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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


COVID-19 Response: Clare Hall Urgent Housing

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COVID-19 has challenged United Way and our partners to come up with creative solutions for protecting the most vulnerable in our community. 

Local shelters are facing unprecedented demands on their space, resources, and ability to safely serve those who rely on them. 

People living on the street or in shelters, especially those who are older and medically vulnerable, need places to stay where they are safe and can live with dignity. 

Through a partnership between United Way, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee Archdiocese, St. Francis de Sales Seminary and the Wisconsin National Guard, individuals struggling with homelessness and medical issues are being housed at Clare Hall, a building on the Sales seminary grounds just south of Milwaukee. 

Three senior gentlemen with medical issues who had been staying at Clare Hall were safely relocated to permanent apartment housing. They were also connected to a meal program through the Department on Aging so they don’t have to take the risk of going to the grocery store. 

United Way is committed to helping ensure these individuals do not return to a life of homelessness. To date, more than 60 individuals who stayed at Clare Hall have been relocated to safe, stable, and permanent housing. 

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