SECURE SAFE HOUSING

HOUSING

For emergency services or case management, please call 211 or from cell phones, call 414.773.0211.

Emergency Shelter Milwaukee

Housing First is based on the concept that a homeless individual or household’s first
and primary need is to obtain stable housing. Other issues that affect the household
are addressed once housing is obtained. National data shows this model provides
very successful outcomes and dramatically reduces public service costs.

 
Services at The Cathedral Center are based on the Housing First model. Our goal is to ensure that each woman and family has housing before they leave shelter if at all possible.

What is the value of housing? It’s not just about the economic value – it’s about the value of an individual, an actual person! We know that housing helps to avoid the dollar cost of emergency shelter services, municipal citations to homeless individuals, emergency room visits or other 911 calls. But – just as important – it’s the value of a woman who can now sleep safely in her own bed, in her own home, without fear of victimization. It’s about her children who have a place to call home.

OUTCOMES:

Of the individuals served in our shelter in 2015, case managers helped:

81%
of families

59%
of single women

...to secure safe placement upon departure.


An additional

19%
women and

36%
families

who resided in the community were assisted in avoiding a shelter stay altogether.

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The Cathedral Center

845 N. Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.831.0394

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