United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County aims to end family homelessness by 2025

September 5, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced it is targeting to end family homelessness in the region by 2025. The new initiative was unveiled Thursday at United Way’s annual community campaign kickoff at Miller Park, where the organization also announced its campaign goal of $55 million. The new five-year initiative, called “Safe & Stable Homes: Ending Family Homelessness,” will involve United Way continuing to fund warming room and emergency shelters, but also expanding its focus to homelessness prevention for families. The Brewers Community Foundation pledged on August 29 to give $100,000 to the initiative.

“We believe in the power of United Way and we believe that ending family homelessness will be life-changing for so many in our community,” said Cecelia Gore, executive director of Brewers Community Foundation, and a co-chair of United Way’s 2019 campaign.

Pictured at the event are (from left) First Business Bank President – Milwaukee Region Mike Flynn; Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO George R. Oliver; Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO Blake Moret; and Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore.