United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County mobilizes nearly 500 volunteers annually to participate, making this their largest signature volunteer event. On behalf of the Milwaukee Continuum of Care (CoC), United Way also chairs the planning team, which include the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, IMPACT 2-1-1, Employ Milwaukee, Institute for Community Alliances, Marquette University, Department of Workforce Development, Cathedral Center, The Salvation Army, and Cardinal Capital. Marquette University consistently donates three floors of their Alumni Memorial Union to this event – a testament to their school’s mission of serving others and promoting the well-being of humankind. Outreach transportation operates throughout the day from shelters and encampments to make the event as accessible as possible.
727 individuals accessed services at the 2018 Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect. 480 volunteers assisted guests at the event. Services included housing applications, dental exams and emergency tooth extractions, vision screenings, birth certificate applications, warrant withdrawal and expungement applications, a job fair, benefit sign-ups, flu shots, basic health check-ups, health & hygiene take-away items, and warm weather clothing.
Learn more about how you can get involved, including providing resources or services or by volunteering on the Project Homeless Connect page.