Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Amy Rowell 'Guest House of Milwaukee' March 4th 2016

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is March 4, 2016.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00). Parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure. (Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, take the elevator to main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the welcome desk to get your parking ticket validated.)

The month’s speaker is Amy Rowell from Guest House of Milwaukee. Amy has been serving nonprofit organizations since 1999 and the Guest House specifically since 2014. She is responsible for special events, community engagement, media relations, and private grants. Given the long-standing involvement of the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society with the Guest House sandwich program, we have invited a representative from Guest House to speak at the upcoming First Friday gathering to share insight into their mission and programs within the community.

Since 1982, the Guest House of Milwaukee has been a leader in providing shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose The Guest House of Milwaukee is the largest publicly funded homeless shelter in Milwaukee. Located on North 13th Street between Juneau & McKinley Avenues on Milwaukee’s north side, the Guest House is open 24/7. Approximately one half of the 86 adult men served onsite are in an emergency shelter program; meaning they are entitled to stay for up to 90 days. The remaining guests are in a transitional housing program and are entitled to stay up to 2 years. On average, 10% of the guests are veterans of the armed forces. The Guest House also provides case management to nearly 400 permanent, supported housing units for formerly homeless men, women, and families.

Please join us as we welcome Amy Rowell from Guest House to lead us in this month’s First Friday discussion. We look forward to seeing many of you at First Friday, as we begin the month of March.