ABOUT COURAGE MKE
Brad and Nick Schlaikowski founded Courage MKE in 2015 with a mission to fuel a collaborative movement to provide the resources LGBTQ+ youth need to thrive. After their family fostered teens and learned of their struggles. They made it their mission to build something better for our most vulnerable.
In 2019 Courage MKE opened Wisconsin’s first home for displaced LGBTQ+ youth. Courage MKE believes that in order for youth to work on themselves, they must be able to be themselves. The Courage House is a licensed group home on Milwaukee’s south side. Our Staff, Board and Volunteers are committed to creating an environment in which each resident feels like they are a part of the entire Courage MKE Family. At the Courage House, we assist residents with counseling, life skills, family reunification, and provide them the same experiences every child deserves in a family setting.
Meet Our Founders
Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Board of Directors
Miss and Mr. Courage MKE
Elected yearly, Miss and Mr. Courage serve as representatives of the Courage MKE community. As the faces of Courage MKE, they participate in philanthropic events, donate their time, and spread the word on Courage MKE's work.