Northwoods Veterans Homestead is a reputable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing crucial assistance to Wisconsin’s homeless veteran population. According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, there were 337 homeless veterans in Wisconsin in 2020. Unfortunately, the state currently has only one fully operational veteran-specific homeless shelter, located in Racine, a city in the southeastern part of Wisconsin. While another organization in Milwaukee is actively developing veteran-specific homeless units, it primarily serves the southern region.
Northwoods Veterans Homestead is set to pioneer the first veteran-specific homeless operation in northern Wisconsin, catering to all homeless veterans in the state. Following Racine’s successful model, our comprehensive approach encompasses a spacious community center, sixteen cozy tiny homes, a veterans’ market/shop, and a vibrant community garden. Our priority is to provide person-centered programming, tailoring our services to meet the unique needs of each veteran, empowering them to regain self-sufficiency and make meaningful contributions to their communities. Moreover, we ensure that homeless veterans can focus on their future success without any financial burden.
Our foundational programming covers a wide range of essential life skills, including cooking, financial management, job searching, resume writing, and personal hygiene. Additionally, Northwoods Veterans Homestead collaborates with community partners to facilitate access to professional services in areas such as healthcare, legal aid, and counseling. By offering comprehensive support, we empower our veterans to rebuild their lives and overcome the challenges they face.
Join Northwoods Veterans Homestead today and make a lasting impact on the lives of Wisconsin’s homeless veterans. Together, we can create a brighter future and ensure that no veteran is left without the support they deserve.
our board members
Santo (Sam) Filippo
Board Member/Legal Advisor
Susan Cote Filippo
Help homeless veterans regain self-sufficiency through supportive services including, but not limited to, food, shelter, case management, health and wellness, and employment assistance.
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