Courage Kits

Help us gather materials for, and assemble, Courage Kits. 

In one-gallon zip-lock bags, we assemble Courage Kits to hand out to in-need homeless LGBTQ+ youth around Milwaukee. We accept donations of completed kits or any of the items that can be used to make them.

These kits include travel size:

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Chapstick

  • Pair of socks

  • Gloves

  • Gum / breath mints

  • Trail mix / granola bars

  • Band-aids

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Hats and handwarmers

​Collection drives can be organized independently or with our help and brought to our offices or the house by appointment.



Courage MKE believes that everyone should have access to post high school education whether it’s a trade school, a certificate program, or four-year university. The Jackie Roberts Memorial Scholarship is awarded to high school juniors and seniors who are members of their school’s Gay Straight Alliance (or equivalent) and is to be applied toward their post high school education. The scholarship is paid directly to the University, College, or Trade school into which the recipient has been accepted.

Download the 2019 Application here

Deadline: October 11, 2019

2018 Recipients:

Ariana Torres Galvan - UWM

Alberto Vilchis - UW Whitewater

2017 Recipients:

Angelo Alverez​

Celeste Guse - University of Minnesota

Karina Hinojosa - Cardinal Stritch University

Emma Kropidlowski - UW Milwaukee

Amy Wesolowski - University of Minnesota

2016 Dawn Bloomfield Scholarship Recipients:

Meghan Maurer - UW Milwaukee

Summer Thornton - St. Norbert

Ashton Whitaker - UW Madison

Amber Wolfinger - Gustavus Adolphus College

2015 Recipient:

Mackenzie Corbitt -  UW Milwaukee

Join the Courage MKE Team

Now Hiring:N

RESIDENT CARE WORKER (Click for Job Description)

Please send your resume to

and submit an application at this link.


Please visit our Amazon 

Wishlist to help provide items that the kids need.

Financial donations are always useful and greatly appreciated. Please donate here through Paypal or feel free to mail a check.

Volunteer to work with the kids in the house or help Courage MKE with any of their other events or projects.

Courage MKE

270 E. Highland Ave. Suite I

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 240-2882

Office Hours: 9am - 4pm Monday-Friday

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