Hope House of Milwaukee provides Emergency Shelter and Residential services to men, women and families. Please see below for basic information about their Residential Services:
Chrysalis Project for Women and Families:
The families and single women living at Hope House take part in the Chrysalis Project to find permanent solutions to issues of homelessness. Women and families are provided with stable, long-term housing. They have time to settle in and begin to look at barriers preventing them from reaching independence. Women and families in the Chrysalis Project can stay at Hope House for up to two years. While all their basic needs are met, such as food, clothing, and healthcare, they also work with a case manager.
Thresholds for Single Men:
The Thresholds Program provides emergency shelter to homeless men as an alternative to living on the streets. Men may stay in the Thresholds Program for up to 60 days, and with the assistance of a case manager, they work to find permanent housing and employment. The men receive support and resources to work toward independence.
The Surgeon's Quarters SRO (Single Room Occupancy) program is a joint project of Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc., the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee , the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Friends of Housing. The project consists of a 13-bedroom, Section 8 SRO program that provides long-term housing to adults in a communal setting with a preference for veterans. The SRO provides each resident with his or her own room, and shared kitchen, living, and bathroom areas.
Each resident works with a case manager and pay a stipend for rent and household food. This project is designed to serve persons meeting HUD's Definition of Homelessness, who have clearly demonstrated the attitude and stability to live in a group environment while actively participating in case management programming.
An application process that will identify eligible residents of Surgeon's Quarters and participate in its programs is the first step in receiving SRO Housing. Intake includes a referral application completed by an organization that serves homeless individuals, interviews, intake forms, proof of income, and a background check.
Please call or visit their web site for additional information on their education and community outreach services.
Hope House utilizes IMPACT 2-1-1 and the Coordinated Entry for Homeless Services system. Simply dial 2-1-1 or (414) 773-0211 or (866) 211-3380 if you are seeking emergency shelter and other homeless services.