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

Eric Von

November 5, 1957 - September 8, 2016

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Eric Von, a community leader whose death at age 58 leaves a huge void. Eric, an Air Force veteran, had served as a member of the MHVI board of directors since 2013. Eric, a talk radio host, made a huge imprint with his involvement in dozens of community organizations and projects. We join his legion of friends and listeners in mourning this loss.

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.

Fall-in To Fall Fundraiser - fun and successful

Executive Director Kirsten Sobieski and Board President Dan Driscoll honor Ryan Janscha of the jazz group J. Ryan Trio. Every dollar raised by the group from album sales and shows benefits MHVI. As of Sept. 2016 that amounted to over $9000. Thank you!

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.