A Story of Hope



We're excited to debut a new short-film that tells the story of the work we do and the lives we touch at Hope House. Thank you to Becky Steimle and John-Paul Greco for their pro-bono work on this project. We encourage you to share this video with your friends and family to help them learn about our mission.

Opportunities at Hope House


We have many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, from tutoring children to serving in our food pantry. Visit this page to learn more, then fill out an application to get started.


Visit Jobs That Serve to see our latest job postings and application information. 

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Hope House has a true partner in Bader Philanthropies. We thank them for the amazing work they do everyday in the city of Milwaukee and especially for their support of our Shining Stars Youth Education Program and our Fresh Start Emergency Housing for Families. We are truly fortunate to share a community with this engaged and vital organization. Thank you Bader Philanthropies!

It is the mission of Hope House to end homelessness and create healthy communities.

Hope House is a non-profit emergency homeless shelter and rapid rehousing facility as well as a true community center located in the near south side of Milwaukee. Opened in 1987, Hope House was created to provide a safe, temporary refuge for people needing a place to sleep. Over the years, Hope House has evolved into a complete provider of services for homeless and low income individuals. In addition to residential services, Hope House provides community outreach to individuals needing health care, food distribution, financial assistance, and educational opportunities for adults and children. Hope House provides services that aim to end homelessness and create healthy communities.


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Hope House is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore does not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest or conviction record, membership in the National Guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the military forces of the United States or Wisconsin, use or nonuse of lawful products off company premises during non-working hours, honesty or genetic testing, or on any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.  We are committed to basing our decisions about employment on the individual merits of all employees and all applicants for employment.