Nursery and Children's programs: 830 N 19th St. – Volunteers enter through the Visitor’s Lobby located off of Kilbourn
Tutoring Program: 1524 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53206
Tutoring Program: By Bus: Walk to the North side of Wisconsin and 12th street. Catch the 12 bus and get off at Teutonia and Center. Walk two blocks West to 15th St. and Center St.
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 8 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 17 minutes
Nursery and Children's programs: Walking distance or LIMO ride (students encouraged to take LIMO home if finishing service after dark)
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 2 minutes
Approximate Travel Time On Foot: 8 minutes
Orientation: Thursday, September 10 at 5:30 pm
Days/Hours of Operation: Service times are Monday - Friday 9:00 am-8:15 pm See below for specifics.
Description of Agency/Activities: There are three program divisions within the Milwaukee Rescue Mission: Safe Harbor, Joy House, and CrossTrainers Academy. Safe Harbor provides food, clothing and shelter for homeless men along with long-term recovery programs. The Joy House gives food, shelter and support to women and children, both in a short term emergency program (New Life Program) and in a transitional living program (Fresh Start). CrossTrainers Academy is a participant in the Milwaukee Parental CHOICE Program and offers a quality Christian education to the city’s at-risk children.
Student Role in Agency:
Commitment: Orientation plus a minimum of once a week during the semester. The time commitment per session varies according to program. Must serve through the week of December 5th.
Unique features or challenges of agency: There is a strong Christian underpinning to all aspects of the Rescue Mission. Service Learners say this site is a great experience, and stress that you must take initiative in interaction with clients.