Hope Center

Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Nonprofit of the Year – Small – Finalist

Hope Center

502 N. East Ave., Waukesha

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 20,000 adults and children in Waukesha County are living at or below the poverty line. People often find themselves an illness, an accident or a lost job away from being homeless. Hope Center is dedicated to minimizing the risk factors that contribute to homelessness by providing basic needs like clothing, food and furniture to local residents.

In 2016, the organization celebrated 43 years of service to people and other organizations in the community.

Hope Center works closely with other agencies within the homelessness support network by accepting guest referrals on a regular and ongoing basis.

In 2015, 5,400 people visited the Hope Center Clothing Shop, 8,100 people were served by the Center’s meal program, and nearly 600 people received financial assistance.

In addition, more than 7,000 household items were donated and 1,150 volunteers provided more than 36,000 hours of service for Hope Center programs.

No other organization provides free food, clothing, furniture and support for men, women and families in Waukesha County.

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