Helping homeless veterans and vets at-risk since 2008
Men  Women Families

We have a new entrance - same building, but around the corner - 6300 W. National Ave

To end veteran homelessness...

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

How You Can Help

Donate all vehicles (includes planes!)

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Most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You may qualify for a year 2018 tax deduction. DONATE NOW

Shop at Fresh Thyme in March and Benefit MHVI

The Greenfield Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store has selected Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative as the March 2018 recipient of the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program. For every Giving Bag purchased at the store at 8680 West Sura Lane in Greenfield, MHVI will receive a $1 donation. The program runs through Saturday, March 31.  | VIEW MAP


WOVIN's first newsletter is hot off the presses!

Read about MHVI's Women Veterans initiative program - activities, wellness, events, photos and more. Connect with your peers, get help with issues and socialize. Find it on our WOVIN page.

Listen to MHVI's Debbie Buchanan's interview on American Heroes Network Radio

Listen to Debbie Buchanan's interview on American Heroes Network Radio. She talked with host Gary Ray and co-host Bill Forbes on a show that originally aired on Feb. 20, 2018. This comprehensive discussion is a great introduction to MHVI, its director and the veterans served.

Our programs

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  • Click here for our Outreach program

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

  • Click here for our Home Support program

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

  • Click here for our Emergency Food program

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

  • Click here for our Wellness program

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

  • Click here for our program, Women Veterans Initiative or WOVIN

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

  • We provide donated bicycles to homeless veterans, who often have no other transportation.