Hope House of Milwaukee

Hope House of Milwaukee Ending Homelessness & Creating Healthy Communities Hope House began in 1987 as the collaborative effort of five churches to provide emergency short-term shelter to the homeless on Milwaukee’s Southside.

Since its creation, Hope House has grown into a longterm and emergency housing facility, and community center. Hope House remains committed to strengthening individuals, families and the community by helping people achieve independence and personal success.

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Nice surprise from our friends at Meijer store #292.
12/09/2021

Nice surprise from our friends at Meijer store #292.

Nice surprise from our friends at Meijer store #292.

In Milwaukee, Sgt. William Brown with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said they often perform 45 evictions a day.
11/17/2021
Wisconsin evictions surge since end of federal moratorium

In Milwaukee, Sgt. William Brown with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said they often perform 45 evictions a day.

In Milwaukee, Sgt. William Brown with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said they often perform 45 evictions a day.

Nice piece on our Case Manager Chelsea's fundraiser on Positively Milwaukee.
11/09/2021
Hope House raising money to buy Christmas toys for struggling families

Nice piece on our Case Manager Chelsea's fundraiser on Positively Milwaukee.

Hope House is known for providing food and shelter to Milwaukee's homeless population, many of whom are families with children. So, with the holidays around the corner, a case manager is 'hoping' to bring smiles to kids' faces.

“You have to pick and choose,” said Ms. Mueller, who is 52 and disabled and lives with her daughter and her husband. “Be...
10/27/2021
Higher Food Prices Hit the Poor and Those Who Help Them

“You have to pick and choose,” said Ms. Mueller, who is 52 and disabled and lives with her daughter and her husband. “Before, you didn’t have to do that. You could just go in and buy a week or two’s worth of food. Now I can barely buy a week’s worth.”

Many households are being forced to adjust their shopping lists or seek assistance. But food banks, too, are feeling the pinch.

Our friends at the United Way have a big week planned!
10/20/2021

Our friends at the United Way have a big week planned!

We have something for everyone this upcoming week! Join us for a few advocacy opportunities during #HomelessnessAwarenessWeek as well as sign up for an chance to pick up and assemble job seeker kits to assist community members who are job hunting. See all events here: https://bit.ly/3ab9raq

"The couple has spent months searching for another place, which they could pay for with rental assistance money, but wit...
10/18/2021
As Rents Rise, So Do Pressures on People at Risk of Eviction

"The couple has spent months searching for another place, which they could pay for with rental assistance money, but with even the furthest reaches of the Atlanta suburbs seeing spikes in rents, they seem out of options."

The end of the federal ban on evictions came amid soaring rents that make it harder for people to find new places to live.

Hope House is in need of towels and wash cloths for our family floor! If you can donate some new or gently used towels o...
09/21/2021

Hope House is in need of towels and wash cloths for our family floor! If you can donate some new or gently used towels or wash cloths we would be most grateful. Thank you.

Hope House is in need of towels and wash cloths for our family floor! If you can donate some new or gently used towels or wash cloths we would be most grateful. Thank you.

Hope House of Milwaukee has been gifted ownership of the St. Catherine Residence on Knapp Street. For more than 125 year...
09/01/2021

Hope House of Milwaukee has been gifted ownership of the St. Catherine Residence on Knapp Street. For more than 125 years, St. Catherine Residence has provided women of diverse backgrounds and needs with stable, affordable housing for as long a period as they need it. Our great partner and friends from Mercy Housing have transferred the building to us as of September 1st.

Hope House of Milwaukee has been gifted ownership of the St. Catherine Residence on Knapp Street. For more than 125 years, St. Catherine Residence has provided women of diverse backgrounds and needs with stable, affordable housing for as long a period as they need it. Our great partner and friends from Mercy Housing have transferred the building to us as of September 1st.

It's Irish Fest time! Did you know that this Friday August 20th they are donating $2 of every ticket sold to Hope House ...
08/18/2021
Milwaukee Irish Fest: 1st ethnic festival on lakefront since 2019

It's Irish Fest time! Did you know that this Friday August 20th they are donating $2 of every ticket sold to Hope House of Milwaukee? That is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for us! Thank you Milwaukee Irish Fest.

Milwaukee Irish Fest returns to the city's lakefront this coming weekend. It is the first ethnic festival to take place at Maier Festival Park since 2019.

It's getting hot out there . . .
08/11/2021

It's getting hot out there . . .

It's getting hot out there . . .

"Eviction cases are a stubborn blot on any renter’s history. They are nearly impossible to scrub away, even if the tenan...
08/09/2021
The Stigma of a Scarlet E

"Eviction cases are a stubborn blot on any renter’s history. They are nearly impossible to scrub away, even if the tenant made good on obligations or it was only a scare tactic by an aggressive landlord."

Eviction cases — called Scarlet E’s — are a stubborn blot on a renter’s history. Piecemeal privacy legislation in some states may not be enough to protect millions of struggling tenants.

Friends! We are in need of pillows for our Family Floor. Does anyone have some pillows (new or gently used) they can spa...
07/23/2021

Friends! We are in need of pillows for our Family Floor. Does anyone have some pillows (new or gently used) they can spare?

Friends! We are in need of pillows for our Family Floor. Does anyone have some pillows (new or gently used) they can spare?

“At the end of the year, about 95 percent of those families stay housed either in the unit we placed them in or in a dif...
07/12/2021
Milwaukee homeless population dropped 16% in 2020; advocates worry about rebound

“At the end of the year, about 95 percent of those families stay housed either in the unit we placed them in or in a different unit of their choosing,” Weckler said. “And then at the three year mark 85 percent of those families have not touched the homeless system again.”

Through a confluence of citywide initiatives and increased federal funding for homelessness prevention, Milwaukee experienced a sharp decline in the number of individuals wrestling with home insecurity in 2020. While the recent drop in Milwaukee’s homeless population remains consistent with a dec

"My dad was a disabled night-shift cab driver. I was a 21-year-old college senior without a job lined up for graduation....
06/28/2021
This Is What No One Tells You About Being Evicted

"My dad was a disabled night-shift cab driver. I was a 21-year-old college senior without a job lined up for graduation. Between us, we had less than $500. No Roth IRAs, no retirement accounts, no emergency funds we could just “dip into.” We had a 1998 Buick Century with over 100,000 miles on it that would sell for nothing."

The trauma of being poor, so poor that your home can be taken away, still lives with me.

"Many who have struggled to keep up with mortgage payments are at the whims of a few financing firms that dominate lendi...
06/22/2021
Mobile Home Owners Fear Evictions as Pandemic Protections End

"Many who have struggled to keep up with mortgage payments are at the whims of a few financing firms that dominate lending in this market."

Many who have struggled to keep up with mortgage payments are at the whims of a few financing firms that dominate lending in this market.

Awesome!
06/09/2021

Awesome!

SJA eighth graders Dariana Perez and Anabel Hernandez Tover pictured with Jim Farrell, Development Director at Hope House of Milwaukee. The students spearheaded an Easter basket sale and used the money they raised to make 20 hygiene baskets for Hope House. We are so proud of these students for helping others in need! 👏👏👏#wellnesswednesday

Thank you to these fantastic students from St. Joseph Academy for thier donation of hygiene items today!
05/20/2021

Thank you to these fantastic students from St. Joseph Academy for thier donation of hygiene items today!

Thank you to these fantastic students from St. Joseph Academy for thier donation of hygiene items today!

Happy Birthday to an amazing spirit!
05/20/2021

Happy Birthday to an amazing spirit!

Helen Daniels Bader was born today in 1927. Our community partners around the world carry on her spirit through their compassionate words, deeds and action as they improve the quality of life of the diverse global communities in which it works. Learn more about her life. Click here to receive a free copy of her biography, https://pos.li/2iq5nt

"When he started, Adewumi and his family were living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan after fleeing religious persecut...
05/13/2021
Meet America's Newest Chess Master, 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi

"When he started, Adewumi and his family were living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan after fleeing religious persecution by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in their home country of Nigeria."

At 10 years old, Tanitoluwa Adewumi just became one of the youngest chess masters in the United States — and he's not done yet. He says he hopes to become the world's youngest grandmaster.

Jennifer Rodriguez is a Master's Flute Performance student at UW-Milwaukee. She contacted Hope House offering to use her...
05/12/2021
MOVE MKE

Jennifer Rodriguez is a Master's Flute Performance student at UW-Milwaukee. She contacted Hope House offering to use her Master's recital, MOVE MKE as a benefit for us. MOVE MKE is a flute recital featuring movement and dance. This event will be taking place virtually tomorrow at 7:00pm CDT and is free to attend through the link in the Facebook event.

Thank you, Jennifer for sharing your talents and benefitting our mission!

Fundraising Concert for Hope House of Milwaukee

Thank you to KeLan Migan for her incredibly thoughtful donation of birthday presents with wrapping paper and birthday ca...
05/06/2021

Thank you to KeLan Migan for her incredibly thoughtful donation of birthday presents with wrapping paper and birthday cards for the kids in our shelter! We appreciate it so much!

Thank you to KeLan Migan for her incredibly thoughtful donation of birthday presents with wrapping paper and birthday cards for the kids in our shelter! We appreciate it so much!

Proud to be a partner with all the good things happening in Milwaukee!
02/18/2021
Milwaukee County provides shelter for homeless with COVID-19

Proud to be a partner with all the good things happening in Milwaukee!

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Melvin Anthony had been homeless for more than 15 years when someone shot him during an attempted robbery last fall. With a wound in his thigh and COVID-19 running rampant,...

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Nice surprise from our friends at Meijer store #292.
Insightful interview with Beth Lappen.
In Milwaukee, Sgt. William Brown with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said they often perform 45 evictions a day.
Nice piece on our Case Manager Chelsea's fundraiser on Positively Milwaukee.
Our friends at the Benedict Center are in need of some items . . .
“You have to pick and choose,” said Ms. Mueller, who is 52 and disabled and lives with her daughter and her husband. “Before, you didn’t have to do that. You could just go in and buy a week or two’s worth of food. Now I can barely buy a week’s worth.”
Our friends at the United Way have a big week planned!
"The couple has spent months searching for another place, which they could pay for with rental assistance money, but with even the furthest reaches of the Atlanta suburbs seeing spikes in rents, they seem out of options."
Hope House is in need of towels and wash cloths for our family floor! If you can donate some new or gently used towels or wash cloths we would be most grateful. Thank you.
Hope House of Milwaukee has been gifted ownership of the St. Catherine Residence on Knapp Street. For more than 125 years, St. Catherine Residence has provided women of diverse backgrounds and needs with stable, affordable housing for as long a period as they need it. Our great partner and friends from Mercy Housing have transferred the building to us as of September 1st.
It's Irish Fest time! Did you know that this Friday August 20th they are donating $2 of every ticket sold to Hope House of Milwaukee? That is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for us! Thank you Milwaukee Irish Fest.