Wellness & Safety Resources

The wellbeing of the community is a top priority in the Near West Side. If you are dealing with housing insecurity, food insecurity, safety threats, mental health, or other challenges, there are a number of resources available to you.

Safety & Law Enforcement

Emergency: 911

Non-emergency: (414) 935-7234

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Emergency: (414)-288-1911

Non-emergency: (414)-288-6800

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Emergency Housing Resources

830 N 19th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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1216 N 13th St. Milwaukee, WI 53205

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830 N 19th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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1131 N 21st St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Personal Safety & Domestic Violence

The Healing Center of Aurora Health Care offers support for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with emergency services, counseling, and emotional support.

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The Sojourner Family Peace Center offers support for those dealing with domestic violence and helps create a path to safety for victims.

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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health America of Wisconsin offers tips for managing mental health conditions and connecting to professional help.

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Food Services

Check out this interactive map of emergency food distribution sites throughout Milwaukee.

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Stockbox for Seniors matches eligible seniors with food distribution programs.

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The Neighborhood House of Milwaukee food pantry is located in the heart of the Near West Side.

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Dinners at St. Ben’s Community Meal are served six days a week.

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Printable Safety Resource Materials

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Community Efforts

NWSP’s effort to combat homelessness and housing insecurity in the neighborhood would not be possible without the help of our various community partners, including Near West Side Partners, the City of Milwaukee, Business Improvement District #10, Avenues West Association, and Housing First. Below are examples from our partners who are working to both address immediate needs and enact preventative measures related to housing and security needs for our homeless population.

PARC Initiative

Led by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, the Near West Side Partners’ Promoting Assets, Reducing Crime (PARC) initiative focuses on promoting the many assets in the Near West Side and addressing crime. The PARC team is committed to supporting the Near West Side homeless population and other vulnerable residents during challenging times by employing research and a data-driven and outcomes-oriented process to address the root causes of housing instability.

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Marquette University

Marquette students volunteer more than 8,500 service hours annually to help the surrounding homeless community. Campus Ministry oversees two specific programs aimed at supporting and responding to homelessness in Milwaukee: Midnight Run and Project Homeless Connect.

Since 1989, Midnight Run has partnered with local meal programs and food banks to provide daily meals to individuals facing homelessness through its Midnight Run program. Partners include All Saints Community Meal, Casa Maria Catholic Worker House, Center for Veterans Issues, Gesu Meal, and Housing First-Milwaukee County, among others.

Annually, Project Homeless Connect provides critical care resources and services to Milwaukee’s homeless community. Nearly 90 community organizations join Marquette to provide the following free resources: dental care, legal services, haircuts, vision screenings, and parental resources.

Marquette University’s Center for Teaching and Learning — Service-Learning Program combines student academic learning with impactful service experiences. Working with local organizations that serve Milwaukee’s homeless population, the program has long-term, mutually beneficial outcomes for the university and its community partners. Partners include Cathedral Center, Central City Churches, The Guest House, and the Milwaukee Women’s Center, among others.

The Center for Community Service at Marquette strives to form students to actively contribute and volunteer to form a more just society. The aspirational work occurs through several programs including Marquette Volunteer Corps, outreach efforts, and service days.

Since 2011, Marquette Volunteer Corps  has dispatched student-led teams of volunteers serve in local nonprofits weekly for a semester. Volunteers have consistently served at the Guest House.

Marquette University’s Center for Community Service is a connector for outreach activities.  A bi-weekly newsletter features volunteer opportunities and announces Fall and Spring Community Service Fairs where community agencies can recruit volunteers on campus. Agencies that have ignited these connections include ACTS Housing, Cathedral Center, Casa Maria Catholic Worker House, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Pathfinders, Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center, Just One More Ministry, and City on a Hill. For information on volunteering contact the Center for Community Service.

Several times a year, the Marquette community gathers for a Saturday of service through Hunger Clean-Up and Urban Connection. Agencies that have hosted Marquette volunteers include St Vincent de Paul, ACTS Housing, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, The Gathering, La Causa Crisis Nursery, and Friedens Community Ministries.

Hunger Clean-Up Fundraising is a vehicle that allows Marquette students to direct support to a “Community Spotlight” agency. Students fundraise on behalf of this agency and educate their peers about the agency’s mission. Donations have ranged from $1500-$5000 to agencies that include Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center, The Guest House, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Pathfinders, and Lissy’s Place.

Good Neighbor Designation

The Good Neighbor Designation recognizes properties on Milwaukee’s Near West Side whose owners and managers are doing excellent work within their community, and making the Near West Side a great place to live.

Recipients received the Good Neighbor designation because the property owner is active in improving the quality of tenant life by maintaining their building to a standard above and beyond the minimum required by law, and for their proactive contributions to ensure the safety, security, and aesthetic quality of our neighborhood.

The Good Neighbor Designation assessment criteria can be found here. If you are a property owner interested in applying for the Good Neighbor Designation, please contact Keith Stanley at admin@nearwestsidepartners.org or 414-933-0640.

911 N 14th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(855) 631-0621

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The Ivy on Fourteenth

2040 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 344-2040

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The Marq

831 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 350-6601

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Saint James Court

1311 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1416 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
945/947 North 17th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1818 W State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
945 N 15th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
923 N 14th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1422 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1432 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1425 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 931-9677

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Cedar Square

506 N 18th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 727-5485

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936 N 18th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
930 N 18th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
916 N 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1730 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
922 N 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1720-1724 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1714 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
1704 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
833 N 14th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
519 N 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 455-3965

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Tristan Estates

934-940 N. 16th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 933-6066

Marquette I

292 N 17th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 933-6066

Marquette II

Campus Town West – 819 N 16th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
Campus Town East – 1500 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
Gilman Building – 1621 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
Frenn Building – 1615 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
McCabe Apartments – 706 N. 17th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7281

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Marquette University Apartments

3008 W State St. Milwaukee, WI 53208
3100 State St. Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 342-4709

David Grosse Properties

831 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
31st and Kilbourn in the Concordia Historic District
(414) 350-6601

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Hennessy Group, Inc.

2807 W Michigan St. Milwaukee, WI 53208
2435 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
2335 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
2311 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
2217 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
2324 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
805-11 N. 22nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
825 N. 22nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
2125 W Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
833 N 21st St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
853 N. 21st St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
819-21 N. 21st St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
2128-30 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 342-3052

Campus Community Apartments

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