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Donna Rongholt-Migan

Rongholt-Migan holds a master’s degree in social welfare, is licensed as an independent clinical social worker and has earned a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. With over 25 years of nonprofit leadership and private practice experience, Rongholt-Migan has led the Cathedral Center, Inc. as their first, permanent Executive Director since 2003. She has also served youth & families in crisis, those who suffer from mental health issues and addictions, neighborhoods in need, ‘at risk’ youth, as well as individuals and families in recovery.  Her most rewarding professional experiences have always included serving women and families, understanding that empowering one person has significant positive impacts on many more. Serving via the Cathedral Center, then, was a natural fit.  The Cathedral Center’s mission is to provide a safe environment for women and families, while working to end homelessness – one life at a time.  CCI pursues this mission through emergency shelter services for up to 32 women and eight families and an additional four women and eight families through the new Friendship House emergency and transitional housing program.  Because emergency shelter alone does not end homelessness, CCI also provides comprehensive case management services using a prevention and early intervention model, as well as support during and after a shelter stay.  CCI’s Women’s Independence Program focuses on personal skills and employment as a solution, while the My Home program serves those with disabilities via permanent supportive housing. With the true belief that we best serve those who are in need by working together, Rongholt-Migan continues to build upon Cathedral Center collaborations, as well as within the homeless provider network in Milwaukee. Rongholt-Migan has represented the Cathedral Center as a member of Milwaukee’s Continuum of Care since 2003 and has served as an elected member of its provider advisory committee since 2008.  In this role, she has actively participated in the development of Milwaukee’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and assumed a leadership role in developing Milwaukee’s Coordinated Entry model to access homeless services.   Also, a member of Milwaukee’s Shelter & Transitional Housing Task Force, Rongholt-Migan has served as past president and is current vice president of the Task Force. The Cathedral Center is widely recognized via awards and proclamations and Donna was honored as a 2013 Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.


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