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

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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.

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.

2014 in numbers

  • 311 Homeless vets and their families moved into permanent homes and furnished completely by MHVI
  • 600 Homeless and at-risk veterans and family members had food delivered
  • 1500 Wisconsin veterans’ lives improved by MHVI outreach, housing & referral services
  • 1750 Emergency care packages delivered to homeless and at-risk veterans & families
  • 2,000 Bus tickets supplied for veterans' medical, housing and employment appointments 
  • $266,000 worth of furniture, household goods, clothing & food donations collected & distributed