It was late on a Friday afternoon, Veterans Day, when a former Navy SEAL and his toddler sons faced the prospect of sleeping in their truck, with no money for gas or food. We were able to get them a motel for the weekend, a gas card and groceries from our emergency pantry.
We don’t do it by ourselves, of course. The next week, through the combined efforts of the Wisconsin Veterans Network (VetsNet), MHVI, and Center for Veterans Issues, they got temporary housing while awaiting approval of a long-term federal housing voucher. The vet was referred for a possible job placement, and childcare provided for the boys. FULL STORY
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
This woman and her partner, both Iraq war veterans who had been sleeping in their van, got help through the combined efforts of MHVI, VetsNet and WOVIN, the Women Veterans Initiative, which got them food, clothing, and housing. Her story is a reminder of the continuing need for our services. FULL STORY WITH AUDIO
Click images for details
We offer a range of services through a network of partners. We will help any man or woman in crisis who served in the military and wore the uniform
To address the unique needs of female vets, growing in numbers and underserved.
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.