WISCONSIN HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, DIAL “211″ from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

Don’t have a land-line telephone??? Go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:

Ann@homelesstoindependence.org with:

1) the name of your State/Commonwealth, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and
2) if you have a conviction and your record contains something more serious than a traffic conviction within the past 7-years. We do NOT need to know what the conviction was, we do not want to waste your time with opportunities you will not be qualified to apply for at this time.

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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ALWAYS BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN APPLYING ANYWHERE

When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers

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IF YOUR TRANSITIONAL OR HALF-WAY HOME HAS OPENINGS – PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SECTION 8 HOUSING LISTING…

CAN BE FOUND IN THE “TRANSITIONAL HOUSING” SECTION THANK YOU!

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In 2008, the Milwaukee chapter of Veterans for Peace began a small, weekly outreach program to look for
homeless veterans in Milwaukee and see if we could help. We never leave a man or woman behind in the field;
and we never should at home.
By Bill Christofferson at UppityWisconsin

The good news — and the bad news — is that the program has grown by leaps and bounds. That’s bad news
because there are far too many homeless vets on the streets, we’ve found — at least several hundred. It’s good
news that people have been generous enough to allow us to respond to their needs.

Our Homeless Veterans Initiative has grown from a two-hour a week outreach program to one that operates a
food pantry, feeds more than 100 veterans a week, and operates a house providing temporary shelter for five
homeless vets.

Besides the food and housing programs, the initiative continues to search out vets on the streets, work with
them to get the help and benefits they are entitled to, and link them to transportation, educational opportunities
and jobs in some cases.

The program does it all on a shoestring, mostly funded by small donations from friends and from collections we
do at community events around the city. This year, some small grants — from family foundations, the Forest
County Potawatomi, Outpost Natural Foods, businesses and others — have supplemented those individual
donations.

It was a $50,000 operation this year, with almost every dollar going directly to help veterans in need. Next year,
at the rate the need is growing, we expect we will need $65,000 to continue.

I play a minor role in the initiative as a board member. But two Veterans for Peace members spent most of their
waking moments working in the program. They do it because we don’t leave our wounded behind.

Please help if you can. It’s close to home, a program where we can see results every day, and where the need
unfortunately continues to be great. Here are some links:

To donate online, go to the initiative’s website and see the right hand column [and use PayPal, if you like]. You
can send a tax-deductible contribution to:
Veterans For Peace
Homeless Veterans Initiative
PO Box 80699
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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Burlington Transitional Living Center, 482 S. Pine Street, Burlington, WI 53105
Phone: 262-763-6226

Eagles Nest Emergency Shelter, (located on the Menominee Indian Reservation), P.O. Box 283,
W6733 Shawpokasic Street, Neopit, WI 54150

Milwaukee Rescue Mission, 830 North 19th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-344-2211
FAX: 414-344-6972

Racine Emergency Shelter Taskforce (R.E.S.T.), 818 – Sixth Street, Racine, WI 53403
Phone: 262-638-1441
FAX: 262-638-2144

The Sparrow’s Nest, 1816 Harrison, Beloit, WI 53512-1075
Phone: 608-362-8215

Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter, W9665 US Hwy 14, Darien, WI 53114
Phone: 262-724-3662

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Oxford House – Acadian, 810 Arcadian Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186
(414) 640-2148
Men

Oxford House – Dickey, 226 North Quincy Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 445-0475
Men

Oxford House – Johnson Street, 1219 Johnson Street, LaCrosse, WI 54601
(608) 782-2918
Men

Oxford House – La Crosse, 414 South 15th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 796-2719
Men

Oxford House – Portage Road, 3525 North Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
(608) 249-3420
Men

Oxford House – Riverside, 1400 College Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481-2826
(218) 344-4210
Men

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!