The Cathedral Center, Inc., an emergency homeless shelter located in downtown Milwaukee, recently received a grant in the amount of $2,800 from the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin Foundation. The grant will support women and families experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness through volunteerism at the shelter.
According to executive director Donna Rongholt-Migan, “The Cathedral Center’s Volunteer Program is an integral component in achieving our mission. Not only do our volunteers donate thousands of hours of their time at the shelter, they are also our greatest advocates and raise awareness of the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support from the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin Foundation to help us engage the community in this way.”
The Cathedral Center’s mission is to provide a safe environment for women and families while working to end homelessness, one life at time. They achieve their mission through an emergency shelter program, case management and other supportive services. In 2012, The Cathedral Center served over 900 individual woman and families.
Over 1000 volunteers at The Cathedral Center provide critical support 365 days a year. They serve as receptionists, provide evening hospitality, facilitate life-skills programming, serve as shelter aids, provide buiding maintanance expertise, and generally assist staff in providing an important additional level of attention and care to hundreds of women and families struggling with homelessness each year.