At the Parade

who

we

are

Courage MKE is a collaborative movement to provide housing, resources, and services needed for displaced and homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Milwaukee to thrive. In addition the Courage House to serve displaced youth, our organization also provides scholarships, hygiene care packages and other services for the LGBTQ+ youth of Greater Milwaukee. 

what

we

do

Courage MKE comprises a diverse group of allies and members of Milwaukee's LGBTQ+ community who are raising funds and awareness for LGBTQ+ youth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are ensuring that they have the skills, tools, and resources needed to grow into successful leaders in their communities.

In 2019, Courage MKE opened The Courage House, Wisconsin's first home for displaced LGBTQ+ youth who have suffered mental or physical abuse, have no means to support themselves, and/or need a place to temporarily call home.

Welcome home to the

CouragE MKE

family!

why courage matters

  • LGBT homeless youth commit suicide at higher rates (62%) than heterosexual homeless youth (29%)

  • Frequently, homeless LGBT persons have great difficulty finding shelters that accept and respect them

  • Transgender people are particularly at physical risk due to a lack of acceptance and are often turned away from shelters 

  • 43% of clients served by drop-in centers identified as LGBT