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 2,000 veterans and their famililes in southeastern Wisconsin to obtain benefits, housing, health care, furniture, household goods, food, clothing, transporation, toiletries and other necessities.

In September we delivered to 37 veterans, including 11 families and 5 women vets

That makes 211 deliveries, including 57 to families and 29 to women veterans, with three months left to go.

We need bed pillows. Can you help us restock? A $15 donation will buy two pillows. Donate online here, or mail a check to MHVI, PO Box 14575, West Allis WI 53214, Just specify that it's for pillows. Thanks. You always come through for our vets, Check out our complete Most Needed Items List

WUWM-FM features veteran's story and MHVI's helping hand

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

Our programs

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  • 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.