Supportive Housing

Housing support for LGBTQ+, foster care, at-risk and homeless youth ages 18-25.

By some estimates, approximately 15,000 youth will experience homelessness annually in Milwaukee. Our approach is simple: "Housing First." This low-barrier approach centers on providing housing to those who are experiencing homelessness or who are at high risk for homelessness as quickly as possible, and not as a reward for goal attainment or program compliance. Once in safe and stable housing, our youth can work toward healing from the high levels of trauma they've experienced and growing the skills they need to succeed independently.

While they are building self-sufficiency, self-esteem and strong peer and adult relationships, youth in Supportive Housing also develop short-term goals like job-skills training and enrolling in educational programs. These short-term goals help youth work towards their longer term goals of employment, education and personal success. Case managers and volunteer mentors provide guidance and support as youth work towards meeting their goals.

Pathfinders’ Supportive Housing serves all youth, with particular emphasis on LGBTQ+-identified youth, chronically homeless youth, youth with disabilities, youth with mental health challenges and youth aging out of foster care (PATHS).

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By some estimates, approximately 15,000 youth will experience homelessness annually in Milwaukee. Our approach is simple: "Housing First." This low-barrier approach centers on providing housing to those who are experiencing homelessness or who are at high risk for homelessness as quickly as possible, and not as a reward for goal attainment or program compliance. Once in safe and stable housing, our youth can work toward healing from the high levels of trauma they've experienced and growing the skills they need to succeed independently.

While they are building self-sufficiency, self-esteem and strong peer and adult relationships, youth in Supportive Housing also develop short-term goals like job-skills training and enrolling in educational programs. These short-term goals help youth work towards their longer term goals of employment, education and personal success. Case managers and volunteer mentors provide guidance and support as youth work towards meeting their goals.

Pathfinders’ Supportive Housing serves all youth, with particular emphasis on LGBTQ+-identified youth, chronically homeless youth, youth with disabilities, youth with mental health challenges and youth aging out of foster care (PATHS).