Emergency Shelter

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

Emergency Shelter Milwaukee

The Cathedral Center offers shelter for up to 32 individual women and 8 families each night. Overflow shelter serves up to 10 additional women during winter and summer
months. CCI’s Shelter program offers a clean, welcoming, safe environment and
meets all of our guests’ basic needs—including hygiene and 3 meals a day, as hunger
and homelessness often go hand in hand.

On a typical day, residents arrive at the Center between 5pm-7pm (families can arrive at 3pm).

At 7pm, all guests are served an evening meal prepared and served by hospitality volunteers. After dinner, everyone completes individual chores, has an opportunity to take a shower, and can take advantage of some quiet time before lights out at 9pm. In the morning, all guests receive breakfast and are given a bagged lunch to ensure they have a meal during the day. Guests leave by 10am during the week to go to school, medical appointments, job interviews, and/or participate in any other activity outlined in their Individual Plan for Independence.

Day services include:
  • Mental & physical health assessments and referrals
  • Case management support
  • Educational & group activities that enable our guests to gain life skills and build upon existing skills needed to live independently


nights of emergency shelter was provided in 2015, operating at over 108% occupancy.

Providing a safe, welcoming environment to:


families with...


who would otherwise have been forced to sleep outside or be subjected to violent and abusive situations.

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845 N. Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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