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Hope House

Address: 209 W. Orchard


By car: Get on I-43 S. Take Exit 312 A. Take Lapham Blds and S 3rd St to W Orchard St.

By bus:

Take the #23 toward Fon du Lac. Get off at S2 and National and walk half a mile.


Take the #10, Gold, or #30 bus east to Plankinton St. (2nd St.). Walk one block west to 2nd St and one block north to Wells St. and transfer to the #18 southbound via Greenfield bus. Get off at 2nd and Greenfield. Walk one block south to 209 W. Orchard.

Orientation: First day of service

Days/Hours of Volunteering: General days and times for service are Monday-Friday from 3pm-7pm. More information on specific days and times are available when students sign up to work with the agency.

Description of Agency/Activities: Hope House is an organization that provides transitional and emergency shelter to persons who are homeless. Hope House serves both individuals and families--anyone who is homeless, those struggling with addiction, people with physical or mental challenges, families of all types, the working poor, non-English speaking immigrants and undocumented citizens. Approximately 54 people are sheltered nightly, every day of the year. Other services offered include: job search and/or income entitlement assistance, assistance in locating more stable housing, the Angel of Hope medical clinic, case management, and food pantry. Hope House serves not only those within the shelter but also the community as a whole.

Student Role in Agency:

After-school tutoring Program: After-school tutoring program: Recommended for Education majors or students with experience wth tutoring youth. Tutor youth ages 6-17 one-on-one, assist them with their homework, help them complete supplemental educational worksheets, and play educational games with them. This program operates Monday through Friday.

Youth Workshop Assistant: Assist staff in delivering hands-on learning activities to youth ages 6-17 in a fun, supportive environment. Volunteers lead games, art activities, creative play, and join in group games as well as help with general duties in the youth program. This program operates Monday through Thursday.



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

Meet the Staff