EMPOWERING YOUTH IN CRISIS TO MAKE POSITIVE LIFE CHOICES.

For many young people, maps to guide them to a successful future are often difficult to find. Choosing the right path is a challenge. Wrong turns happen. Detours are not uncommon.

For youth confronted by crisis and trauma, it can seem like no one cares and that there are few role models to show them the way. At Pathfinders, we empower youth and young adults by providing them with emotional support, resources for basic needs, and tangible tools for a fresh start. Our team of 50 employees and over 120 volunteers work together to reassure them that they matter, so that they can change the direction of their lives.

We understand that real change, especially for youth in crisis, starts from within.

Watch for our NEW, INTERACTIVE, website coming on September 15th!!

Our Services

HOUSING & SHELTER

Emergency Youth Shelter
Q-BLOK

EDUCATION

Southeastern Education Center

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Rosalie Center
Hand-in-Hand

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Drop-In Center
Street Outreach
Prevention Education Programs

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Q-BLOK profiled by HUD as a Rapid Re-housing Model Nationally for Homeless Youth

We are proud that our Q-BLOK supportive housing program has been profiled by HUD as a nationally recognized rapid re-housing model for ending youth homelessness! Click here for Pathfinders’ Q-BLOK profile.

Rapid re-housing for youth (defined as less than 25 years of age) is an evolving model that can be implemented using the Permanent Housing-Rapid Re-housing component under HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD has profiled Pathfinders as one of four Rapid Re-housing Models for Homeless Youth that use a variety of funding sources (HUD, HHS, private and foundation funding, etc.). Each profile highlights replicable promising practices for:

  1. Rapidly moving youth into permanent housing;
  2. Offering short- to medium-term financial assistance; and
  3. Providing developmentally appropriate case management and services.

This information, contributed by representatives from each profiled program, highlights what is working for these programs and furthers an important dialogue on ending youth homelessness.

As a result of this important recognition,Tim Baack, Pathfinders’ President & CEO has been asked to work with the National Alliance to End Homelessness and assist with its Practice Knowledge Project, which in their words is “an effort to convene youth providers who are doing innovative work to dive deep into the wisdom they have developed over the years in serving youth experiencing homelessness. This practice knowledge will make an important contribution to the many gaps in data at the national level about what interventions are most effective for ending youth homelessness.”

 

Pathfinders’ AmeriCorps Team recognized!

AmeriCorp_GroupRecently, Pathfinders was recognized at the 2015 Governor’s Service Recognition receiving the Governor’s Community Service AmeriCorps Program of the Year award. The September 2013 through December 2014 AmeriCorps Team from WI Association for Homeless and Runaway Services made over 7,000 contacts with individuals from the streets and organized safe living arrangements for over 500 at-risk youth. Congratulations!!

 

 

LOCATIONS

Pathfinders
4200 North Holton St.
Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414-964-2565
Fax: 414-964-0102
TDD: 414-964-4633
info@pathfindersmke.org
Drop-In Center
4200 North Holton St.
Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414-964-2565
Fax: 414-964-0102
TDD: 414-964-4633
info@pathfindersmke.org
Rosalie Center
4200 North Holton St.
Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414-964-2565
Fax: 414-964-0102
TDD: 414-964-4633
info@pathfindersmke.org
Emergency
Youth Shelter

1614 East Kane Pl.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-271-1560
Fax: 414-271-1831
Safepath Hotline:
414-271-9523 or
866-212-SAFE (7233)
Southeastern
Education Center

225 W. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414-875-9452
Fax: 414-875-9004