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Repairers of the Breach

Address: 1335 W. Vliet


By Bus: Take the #12 bus North to Vliet Street. Get off and walk about a block and a half west to 1335 W. Vliet Street. 

By Car: Go North on N. 12th St. to W. McKinley Ave. Take a left onto McKinley, and then take a right on N. 13th St. Take a left onto W. Vliet St. (Park on 14th St.)

Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 10 minutes

Approximate Travel Time By Car: 5 minutes

Orientation: TBD

Days/Hours of Operation: 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Saturday

Description of Agency/Activities: Repairers of the Breach is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of homeless and near-homeless people by offering them advocacy, daytime shelter, and resources. Their self-governed daytime center, which is run by homeless leaders who are transitioning out of homelessness, is a "living room" to 80-100 homeless each day, including people who live on the street, those who live in shelters, and s and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Working in cooperation with a number of local organizations, Repairers of the Breach offers its members: free telephone use for job- and home-seeking; a telephone message system for call-backs from employers, etc.; legal services; job services; a safe haven; leadership development; education on health and other areas of interest; literacy education.

Student Role in Agency: Several opportunities are available for Service Learning students including:

Unique features or challenges of agency: This is a unique organization which will provide service learners with a close and valuable look at homeless in Milwaukee.


Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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