Address: 1216 N. 13th Street
Transportation: Within walking distance
Orientation: Monday, January 26th at 5pm
*Please do not sign-up for this site if you are unable to make it to the orientation.
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00-9:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: The Guest House provides shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. Founded in 1981 by the Central City Churches, the Guest House offers emergency shelter, transitional shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing for homeless adult men. Services provided include: case management, benefits counseling, AODA treatment and support groups, mental health counseling, education, employability skills assessment, job training and placement, access to primary health care and psychiatric services (including medication monitoring), and referrals to other community-based agencies and providers.
Student Role in Agency:
Computer Lab Mentor- Students can also choose to take on the role of a Computer Lab Assistant from 7-9pm during the week days. The computer lab is an important resource to the guests. Many need access to computers and the internet for educational programs, employment searching, resume building, email communication, and social networking. Computer Lab Mentors monitor the lab in the evening and answer basic questions that guests might have regarding computer and internet use.
Commitment: Orientation, plus 2 hours per week of service.