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"30 Seconds Away" uses the big screen to break the cycle of homelessness

Published Sept. 29, 2015

After volunteering at a local homeless shelter, former federal agent Faith Kohler's two goals - to share their stories with the world and to affirmatively help those in trouble - dovetailed together into something seemingly much different from her past federal work: filmmaking. The end result, the feature-length doc "30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle," finally brings those stories to the big screen this week at the Milwaukee Film Festival.


Housing First initiative challenges assumptions of homelessness

Published Aug. 10, 2015

According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, a new strategy called "Housing First" - which started July 1 - is seeking to get chronically homeless individuals off the street and in a stable situation before attempting to address other issues such as drug or alcohol abuse and employment.


New housing program provides "optimism and hope" for homeless young adults

Published June 16, 2015

"We all know that housing for young adults is a huge need," Wilton Johnson told a crowd gathered at a grand opening event for a new six-unit house, part of Journey House's Campus Housing Initiative. According to a report from Milwaukee NNS, the initiative provides housing for "motivated youth" - young people ages 18 to 25 who have aged out of foster care and are going to school or working.


Crisis hotline now serves homeless men seeking emergency shelter

Published May 7, 2015

Homeless men in Milwaukee, until recently, needed to navigate a complicated network of homeless shelters with different schedules and requirements to get a bed each night. According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, the process of getting a place to stay and much-needed services was streamlined recently when IMPACT 211, the area's crisis hotline, expanded to include single homeless men and the shelters that serve them.

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