Help Serve a Thanksgiving Meal!

On Thursday, November 27th we expect to serve hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and hurting in our community. If you have a group of five or fewer people who would like to help serve in our kitchen that day, please call (414) 935-0241 beginning at 8am on November 1st. You will need to leave a message with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Number in party (include anyone 5 years old and up in your count)

Volunteer slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and you will receive a phone call with a confirmation number the week of November 3rd. If the slots fill and you are unable to come on Thanksgiving, please remember that we need to help to serve meals 365 days during the year. So, please consider helping another time!

MRM's Day of Hope on the Morning Blend!


Milwaukee Rescue Mission Executive Director, Patrick Vanderburgh, made an appearance on WTMJ's Morning Blend to talk about the Day of Hope and all the great things going on at MRM.  See what Pat had to say by clicking here.

WTMJ Day of Hope


Join WTMJ radio and the Milwaukee Rescue Mission for a Day of Hope on Tuesday, October 28th. All gifts to MRM given on that day will be matched, up to $20,000! To donate, click here.

9 Year Old Celebrates Birthday by Giving to Children at Joy House!


Nine year old Erin Agers celebrates her birthday by giving to Children at Joy House!

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Breaking the Cycle

By Patrick H. Vanderburgh, Executive Director 

Every so often, I’ll hear someone describe their solution to homelessness: “They should just go get a job.”

And I’d actually like to see that happen. But then I remember the young mother who once stayed with us at Joy House. Although she was bright, she was chronically late to everything. One day someone asked her, “Do you know how to tell time?” She didn’t. No one had ever taught her. So who would hire her?

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