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February 5, 2024

Be a part of a winning team no matter who you support in the big game.

 

CW18 and My24 are supporting Tackle For Hunger's 2024 Souper Bowl of Caring - and have selected Guest House of Milwaukee to be one of two beneficiaries of this year's campaign. Interim CEO Stephen Bauer spoke with Connect MKE host Denise Callaway to share more about the agency's commitment to supporting Milwaukee's unhoused.

 

WATCH INTERVIEW

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January 16, 2024

Several organizations helping to keep people who are homeless warm during bitter cold snap

With Wisconsin experiencing its lowest temperatures of the season yet, Guest House is stepping up for those who need shelter from the elements. In the first year of a city wide coordinated effort to provide as many people as possible with shelter during the winter, "the need is real as seen last night with the cold and the snow. All of the shelters were over capacity to help those that wanted to get in for the night,” said Interim CEO Stephen Bauer.

Full Story from Spectrum News

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January 10, 2024

Milwaukee warming shelters working to meet demand ahead of anticipated worsening weather

Right now, about 175 people are accessing those shelters on an average night, but that need is expected to increase as the weather gets even colder. To illustrate the need for these resources: men lined up Wednesday afternoon outside Guest House of Milwaukee more than three hours before that warming shelter would open its doors. With conditions expected to worsen in the coming days, community advocates are working to expand capacity across the city.

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January 2, 2024

Warming centers providing shelter in cold Milwaukee

Interim CEO Stephen Bauer spoke with 620WTMJ reporter Julien Johnson about the importance of the warming center Guest House of Milwaukee is operating this winter, along with 5 other organizations: “Everyone deserves a warm place to sleep at night.”

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December 12, 2023

Reflecting on their own good fortunes

Cedarburg restaurant owner Gordon Goggin has been providing meals to Guest House of Milwaukee since 2016, and is now asking others to consider giving back. Story by Ozaukee County News Graphic reporter Christina Luick.

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November 27, 2023

Overnight warming centers to open in Milwaukee next week as temperatures dip

City of Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson held a press conference at Guest House this morning, announcing plans with the Milwaukee Coalition on Housing and Homelessness for six overnight warming centers to open their doors on December 4 - serving 200 people in need this season. Guest House will be providing 22 beds as part of this coordinated effort.

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November 20, 2023

Milwaukee meal donations helping others

Fox6 caught up with Cafe Benelux, a Lowlands Group restaurant, as they prepared and delivered a meal to be served by a local family at Guest House. Lowlands Group has been supporting Guest House of Milwaukee's meal program with contributions such as this one for 10 years!

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November 16, 2023

Coffee On Us: Guest House of Milwaukee

Guest House team members Christine Jacobs and Catillia Searcy joined The Morning Blend co-hosts Tiffany Ogle and Molly Fay at Fiddleheads Coffee Roasters to talk about Guest House's efforts to support those in need - and how you can help out.

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October 18, 2023

Guest House of Milwaukee partners with local restaurant to provide monthly meals through the support of an anonymous donor.

A special delivery from Daddy's Soul Food & Grille, so special the owner himself delivers it in warming trays. "It's great to give back because someone has given to me many, many times," said owner Bennie Smith. 

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October 12, 2023

UW doing good in the neighborhood: 'The people of Wisconsin take care of each other'

For Wisconsin Athletic Director Chris McIntosh, connecting to southeast Wisconsin is a must. He led a group of Badgers staff to the Guest House of Milwaukee. Weeding gardens and donating gear.

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September 16, 2023

Community service and record-setting attendance for women's volleyball added up to a very successful day for University of Wisconsin Athletics - and Guest House of Milwaukee.

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June 18, 2023

Guest House's 'Cream City Gardens' provide a plethora of good eats while strengthening the bonds of community.

Reporter: Michael Schlesinger

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January 8, 2023

Long-time volunteer serves his 150th meal at Guest House

Carl Johnson has been coordinating meals with his church, St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, every month since 2010. Sunday night marked his 150th meal for the men staying at the shelter. TMJ4 and Fox6 News came by to capture the milestone.

TMJ4 Story

Fox6 Story

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January 12, 2022

Guest House President & CEO Mike Williams discusses what sets Guest House apart from other organizations providing services to those experiencing homelessness in Milwaukee.

Listen to the interview and read the article here.

December 13, 2021

President & CEO Mike Williams discusses what brought him to Guest House and the matching grant challenge running through December 31, 2021.

See the interview here.

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July 11, 2021

Amy Rowell from Guest House and Rev. James West from Repairers of the Breach join Jill Economou of Ellenbecker Investment Group to discuss organizations that provide daytime services and overnight shelter, housing, and education for Milwaukee's homeless seeking to transform their lives. 

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May 1, 2021

The race is on to collect undergarments for Milwaukee's homeless community with Guest House's 9th annual "UNDY 500"

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January 23, 2021

Our Issues Milwaukee

Cindy Krahenbuhl joins Andrea Williams as the featured guest on Part 1 of an Our Issues Milwaukee episode focused on homelessness.

Watch Here

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December 8, 2020

Rotarians Cindy Krahenbuhl from Guest House of Milwaukee and Michael Gosman of Acts Housing discuss the challenges of unstable housing, homelessness, and pathways to homeownership in Milwaukee and how their work has been impacted by COVID-19. Watch the full event, facilitated by fellow Rotarian Will Ruch, CEO of Versant Solutions.

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November 25, 2020

Cindy Krahenbuhl joins Spectrum News to discuss how Guest House is shifting this winter to continue helping the homeless in the face of limitations imposed by COVID-19.

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November 18, 2020

Amy Rowell speaks with CBS News 58's Emily Thornton about the capacity challenges and the growth in Guest House's prevention and outreach services during the pandemic.

November 16, 2020

Cindy Krahenbuhl contributes to a Kaiser Health News report on the burden that reduced shelter capacities will have on an already under-resourced system as winter approaches.

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September 4, 2020

Milwaukee Business Journal 

Cindy Krahenbuhl, Executive Director of Guest House of Milwaukee and Board Member Kevin Newell discuss how Guest House is adjusting their services in this era of Covid-19, and economic and racial strife.

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August 25, 2020

Marquette Wire's Shir Bloch reports on the impact of COVID--19 on Milwaukee's homeless population, the responsiveness of organizations like Guest House, and growing community support.

April 27, 2020

Director of Fund Development Amy Rowell appears on "The Morning Blend" to discuss the Undy 500 Donation Drive

April 26, 2020

Homeless Resources Bear the Pressure of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020

Lake Effect's Julian Hayda speaks with the Guest House of Milwaukee's Director of Fund Development, Amy Rowell

September 17, 2016

Jim Stingel reports on Guest House's recently completed building expansion

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