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 June for MHVI

The East Side Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store, 470 East Pleasant St., Milwaukee, has selected MHVI as the June 2018 recipient of their Giving Bag Program. For every Giving Bag sold at this location, the Milwaukee Homeless Veteran Initiative will receive a $1 donation if the bag purchaser does not direct their donation to another local non-profit with the Giving Tag! The program runs through Saturday, June 30.  | VIEW MAP


"Fun-raising" Events in June

Metro Cigars 15th Annual Golf Charity benefits MHVI
Saturday, June 16th

Shot gun is at 8:00 am at the Scenic View Country Club located at 4415 Club Drive in Slinger, WI. Cigars, golf, lunch, raffles and a ton of fun!

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.