Harvest for the Homeless

Written by admin   // November 9, 2012   // 0 Comments

Musical to benefit the Salvation Army Emergency Lodge
Wauwatosa–Gervis Myles, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices and Friends, will host a musical benefit Friday, November 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian & Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3302 N. Sherman Blvd to benefit The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge.
Admission to the musical event is a donation of one of the following items: toiletries such as soap, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste; hats, scarves, gloves, non-perishable food items or a small cash donation.
Since 1979, the 120 bed Emergency Lodge has provided emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families.
Services are offered in a 24 hour setting that requires residents to be drug & alcohol free.
Residents stay in semi-private rooms, receive three nutritious meals a day and have laundry facilities available. Forty-one percent homeless individuals in Milwaukee suffer from mental illness.
Our social work staff has mental health expertise, education and degrees.
Each resident is assigned a primary social worker to develop an individualize plan of self-sufficiency. Part of each plan requires residents to establish income, either through employment or benefits, and to save 80% of their income in preparation for their move to housing in the community.
More than 80% of residents successfully move from shelter to safe, affordable housing each year.







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