About Project Homeless Connect
In the City of Milwaukee, nearly 1,400 people are experiencing homelessness. Approximately 1 in 3 people live in poverty in Milwaukee, making it difficult to attain and hold stable housing. Research shows that people experiencing homelessness have higher rates of acute and chronic illness. Further, children who experience homelessness are more likely to struggle with learning and developmental disabilities.
Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect is a one day; one-stop shop event on Thursday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. aimed at bringing multiple resources and services under one roof to better serve people experiencing homelessness. A variety of resources will be available. Services offered in past years have included:
- Resource fair
- Assessments for entry into housing programs throughout the County
- Hygiene kits
Service Providers & Resource Tables
Service Provider, Resource Table or General Questions? Contact Krystina Kohler at 414.263.8181 or email.
Save the date to volunteer at Project Homeless Connect. Links to sign up to volunteer as a Guest Advocate or Intake Volunteer will be added to this page closer to the event.
- Guest Advocate - Guest Advocate Volunteers will act as a guide to help our community members navigate through the resources and services provided throughout 4 floors of the Marquette facility. You will interact 1:1 with an individual until all needed services/resources have been visited. Volunteers will remain with their guest throughout the duration of their visit to be sure all needs are met for the day and assist them with a brief survey regarding their experience. When the guest leaves, the Guest Advocate will then return to the intake area to escort another guest.
- Intake Volunteer for Project Homeless Connect - Skilled volunteers with experience in social services will be responsible for signing in guests and collecting basic data. The volunteer will interact 1:1 with the guest to fill out a form asking personal data regarding their living status. Also during the conversation, they will identify the services the individual would like or need to visit during the day. Once paperwork is complete, the Intake Volunteer will transition the individual to the Guest Advocate.
Additional Volunteer Questions? Contact Lori Hayes at 262.409.2414 or via email.