Serving Homeless and At-Risk veterans since 2008
Men  Women Families

Who we are

Founded and run by veterans, MHVI's mission is to help homeless and at-risk veterans reach and maintain their highest levels of independence. We offer unique programs to fill the gaps and don't duplicate what others do, and cooperate with the Veterans Administration, Wis. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, County Veterans Service Officers, and other non-profit agencies.

Since 2008 we have helped more than 3,000 veterans and their famililes in southeastern Wisconsin to obtain benefits, housing, health care, furniture, household goods, food, clothing, transporation, toiletries and other necessities.

NEWJob Opening, Executive Director, Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative

MHVI is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director to lead the organization and its staff in its important mission of enabling homeless and at-risk veterans to reach and maintain their highest levels of independence. Applications will close on July 28. A full job description and more details are available here.JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION


MHVI is beneficiary of family-sponsored golf tourney

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$7,000 raised to help homeless veterans and their families - $5000 from the golfers and luncheon raffle event and $2000 from individual sponsors of each hole on the course. Full article here

In June 2017 we delivered to 30 veterans, including 12 families and 7 women veterans.
Year-to-date stats are here

Join us in our work! Donate your new and gently used household items. Pickups and deliveries are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. For inventory efficiency, we limit pickups to items on our list. Schedule a pickup and view our needed items list

Meet our new board members

MHVI is proud to announce the addition of three new members to our Board of Directors:

Mary Kuhnmuench is a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Bench. She was first elected in 1998 and is in her 4th consecutive term. She has won several judicial awards during her time on the court. Adam Wickersham spent 13 years on active duty as an Intelligence Analyst and Arabic Interrogator in the US Army. He is currently serving as Lead Legislative Fiscal Analyst at the City of Milwaukee while working as a part-time adjunct professor of economics and IT Management at MATC. Matt Petersen recently moved to Milwaukee after serving 13 years on active duty as a C-17 pilot in the Air Force. He is currently working on his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Our programs

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  • We do early morning searches to find homeless vets where they sleep and take meals

  • We move formerly homeless veterans into their new living spaces with everything they need

  • In a short-term crisis, we deliver several days of food to veterans and families.

  • We follow-up on those we have moved into housing to discover any unmet needs.

  • To address the unique needs of female vets, growing in numbers and underserved.