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Salvation Army- Emergency Lodge

Address: 1730 North 7th Street


By car: Head west on Wisconsin Ave toward N. 12th Street. Turn right onto N. 12th St. Turn right onto W. Walnut St. Turn left onto N. 7th Street.

By bus: Take the #12 bus north 9 stops to N 12th Street and Walnut Street. Walk about 8 minutes.

Orientation: Arrive 10-15 minutes early on first day of service

Days/Hours of Operation: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.

Description of Agency/Activities: The Salvation Army is an international non-profit Christian charitable organization founded in 1865 and serving the Milwaukee area since 1889. The Emergency Lodge (here for 20+ years) is an expression of one the Salvation Army's most traditional ministries, demonstrating the love of God by serving people in need without discrimination. The Emergency Lodge has many services, including: clinic services for medical and psychiatric needs; a Children's Center, offering educational and recreational programs for children at the Lodge; respite care; job development and placement services; homeless family support programs; community case management programs, a transitional housing program and other programs for families transitioning out of the shelter. At the Lodge are single residents and families. There are 100 beds; the average stay is 30-60 days. Contact with the whole family is possible at this site. A sensitivity to the issues of homelessness and to the needs of children is needed for this site. The Salvation Army does not promote any particular Christian denomination. This agency caters to the needs of a very distinct group of people who have often felt the harsh realities of life. This agency promotes respect toward all people regardless of circumstance.

Student Role in Agency: Students are needed in the following program during the school year:

  1. Homework Help: Monday-Thursday 3:00-5:00pm. Students will assist with children ages 5-17 and their schoolwork and those needing extra help in specific areas. Volunteers are especially needed here. During this time students may also be needed in preparing materials for children’s activities and programs.
  2. Parent Enrichment Courses: Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm. This is a 10-week course; resident parents are required to attend 2 classes per month. Service Learner will assist with childcare while parents attend program; children are from birth to age 18.




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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