choice when entering the site via smile.amazon.com!

Other in-need items: boxes of pasta, cans/jars of pasta sauce, canned meat, canned vegetables, and frozen pizzas.

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter

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Interested in learning more about Guest House of Milwaukee? Looking for a job or for a career change? Join us online thi...
06/22/2020
Virtual Job Fair | Guest House of Milwaukee

Interested in learning more about Guest House of Milwaukee? Looking for a job or for a career change?

Join us online this Thursday at 12:00 PM! We'll share a brief overview of our mission and services and then each hiring manager or representative will detail their program and open positions. The session will conclude with a Q&A session. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly or anonymously via the chat function through the facilitator.

Afterwards, attendees interested in applying for option positions will be invited to do so. (Directions will be provided at the conclusion of the session.)

View open positions: https://www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org/careers

To register and for more information, please contact Amy Rowell, [email protected] or 414-316-2012!

Please share this post!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #JoinOurTeam

June 25th, online: Guest House of Milwaukee is hosting a virtual job fair for job seekers interested in joining their… Read more Virtual Job Fair | Guest House of Milwaukee

Guest House joins the community in recognizing and honoring Juneteenth.#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #Juneteenth
06/19/2020

Guest House joins the community in recognizing and honoring Juneteenth.

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #Juneteenth

We are currently scheduling individual and small group volunteers for service in our garden! Please contact Siena (siena...
06/16/2020

We are currently scheduling individual and small group volunteers for service in our garden!

Please contact Siena ([email protected]) for more information and to schedule your service!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #CreamCityGarden #Volunteer

At the heart of our core mission, vision, and values is the ideal that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and ...
06/11/2020
Statement from Guest House of Milwaukee

At the heart of our core mission, vision, and values is the ideal that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We know, however, that this philosophy is not universally valued.

Guest House of Milwaukee Executive Director, Cindy Krahenbuhl, and Board Chair, Patrick O. Dunphy, released the following statement yesterday to our staff and today to our volunteers and supporters. We share it with you here so that our position is clear.

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #BlackLivesMatter

Guest House of Milwaukee's cover photo
06/11/2020

Guest House of Milwaukee's cover photo

This week, we received a donation of 150 individually portioned, pre-packaged meals sponsored by MKE Meals and made with...
06/05/2020

This week, we received a donation of 150 individually portioned, pre-packaged meals sponsored by MKE Meals and made with love by the culinary team at Blue's Egg! These meals were shared with our homebound, community-based clients who may have difficulty resourcing food as a result of transportation and other access barriers presented by COVID-19.

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #CommunityPartnerships #InThisTogether

Hi Friends!

Hoping to send you into the weekend on a high note, as we report on a milestone meal delivery.

🍴 The generous team at Blue's Egg joined our mission for the first time, and in a big way, preparing 150 meals!

🏠 Those meals were delivered to our other first-time partner, Guest House of Milwaukee.

❤️ Thank you for the ongoing support. Please share and spread the message. #MKEMeals

Welcome to #WishListWednesday where we provide an opportunity for you to support our mission though the donation of urge...
05/27/2020
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Welcome to #WishListWednesday where we provide an opportunity for you to support our mission though the donation of urgently needed items, right from the comfort of your home!

TODAY'S FEATURED ITEM: Fans for our community-based clients without access to air conditioning and with limited ability to seek daytime refuge in the community due to COVID-19 restrictions.

(Also featured, Amazon.com gift cards! Gift cards allow us the flexibility to quickly purchase urgently needed items.)

Items purchased from the wish list ship directly to Guest House of Milwaukee for quick distribution to our case managers and care coordinators serving clients in shelter and in the community. In other words, it is EASY PEASY!!
Reminder: Whenever you shop on Amazon, you can further support our mission by selecting Guest House of Milwaukee as your charity of choice when entering the site via smile.amazon.com!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter

Interested in joining our team and making a difference in our community? Check out our current job postings!#GuestHouse ...
05/26/2020
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Interested in joining our team and making a difference in our community? Check out our current job postings!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #JoinOurTeam

With the Wisconsin Supreme Court having struck down the state’s Safer at Home order, we hope these resources are helpful to nonprofits in guiding the complex decisions required to determine when and how to operate (or continue to operate) safely.

We recently received a request from Stephanie Bartz Photography to participate in a project profiling Milwaukee’s #front...
05/23/2020

We recently received a request from Stephanie Bartz Photography to participate in a project profiling Milwaukee’s #frontline #essentialworkers photographed in front of local artist Fred Kaems' COVID-19 prompted mural in Milwaukee's Washington Heights neighborhood. While all of our employees have remained active, Candis’ position requires her to be onsite providing direct service to our shelter guests. As a case manager, a position she has held for almost 3 years, Candis knows that her physical presence makes a big difference to those she serves.

She says, “I know my clients do best when we’re able to meet* in person. This is especially true for those who are in the early stages of recovery or struggling with their mental health. On any given day, I play a number of different roles depending on the client or the circumstances and I need to be present to know how to best respond. I may need to be a gentle enforcer, a nurturer, a friend, a teacher, and a cheerleader all in one day! I take in information from the client, infuse my own observations and intuition, and gather feedback from my colleagues to most effectively assist my clients as they develop and implement their individualized plans for independence. At the end of each day, I want my clients to not only know that they aren’t alone but to feel that they aren’t alone. They trust me and they know that I am here to support them. Likewise, I know that I am not alone. I am surrounded by amazing colleagues and we have the support of a strong community. We are in this together, always!”

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #EssentialServices #HeroesWorkHere #WeAreInThisTogether #Always

*At Guest House, we are following the recommended guidelines including (but not limited to) social distancing, wearing masks/facial coverings, and washing hands in an effort to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 while still delivering high quality programs and services to the community.

Guest House of Milwaukee appreciates when our established community partners introduce us to new community partners!Base...
05/22/2020

Guest House of Milwaukee appreciates when our established community partners introduce us to new community partners!

Based on a recommendation from Vizance, Guest House recently received a donation from Erie Insurance!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #CommunityPartnerships

There are 10 days left in the 2020 #Undy500 donation drive! Meaning, it is definitely not too late to form your team!!NO...
05/21/2020

There are 10 days left in the 2020 #Undy500 donation drive! Meaning, it is definitely not too late to form your team!!

NOTE: Our current greatest gaps are men's undershirts (size small and 4X) as well as men's underwear (size medium and 2X).

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter

Welcome to #WishListWednesday where we provide an opportunity for you to support our mission though the donation of urge...
05/20/2020
Check out my list on Amazon

Welcome to #WishListWednesday where we provide an opportunity for you to support our mission though the donation of urgently needed items, right from the comfort of your home!

TODAY'S FEATURED ITEMS: Razors and Lotion (Also featured, Amazon.com gift cards! Gift cards allow us the flexibility to quickly purchase urgently needed items.)

Items purchased from the wish list ship directly to Guest House of Milwaukee for quick distribution to our case managers and care coordinators serving clients in shelter and in the community. In other words, it is EASY PEASY!!

Reminder: Whenever you shop on Amazon, you can further support our mission by selecting Guest House of Milwaukee as your charity of choice when entering the site via smile.amazon.com!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter

Community Partner Shout-Out to Time of the Month Club!Thank you for supporting the women in our community-based programs...
05/20/2020

Community Partner Shout-Out to Time of the Month Club!

Thank you for supporting the women in our community-based programs!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter

Guest House of Milwaukee is grateful to be a recent recipient of funding from Greater Milwaukee Foundation to support me...
05/18/2020
Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Guest House of Milwaukee is grateful to be a recent recipient of funding from Greater Milwaukee Foundation to support meals in shelter for the entire month of May and through a partnership with Milwaukee Center for Independence!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #CommunityPartnerships #GMF #MCFI

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, community residents and corporations as well as national funders, we have been able to support a wide range of nonprofits providing COVID-19 relief and recovery services in our community. Check out the projects of the nearly 100 nonprofits we have supported over the past two months.

Guest House of Milwaukee is grateful for community partnerships! Thank you, Vizance and Erie Insurance for coming togeth...
05/13/2020

Guest House of Milwaukee is grateful for community partnerships! Thank you, Vizance and Erie Insurance for coming together to support our mission!

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #CommunityPartnerships

We were so happy to partner with Erie Insurance and help out the Guest House of Milwaukee, an organization affected by the COVID-19 shutdown. We are so thankful to be giving back to those that need it the most! #ERIEAgentsGivingBack #WeAreAllInThisTogether #WhyVizance

Please help us congratulate our graduating staff members who worked extremely hard to achieve advanced degrees (while wo...
05/13/2020

Please help us congratulate our graduating staff members who worked extremely hard to achieve advanced degrees (while working full time) but won't have the honor of being celebrated at commencement this month!

Candis serves Guest House as an internal case manager and earned a bachelor's degree in human services from Upper Iowa University. She was recently accepted to UW-Milwaukee where she will begin working towards a master's degree in counseling this fall.

Dana serves Guest House as a care coordinator and earned a master's degree in social work from UW-Milwaukee.

Kelli serves Guest House as the administrative and human resources coordinator and earned a master's degree in social work from UW-Madison with a specialization in working with aging populations.

#GuestHouse #MoreThanShelter #SoProud #CongratulationsGrads

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How can we help during this time?
I am bringing my church youth group to Wisconsin for a retreat in early June and I am interested in having our volunteer at the Guest House. I am unable to contact you through your website but would love to be able to contact you to discuss the possibility of us serving with you. I was looking at the garden and/or making sandwiches.
Can you let me know what time people are needed to help set up the cots each night at Wilson Park and if there are particular days of the week when you have fewer volunteers than others?
We are serving October 28th this month! Here is the sign up...if you'd like to donate items let me know. If you are out of town or don't want to cook---you can donate cash for the items like bread, salad, etc. Thanks! I have venmo and paypal!
I have a lot of used clothing for women, men, girls and boys? Do you accept this as donation? I’m trying to find a place that gives away the clothes for free, to the people that really need them?
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I am wondering if you'd be interested in furniture donations and if so do you pick up? We have dressers, bed frame and mattress, end tables, lamps, cocktail tables ..... not sure if you need this type of thing. I am looking for places to donate it to. Thanks!
The Hive Office would like to invite all to the Milwaukee Podcast Meetup at The Hive - Vol. 2! Tomorrow, from 6-8PM at 720 N. Milwaukee Street. The event is hosted by DON'T DIE Wisconsin Podcast and Drop The Needle, along with The Hive. We invite all podcasters, podcast enthusiasts and those interested in our chosen topic! The event is FREE but we will be collecting donations for The Guest House of Milwaukee and Stop Heroin Now. Join us! Thank you Guest House of Milwaukee for allowing us to share our event with your community!
YAY!! National Giving Day! Dan you Feel The LOVE??
This is a great organization and I am proud to serve on the board.