The Guest House of Milwaukee
The Guest House of Milwaukee has been erasing homelessness for over 30 years, with their mission providing shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. It houses 86 men every night in its emergency shelter and transitional housing program, and provides case management to over 260 individuals and families living in apartments throughout the city. Its services include an employment readiness program, the Guest House Counseling Clinic, and the Cream City Gardens.
The Guest House continues to expand, welcoming the addition of almost 7,500 square feet to better accommodate guests, volunteers and staff. The two story wood frame expansion and renovation includes a commercial-grade kitchen, expanded dorm space, full basement, elevator, a welcoming entrance and an environment where guests can feel at home. The exterior of the building is clad in fiber cement siding.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Architect: Vetter-Denk Architects, Inc
Scope: 7,500 Square Feet