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.
Every Day is Veterans Day
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.
Chef breaks Guinness World Record to benefit MHVI
Army vet cooked 48 straight hours Nov 4-6 at Slinger, WI restaurant
This Hartford native cooked 48 hours straight (without sleep!) at Sheryl's Club 175. FULL STORY HERE
In November we delivered to 37 veterans, including 3 families and 7 women vets
That makes 282 deliveries, including 67 to families and 43 to women veterans, with one month left to go in 2016. More details
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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.