“Housing is the key to everything, really.” – Former Pathfinders’ young person
As one formerly homeless young person shared, “Housing is the key to everything, really.” Our young people know this through their lived experience. So does Pathfinders. And, based on your engagement with us, we know you do too.
Because of the pandemic, many young people experiencing housing instability are unable to stay with friends and family due to COVID-19 related health concerns. Others are spending more time with their abusers, which further escalates crises.
Currently there are so many young people on Milwaukee’s housing wait list that it’s been suspended – there is literally nowhere for hundreds and hundreds of young people to go right now.
Empowering Youth. Changing Lives.
This year Pathfinders is doubling its housing work, including monthly rent and intensive case management and wraparound services for young people 17-25. A portion of these youth will be part of an innovative collaboration at Pathfinders to provide longer-term housing to young people experiencing sexual exploitation and trafficking. This effort will provide safety and stability to some of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable and marginalized young people.