Drop-In Center

Basic needs assistance and case management for at-risk and homeless youth.

Homeless youth in Milwaukee face some of the most staggering odds in the country in attaining housing given generations of trauma in Milwaukee caused by pervasive poverty, joblessness, mass incarceration, segregation, racism and lack of affordable housing. Combined with the high rates of sexual exploitation of young people, many of whom trade sex for shelter, the environment is uniquely risky even among other large urban environments.

More than 600 youth access our Drop-In Center services each year. All of our youth receive access to basic needs assistance, such as food, bus tickets, hygiene supplies, clothing and/or laundry and shower facilities.  At least half these young people participate in intensive case management services, which involve focusing on the areas of independent living skills employment, education and social support.

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Homeless youth in Milwaukee face some of the most staggering odds in the country in attaining housing given generations of trauma in Milwaukee caused by pervasive poverty, joblessness, mass incarceration, segregation, racism and lack of affordable housing. Combined with the high rates of sexual exploitation of young people, many of whom trade sex for shelter, the environment is uniquely risky even among other large urban environments.

More than 600 youth access our Drop-In Center services each year. All of our youth receive access to basic needs assistance, such as food, bus tickets, hygiene supplies, clothing and/or laundry and shower facilities.  At least half these young people participate in intensive case management services, which involve focusing on the areas of independent living skills employment, education and social support.