For emergency services or case management, please call 211 or from cell phones, call 414.773.0211.
Cathedral Center and Friendship House envision a community where women and families can planfully pursue a safe place to live, raise their children, and support one another in achieving health and well being.. Utilizing our unique Flexible Housing model and strength-based approach to service delivery, our Friendship House program strives to ensure that our guests have a safe place to live, while addressing barriers to long term housing stability and health.
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.
who were provided with the additional time needed beyond a shelter stay – to end their homeless experience.
The average length of stay for unaccompanied women was 85 days and for families, 108 days.
Of the 20 households that exited in 2020, all but three left to a safe, independent housing.
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Milwaukee, WI 53202
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