The Courage house

We believe that a child is not able to work on themselves until they are able to be themselves

Our purpose

Here in Milwaukee, there may be as many as 500 homeless youth on the streets. 40% of these children identify as LGBTQ+ and 26% of that are homeless because their families refuse to support them because of who they are.  Studies have shown us that the average time for a homeless child to resort to survival sex just to eat or have somewhere to sleep is 72 hours. 

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 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, healthcare, life skills, family reunification, and provide them the same experiences every child deserves in a family setting.

With the help of so many community volunteers and partners including Kohl's, Lowe's, Kohler, Sherwin Williams and more, we are able to provide safe and stable housing for up to five displaced LGBT+ youth at a time. 

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270 East Highland Ave Suite I

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Courage MKE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible!