Where Can You Go For Shelter?

Winter in Wisconsin is never an easy time, we get brutal cold fronts, a lot of snow and subzero wind chills. Right now the full effect of a classic Wisconsin Winter is on us and many people find themselves without a warm place to go. All of us at Heritage Health Services want to make sure no one is left out in the cold, so we’ve put together this list of shelters and places you can go for Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties.

Many shelters are filling up fast and have long wait lists, so please call ahead to make sure they have room before you go there. Some shelters are only for women and children and others are only for men, we’ll note that where that information is known.

Milwaukee County Shelters

Joy House
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Description: Residential women’s and children’s shelter.

Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Description: Homeless men’s shelter. Provides life skills help.
Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter for Single Men
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Homeless Shelter for Single Men.

Aline’s Room and Board
Milwaukee, WI 53210
 Aline’s Room and Board offers short-term,long-term and Respite care. Aline’s Room and Board is aimed at providing safety and stability for individuals experiencing mental health issues and homlessness.Aline’s Room and Board also offers emergency shelter needs.(please call for availability)

The Guest House
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Description: Homeless emergency shelter for men. Provides up to 30 days of emergency stay. Provides meals.

Center For Veterans – Veterans Transitional Housing
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 342-5000
Veterans Transitional Housing

The Cathedral Center, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Emergency Shelter

All for Him Ministries Inc
414 587-1773
2.72 miles from city center Milwaukee
milwaukee , WI 53212
Description: We are a church/shelter which trains men, womwn, and families to walk in Gods word, to be doers of his holy word. We provide shelter,food,clothing,and most important of all the word of GOD.

Hope House of Milwaukee    
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Description: Hope House of Milwaukee is an emergency shelter for single men over 18 and transitional housing for single women and families.

Jeremy House
13.15 miles from city center Milwaukee
Waukesha, WI 53186
Description: Mental illness homeless shelter.

Hebron House of Hospitality
13.91 miles from city center Milwaukee
Waukesha, WI 53186
Description: The Hebron House serves single women and families that find themselves in a housing crisis. While at the shelter guests work on obtaining permanent housing, employment and goals to help stabilize their lives.

The Women’s Center
13.97 miles from city center Milwaukee
Waukesha, WI 53186
Description: Domestic violence shelter for women.

Salvation Army of Waukesha – Emergency Lodge
14.46 miles from city center Milwaukee
Waukesha, WI 53188
Description: The Emergency Lodge provides emergency shelter to single men experiencing homelessness in Waukesha County. During their participation in the Emergency Lodge program clients are provided with assistance meeting their basic needs and case management services to assist them with addressing their homeless issues.

Contact: Monday-Friday 5pm-9am
Saturday-Sunday 3pm-9am
Open beds are assigned based on waiting list. Call during open hours to be placed on waiting list. Beds cannot be held.

Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have a photo ID
Must be sober and willing to submit to a breathalyzer and drug screen.
Must be willing to cooperate with all rules and policies of the Emergency Lodge program.

Racine County Shelters

Racine, WI 53403
Description: Provides a 120 bed emergency shelter. Shelter for men, women, children. Also provides other supportive services.

Burlington Transitional Living Center
Burlington, WI 53105

Love and Charity Homeless Shelter
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 634-7059
Homeless Shelter

Kenosha County Shelters

INNS Program

(Address Varies Nightly)
(262) 658-1713 for site schedule
Service: Overnight sleeping shelter; provides breakfast and a bag lunch.
Hours Available:  7 days/week 7pm to 7am
Documentation to Bring:  Some form of personal identification required.

Shalom Center

1713 62nd Street • Kenosha, WI
(262) 658-1713
Service: 24-Hour Emergency Family Shelter
Call for availability.
Documentation to Bring: Picture ID for adults, social security cards for all family members, proof of homelessness and marriage license

If you know of any other shelters in the Milwaukee, Racine or Kenosha Area’s, please let us know in the comments below.

Also, don’t forget to check on your neighbors and elderly relatives, give them a call, make sure they are ok in these freezing temperatures. Stay warm and stay safe!

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