2015: A Record Year
||Homeless vets, including 46 women vets and 60 families, moved into permanent homes and furnished completely by MHVI
||Food deliveries to veterans and their families
- Wisconsin veterans’ lives
improved by MHVI outreach,
housing & referral services
||Emergency care packages delivered to homeless and
at-risk veterans & families
||Bus tickets for vets’ medical, housing & employment appointments
||Value of furniture, household goods & food donations collected & distributed
Our mission is to enable homeless and at-risk veterans need to reach and maintain their highest level of independence.
What We Do
We are the only organization in the state that provides formerly homeless veterans with the furniture, household goods, toiletries, food and other necessities when they move into housing.
Our mission is to help homeless and at-risk veterans reach and maintain their highest levels of independence. We work cooperatively with the Veterans Administration, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Milwaukee County Veterans Service Officer, and other non-profit agencies. We do not to duplicate efforts; we offer unique programs and services to fill the gaps.
A Message from Our Board President and Executive Director
Dear donors, supporters, fellow veterans, and friends,
Every day at Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative we make it possible for veterans to reach and maintain
their highest levels of independence. Our programs and services ensure that we leave no need unmet, leave
no veteran behind. 2015 was a year of tremendous growth and possibility at MHVI. We had a record year of
deliveries in our Home Support program, we encountered more women veterans through our WOVIN program,
we reached more veterans while conducting our follow-up assessments, and we assisted more veteran families
than ever before.
The possibilities of expanding our reach and providing more services to veterans and families became a reality
in October of 2015 when we started moving into our own new home on Greenfield Avenue in West Allis.
Through the generosity of the Larry and Amy Weiss family, this new location made it possible for us to launch
The Wisconsin Veterans Network, VetsNet for short, the collaborative effort of MHVI and a dozen service provider
partners offering a holistic approach to all veterans and military families seeking assistance in a time of need or
crisis. With VetsNet it is possible to assist more unmet needs for any man or woman who wore the uniform.
We look forward to more positive outcomes for veterans and their families in the coming years. We thank you
for your support of our work and for joining us in making all of this possible.
Dan Driscoll, Board President
Kirsten Sobieski, Executive Director
2015 Audited Financials
| Wis. Dept. Veterans Affairs
|Donated Use of Facilities
|Donated Goods and Services
|Management & Support Services