During the past several days, shelters and warming rooms expanded their hours to protect Milwaukee’s homeless population from the extreme cold.
NNS reporter Andrea Waxman goes on the air with Mitch Teich to discuss the difficulties families face finding emergency shelter space in Milwaukee.
A $500,000 gift from the Zilber Family Foundation brought the Guest House of Milwaukee in reach of its $2.6 million goal to build an 8,000-square-foot addition and expand services for homeless men.
A transitional-living facility for homeless women offers private rooms and homey communal spaces near the Sherman Park neighborhood. Residents can stay for up to two years.
Just One More Ministry, which “rescues” food from groceries and caterers, is moving into the city to be able to serve more meals to Milwaukee’s hungry.
The semi-annual count of homeless people helps city agencies that serve them get federal funding and glean a better understanding of the effectiveness of efforts to reduce homelessness.
As Milwaukee endured its coldest weather in nearly 20 years, some local food pantries and meal programs were forced to temporarily close, leaving some low-income residents without access to food.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during the past year. In the last of a three-part series, Reporter Brendan O’Brien explains why his story about a one-day effort to count the number of homeless people in the city is his favorite of 2013. It was originally published on Feb. 5.
Nia Imani Family Inc. offers homeless women and children long-term shelter and life skills training in a family setting.
A new central contact number for homeless people to call when they’re looking for a place to stay will streamline the process and allow case managers to focus on client needs.