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 families in southeastern Wisconsin to obtain benefits, housing, health care, furniture, household goods, food, clothing, transporation, toiletries and other necessities.

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.

Donate any and all vehicles (planes, too!) to MHVI

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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


MHVI is 2017's "Best Organization Supporting Veterans" in Shepherd Express annual competition

MHVI was presented with the award at the Best of Milwaukee 2017 Party at Potowatomi Hotel and Casino on Tuesday, January 16.

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MHVI was nominated in the "Milwaukee Confidential" category which included "best of" politicians, entrepreneurs and nonprofits.   Read more

Green Bay Packers Foundation gives $3000 grant to MHVI

Green Bay Packers Board Member D.J. Long (center), MHVI Board President Tom Williams (right) and another Packer board member.   READ MORE

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.