Shelters in Milwaukee Area

Shelter Hotline: 414-302-6633 for 24/7 service 

Casa Maria 

For women with children 

Location: 1131 N. 21st St. Milwaukee, WI 53233 

Phone: 414-344-5745  (Call any day 9am – 10pm)


The Cathedral Center 

Location: 845 N. Van Buren St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 

Phone: 414-831-0394 extension 2121 or 2162 

*Anyone looking for shelter should call 211 or 414-733-0211 (if calling from cellphone) first for assessment 


The Guest House 

For men, short-term 

Location: 1216 N. 13th St. Milwaukee, WI 53204 

Phone: 414-645-2122 

*Must be in by 6:30pm and out by 7:30am 

*Emergency shelter for 14 days unless enrolled in STEPS 


Hope House 

Emergency shelter for men 

Transitional housing for single women and families 

Location: 209 W. Orchard St. Milwaukee, WI 53204 

Phone: 414-645-2122 

*Must have a referral, application process, and interview to be accepted 


Joy House 

For women with children and pregnant women 

Location: 818 N. 19th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233 (entrance off Kilbourn St.) 

Phone: 414-344-3774 

*Program based shelter. Required two-week program. Call first. 


Milwaukee Rescue Mission 

Housing for men 

Location: 1820 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233 

Phone: 414-344-2211 or 414-935-0200 (24/7) 

*Must be in by 6:30pm for prayer service 


Milwaukee Women’s Center Refuge 

Housing and services for battered women & children 

Phone: 414-671-6140 (24/7) 


Salvation Army 

Phone: 414-265-6360 

Call Monday – Friday 

Families 9am – 9:30am 

Single Men 10am – 10:30am 

Single Women 11am – 11:30am 


Salvation Army Lodge 

A special needs facility; accepts elderly, physical or mentally handicapped, families working 2nd or 3rd shift. Call for details 

Location: 1730 N. 7th St. Milwaukee, WI 53205 

Phone: 414-265-6360 

Daily 6am – 10pm, must call before 10am 


SDC Family Support Center 

Families only 

Location: 3025 W. Mitchell St. Milwaukee, WI 53215 

Phone: 414-385-0825 

*24/7 service, call first 


Sjourner Truth House 

Housing and services for battered women and children; 24-hour hotline (domestic violence) 

Phone: 414-933-2722 


Walkers Point Transitional Housing 

18-21 years old, call 414-672-5531, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm 

16-17 in high school, call 414-672-1360 (24/7) 


Sister Pat’s House & Mapendo House 

Location: 1124 N. 21st St. Milwaukee, WI  

Phone: 414-344-5745 

Longer-term housing to families and women 


Shepherd House Shelter 

Location: 2046 N. Palmer St. Milwaukee, WI 53212 

Phone: 414-372-4815 


Nia Imani Family, Inc.  

Location: 1353 N. 25th St. Milwaukee, WI 53295 

Phone: 414-933-1633