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Lonnie's Story

Lonnie has always valued his family.


After his mother passed away, Lonnie moved from Missouri to Milwaukee to be closer to his siblings. Unfortunately, due to an injured hip that significantly limited his mobility, his siblings weren’t willing to let him stay with them.


He came to Guest House because he had nowhere else to go.


“Guest House is an opportunity to get back on your feet. They make sure your needs are met, providing clothing, hygiene supplies, case workers, and people who care.”


Lonnie is currently awaiting surgery for his hip, and taking the time here at Guest House to work on reconnecting with his daughters.


“I came to Milwaukee to be closer to them. I had always visited Milwaukee, and now I want to make it my home.”


While he is still hurt by family’s actions, his time at Guest House has provided him with the support system he needs as he works towards surgery and the recovery that will follow.


“My family didn’t want anything to do with me, and that hurt. But the staff here has helped, they care about me. I see them as my family now.”


Your financial gift this year allows us to provide spiritual, compassionate, and effective solutions to homelessness in our community. You are investing in the lives of our neighbors, like Lonnie, who have been and continue to be transformed by Guest House.


Your gift is why Guest House continues to be More Than Shelter.



For more information on how to donate, contact Andrew Pieterick at andrewpieterick@guesthouseofmilwaukee.org or 414-430-7821.


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"I asked myself, 'Tyrone, do you love yourself?' and the people here helped me change the things about my life that were all wrong. But it all started when I began to love myself."

           - Tyrone P. commenting on his graduation


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