Thanks to generous donors, we have the facilities to meet a wide variety of needs of the men, women and children we serve. Safe Harbor provides a place for struggling men, while women and children find peace and support at Joy House. Children in the community learn and play at Cross Trainers Academy.
Most of the work takes place in one amazing location, our historic building at 19th and Wells — the former University of Wisconsin, Normal School. Since purchasing the 230,000-square-foot facility in 1983, we’ve done more than $10 million in renovations to make it suitable for meeting the needs of our homeless neighbors. Classrooms were converted into living space to accommodate the hundreds of people who stay here, heating and cooling facilities were updated and security measures installed. We even built two computer training facilities to educate our guests and help prepare them for life after MRM.
In addition to our primary location at 19th and Wells, we operate our transitional living program for women and children, Fresh Start, at an offsite facility near the lake.